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Central Gossip Agency [Johnnie Walker's father is homosexual]
SF Examiner ^ | 12/19/01 | PJ Corkery

Posted on 12/19/2001 4:51:36 PM PST by RightThinkinDood

NOT THAT IT MATTERS a whit to us here in the cool, gray city of love what Frank Lindh, daddy of the Taliban warrior from Marin, does, did or dreams of doing with other consenting adults, but shouldn't he come clean with us about all the facts in the odd odyssey of his son?

Frank Lindh has been quoted time and again as saying it was his son John's reading of the "Autobiography of Malcolm X" when John was 16 in 1997 that turned his son's head and heart towards Islam. But something else then going on in the family's life may be have been just as pertinent.

When Frank Lindh left his family in 1997, it was to move in with a male companion. Yep. ... The man with whom Lindh lived has since been described as "a family friend," but other family friends say the men lived as a gay couple.

It would take a specialist in family issues to map the constellations of feelings and problems that would describe John Walker's path toward Islam in 1997, but sources close to the family say the father's turn of life from married man to modern gay man startled and flustered the 16-year-old.

Given the pummeling that the Walkers and marvy Marin County have taken from the national press over their wayward son, you can't blame the old man for wanting to suppress reporting on his sexuality. ...


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Maybe just maybe seeing your father leave the family to live with another man causes "confusion".
1 posted on 12/19/2001 4:51:36 PM PST by RightThinkinDood
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To: RightThinkinDood
Eghad, talk about dysfunctional family enviroment.
2 posted on 12/19/2001 4:55:18 PM PST by Rain-maker
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To: RightThinkinDood
Egad! They're everywhere! They're everywhere!



3 posted on 12/19/2001 4:57:55 PM PST by MeekOneGOP
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To: RightThinkinDood
get over it. this little traitor carried an ak47 against our marines.

next?

4 posted on 12/19/2001 4:59:04 PM PST by glock rocks
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To: RightThinkinDood
And Powell and Cheney have Lesbian daughters. So what.
5 posted on 12/19/2001 5:00:12 PM PST by Gimlet
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To: RightThinkinDood
I'll bet if his daddy were a Baptist preacher we'd of heard about THAT!!!!
6 posted on 12/19/2001 5:01:01 PM PST by keithtoo
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To: RightThinkinDood
More and more it would seem that executing Johnny Taliban would not only serve the interests of justice, but mercy as well.
7 posted on 12/19/2001 5:01:43 PM PST by DWSUWF
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To: RightThinkinDood
Which father?
8 posted on 12/19/2001 5:02:48 PM PST by AppyPappy
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To: DWSUWF
just shoot him over there. his blood doesn't belong on American soil.
9 posted on 12/19/2001 5:06:43 PM PST by glock rocks
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To: RightThinkinDood
NOT THAT IT MATTERS a whit to us here in the cool, gray city of love what Frank Lindh, daddy of the Taliban warrior from Marin, does, did or dreams of doing with other consenting adults, but shouldn't he come clean with us about all the facts in the odd odyssey of his son?

Obviously it does matter to this reporter, despite his seeming protests otherwise. This is simply vicious. Like a catfight?

10 posted on 12/19/2001 5:07:56 PM PST by Shermy
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To: RightThinkinDood
There have been rumors of this for several days. Yesterday, another FReeper told me that Michael Savage discussed this on his show. My guess is the story is correct.

This may explain why the young Walker refused to use his father's name.

11 posted on 12/19/2001 5:08:37 PM PST by independentmind
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To: Gimlet
Don't count me amongst the several gay-haters here on FR...

... but:

You don't think that having your DAD leave your mom and run off with another man would screw you up if you were an adolescent boy?

No really. Tell me you believe that.

12 posted on 12/19/2001 5:10:04 PM PST by The KG9 Kid
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To: Gimlet
And Powell and Cheney have Lesbian daughters. So what.

I will tell you so what. First, it appears that the press may have known this for quite some time and failed to report it. In fact, the emphasis on the "strict Irish Catholic" background of the father may have been an attempt to cover up his sexual preferences.

Second, it definitely should give us all some insight into the young Walker's mind, and why he chose to pursue a life radically different than that of his parents.

13 posted on 12/19/2001 5:12:35 PM PST by independentmind
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To: AppyPappy
Johnny has two daddies?
14 posted on 12/19/2001 5:13:06 PM PST by VA Advogado
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To: grlfrnd
fyi
15 posted on 12/19/2001 5:14:22 PM PST by independentmind
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To: RightThinkinDood
No wonder that puke is so screwed in the head. It doesn't really matter what his daddy is. What matters is what Taliban Johnny did. Hang him from the nearest shrub.
16 posted on 12/19/2001 5:15:58 PM PST by caisson71
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To: glock rocks
"...just shoot him over there. his blood doesn't belong on American soil..."

A good point.

Whether it's his fate to live or die after this, he should never be allowed to set foot in America again.

If he cannot be convicted of treason for a legitimate reason (the '2 witnesses' specified by the Constitution) then put him in a US Navy ship's brig for the rest of his life.

He would never escape, as he might be assisted in doing from an offshore prison, and he would never again even see the land of his birth.

When he dies his body can be disposed of like garbage, over the side, without ceremony...

Unless the ship sinks before then, in which case he can remain in his cell.

17 posted on 12/19/2001 5:16:53 PM PST by DWSUWF
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To: Gimlet
People cannot help it if they have gay children, but gay people who have children are being selfish and inconsiderate.
18 posted on 12/19/2001 5:18:36 PM PST by dead
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To: RightThinkinDood
Oh Lordy, John walkers problems date back to when he was an infant. It is not his fault. Society, and his home life made him the way he "is". Maybe he should get an apology from "W" and be given back pay. Back pay for what I don't know. But then our government does things that don't make any sense. </sarcasm>
19 posted on 12/19/2001 5:19:22 PM PST by chainsaw
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To: keithtoo
I'll bet if his daddy were a Baptist preacher we'd of heard about THAT!!!!

You stole the words right outa ma mouth!

Also, if little Johnny Jihad had announced, at age 16, that he wanted to go study the Bible at Baylor or Liberty Baptist, do you think his Left Coast Californicating daddy would have paid his way?

20 posted on 12/19/2001 5:21:13 PM PST by Arleigh
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To: independentmind
I saw one photo of the father and he and the son both look rather jewish. The son seems to have switched from "Lindh" to "Walker" when he went over to Islam - could it be because it was less jewish sounding? Just idle speculation, nothing more....
21 posted on 12/19/2001 5:22:01 PM PST by thucydides
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To: RightThinkinDood
I think I am more surprised at the San Francisco Examiner reporting this.
22 posted on 12/19/2001 5:23:31 PM PST by Slyfox
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To: RightThinkinDood
This is the man the media described as a strict Catholic?
23 posted on 12/19/2001 5:26:12 PM PST by ValerieUSA
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To: thucydides
Is Lindh a Jewish name? I thought it was German. Whatever it's origin, there were several articles that came out within the last few weeks that discussed Lindh's Irish Catholic background. In addition, there were pictures of a family trip to Ireland, so my guess is that the family is at least partly of Irish descent.
24 posted on 12/19/2001 5:27:20 PM PST by independentmind
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To: Gimlet
That's the first I've heard that Powell had a lesbian daughter....in fact I didn't even know he HAD a daughter....we only hear about a son, Michael.
25 posted on 12/19/2001 5:31:35 PM PST by Ann Archy
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To: RightThinkinDood
The really fascinating thing about this is the position of the Taliban vis-a-vis homosexuality. They believe in stoning homosexuals to death. Perhaps if Johnnie Walker "gets away" with treason, he can have a date with Ol' Sparky for stoning his father to death.
26 posted on 12/19/2001 5:33:27 PM PST by HateBill
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To: dead
Nah. They are maybe just trying to conform to what others want of them for too long. Actually - could be loads of things. I hardly think it has any relevance for son John and his decision to go in search of Islam.
27 posted on 12/19/2001 5:33:32 PM PST by Gimlet
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To: Ann Archy
General Powell and his wife Alma have two daughters - Linda and Anne.
28 posted on 12/19/2001 5:36:41 PM PST by Gimlet
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To: Gimlet
And Powell and Cheney have Lesbian daughters. So what.

And they married, had kids and then "came out"? Give me a break. I have nothing against a person who wants to be "gay". I do have no respect for someone who screws up a whole family before admitting his "propensity".

Years ago I lived adjacent to a family that had four girls. Just about the time that the first was getting to her teen years, the father left and moved in with his boyfriend. This guy was a supposed educated individual, a systems analyst for HP. Really screwed up that family.

29 posted on 12/19/2001 5:36:44 PM PST by jackbill
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To: independentmind
This may explain why the young Walker refused to use his father's name.

Maybe he just didn't like Paul Lind.

30 posted on 12/19/2001 5:38:33 PM PST by PJ-Comix
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To: Gimlet
I hardly think it has any relevance for son John and his decision to go in search of Islam.

You've really got to be joking. If my Dad suddenly announced he was gay and ran off to live with a man, I don't know that I'd go Talibani, but I would certainly go a little nuts!

Seriously, I am not a gay-basher, but when adults drag little kids into their screwed-up emotional problems, it is selfish and inconsiderate.

Jihad Johnny agrees!

31 posted on 12/19/2001 5:43:12 PM PST by dead
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To: RightThinkinDood
Hey, I just saw a tape of Johnny Walker being interviewed on CNN! Did you see that? That guy is really SCREWED up in the head. He even talks with a weird foreign type accent. I am sure Johnny Taliban is doing everything he can to escape his past. He changed his name, his religion, his country, and EVEN his accent. This guy is a MENTAL case.
32 posted on 12/19/2001 5:44:00 PM PST by PJ-Comix
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To: dead
You've really got to be joking. If my Dad suddenly announced he was gay and ran off to live with a man, I don't know that I'd go Talibani, but I would certainly go a little nuts!

Anyone who can't appreciate the emotional turmoil this might cause a sixteen year old boy is a extremely unperceptive, to say the least.

33 posted on 12/19/2001 5:47:44 PM PST by independentmind
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To: PJ-Comix
I think what you were watching was Beetljuice.

Me? Taliban? Yeaz, I knows them, they cool dudes, dood. We party, they party, party, he can't handle it. I party 66 days in a row dude! Clothes? Yeah, we gots 44 of them.

34 posted on 12/19/2001 5:48:03 PM PST by Benrand
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To: independentmind
The ironic thing is that Johnny ran off and joined a band of homo pedophiles aka the Taliban.
35 posted on 12/19/2001 5:49:55 PM PST by PJ-Comix
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To: dead
So many parents do so many crazy things and still the kids survive. There is no cause and effect straight line (fortunately.) With so many ways for Walker to be messed up it's hard to imagine this particular result as having any direct relevance. Although, now I come to think of it, the Taliban were militantly anti-homosexual. Maybe there is a connection. He certinly went in search of Certainty in his life. Hate to play armchair psychologist but that could be a factor. Walker , perhaps, sought certainty and absolute truth. He would have found that with the Taliban. He could also have found it closer to home, but chose not to.
36 posted on 12/19/2001 5:51:40 PM PST by Gimlet
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To: RightThinkinDood
Tbe only way to truly verify this story is to see if Johnny Taliban's daddy owns a collection of Judy Garland albums.
37 posted on 12/19/2001 5:52:00 PM PST by PJ-Comix
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To: RightThinkinDood
Central Gossip Agency

Is this the new cabinet level department established by the Bush Administration as promised during the 2000 election campaign? That's one we can all wholeheartedly support! Even the Libertarians would agree! Who's heading it? Ed Anger, I hope?

38 posted on 12/19/2001 5:52:27 PM PST by Revolting cat!
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Although, now I come to think of it, the Taliban were militantly anti-homosexual.

And yet they look forward to young boys in Paradise. How does that jibe with your statement? From what I read about the Taliban, most of them would qualify for NAMBLA membership cards.

39 posted on 12/19/2001 5:53:58 PM PST by PJ-Comix
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To: RightThinkinDood
Just by living in Marin County almost guarantees you're gonna be screwed up in the head. Normality in Marin County is the EXCEPTION to the rule. Daddies, if you don't want your boys to grow up messed up in the head, don't raise them in Marin County.....and don't name them "Lance."
40 posted on 12/19/2001 5:57:13 PM PST by PJ-Comix
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To: The KG9 Kid
You don't think that having your DAD leave your mom and run off with another man would screw you up if you were an adolescent boy?

I agree that it would, however I don`t know if it would be that much worse (if at all) than Daddy leaving Mommy for another woman (or the other way around).

41 posted on 12/19/2001 5:57:16 PM PST by Slapper
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To: RightThinkinDood
Nice find RTD. And now we know his defense strategy.GAG!
42 posted on 12/19/2001 5:57:25 PM PST by tubebender
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To: dead
"Gay" people who have children have obviously had "moments of weakness" when they gave in to their "dark heterosexual desires." < /sarcasm>

To put it another way, there are no "gays" with children; only bisexuals.

Taliban John has no excuses in my book. My late father was a raging alcoholic when I was an adolescent and it messed with my mind pretty bad, but I didn't turn into a radical Islamist over it.

43 posted on 12/19/2001 5:58:28 PM PST by longleaf
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To: PJ-Comix
Whatever they may or may not have hoped for in the afterlife the Taliban - and Islamists in general - are miltantly anti-homosexual. They advocate and execute the most rigid and extreme forms of punishments. Death is the penaly. No tolerance for them. Sounds like Walker, perhaps, was attracted to that level of homophobia. It will be interesting to see his relationship with his father develop over the next weks and months. I predict he will change his mind.
44 posted on 12/19/2001 6:01:08 PM PST by Gimlet
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To: Gimlet
If Johnny was 16 when he went off to YEMEN to study, and he was also 16 when Dad left Mom for another MAN, then at the very least you can conclude that the parents were so involved in their own &^%(*# problems, they were doing little to no parenting.
45 posted on 12/19/2001 6:01:19 PM PST by TX Bluebonnet
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To: TX Bluebonnet
I predict a renewal of the father-son bond in the next few weeks as walker recovers from his childish rage and extreme homophobic tantrum.
46 posted on 12/19/2001 6:03:19 PM PST by Gimlet
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To: Slapper
"... I agree that it would, however I don`t know if it would be that much worse (if at all) than Daddy leaving Mommy for another woman (or the other way around)."

Well, you're half-right.

Yes, Slapper. Yes it is.

It's worse.

47 posted on 12/19/2001 6:03:30 PM PST by The KG9 Kid
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And Powell and Cheney have Lesbian daughters. So what.

think they would wrestle in jello ?

48 posted on 12/19/2001 6:05:17 PM PST by THEUPMAN
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To: Gimlet
Walker , perhaps, sought certainty and absolute truth. He would have found that with the Taliban. He could also have found it closer to home, but chose not to.

An excellent insight. To take it a step further, why would he not find it closer to home? Because certainty and absolute truth closer to home, i.e, where most of us sit right now, are completely and totally out of favour with the prevailing culture. He didn't know it and he couldn't articulate it the way we are articulating it here (he'd articulate using the acceptable prejudices which he had absorbed,) but he certainly felt it, if your analysis is correct. Off he goes seeking certainty and absolute truth, away from the mandatory cultural relativism of his native land.

This as a defense would work for me. And you can be sure it would never be used! Too scary!

49 posted on 12/19/2001 6:06:26 PM PST by Revolting cat!
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To: PJ-Comix
Maybe the Taliban reminded him a lot of his father. Both have real problems with women obviously.
50 posted on 12/19/2001 6:13:13 PM PST by FITZ
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