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Why Did They Do It? Excuses You Won’t Believe…
Monday, 20 August 2007 14:33
by Mel Seesholtz, Ph.D.

Why did the chicken cross the road? Why did Florida State Rep. Bob Allen (R), an outspoken opponent of all things “gay,” offer to pay a male cop $20 for oral sex in a park restroom? Who cares why the chicken crossed the road, but you won’t believe Allen’s explanation of why he did what he admitted doing:

In taped statements made by Allen to police following his arrest [he] admits to soliciting the male officer but claims that it was the result of being nervous by the high number of black men in the park.

“I certainly wasn’t there to have sex with anybody and certainly wasn't there to exchange money for it,” Allen told officers. …

But on the tape Allen also admits warning the undercover cop that “undercover cops” were in the area and the man should be careful.

Danny Kavanaugh, the plainclothes police officer the state representative propositioned, wrote in his report that he asked Allen,

“Well look, man, I’m trying to make some money; you think you can hook me up with 20 bucks?” …

The Republican lawmaker, the report said, replied, “Sure, I can do that…”

According to Kavanaugh's statement, the officer said, “do you want just (oral sex)?” and Allen replied, “I was thinking you would want one.”


It must be noted that Allen was the sponsor of a failed piece of legislation titled the Lewd Or Lascivious Exhibition Act. The Republican representative has also been an avid supporter of amending the Florida constitution to ban same-sex marriage and has opposed legislation to curb bullying of gay students.

While Rep. Allen was offering to air his thing in a park, Father Robert Whipkey was airing his at a high school track:

Priest Accused Of Jogging Naked

(Frederick, Colorado) A Catholic priest faces an indecent exposure charge after jogging in the nude about an hour before sunrise.

The Rev. Robert Whipkey told officers he had been running naked at a high school track and didn't think anyone would be around at that time of day, a police report said.

He told officers he sweats profusely if he wears clothing while jogging….


How hot can it be in Frederick, Colorado (20 miles north of Denver) at 4:30 AM? And isn’t “sweating profusely” part of the desired jogging experience? Whipkey’s “sweat panic” defense is as nonsensical as Allen’s “black panic” defense.

And then there’s Glenn Murphy Jr. After a grueling six-month campaign, the 33-year-old was elected chairman of the Young Republican National Foundation on July 7, 2007. “I will essentially be the mouthpiece and effective leader for tens of thousands of Young Republicans 18 to 40 across the country,” he proudly boasted.

But in early August, Murphy abruptly resigned. Why?

Murphy had been accused of what is called in Indiana “criminal deviate conduct,” a class B felony, after attempting to have sex with a sleeping man July 29.

According to a police report from Clark County, Ind., the man, his sister, and Murphy had been drinking at a Young Republican party the previous night. The revelers wound up at the sister’s home, where Murphy got into a top bunk bed and the victim took the bottom bunk.

Sometime that morning the victim awoke to find Murphy, in his words, “holding my dick with one hand and sucking my dick with his mouth,” police records state. The man kicked Murphy off and left the house. …

Murphy’s excuse was as preposterous as Rep. Allen’s and Father Whipkey’s: “Later that day, Murphy called the man to explain that he had found himself lying on the floor beside the man’s bunk. The man, Murphy said, had fondled Murphy’s hair in his sleep, so Murphy took this gesture as a green light for further intimacy. Unconvinced by this alibi and unmoved by Murphy’s pleadings, the man filed a complaint.” And with good reason:

This was apparently not the first time Murphy had been unable to control his attraction to unconscious men. Another Clark County police report described an incident in 1998 in which Murphy crawled under the covers with a sleeping acquaintance “and was committing the act of oral sex when [the victim] awoke.” The victim’s girlfriend, who was in the same room at the time, heard her friend yell and observed Murphy extracting himself from the bedclothes and leaving the room.

And speaking of leaving the room (and reality)…

Church Cancels Funeral After Discovering Decorated Vet Was Gay
August 10, 2007

(Dallas, Texas) A mega-church in Arlington, Texas … cancelled at the last minute a funeral service for a Navy veteran who died while awaiting a heart transplant after learning he was gay.

Cecil Sinclair died on Monday. He was 46.

A native of Fort Worth, Sinclair was a Navy veteran who served in Desert Storm helping rescuers find downed pilots.

“One News Now” is the propaganda organ of Don Wildmon’s American Family Association. AFA bills itself as “America’s Largest Pro-Family Action Site” despite the fact that they do everything they can to demean, denigrate and hurt gay and lesbian families. Their August 15, 2007 report bore the headline “Texas church refuses to host memorial service that would have glorified homosexuality.” The only thing “glorified” by the decision of the High Point Church was self-righteous hypocrisy.

In a statement read to the High Point congregation on Sunday, [Pastor Gary] Simons stated his belief that the church acted properly and according to God’s Word in holding firm to its convictions concerning homosexuality.

“It’s our desire to always demonstrate the love of Christ to all people in both word and deed,” says the statement. “We would hope that the Sinclair family and the homosexual community would see our love for them through the many acts of kindness and outreach that we have extended to them. We realize that they might not agree with our convictions, but we hope that they would respect them.”

“God’s Word.” Would High Point Church refuse the funeral of someone who wore clothing made of two different threads? Or someone who had not been a virgin bride? Or someone who divorced for reasons other than adultery? Those acts and their perpetrators are also condemned by “God’s Word” as recorded in the Bible.

Since Jesus said absolutely nothing about homosexuality, how does denying Mr. Sinclair’s funeral “demonstrate the love of Christ”?

“We would hope that … the homosexual community would see our love for them through the many acts of kindness and outreach that we have extended to them.” What “acts of kindness”? Condemning them? Does “outreach” mean telling gays they can learn to repress and deny the nature God gave them?

“We realize that they might not agree with our convictions, but we hope that they would respect them.” How can anyone respect Bob Allen, Robert Whipkey, Glenn Murphy, Jr., or a church like Gary Simon’s High Point when they preach one thing but practice another?

Given that the rabidly anti-gay Don Wildmon and his theofascist American Family Association have been trying to hurt the Ford Motor Company because the carmaker has the audacity to treat its gay and lesbian employees equally and advertise in gay publications, it’s not surprising that they’ve launched a campaign to support Simon’s “Low” Point Church.

What’s that old expression?

“Bigots of a feather flock together?”
 
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