Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Another Conservative Slinking Around In The Toilets

Sen. Larry Craig, Republican of Idaho, is a conservative, votes against gay marriage, opposes protecting gay and lesbian crime victims, and likes to have sex with men in restrooms.

Craig has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of lewd conduct in a men's room. A plea like this often means you were caught having sex in a men's room but agree to plead guilty to the lesser charge.

According to the AP story linked below:
According to the prosecutor's complaint, obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press, airport police Sgt. Dave Karsniam, who was investigating allegations of sexual conduct in airport restrooms, went into a stall shortly after noon on June 11 and closed the door.

Minutes later, the officer saw Craig gazing into his stall through the crack between the stall door and the frame, fidgeted with his fingers and returned to gazing through the stall for about another two minutes.

After a man in the adjacent stall flushed the toilet and left, Craig entered it and put his roller bag against the front of the stall door, "which Sgt. Karsnia's experience has indicated is used to attempt to conceal sexual conduct by blocking the view from the front of the stall," said the complaint, which was dated June 25.

The complaint said Craig then tapped his right foot several times and moved it closer to Karsnia's stall and then moved it into the area of the officer's stall to where it touched Karsnia's foot. Karsnia recognized that "as a signal often used by persons communicating a desire to engage in sexual conduct," the complaint said.

Craig then passed his left hand under the stall divider into Karsnia's stall with his palms up and guided it along the divider toward the front of the stall three times, the complaint said.

I hope that the hard work of gay liberation is helping to create a generation of American men, conservative and liberal alike, who do not have to slink around in toilets to get sex; that men who are homosexual or bisexual can feel free to find the partners they want without having to hate themselves and others, who don't have to be anti-gay to hide their own feelings and desires, who don't have to promote bigotry to hide their own shame. I hope that the next generation of American men can turn away from the horrible ideals of so-called conservatism that requires them to hate people just because they love differently.

But, I still ask have to ask: Are there any male conservatives who don't have sex with men?
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