I don’t know if anyone else has noticed this, but a lot of dudes who are against gay rights, gay marriage, gay anything….totally have bunches of gay sex. Let’s take a look:
Larry Craig, former republican politician from Idaho was a huge supporter of the Federal Marriage Amendment, which limited many rights for same-sex couples. His entire time in the Senate and Congress, he consistently voiced his opposition to rights for homosexuals. In 2007, he was charged with trying to get a blow job from a male cop in an airport bathroom.
Ted Haggard, former leader of the Association of Evangelicals, was one of President Bush’s advisers and consistently spoke out against homosexuality, labeling it an abomination . He was charged with, and admitted to paying male prostitutes for sex.
Bob Allen, former Florida State Rep, was a consistent supporter of banning adoption rights for homosexuals (along with numerous other anti-gay rights movements). He was later caught and charged with attempting to solicit sexual acts from a male prostitute (undercover cop) for money. According to the cop’s report, Allen said he would give the male prostitute $20 for the chance to give him a blow job. Allen later said that he was innocent, and thought the prostitute was trying to rob him (because when someone robs you, you try to deter them with 20 bucks and blow job?)
Three isn’t a lot, but it’s all I’m listing. Don’t think there’s more? At one point in 2007, someone made an entire deck of playing cards (52) with names and faces of anti-gay republicans who had been caught in some sort of gay sex scandal (the website has since been taken down, unfortunately).
So the question is raised: Does engaging in homosexual sex acts make you gay? No, probably not. Sexual identity and orientation is a deeply rooted trait that is difficult to define. These scandals aren’t about ‘closeted’ Republicans, or pedophile ministers, or even being gay. They’re about the heavy, undeniable hypocrisy of labeling homosexuality as wrong, an abomination, and denying rights to those who are homosexual…and then practicing homosexual acts.
Is it a deep, internal self-hatred of being a homosexual that makes these people lash out against gay rights, and then behind closed doors illicit them? Is it a feeling of power, or submission that drives them to this? Either way it’s fucking hilarious. Hate mongers being caught practicing what they label as terrible and forever being known as a dirty hypocrite? Yeah, it’s great.