|Republican Mike Yenni admits to an illicit relationship with an underage boy|
Republicans and their puppet masters at Christian "family values" hate groups continue to hyperventilate about the dangers of transgender individuals using restrooms that conform to their gender identity, but out of Louisiana we are seeing another example of the real danger to children and youths is Republican elected officials (conservative "Christian" pastors and Catholic priests, of course, lead the way in child molestation). In this instance, the GOP elected official sent a 17-year-old boy sexually charged text messages and gave him a “graduation present” pair of racy designer underwear, but claims that nothing else happened and that he's "not gay." Yeah, and I'm Queen Victoria too! A piece in The Raw Story looks at this matter which sadly is so common among Republicans that it is almost becoming non-newsworthy since such situations - and arrest made during solicitations for sex in restrooms - seem to happen weekly, if not more frequently. Here are article highlights:
A Louisiana parish president admits that he sent a then-17-year-old boy sexually charged text messages and gave him a “graduation present” pair of racy designer underwear, but insists that he was only “playing along” with the teen and that no sexual contact took place.that Republican Mike Yenni characterized his relationship with the underage student at his alma mater Jesuit High School as a “lapse in judgment” and said that calls for his resignation are politically motivated.
“I can’t explain why I did it,” the married, 40-year-old Yenni . He maintained that many of the details revealed in a 2015 blog post by the boy about the affair were false and that he never had sexual contact with the teen beyond kissing, nor was he grooming the boy for a sexual relationship.
Fox 8’s Lee Zurik asked Yenni what his intent was in exchanging erotic texts with a teen.
“I can’t…I really can’t answer it,” said Yenni. “I mean, it was just…it was a stupid action. It was a stupid action to even get into this form of text messaging. It was something…something that I can’t explain why I did it.”
Yenni met the boy at a Jesuit High School function. They began to exchange sexually charged messages. Yenni visited the boy at his job at a local mall and presented him with a pair of underwear. They kissed, but Yenni insists that was their only contact, which was not illegal because the age of consent for boys in Louisiana is 17.
A year after the liaison, the boy published an account of the affair, which was picked up by what Yenni calls a “tabloid.” He declined to address the accusations against him line by line . . .
“I’m not gay,” Yenni replied.