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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Updates on lewd conduct arrest of sitting Idaho Senator

On Monday, Kazanit reported on the lewd conduct arrest of sitting Republican Idaho Senator Larry Craig. And oh yes, there's more.

BlogActive, run by blogger Mike Rogers, had reported that Senator Craig was a closeted homosexual in October of 2006. Craig, naturally, vigorously denied the charge at the time. But how much more evidence do we need?

Mike Rogers' sister site, Proud of Who We Are, published this statement. An excerpt is republished here:

"Larry Craig should stand up and be honest with the citizens of Idaho about who he is," said Rogers, the country's top gay activist blogger. "Tonight is a historic opportunity for Senator Craig to run for re-election as a proud gay American. What a great turning point for one of the most conservative states in the country to be represented by an openly gay Senator."

"Senator Craig's situation is exacerbated by the fact that he has a voting record that is counter to the interest of lesbian and gay Americans. All too often, closeted men like Senator Craig use their voting record to hide their truth from the American people. With this news now out in the open, I call upon Senator Craig to reevaluate his votes on issues like the Federal Marriage Amendment, Don't Ask Don't Tell, and the Defense of Marriage Act.

"The Minnesota arrest is not a one-time occurrence," Rogers added. "Last October, I reported on three other encounters that Senator Craig had with men – including one in a bathroom in Washington's Union Station. What's troubling about this is Larry Craig's hypocrisy: he repeatedly votes against the gay community during his day job, while engaging in same-sex encounters as extra curricular activity. Now is a good time for Larry Craig to join millions of other Americans and be proud of who he is."

What do you think about Mike Rogers tactics? Is it acceptable to out anti-gay politicians if they are closeted homosexuals?


  • Normally, I am opposed to dragging people's private lives into the public arena. However, I'm not at all upset by the recent outings of anti-gay gays. Maybe I should be. But why? They've hurt so many people.

    By Blogger Paul, at Wed Aug 29, 07:35:00 PM PDT  

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