Liberals have been in overdrive over comments made by Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin about rape. Akin is a pro-life Republican. He was neither condoning nor dismissing the horror of rape. This doesn’t matter to Democrats.
It’s easy to understand, however, how many prominent Republicans wanted Akin to drop out of the race. They saw their chances of gaining a Senate seat go up in flames. Akin decided to stick it out. We’ll see if he made the right decision.
While the press was making mince meat of Todd Akin, there was another under-reported story about a Democrat from Minnesota. His name is Kerry Gauthier. Here’s the story:
“Democratic leaders in Minnesota are demanding a state lawmaker withdraw from his re-election bid after police claim he admitted to having sex with a 17-year-old boy at a rest stop.
“While Rep. Kerry Gauthier, 56, will lose support from fellow Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party members if he continues with his campaign, party leaders stopped short Monday of asking him to immediately resign.
“The first-term legislator wasn’t charged in the alleged July 22 encounter because the legal age of consent in Minnesota is 16 and no money was exchanged, according to the St. Louis County attorney’s office. Police say the two had oral sex behind a rest stop pavilion in Duluth after the teen responded to Gauthier’s Craigslist ad looking for a ‘no strings attached’ sex.”
I haven’t heard a peep from the homosexual community. What did this man do wrong? He was only acting in terms of his genetic predisposition. Isn’t this the Democrat, Liberal, pro-homosexual argument? The 17-year-old of age and what they did was consensual. So what’s the big deal?
The platform of the Democrat Party includes a plank in support of homosexual marriage. If homosexual marriage is OK for Democrats, then certainly pre-marital homosexual activity is OK as well. Maybe the two were just dating. It seems that the Democrats are sending a mixed message to the homosexual community. There seems to be a homosexual double standard in the Democrat Party.
In 1985 Congressman Barney Frank, a Democrat from Massachusetts, hired Steve Gobie, a male prostitute, for sex. Gobie lived with Frank and worked for him as his aide, housekeeper, and driver. Gobie used Frank’s apartment as a homosexual escort service. Nearly 30 years later, Frank is still in Congress, although this is his last term of office.
Gerry Studds was also a Democrat Congressman from Massachusetts who served from 1983 until 1997. He was the first openly homosexual member of Congress. In 1983 he was censured by the House of Representatives after he admitted to sodomizing a 17-year-old page.
Neither Frank nor Studds was asked to resign by their Democrat colleagues.
Maybe the 17-year-old part of the Kerry Gauthier story is too close to the Jerry Sandusky story. Better to bury this guy now before people start connecting the dots.