Archives for February 26, 2013

Remembering C. Everett Koop (and Lewis Smedes)

Remembering C. Everett Koop (and Lewis Smedes)Yesterday, Monday, February 25, former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop died at his home in New Hampshire. He was 96. Anyone who paid attention to public controversies knew of him in the 1980s as a rock ribbed conservative evangelical appointed by President Ronald Reagan—perhaps as a bone thrown to his evangelical supporters. At least that’s how some regarded his appointment. He turned out to be a strong advocate for AIDS research in spite of … [Read more...]