Wednesday, September 05, 2007


Let's start by being clear about a couple of things:

Republican senator Larry Craig is not gay.

The sex that Larry Craig wants to have in public toilets is not gay sex.

Sex cannot be gay. The adjective "gay" refers to people and culture, not sex acts.

Homosexual and gay are not the same thing. There are many homosexuals who are not gay.

There are many homosexuals that are actually straight (Larry Craig, for example).

A man having anonymous sex with another man does not make him gay; even though some gay men have anonymous sex.

When homophobic television personalities like Bill Maher and Chris Matthews go on and on about gay sex, they expose their small-mindedness, ignorance, and show themselves as little men.

Referring to Larry Craig as gay is inaccurate.

Gay is a cultural label, not a sexual label.

Now, let's move on.

I have always hated the right-wing tactic of accusing liberals of flip-flopping when liberals use their intellectual powers of deductive reasoning and change their position on an issue.

Right-wingers can't ever change their minds.

On August 1, 2007, Senator Larry Craig, 62, pleaded guilty to a charge of misdemeanor disorderly conduct following his June 11 arrest at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. I believe he pleaded down from a charge of lewd and lascivious behavior.

Craig pleaded guilty.

Then the senator resigned.

Then he said he wasn't guilty.

And he said he shouldn't have pleaded guilty.

Now he says he doesn't want to resign.

Now that is flip-flopping!

Why are his actions more accurately flip-flopping? Because he is a liar.

Thinking people who change their minds are not flip-floppers. Liars who change their minds are flip-floppers.

No matter what Bill Maher, Chris Matthews or any other television personality might tell you about Larry Craig, please remember these things:

Craig is not gay, he is straight. He is married to a woman.

Craig was cruising in an airport toilet, propositioned an undercover cop and was arrested.

Craig pleaded to a lesser charge to avoid an embarrassing trial.

Craig is a liar.

Larry Craig needs to resign, and needs to leave public life and have a good talk with his Creator. Then he should make whatever changes in his life are necessary to stop being a lying, hypocritical, sexually-compulsive man.

Here's some news about him.

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