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Joe (SoCal)
11-19-2017, 11:17 PM
BUSTED (http://deadstate.org/category/busted/) Anti-gay Republican resigns after getting caught being gay


BySky Palma (http://deadstate.org/author/sky-palma/)
Posted on November 17, 2017




http://deadstate.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Screen-Shot-2017-11-17-at-12.25.31-PM.pngAnother anti-gay Republican turns about to be very, very gay.
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(http://deadstate.org/anti-gay-republican-resigns-after-getting-caught-being-gay/#respond)Wes Goodman was one of those “family values” Republicans who broadcasted his Christian faith and anti-LGBT worldview. Now, according to a report from The Columbus Dispatch (http://www.dispatch.com/news/20171115/inappropriate-behavior-with-man-in-his-office-led-to-ohio-lawmakers-ouster), it turns out that Goodman likes to have sex with other men.

Goodman, who is the GOP state legislator for Ohio, is married and also the assistant-director of the annual anti-abortion rally March for Life. This Tuesday afternoon, someone caught him having sex with another man in his office. When word got around about what happened, the 33-year-old politician, who is known as the “conscience of the conservative movement,” resigned his position for “inappropriate conduct.”
In a statement to the Associated Press (http://www.timesunion.com/news/us/article/2nd-Ohio-state-lawmaker-resigns-over-12359117.php), Goodman said:


We all bring our own struggles and our own trials into public life. That has been true for me, and I sincerely regret that my actions and choices have kept me from serving my constituents and our state in a way that reflects the best ideals of public service.

For those whom I have let down, I’m sorry.


After the revelations, Goodman set his Twitter account to private. Outlets pointed out that his Twitter bio was the typical screed that promoted his heterosexual Christianity. On his campaign website which is now offline, he declared, “Healthy, vibrant, thriving, values-driven families are the source of Ohio’s proud history and the key to Ohio’s future greatness. … The ideals of a loving father and mother, a committed natural marriage, and a caring community are well worth pursuing and protecting.”

Here’s an idea: come to terms with your sexual orientation, live life as a gay man without shame, have all the sex with men that you want, and enjoy a career in politics.

Goodman’s resignation comes on the heels of the departure of Ohio State Democrats chief of staff Michael Premo (http://www.dispatch.com/news/20171113/top-senate-democratic-staffer-pushed-out-after-complaints-about-behavior) for sexual harassment. In addition, Ohio GOP state Senator Cliff Hite (http://www.cleveland.com/open/index.ssf/2017/10/new_documents_allege_former_oh.html) resigned last month after a state employee said he repeatedly propositioned her for sex.

skuthorp
11-19-2017, 11:41 PM
I find it rather sad really, that they have so denied their actual persona and restricted their lives for whatever reason that unmasking means they lose all. I am not so tolerant of their attempts at restricting the lives of others in a vain attempt to maintain the fiction.

David G
11-20-2017, 12:09 AM
I find it rather sad really, that they have so denied their actual persona and restricted their lives for whatever reason that unmasking means they lose all. I am not so tolerant of their attempts at restricting the lives of others in a vain attempt to maintain the fiction.

Just so. There has been, for a long time, a lot of social pressure against being gay. It's sad when it twists people into real (as opposed to manufactured) perversity. When it so twists people that they deny who they actually are, and even contort their own view of themselves and their approach to life and policymaking to shore up that frail, and bootless, facade.

I know several people who have shared with me the wrenching decision it was to 'come out'. Sometimes many years ago, before it was anything close to socially acceptable. But in every case, they tried hard to be 'normal' by dating the opposite gender. My first date, for example, was one such woman. When we went to the movies in fifth grade she was trying to fit in. But even then, she knew that the older people she got 'puppy crushes' on were her older sister's friends. Not guys. Luckily, more and more, people are finding the language, and the support, and the communities, that allow them to feel comfortable with who they really are, and not fall into a life of perverse denial, shame, and self-loathing.

Vince Brennan
11-20-2017, 12:16 AM
This shouldn't make any difference to the idiots who support Roy Moore, think we should not only THANK DTramp for his efforts but contribute to his re-election (seem a bit soon to anyone else?) and open our forgiving arms to this (and all the other Republican hippocrites) in an excess of Brotherly Lov.... oops...




sorry.

brucemoffatt
11-20-2017, 12:45 AM
A tragedy in this day and age of increasing tolerance that he felt he had to hide himself behind a shield of intolerant values. Almost as tragic that he has seen fit to resign.

amish rob
11-20-2017, 12:51 AM
Wait.

He said one thing, but did another, totally opposite thing?

I.
Am.
Shocked.
Shocked, I say.

Peace,
Emperor For Life

Gib Etheridge
11-20-2017, 12:52 AM
I feel for his family, don't give a damn about him.

LeeG
11-20-2017, 01:35 AM
33. i wonder where he goes from there.

lupussonic
11-20-2017, 01:46 AM
The Pink Flamingo?

Mcjim
11-20-2017, 04:13 AM
New keyboard please nurse.

skuthorp
11-20-2017, 04:31 AM
I feel for his family, don't give a damn about him.
I agree to an extent, not content with just laying low as most of his fellows have had to do he has prosecuted discrimination and worse on them in some warped attempt at denial. Is he a fundie religion wise, mayhap one of the mob that say homosexuals can be 'converted"?

Rum_Pirate
11-20-2017, 07:24 AM
I find it rather sad really, that they have so denied their actual persona and restricted their lives for whatever reason that unmasking means they lose all. ....

Rather tragic.


A tragedy in this day and age of increasing tolerance that he felt he had to hide himself behind a shield of intolerant values. Almost as tragic that he has seen fit to resign.

Ture, but at least he has the cohones to resign. Should he have done? I don't know all the details.


I feel for his family, don't give a damn about him. Oh well, no empathy for a homosexual that comes/forced out of the 'closet'.

PS is he homosexual or bisexual?

Osborne Russell
11-20-2017, 08:06 AM
I sincerely regret that my actions and choices . . .

OK, just so long as it wasn't nature, or Satan.

And as for the awesome homosexual conspiracy power structure complete with industrial media and fake news . . . all you have to do is just say no. "My actions and choices . . . " sniff sniff.

Osborne Russell
11-20-2017, 08:08 AM
It's sad when it twists people into real (as opposed to manufactured) perversity.

It turns some into vicious weasels. The fear motivates the search for power and power corrupts. That's what Lord Acton said about J. Edgar Hoover.

Osborne Russell
11-20-2017, 08:09 AM
Oh well, no empathy for a homosexual that comes/forced out of the 'closet'.

He's a POS.

LeeG
11-20-2017, 08:29 AM
Rather tragic.



PS is he homosexual or bisexual?

dont know, kind of irrelevant. He definitely is a "Family Values Republican" train wreck that wishes to deny to others what he reserves for himself. I would be surprised if he leaves the belief system and roles he has grown into. Safe to say neither he nor who he was intimate with will get pregnant but restricting womens access to reproductive health care is A Ok.

Second article is pretty clear he was leading a dual life.

http://www.founderswhc.com/blog/2015/10/9/5-examples-of-anti-abortion-extremism-in-ohio-and-the-new-bill-to-end-clinic-harassment

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2017/11/ohio_legislator_wes_goodman_le.html

Tom Wilkinson
11-20-2017, 09:08 AM
dont know, kind of irrelevant. He definitely is a "Family Values Republican" train wreck that wishes to deny to others what he reserves for himself. I would be surprised if he leaves the belief system and roles he has grown into. Safe to say neither he nor who he was intimate with will get pregnant but restricting womens access to reproductive health care is A Ok.

Second article is pretty clear he was leading a dual life.

http://www.founderswhc.com/blog/2015/10/9/5-examples-of-anti-abortion-extremism-in-ohio-and-the-new-bill-to-end-clinic-harassment

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2017/11/ohio_legislator_wes_goodman_le.html

That second article is something. It's pretty remarkable how many people within the various conservative political groups he was in knew of this and kept it quiet. It really is all about power. they repeatedly secretly accept what they publicly denounce.

Norman Bernstein
11-20-2017, 09:17 AM
I don't have a problem with men who are gay or bisexual, and in the closet.

I don't have a problem with men who are gay or bisexual, and are OUT of the closet.

We are talking about the wrong issue here. We SHOULD be talking about the character of a man who would adapt a false personal identity for the sake of acquiring power, or achiving some personal benefit, as a politician. It would be no different, for example, from a man who campaigns on a false narrative, no matter what that narrative is, while actually trying to achieve some personal end completely at odds with his promises as a politician. Suppose some candidate campaigns on a platform of tax reduction, purportedly for the sake of his constituents, but whose real motivation is to pass legislation that would specifically benefit himself?

Can we think of a politician like that?

Consider the $1 BILLION benefit that Donald Trump's kids will enjoy, if the estate tax is repealed. Is anyone going to try to tell me that he endorses the repeal of the estate tax because he has sympathy for all the other billionaires who are struggling to get by?

ishmael
11-20-2017, 09:23 AM
Psychological projection 101. Whenever you see someone like this guy, so vehemently opposed to homosexuality, you can bet dollars to dog nuts you're usually dealing with someone who has those yearnings lurking in the shadows. There are other reasons, such as genuine religious conviction, but even there the first place to look at any non-rational disgust is under the surface of the person with the opinion.

David G
11-20-2017, 09:45 AM
Wait.

He said one thing, but did another, totally opposite thing?

I.
Am.
Shocked.
Shocked, I say.

Peace,
Emperor For Life

Yes... he did.

But that's not the primary problem. The problem is that, besides not allowing himself the peace, love, and acceptance that he deserved... he also actively set out to deny it to others. And a built a life based upon that lie, and a base of power based upon the sly, perverse, hypocrisy.

John of Phoenix
11-20-2017, 09:49 AM
Who's more hypocritical - Goodman or all the guys who knew and said nothing?

red's have the hypocrisy thing down pat.

Tom Wilkinson
11-20-2017, 09:53 AM
Who's more hypocritical - Goodman or all the guys who knew and said nothing?

red's have the hypocrisy thing down pat.

Exactly.

brucemoffatt
11-20-2017, 09:59 AM
A real threat exists when someone in power has a big secret, in that they become a target for blackmail and coercion. Unfortunately the guy turned a personal trait into a security risk.



Sent from my super secure secret squirrel device

CWSmith
11-20-2017, 11:24 AM
Looking at the OP, I'd like to know what that fellow behind him to his right is thinking. :) If looks could kill.

skuthorp
11-20-2017, 03:44 PM
I don't have a problem with men who are gay or bisexual, and in the closet.

I don't have a problem with men who are gay or bisexual, and are OUT of the closet.

We are talking about the wrong issue here. We SHOULD be talking about the character of a man who would adapt a false personal identity for the sake of acquiring power, or achiving some personal benefit, as a politician. It would be no different, for example, from a man who campaigns on a false narrative, no matter what that narrative is, while actually trying to achieve some personal end completely at odds with his promises as a politician. Suppose some candidate campaigns on a platform of tax reduction, purportedly for the sake of his constituents, but whose real motivation is to pass legislation that would specifically benefit himself?

Can we think of a politician like that?

Consider the $1 BILLION benefit that Donald Trump's kids will enjoy, if the estate tax is repealed. Is anyone going to try to tell me that he endorses the repeal of the estate tax because he has sympathy for all the other billionaires who are struggling to get by?

I thought the USSC has said that lying, cheating, propagating falsehoods and libel is OK in politics? Free speech and all that.
Caveat emptor applies.

Gerarddm
11-20-2017, 04:34 PM
There is a place in what ever hell you care to believe in for hypocrites, especially sexual ones.

This what comes from the major Abrahamic religions demonizing sex and women.