Skip to comments.More gay men describe sexual encounters with U.S. Sen. Craig
Posted on 12/02/2007 8:27:20 AM PST by Leisler
David Phillips. Mike Jones. Greg Ruth. Tom Russell.
Four gay men, willing to put their names in print and whose allegations can't be disproved, have come forward since news of U.S. Sen. Larry Craig's guilty plea. They say they had sex with Craig or that he made a sexual advance or that he paid them unusual attention.
They are telling their stories now because they are offended by Craig's denials, including his famous statement, "I am not gay, I never have been gay." Those words, spoken on live national TV on Aug. 28, are now memorialized on a just-released-for-Christmas Talking Senator Larry Craig Action Figure.
David Phillips is a 42-year-old information technology consultant in Washington, D.C., who says Craig picked him up at a gay club in 1986 and that they subsequently had sex.
Mike Jones is a former prostitute who told the world he had sex with the Rev. Ted Haggard last year. The former Colorado Springs evangelist at first denied it but eventually confessed. Jones says Craig paid him for sex in late 2004 or early 2005.
Greg Ruth was a 24-year-old college Republican in 1981 when he says he was hit on by Craig at a Republican meeting in Coeur d'Alene.
Tom Russell, now 48, is a former Nampa resident who lives in Utah. Russell said his encounter with Craig occurred at Bogus Basin in the early 1980s.
A fifth gay man, who is from Boise but who declined to be named for fear of retaliation, offered a recent and telling account: He was in a men's restroom at Denver International Airport in September 2006 when the man in the next stall moved his hand slowly, palm up, under the divider. Alarmed,....
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‘”I am not gay, I never have been gay.” Those words, spoken on live national TV on Aug. 28, are now memorialized on a just-released-for-Christmas Talking Senator Larry Craig Action Figure.’
Is THAT the new standard of proof these days? That an allegation doesn't have to be PROVEN; it just can't be DISPROVEN????
Wow! That kinda sets our notion of equity on its head.
Not to mention, logically, it's impossible to prove a negative.
right. we all know how credible gays are in political issues.
The top two most reliable arbiters and dispensers of truth.
“...whose allegations can’t be disproved...”
So, can they BE proven? Or just can’t be disproved?
I want the Republican party to be known as the moral party, it won’t happen with men like Craig serving in the U.S. Senate.
Let the democrats have the Ted Kennedys, Barney Franks, Sheets Byrd, John Kerry etc. (The list is endless)
"My friend, you have seen this incident based on sworn testimony. Can you prove that it didn't happen?"< /Criswell Predicts sequence from Plan 9 From Outer Space >
Does this sort of thing only happen at airports? Some good boot-stompings of those hands would take care of the problem in no time.
How about we demand the KKK recruiter and murderer and traitor who lied to Congress and aided the enemy in a time of war all leave office too?
That is some standard to “let” the Democrats keep their vile SOBs with no national question of their character. 2 of those 3 were on the way to the presidency.
Nor can they be proved, I'll wager.
This is the caliber of man we have elected to represent us and to write our laws.
I caught that as well. What a bunch of hooey.....
Well, Larry Craig knew who would be his friend, if elected President:
I am more disturbed by this guy who wrote the article masquerading as a journalist.
He’s not being forced in the closet he’s being witchhunted out of office.
Did you mean standard of proof, or standard of poof?
I don’t much want him in office, but I don’t live in that state. What concerns me more is that Barney Frank is allowed to stay.
There’s an old film about the likes of Larry:
Also, another example of where the righteous right hang their own for infractions of the moral code, but the opposition celebrates these infractions. Leaves our candidates open to personal destruction--especially over homosexuality, heterosexual affairs, divorce and so forth.
There is nothing to suggest in life or Scripture that conservatives are immune from sin--including sexual sin.
Homosexuals are doing their best to prove they are "normal." What this means to them and the average heterosexual person are different. Want to excite the homosexual community? Simply have a conservative of any stripe or kind imply they are not "normal."
So let the righeous ones rant. Senator Craig will complete his term and the righeous will only discharge their considerable load of hostility.
>Not to mention, logically, it’s impossible to prove a negative.
I can certify there are no flying zebras in my office. ;)
No wonder Mitt dumped him right away, LOL.
I was but a child at the time, but there was a MS rep who was run out of office when it was discovered he was gay. “Win win win with John Hinson” was his campaign ad. Scary how I remember that. I don’t remember what year it was either.
The old pervert’s not on trial.
He’s being judged by voters as unworthy to represent them and make laws that affect them.
Seems to me you all are protesting too much, LOL.
If one is a homosexual Marxist, Liberal or Democrat, one is good, moral, courageous, insightful, kind to animals . . .
A homosexual Conservative is a low life form unworthy of elected office.
The back of that head looks very familar could be running for presiden!
Let’s face it the only WAR the left believes in is the one for their own POWER with the Republicans.
There’s probably something to their tales. Craig is already toast so there’s nothing much to be gained by coming out and lying.
Craig, go away!
That reminds me of a movie!
“Advise & Consent” (1962)
Don Murray plays Senator Brigham Anderson from Utah.
Robert Leffingwell is the president’s candidate for Secretary of State. Prior to his approval, he must first go through a Senate investigation to determine if he’s qualified.
Leading the Senate committee is idealistic Senator Brig Anderson, who soon finds himself unprepared for the political dirt that’s revealed . . . the young senator begins receiving blackmail threats about a skeleton in his own closet.
Just guess what that horrible secret is . . .
So since this gay whore seems to have a good memory and is now repeating a violation of "trust" between customer and prostitute, he should have the b***s to publicly out all of his famous or important clients. It's only fair. or would that be bad for business?
good observation. these homos are politically mean-spirited and hateful.
“Craig is already toast so theres nothing much to be gained by coming out and lying.”
Yes there is, if the intent it to get him to resign in order to open his seat up for a chance to get a democrat in the Senate.
Chances are though, with a Republican Governor, Craigs ‘replacement’ might have a better chance of being elected to the seat then a democrat, but the possibility still exists that the seat could be turned.
To borrow a phrase, they consider a homosexual conservative to be a “race traitor”.
They don’t openly use that term but you will hear “Uncle Tom” used often in print for black conservatives.
They’ve tried to extend this argument to class too. They say that “bigoted homophobes” consistently vote against their own “financial interests” because of religious superstition and moral judgements.
Enough already. He shags men.
I’m not sure where this reporter gets his facts, but I don’t believe Haggard ever confessed to having sex with Jones. He admitted a massage and buying meth, but denied he had sex.
Reading the article it seems to me that there’s very little “evidence” that anything ever happened. I feel sorry for Craig. He may or may not be gay, but to me it seems like blood is in the water and every two-bit liberal homosexual is trying to get their 15 minutes of fame.
Bogus Basin is the ski area in the mountains just above Boise.
“I Am Not Gay” claymation musical reenactment:
Yes, the prequel to Brokeback mountain.
Is Craig a homosexual? I think he probably is, but without a confession or video tape I can understand why some would continue to hold out hope that he isn't.