Saturday, August 13, 2011


From TPM:
An Indiana state Representative, who recently voted for a constitutional amendment that would ban gay marriage, has been accused of using Craigslist to offer an 18-year old male $80 for "a couple hours of your time tonight" plus a tip "for a really good time."

The Indianapolis Star obtained e-mails sent from Rep. Phillip Hinkle's (R) publicly listed personal address, responding to a Craigslist posting by Kameryn Gibson that said "I need a sugga daddy." Gibson told the Star that the post was in the "Casual Encounters" section under m4m, or men for men. He used his sister Megan's e-mail address -- and she later sent the e-mails to the Star.

"Cannot be a long time sugar daddy," says the e-mail response from what is allegedly Hinkle's address, "but can for tonight. Would you be interested in keeping me company for a while tonight?"

"I am an in shape married professional, 5'8", fit 170 lbs, and love getting and staying naked," the e-mail says.
They never learn. Is there a list of anti-gay politicians and activists who have been caught being gay? If such a list exists, it is long, even if it covers just the last few years.


  1. What would conservative movements do without the driving power of internalized homophobia? They would lose most of their energy and audience, that's what!

    What is said in secret will be shouted from the rooftops. But I don't think this is the kind of "getting naked" the dishonorable gentleman was thinking about...

  2. Poor Hinkle. All he wanted was to play sugga daddy for one night, and look at the trouble he's in.

  3. Tobias, Jerry Falwell was in San Francisco and was being delivered by limo to a speaking engagement. The appearance was being protested by ACT UP. Falwell smiled and said to his aid, "Homosexuals; where would our movement be without them, and where would I be without them."

  4. Well pop goes another one out of the closet! Hello Congressman girlfriend!

    The Gay Old Party indeed!

  5. Truly, I find the stupidity hard to believe.

  6. "love getting and staying naked"

    Combined w/ that photo...Ewwwwww!!! }-X

    [Don't get me wrong: Ugly People Need Love too . . . but not when the inside's even uglier than the outside! >:-( ]

  7. Problem is, if this is the kind of gay they internalise and experience, no wonder they believe us all to be immoral!

  8. In a way, I understand why a man of Hinkle's generation would choose to stay in the closet, but I do not understand why he would turn on his own to push for unjust, discriminatory laws against them. Amateur psychologist Mimi thinks that such actions are bound to result in self-loathing which leads people to act in irrational and self-defeating ways. But then, what do I know?

  9. Dingdingding! 100 points to Erika. As I wrote last year,

    it is probably significant that these men were all engaged in the most soulless sexual encounters. That's all they know, so of course, that's what they think describes all gay relationships. The absolute bile and bigotry they spew makes some twisted sense if you realize that to them, pickups and prostitutes and anonymous sex are all there is to it. They don't experience healthy sexuality, faithfulness in relationships, or family life. Homosexuality to them really is only about furtive, hidden, and dirty sex. Of course that's counter to what any of our goals are for healthy lives. Sadly, their own secret desires lead them to attack those who disprove their own experience.

  10. Mimi, I think it makes sense if you take into account that these people have been brought up being told that being gay is about the most despicable thing you can be. So when they first realised that they might be gay, or at least bisexual, they must have recoiled in horror at themselves. With no positive gay role models and no positive images of what "gay" means, they would naturally supress all those aspects of themselves as vile.

    I think it's a little like women in very patriarchic countries being brought up to believe that being raped is shameful and their fault.
    It clearly isn't, by any objective analysis, but this being the pervading culture, these women genuinely feel ashamed and guilty if it happens to them.

  11. I would suggest that in addition to the psychological impetus towards sexual relations of this kind, the practical though illusory appeal of relative anonymity and secrecy is also part of the "game."

    The majority of men arrested for solicitation at rest stops are married to women. It isn't likely they are seeking something "sordid" (though that may add a frisson to their experience) but "secret." The fact that this supposedly "anonymous" encounter takes place in a "public" restroom and opens them to prosecution and exposure seems to escape them. When it comes to the internet, there is no real anonymity...

    As I've said before, Oh what a tangled web we weave....


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