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Gay politicians’ hypocrisy uncovered in movie ‘Outrage’
Daily Illini ^ | April 28, 2009 | Scott Cohen

Posted on 04/28/2009 11:47:15 AM PDT by DesertRenegade

As Obama passes his first 100 days in office, I find myself sad that we liberals have less and less to complain about. Guantanamo Bay is closing, good health care policy is in the works, and I no longer have nightmares about McCain invading my living room on top of an elephant as if he were a Carthaginian emperor.

Nonetheless, liberals in 2009 still have more things to complain about than Holden Caulfield would, holding a broken Miley Cyrus record.

One such complaint is homosexuality in America. This week's "gay controversy" surrounded Miss California and her Twitter-quarrel with Perez Hilton. I could take an opinion on this. But I won't. Why? Because important American figures don't wear tiaras.

Moving on, a controversy occurred at the Tribeca Film Festival. A documentary titled "Outrage," which outs allegedly closeted right-wing politicians, previewed this past weekend in lower Manhattan.

To begin with, I should be upset there's a movie dedicated to this. To out someone is a bit of a faux pas, and this movie probably doesn't help the queer cause. At the same time, it kind of makes the director of the film, Kirby Dick, look like the same four-letter word that is also his last name. On the other hand, gossiping about and laughing at the follies of Republican congressmen is definitely quite fun.

Dick's film draws on a compilation of substantiated rumors to expose conservative Republicans. The more obvious of these individuals includes former Rep. Mark Foley, who was indicted for sexual relationships he had with 16-year-old male pages, and Larry Craig, who was caught cruising a men's bathroom at a Minnesota airport.

The Mark Foley controversy surfaced in 2006 before the midterm elections, causing quite a stir. Many other Republican congressmen were implicated as they were accused of helping to cover up the scandal, this being one possible reason that Democrats won back the House in 2006.

The illicit e-mails were released publicly and, if you Google "Mark Foley e-mail," results will take you to the complete transcripts. Reading this, you can see how, um, "imaginative," Foley is.

What's most interesting about the scandal is that Foley asked this young page to send him naked pictures as he simultaneously championed several bills proposing harsher anti-child pornography laws.

He also passed a law allowing Boy Scouts of America to have access to FBI background checks. I bet he regrets that one.

Larry Craig, too, has advocated legislative action that hinders his own sexual adventures. He was set up by the police in a sting where he solicited sex in public. Apparently he never heard of Craigslist.

What's most ironic is the senator's legislative record.

It probably wasn't the best idea to vote against HIV/AIDS support when you're having sex with random dudes in airport bathrooms. Good job, senator. I hope you used a condom.

This scandal exemplifies the sort of discriminatory treatment against homosexuals that the senator only exacerbated through his voting record.

Federal agents have been baiting men in public bathrooms since at least the 1950s, unfairly and systematically targeting gay men. Do we ever hear of women being baited by federal agents to have sex in a dressing room at Macy's?

As Dick's film is reportedly trying to convey, these instances reveal the hypocrisy of the political right, whose actions contradict their voting record.

Thus, these inconsistencies hinder any chance of social progress so that senators — and other closeted individuals — don't have to solicit random sex in public bathrooms like at a Minnesota airport. Or even a university library?


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: craig; davidmacdonald; foley; homonaziagenda; homosexualagenda; homosexuality; larrycraig; macdonald; markfoley; pedophilia; rino; sodomy; widestance
There is only one issue that I agree with the homosexuals on and that is that closeted slime like Mark Foley and Larry Craig have no business in the Republican Party. They should have been upfront about their perverted nature and not deceived voters. If someone has the courage to leave the homosexual lifestyle, then I can respect that. But if they are secretly living as a homo, but pretending to be family-friendly, then I want them exposed.
1 posted on 04/28/2009 11:47:16 AM PDT by DesertRenegade
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To: DesertRenegade

What silly, trivial people.


2 posted on 04/28/2009 11:49:32 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: DesertRenegade

They couldn’t be up front about it. They hate that part of themselves. If they could cut it out with a knife, they likely would. They were self hating, which might have been the reason why they championed some of the legislation they did.


3 posted on 04/28/2009 11:51:14 AM PDT by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
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To: skeeter

Mark Foley neither had sexual relations or was indicted.


4 posted on 04/28/2009 11:52:18 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: skeeter

Silly and trivial indeed. They are also toxic.


5 posted on 04/28/2009 11:53:06 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (0 is the son of soulless slavers, not the son of soulful slaves.)
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To: massgopguy

I’m referring to people like Scott Cohen.


6 posted on 04/28/2009 11:53:46 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter

Silly and trivial indeed. They are also toxic.


7 posted on 04/28/2009 11:54:22 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (0 is the son of soulless slavers, not the son of soulful slaves.)
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To: skeeter

Silly and trivial indeed. They are also toxic.


8 posted on 04/28/2009 11:54:22 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (0 is the son of soulless slavers, not the son of soulful slaves.)
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To: skeeter

Silly and trivial indeed. They are also toxic.


9 posted on 04/28/2009 11:54:23 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (0 is the son of soulless slavers, not the son of soulful slaves.)
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To: DesertRenegade

Was Lindsay Graham interviewed?


10 posted on 04/28/2009 11:54:28 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Amos the Prophet

Got it:)


11 posted on 04/28/2009 11:55:25 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: domenad

“They hate that part of themselves.”

I find that hard to believe. Thousands of homosexuals have left the lifestyle because they see it as extremely unhealthy and vile. It’s definitely a behavioral choice. Foley, in particular, chose to embrace the lifestyle so I don’t see him “hating” it at all. If a person truly hates sin, then they will turn away from it. Just like a drug addict has a choice to go to treatment. If they continue to shoot up every day, then they are selfishly choosing the drugs.


12 posted on 04/28/2009 11:55:46 AM PDT by DesertRenegade
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To: DesertRenegade

If you believe the information that come to light in the Boy’s Town scandal of the late 80’s, then it is possible that the entire Republican leadership is riddled with homosexuals and pedophiles.


13 posted on 04/28/2009 11:59:02 AM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: Amos the Prophet

Lemme get this straight, you’re saying...

“Silly and trivial indeed. They are also toxic.”


14 posted on 04/28/2009 12:00:04 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: PetroniusMaximus

What the man said I believe is: “Silly and trivial indeed. They are also toxic.”


15 posted on 04/28/2009 12:05:20 PM PDT by ontap (Just another backstabbing conservative)
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To: massgopguy

Exactly correct, glad you noticed that small fact. I’m not sure where the author got HIS information.


16 posted on 04/28/2009 12:06:31 PM PDT by fishnsoldier
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To: DesertRenegade

“good health care policy is in the works,”

If that ‘good’ health care becomes policy I wonder if history will show it was ‘good’ to gays dieing of AIDs. Will other non-PC classes be denied care in preference for others deemed worthy or ??? I wonder whether gays will find theyre on their own?


17 posted on 04/28/2009 12:14:04 PM PDT by 556x45
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To: DesertRenegade
This is two year old stuff. Personally I don't care if a person is a swish! I don't care if he is a practicing swish and I don't see why he should advertise it. Maybe the person is making and attempt to change and is not being successful. If he is not molesting minors and he's making an attempt to stay in the closet then I don't have a problem with him. If he is voting right on everything what's the problem. Only republicans are held to these standards.
18 posted on 04/28/2009 12:15:29 PM PDT by ontap (Just another backstabbing conservative)
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To: ontap

“If he is not molesting minors and he’s making an attempt to stay in the closet then I don’t have a problem with him.”

The problem is common sense and the same reason why homosexuals are a danger to unit cohesion in the military and not compatible with service in the CIA and other quasi-military agencies. If a person is keeping a secret lifestyle then they are open to blackmail and even worse. In short, they can’t be trusted. They are willing to do dishonest things in order to keep their perverted lifestyle secret.


19 posted on 04/28/2009 12:21:40 PM PDT by DesertRenegade
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To: DesertRenegade
I probably am alone and naive on this, but I am not convinced Larry Craig is guilty or even gay. I am not saying he is not, just there is only the flimsiest evidence on which to base these accusations. He tapped his foot in a men's bathroom. I have never seen such a railroading of justice since the Duke rape accusations. Does no one even consider the possibility that a partisan Democrat airport security guard, (Think Rush Limbaugh) recognized Craig going into the bathroom and decided to arrest him. For what? Tapping his foot? Isn't it possible that Craig was so embarrassed and ashamed that he just did what he had to do to make it go away? I could be wrong, but based on what I have seen this is a hit job to me.
20 posted on 04/28/2009 12:22:13 PM PDT by sportutegrl (If liberals could do math, they would be conservatives.)
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To: fishnsoldier

He made it up. I write for the Malden Observer. If I wrote something like that, it would be my last column.


21 posted on 04/28/2009 12:22:21 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: DesertRenegade
To begin with, I should be upset there's a movie dedicated to this. To out someone is a bit of a faux pas, and this movie probably doesn't help the queer cause. At the same time, it kind of makes the director of the film, Kirby Dick, look like the same four-letter word that is also his last name.

I thought the author wrote that important Americans don't wear tiaras?

Plus, he doen't seem to be aware that Miss California finished 2nd.

22 posted on 04/28/2009 12:30:46 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: DesertRenegade

We complain about gays flaunting their homosexuality then we complain that they have a secret lifestyle. If a guy/gal is gay but every other thing in their life is conservative what are they to do. Do we just tell them sorry go be a democrat. I admit it would be better if they were up front but it is a difficult thing to do.


23 posted on 04/28/2009 12:40:37 PM PDT by ontap (Just another backstabbing conservative)
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To: sportutegrl

“I have never seen such a railroading of justice since the Duke rape accusations.”

I thought about that too until I read the police report. Larry Craig actually moved his foot into the other stall and touched the other guys foot. Then he rubbed his hand along the bottom edge of the stall panel as some kind of signal. If you read the police report, there is no way all this stuff could be coincidence. I can’t imagine my foot going over into another person’s toilet stall and touching them, much less grabbing the bottom of the divider. This stuff is just too creepy for a normal person to be doing in a dirty toilet stall.


24 posted on 04/28/2009 12:51:42 PM PDT by DesertRenegade
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To: ontap

“If a guy/gal is gay but every other thing in their life is conservative what are they to do.”

If a guy/gal is an abortion doctor but every other thing in their life is conservative what are they to do.

If a guy/gal is an environmental wacko but every other thing in their life is conservative what are they to do.

If a guy/gal is a feminazi but every other thing in their life is conservative what are they to do.


25 posted on 04/28/2009 12:54:33 PM PDT by DesertRenegade
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To: ontap

Exactly.


26 posted on 04/28/2009 1:02:15 PM PDT by NinoFan
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To: DesertRenegade
I don't want to beat this dead horse to much but isn't this whole story dependent on the validity of the report.This would not be the first time a politician was framed. He could be guilty as sin or he could have been set up. Could be the worst thing he did was plead to a misdemeanor just to get ot to go away.
27 posted on 04/28/2009 1:16:15 PM PDT by ontap (Just another backstabbing conservative)
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To: DesertRenegade

I did not know that. But isn’t it hypocritical of the Left to castigate an adult male looking for a consensual relationship with another adult? Where is the crime? I’m not saying it is wrong, it is just that left leaning pundits and comics took potshots at this guy for what. Being gay?


28 posted on 04/28/2009 1:39:22 PM PDT by sportutegrl (If liberals could do math, they would be conservatives.)
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To: DesertRenegade
Larry Craig, too, has advocated legislative action that hinders his own sexual adventures

I wonder about this. Did he advocate legislation against homosexual behavior?

29 posted on 04/28/2009 4:45:22 PM PDT by murdoog
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To: ontap

How about advising them to abstain from homosexual sexual activity as celibate Christian singer David MacDonald advocates is his piece “Gay Sex is Downright Dangerous and Abstinence Won’t Kill You: I Should Know.”-

Discussed on this thread

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2204723/posts

Mr. MacDonald’s quote here is very good:

“The culture of pushing sex down people’s throats is not working. There is nothing wrong with abstinence from sex. This goes for everyone who is not married to someone of the opposite sex. I’ve been single and chaste for many years after having left the gay community. You don’t die from not having sex.”

Alas, Mr. MacDonald has too much integrity and common sense for most in today’s culture.


30 posted on 04/28/2009 5:14:07 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: massgopguy

I suppose there is no chance we would be fortunate enough that this would be his last column?


31 posted on 04/29/2009 5:59:39 AM PDT by fishnsoldier
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