Skip to comments.Is Gay Activist Michael Rogers Behind The Foley “Outing”?
Posted on 10/03/2006 1:14:59 PM PDT by Sam Hill
From the gay advocacy giveaway, the Washington (DC) Blade:
Blade Caption: Florida Congressman Mark Foley (R) has vowed to vote against the Federal Marriage Amendment, but gay activist John Aravosis said he decided to out the congressman anyway because Foley supports the re-election of President Bush.
Mikulski and Foley become newest congressional targets as FMA vote nears
By ADRIAN BRUNE
Friday, July 09, 2004
... Mike Rogers and John Aravosis, [are] the two men loosely heading an ongoing outing campaign on the Hill. As the date nears for a Senate vote on the Federal Marriage Amendment, which would ban gay marriages in the Constitution, Rogers said the outings have picked up steam from 13 documented offices to nearly 20 currently on a target list provided by Rogers to the Blade.
In addition to Tolman, Rogers and Aravosis, working in tandem but not together, claimed in the last week to have outed via the Web Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland and Republican Congressman Mark Foley of Florida...
A spokesperson for Congressman Mark Foley (R-Fla.) also declined to comment after Aravosis specifically asserted that Foley is gay on his Web site last week...
Aravosis continued to defend the outing campaign.
An acquaintance of mine, a Southern Republican, worked for a member who was not anti-gay personally, but he signed on to the amendment [banning gay marriage], Aravosis said. My friend quit. Im basically saying, You know what, you have a choice. Its 2004. You can work for pro-gay Democrats, and now you can work for pro-gay Republicans. ...
Over in the House, Republican Mark Foley said in March that he would vote against the Federal Marriage Amendment one week after his spokesperson said he would not take a position on the measure until it came up for a House vote.
Despite Foleys FMA opposition, Aravosis purported to out Foley as well, taking him to task for supporting President Bush, who endorsed the measure late last winter. Labeling Foley as our latest closeted gay hypocrite, Aravosis said Foley made the list for putting politics ahead of his own community by whoring for an anti-gay president. ...
Florida Congressman Mark Foley (R) has vowed to vote against the Federal Marriage Amendment, but gay activist John Aravosis said he decided to out the congressman anyway because Foley supports the re-election of President Bush.
Foley responded to the reports by initiating a telephone press conference among non-gay Florida media and called discussion about his sexual orientation revolting. He declined at that time to answer questions about his sexual orientation and subsequently abandoned his bid for the Senate, citing concerns over his fathers health.
Aravosis said he obtained the latest information about the five-term congressman from Foleys former chief of staff, Kirk Fordham.
Fordham, who is gay, headed up fund-raising efforts for Foleys aborted Senate campaign and is now the finance director for one of the remaining GOP primary candidates in that race: Mel Martinez, George W. Bushs former Housing & Urban Development secretary. Martinez has come out in favor of the Federal Marriage Amendment.
Fordham denied ever speaking with Aravosis and told the Blade, I just dont discuss Congressman Foleys personal life with reporters, but Im not sure what their motive is in outing him, other than to draw attention to themselves. Foley has a good track record with gay issues and opposes the FMA. ...
It seems very probable that one or all of the gentlemen mentioned in this article have had a hand in the recent revelations about Mark Foley.
It is equally likely that one or all of them is behind the anonymous website, StopSexPredators.blogspot.com, that first produced Foley's alleged emails out of the blue.
Michael Rogers started his own website, blogactive.com, back in July of 2004.
Oddly enough, there was a significant drop-off in his activities there after July of this year, which is when StopSexPredators.blogspot.com was begun.
In his latest post at Blogactive Michael Rogers shows he has to Mark Foley's IM account:
A word of advice...
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
Mark, when the entire nation learns your AOL chat name because you hit on underage kids, it's time to block others from seeing you online:
And here is an earlier entry from Mr. Rogers:
Good news... Bad news...
Sunday, October 01, 2006
Well the good news is that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is finally getting it. I called their Director of Communications, Bill Burton, before the Foley story broke to let him know about Foley (and another case) were coming down the pike. While Burton promised to have someone email or return my call and didn't, I am glad he followed up on my call and was ready on Friday to come out of the gate running.
The bad new is they are still not paying enough attention... There are others within reach... If the Democrats would only fight half as hard as the Republicans.
I posted comments at the DCCC website on the Foley entry. Not only do their promises of returned calls and emails never come to fruition, but now they are deleting my comments from their blog, The Stakeholder.
Luckily the comments were cached before they axed them.
Here's the one I put up at 9:55pm:
Here's the one I put up at 10:02pm:
Well, at least they are paying attention.
It appears that Mr. Rogers is bragging about his coup.
And how telling it is that the Stakeholder, the homepage of the Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) would delete his posts.
Dem conspiracy ping.
VAST LEFT WING CONSPIRACY ALERT!!!
Hell, why stop here: let's out everybody, including Drudge and Shep Smith.
Even though it may cost the GOP the majority, I can't really feel too upset that Foley was outted. He was a RINO. It's because of guys like him that the GOP never really had control of the House anyway.
Latest developments in Foley case......
Telling, verrrrry telling.
What are you hearing locally?
Fordham is now the chief of staff for Tom Reynolds. Reynolds allowed Fordham to go back to Foley's side on Thursday and Friday.
Fordham offered Brian Ross an exclusive interview with Foley, and Foley resigning basically to Brian Ross in exchange for the IM's being buried. Brian Ross refused.
Any chance Rogers is one of the pages??
A dem Congressman??
"I spoke with Bill Burton at the DCCC about this" -- Michael Rogers.
Bill Burton is the Communications Director for the Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee.
I'm sure some enterprising reporters in our one party media will ask Bill Burton about these contacts.
"What did he know and when did he know it?"
Any minute now.
By all means, let's have an investigation.
I want to know how IM's can be authenticated.
By IP address...
This is why they didn't want an FBI investigation
"Any chance Rogers is one of the pages??"
He's described this way in a two year old article from the Washington Post:
Capitol Hill Insiders Irked By Campaign To 'Out' Them
By Rebecca Dana and Jose Antonio Vargas
Washington Post Staff Writers
Thursday, July 15, 2004; Page C01
Rogers, a 40-year-old Washington fundraising consultant, has waged a controversial "outing" campaign in the month leading up to yesterday's vote.
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