Mark Foley: Democratic/Gay Activist Hypocrisy (Political Outings Underway)
I am utterly disgusted at the hypocrisy of the Democrats on this Mark Foley issue. I am also sickened that we are now apparently in for a round of politically motivated outings of homosexuals by gay activists with the blessing of the Democratic Party.
Republican Congressman Mark Foley made improper sexual comments via instant messaging with Congressional pages. Whether or not the recipient of the comments was legally considered a minor doesn't much matter to me, because I think taking advantage of any senior/junior work relationship to obtain sexual favors is wrong and should be condemned. Mr. Foley has, quite properly, resigned over this. Such behavior should not be tolerated in Congress, no matter what party the perpetrator might be.
However, since when have Democrats found anything wrong with this type of activity in their own ranks? Democrat Congressman Gerry Studds, who actually had a sexual affair with a page, not only did not resign, but was repeatedly reelected by his electorate and lionized by the Democratic party, as was Democrat Congressman Barney Frank, whose boyfriend ran a homosexual prostitution ring from Frank's house. Democrat President Bill Clinton never resigned over his indiscretions with a female intern, and in fact we were repeatedly told that in connection with the President's peccadilloes that it was unfair to even discuss such private matters.
But now the Democrats are hypocritically and from purely partisan electoral motives trying to blame the Republican Congressional leadership for not cracking down on Foley, even though there is no evidence that the leadership had been shown the salacious instant messages that caused the uproar. The double standard is crystal clear. It also looks increasingly also like Democratic operatives may have known about the damning instant messages several months if not years ago, but did nothing about them until now, just before the November 2006 midterm elections.
Now, creepy gay activist Mike Rogers is circulating a list of homosexual Republican Congressional staffers so as to "out" them for partisan political purposes. And absolutely no leading Democrat has condemned this. What utter jerks! Once again, the gay activists and the Democrats have demonstrated that they believe that no one who has same sex attraction is (a) entitled to keep their sexual proclivities private (or be "closeted", as the gay activist term of abuse goes -- everyone must "come out" or else will be forced to by the thuggish outing brigade), (b) entitled to hold conservative political beliefs or support Republican policies, or (c) object to items of the gay activist agenda such as same sex "marriage" or teaching that homosexual activity is moral in the schools).
Gay activist Andrew Sullivan's reaction to the Mark Foley incident is apparently to say that the "closet" corrupts, the implication therefore being that being in the "closet" is is what caused Foley to sexually abuse children. Of course Andrew Sullivan is known for smearing entire classes of people with a broad brush, as is demonstrated by his hatemongering abusive neologism "Christianists" to refer to traditional Christian believers (to people like Andrew Sullivan and Rosie O'Donnell, Christians are just the same as murderous Islamists, get it?). It is not surprising that to gay activists like Sullivan, any one with same sex attraction who chooses not to make homosexuality their primary public identity is automatically a child molester. Sullivan has some nerve to slime all "closeted" homosexuals as child molesters. Unfortunately, it is typical for him and many of his fellow gay activists, for whom everyone with same sex attraction must walk in lock step with every item on the gay activist political agenda. I know exactly how African-American conservatives feel when they are berated by their fellow African-Americans for daring to step out of line politically from the appropriate identity group.
Foley is an individual who has sinned, and who hopefully now realizes his fault. He deserves our prayers and compassion. However, to Democrats and gay activists, conservative homosexuals deserve nothing but scorn. If they continue their outing of conservative homosexuals, I have every belief that, like Democrat John Kerry's and John Edwards' extremely distasteful attempt to make Mary Cheney's lesbianism an issue in the last Presidential election, the good and decent people of American will see through their hypocrisy and mean-spirited attacks on those with same sex attraction who don't parrot the gay activist party line.
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