Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Senator Craig arrested.." I AM NOT GAY"

Sen. Larry Craig today denied any wrong doing today in connection with his arrest in a men's public restroom in the Minneapolis Airport. But what strikes me as odd is Craig's even more desperate cry to the public that he's not gay.

The married Idaho senator, who has been known to vote against every gay issue concerning equal rights, was arrested after soliciting an undercover male police officer in a men's public restroom at the airport in Minneapolis. The undercover officer stated that Senator Craig watched him go into a men’s stall and peeked at him through the crack in the door. Craig then went into the stall next to the officer and placed his wheeled baggage in front of the stall door so no one could see into the crack. He than slid his foot into the officer’s stall until it touched the officer. After he got down on his knees and brought his hand and arm over into the officer’s stall “reaching for him”. The officer then showed his badge under the stall. Senator Craig then stated “oh no”.

Dear Senator Craig, You keep stating that “I AM NOT GAY”. Being GAY is not a crime. Being a pervert in a men's public bathroom is a crime.

I know the fear of living life in "the closet" (I hate that saying but I'll use it in this case). But I never lied about who I was or work against the very lifestyle God chose for me or perved in a men’s public bathroom like you have done. A true man would stand his ground and admit to whom he was when faced with destiny. I have found that the fears of saying "I'm gay" are empty. I live by the words someone wrote..."Don't let the fear of rejection keep you from showing up every day of your life".

I can’t imagine living a life of lies and being true to yourself about who you are..in a men’s bathroom. That’s so sad if you think about it.

Now I’m not saying you have to make your personal sexual preference public to the world but I am saying you shouldn’t knock the very person you are by voting against equal rights for everyone.

The advice I would give to Senator Craig is to stop being a coward. (and I say coward not because of not admitting he’s gay but for using his power to vote against gays because of his fear and denial). Stand on your own two feet and stand proud of who you are. Once that step is taking I think you’ll breathe a lot easier. Your life will change and there’s a big chance that you won’t get back into office because of ignorance but you’ll live a life being true to yourself and the ones you love. But the most important advice I would give to him would be to stop being a pervert in public restrooms.


Steven said...

He thought he would never get caught!!! The jokes on him!!

I will link you

NeoAuteur said...

Well, at least he is not planning a trip to rehab. I'll give him credits for that.

THE DUCK said...

I read about this yesterday somewhere, and find it extremely interesting, especially the whole routine he allegedly went through in the bathroom. Peeping at someone through the crack in the door? Touching feet under the stall? "Come hither" hand motions under the divider? That just all seems too strange. How does one learn to do that sort of stuff? Does that seriously work? Why am I using so many question marks?

OK, so anyway, strange perverse behavior. Here's what's truly sad about this whole thing. Assuming he is actually gay and doesn't just get some weird kicks from having sex with strange men in public restrooms, it's a shame that our public figures feel the need to hide their true selves in order to remain elected. Of course, I will also never understand the hypocriticalness (is that a word?) required to both be gay and be a conservative republican in this day and age, but whatever. Interesting story, thanks for sharing.

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trish said...

I don't know much about the Senator since I didn't read anything on it. However, if he were gay and not want to be open about it why wouldn't he just have a discreet affair like any other cheating spouse. I think the fact he approached someone the way he did in a restroom doesn't mean he is necessarily gay but definately a perverted individual. IMHO :)

Dena Braves said...

You are so right here, Rick. He is a pervert - and the only way he could have prevented the world from seeing him as "just another pervert" would have been to actually admit to being gay and failing miserably at denying his true nature all these years. Well, at least he got caught being a pervert and now we know.

Reports this morning are saying he may not resign afterall. Perhaps he'll stay on and become a champion for gay rights!