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See, He’s as Immoral As We Are! Outing Politicians.

August 31, 2009 By: jaysays Category: Commentary, Featured, Thought of the Gay

bauerHere we go again – as discussed on Joe. My. God, South Carolina’s anti-gay Lt. Governor Andre Bauer has been outed as a gay.  While I often feel a certain level of vindication when anti-gay politicians are outed, and even give a little squeal of joy occasionally, the fact remains that it sets a dangerous precedent.  Essentially, by outing these people, we aren’t saying that “gay is ok” but instead saying that the person is “just as immoral as we are.”

Take a look at some of the comments being made on blogs about the outing and you quickly see that many go immediately toward the “they aren’t as moral as they think they are” soundtrack:

this is hilarious. now the south carolina republican party has to choose between impeaching/forcing mark sanford out of office and raising a closet case to governor…or supporting his attempt to hold on to power, exposing them as moral hypocrites…HA! [emphasis added]

Or how about this one:

Closeted antigay men are making this s— all too easy these past few years.  Don’t accuse a group of people of being immoral when you have no morals yourself.

Now the real immorality and what people are likely talking about is the fact that these people are “hypocrites” – or rather, hypocrisy is the immoral act being committed.  The hypocrisy being that they live as straight men, but seek out gay relationships on the down-low while fighting for discriminatory legislation.  Unfortunately, that’s not the impression given.  The result? Those who are undecided about equality for LGBT people hear us calling ourselves immoral… just like that closeted Lt. Governor.

Another interesting thought revolves around out lesbian Mary Cheney donating $1,000.00 to a politician that does not support marriage equality.  Many LGBT activists and bloggers are criticising Ms. Cheney for her actions, particularly since she is married to someone of the same sex – another form of hypocrisy.  However, why is it that no one is calling out those that actually had relationships with Andre Bauer?  Were they not also contributing to discrimination of our people?  Are they not as guilty as Mary Cheney for supporting anti-LGBT equality?

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – the best way to get these closeted politicians to speak out is to stop giving them man-love people – we need a sex boycott.

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15 Comments to “See, He’s as Immoral As We Are! Outing Politicians.”


  1. That needs to be the bigger hypocrisy that needs to be addressed – assuming, of course, the story about him being an anti-gay closet case is true – those wanting to have sex with him because he's an anti-gay closet case.

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    • It may not be true. That's another problem with these outings. Where are the first-hand stories? Why aren't the people who have known him carnally coming forward? Are they in the closet too? These things leave more questions than answers which is why I feel they are not productive in the least. What did outing him do for the equality movement?

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  2. I disagree with your point. Common sense tells you it's a heck of a lot more effective to expose the truth about a hypocritical closet case than to try and stop people from having sex. How in the world would you be able to monitor the millions of people in the world and make sure none of them are having sex with a Republican hypocrite behind closed doors? Hello?

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    • I thought it would be obvious, due to the nature of the monitoring, that I don't mean we literally monitor them – more of a self-policing. General criticism of those that would have relationships with politicians that are ant-LGBT would help spread the message. We openly condemn the closeted anti-equality people, yet never their enablers.

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  3. I've always had a problem with this outings. I thing you're right in feeling that we're telling everyone that person is as immoral as us. Of course as a group we're not any more moral or immoral as any other group of people.

    I only think it's right to out these people after they've allowed themselves to be caught in some toe tapping, footsie playing bathroom activities.

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  4. I couldn’t disagree more when it comes to the outing issue. I think some of the greatest harm to our community has been self hating gays.
    As far as I’m concerned any politician that aligns himself or supports the anti gay movement is open game.
    The person who reported this has a pretty good track record and I think it would be immoral and total hypocrisy on our part NOT to expose the truth. As far as the enablers are concerned I don't see the comparison at all unless they themselves are on a soapbox denying me my rights. (Though I cannot for the life of me understand how any rational thinking gay person can have an intimate relationship with a self proclaim homophobe)

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  5. I haven't found anything so far that discredits Rogers claim.

    September 01, 2009

    Mike Rogers drags another conservative politician out of the closet.
    Love him or loathe him, blogger Mike Rogers has a 100% track record when it comes to outing politicians that fight against gay rights while secretly pursuing same-gender sex. Senator Larry Craig, Reps. Mark Foley, Ed Schrock and David Drier (to name but a few) have all been exposed by Rogers as right-wing hypocrites who rail against LGBT equality but don't mind smoking some pole on the side. Now the gay activist/investigator has added another notch to his belt: The Lieutenant Governor of the Palmetto State.

    http://www.progressivepuppy.com/the_progressive_p

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/08/31/gay-blog

    http://www.towleroad.com/andre-bauer/

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  6. I haven't found anything so far that discredits Rogers claim.

    September 01, 2009

    Mike Rogers drags another conservative politician out of the closet.
    Love him or loathe him, blogger Mike Rogers has a 100% track record when it comes to outing politicians that fight against gay rights while secretly pursuing same-gender sex. Senator Larry Craig, Reps. Mark Foley, Ed Schrock and David Drier (to name but a few) have all been exposed by Rogers as right-wing hypocrites who rail against LGBT equality but don't mind smoking some pole on the side. Now the gay activist/investigator has added another notch to his belt: The Lieutenant Governor of the Palmetto State.

    http://www.progressivepuppy.com/the_progressive_p

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/08/31/gay-blog

    http://www.towleroad.com/andre-bauer/

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  7. I haven't found anything so far that discredits Rogers claim.

    September 01, 2009

    Mike Rogers drags another conservative politician out of the closet.
    Love him or loathe him, blogger Mike Rogers has a 100% track record when it comes to outing politicians that fight against gay rights while secretly pursuing same-gender sex. Senator Larry Craig, Reps. Mark Foley, Ed Schrock and David Drier (to name but a few) have all been exposed by Rogers as right-wing hypocrites who rail against LGBT equality but don't mind smoking some pole on the side. Now the gay activist/investigator has added another notch to his belt: The Lieutenant Governor of the Palmetto State.

    http://www.progressivepuppy.com/the_progressive_p

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/08/31/gay-blog

    http://www.towleroad.com/andre-bauer/

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  8. I haven't found anything so far that discredits Rogers claim.

    September 01, 2009

    Mike Rogers drags another conservative politician out of the closet.
    Love him or loathe him, blogger Mike Rogers has a 100% track record when it comes to outing politicians that fight against gay rights while secretly pursuing same-gender sex. Senator Larry Craig, Reps. Mark Foley, Ed Schrock and David Drier (to name but a few) have all been exposed by Rogers as right-wing hypocrites who rail against LGBT equality but don't mind smoking some pole on the side. Now the gay activist/investigator has added another notch to his belt: The Lieutenant Governor of the Palmetto State.

    http://www.progressivepuppy.com/the_progressive_p

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/08/31/gay-blog

    http://www.towleroad.com/andre-bauer/

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