Tuesday, September 04, 2007

The Most Feared Man on the Hill?

This is a good interview in today's Washington Post (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/09/03/AR2007090301396.html) with my friend Mike Rogers at BlogActive.com and PageOneQ.com. I believe that Mike is doing a great service in exposing closeted anti-gay politicians and their staffers. In my view these people are akin to Jews working for the Nazis or segregationists having affairs with blacks. They are hypocrites and they need to be exposed for their self-serving demonetization of gays. Hopefully, in time they will learn that gay bashing is counterproductive for self preservation, if nothing else:
Soon, a new name will pop up on Mike Rogers's hit list. Larry Craig wasn't "the first on my list," the gay blogger says. And the Idaho senator, who announced his resignation Saturday, "won't be the last."

For three years now, he's been a feared one-man machine, "outing," he says, nearly three dozen senior political and congressional staffers, White House aides and, most damagingly, Congress members on his blog. On Capitol Hill, a typical phone call from Rogers -- "Are you gay?" he'd ask -- is "a call from Satan himself," says a former high-ranking congressional staffer whose name is on the list.

In Rogers's mind, if you're against gay rights in your public life and you live a secret homosexual life, all bets are off.

In 2004, one of the first public officials he targeted was then-Virginia congressman Ed Schrock because of his voting record on such issues as gays in the military, same-sex marriage and gay adoption. In 2000, for instance, Schrock told the Virginian-Pilot: "You're in the showers with them, you're in the bunk room with them, you're in staterooms with them." Schrock decided not to run for reelection because of the rumors.

In the coming months, he plans to post the names of "a few more" closeted Congress members on his blog, he says, all of them Republicans. There are 33 names on his published list, most of them men, 30 from the GOP. That fact reveals more about the Republicans, he says, than about him. Although a registered Democrat, he says he is bipartisan.

"I write about closeted people whose records are anti-gay," he says. "If you're a closeted Democrat or Republican and you don't bash gays or vote against gay rights to gain political points, I won't out you."

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