Holier than thou Republicans and sex crimes. They seem to go together like hand and glove, do they not? Now Bill O'Reilly and Roger Ailes' join a longstanding conservative tradition. While GOP lawmakers and other conservative leaders fuss about the LBGT community and transgender bathrooms, what are these fine examples of Christian values doing? Here is a very short list of these folks that are so very concerned about the morals of America:
Senator John Ensign (R-NV.) confessed to serious cheating on his wife with a staffer and caught paying hush money to the husband, his chief of staff.
Gov. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.), confessed to serious cheating on his wife after leaving his state unsupervised for a week.
Senator Larry Craig (R-ID.), caught in a gay sex sting operation in a Minn. bathroom.
Senator David Vitter (R-LA), found to have been a client of prostitutes in D.C. & Louisiana.
Rep. Mark Foley, (R-Fl.) forced to resign when he was found to be having inappropriate communications with male pages. Bob Packwood, Senator (R-Ore.), resigned in 1995 under a threat of public senate hearings related to 10 female ex-staffers accusing him of sexual harassment. Dan Burton (R-Indiana) during 38 years of marriage he has committed adultery with dozens of women, sexually assaulted others (including a lobbyist for Planned Parenthood), and kept mistresses on his campaign and public payrolls – to the tune of at least a half-million dollars.
The list is long and distinguished folks. From sexual predatory acts on underage boys and girls, to secretary's and staff members, these guardians of Christian virtue are doing their best to ensure our communities will be safe from the unholy values of a lesbian school teacher, or the transgender teen struggling with their sexual identity.
P.S. And what would Bill O'Reilly and the rest of the "fair and balanced" folks at Fox News have said if Candidate Obama had walked on to the stage at the 2008 Democratic convention with 5 of his children, by 3 different women like our current President did only a few months ago??