Yes, I really am moving to Alabama. And stories like this one over at GayWired.com make me unsure whether I’m happy or sad. OK, I’m sad, but maybe living among such hypocrisy might provide some humor, after all.
The deal is that Alabama Attorney General Troy King was found having fun in his marital bed (that would be the one he shares with his wife) with a male assistant. Troy King, however, isn’t only the AL Attorney General. He’s also, or at least was also, the chairman of John McCain’s Alabama Leadership Team. Quite recently, however, (that would be since this whole thing blew up), all references to Atty Gen King have been removed from McCain’s website. You really just can’t make this stuff up.
As usual, King is claiming that the all-boy-romp is purely rumor and he is totally innocent. I don’t know. Looks like another case for our boy Dobson’s “Love Won Out” program. (Yes, for you new readers, that is sarcasm.) Read the whole article at GayWired to judge for yourself.
As a PS, let me send sympathies to Troy King’s wife and family. I’m not sad for you that he may be gay. But I am sad that he chose this particular method of coming out.
So on Wednesday, the Senate heard and referred to the Judiciary Committee the ‘Marriage Protection Amendment,’ (SJ 43) the text of which reads:
Marriage in the United States shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman. Neither this Constitution, nor the constitution of any State, shall be construed to require that marriage or the legal incidents thereof be conferred upon any union other than the union of a man and a woman.
That, of course, is meant to pave the way to make an amendment to the Constitution of the US prohibiting gay marriage. Complete and total bullshit and everyone knows by now how I feel about folks mucking about in my (and your) Constitution for crap like this. Here’s the best part: it’s cosponsored by:
- Larry Craig: yes, the dude arrested for foot loving a cop in the Minneapolis airport; and
- David Vitter: the genius caught in the prostitution scandal in DC, over which the madam in the deal took her own life.
I love the hypocrisy of politicians. You can almost excuse Vitter. After all, his sins of the flesh were, at least, with women. But Craig? Come on. That self hating SOB can’t find enough bills to sponsor to try and drive those demons out of him. Maybe he should try James Dobson’s Love Won Out program (nevermind that the program’s director was found in a gay bar in 2000). Or maybe not, since gay isn’t something one can just decide to give up. Embrace it, Larry, and get on with your life. Stop self hating and get the hell out of my Constitution. It’s no place to try and work out your personal crises.