Gay Alabama Legislator Threatens To “Out” Adulterous Anti-Gay Officials
Alabama State Rep. Patricia Todd was totally psyched when a federal judge overturned her state’s outdated ban on gay marriage. She was less impressed, however, by the way some officials reacted to it.
Specifically, House Speaker Mike Hubbard said that it was “outrageous when a single unelected and unaccountable federal judge can overturn the will of millions of Alabamians who stand in firm support of the Sanctity of Marriage Act. “The Legislature will encourage a vigorous appeals process, and we will continue defending the Christian conservative values that make Alabama a special place to live.” The state Attorney General/Comic Book Supervillain Luther Strange filed a motion over the weekend to stay the judges ruling, hoping to at least enjoy a few more weeks of having more rights than gay people, I guess.
In response to these statements, according to Alabama.com, Todd posted a missive on Facebook threatening to out hypocritical legislators who blather on about “family values” while committing adultery themselves.
“This (is) a time where you find out who are accepting, loving people. To say I am disappointed in Speaker Hubbard comment’s and Attorney General Strange choice to appeal the decision is an understatement. I will not stand by and allow legislators to talk about ‘family values’ when they have affairs, and I know of many who are and have. I will call our elected officials who want to hide in the closet OUT,” Todd stated in her Facebook post over the weekend.
Todd would not name, at least yet, anyone she was referring to in her Facebook post regarding affairs.
“Don’t start throwing bricks at my window when yours is already cracked as well,” Todd said in an interview with AL.com Monday morning regarding her Facebook post and threat. “I’m very upset about Hubbard’s (comments) and what he said about the ruling.”
Oh, I do hope she does it. This is some Larry Kramer shit and I love it. I honestly do. If you are going to get up on a damn podium and talk about “family values” and whine about how gay people getting married is going to destroy your precious heterosexual marriage–then goddamn, your house had better be straight.
Generally speaking, I believe that adultery is no one’s business but that of the person involved and their family. I will openly admit that as long as a politician or influential person is not going around trying to legislate anyone else’s sex life or romantic choices, I cannot get it up to care what they do in their personal lives in that regard. I just don’t. It does not matter to me.
Now, you could say that this is because I’m a liberal and thus only care when conservative politicians are shamed by their sexual dalliances. Honestly, though, for me, this is about hypocrisy. If a liberal politician was going around telling people to save the environment and then investing in oil companies on the side, or something to that effect, that would be a lot more messed up to me than one of them cheating on their spouse.
I also believe that when you get caught as an adulterer, say, in the cases of Newt Gingrich or Jim Bakker, that you ought to have to sign away your right to criticize other people’s sexual and romantic choices forever. This should absolutely be the case and I never stop being shocked that it is not. Given how this has played out in the past, it’s sadly unlikely that any revelation of adultery Patricia Todd could make would actually affect these people’s careers in politics. So I say we have out with it, so that at least some of us could have a good laugh. [Alabama.com]