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Old 11-16-17, 09:58 PM
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GOP “family values” legislator caught having sex with another man in his office.

Yet again the chickens have come home to roost for the party of family values.

A Republican “family values” state legislator quit after he was caught having sex with a man in his office

http://www.newsweek.com/republican-f...sex-man-713821
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The power of self-hatred and shame, ladies and gentlemen.
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"Another" man? How many he got?
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Nothing says "I'm gay" like being staunchly against LGBT rights.
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Was he catching or pitching?
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It would seem apparent that the legislator violated the Ohio code of ethics by using his office for sexual dalliances with someone other than his spouse. His behavior can also be interpreted to violate the code in other ways. It was appropriate for him to resign both in compliance with the code and just out of common decency and respect for his constituents after betraying their trust...as though his betrayal of his spouse and family weren't enough reason to resign.


LEGISLATIVE CODE OF ETHICS
FOR MEMBERS AND EMPLOYEES OF THE
132ND OHIO GENERAL ASSEMBLY,
EMPLOYEES OF ANY LEGISLATIVE AGENCY,
AND CANDIDATES FOR THE 133RD GENERAL ASSEMBLY

SECTION 1. CONDUCT
All members of the Senate or the House of Representatives shall conduct themselves at all times so as to reflect credit upon the member's respective chamber of the General Assembly, shall obey all rules of the member's respective chamber of the General Assembly, and shall conform the member's conduct to this Code of Ethics. All employees of the Senate or House of Representatives and all employees of any legislative agency shall conduct themselves at all times so as to reflect credit upon the employee's respective chamber of the General Assembly or institution of employment, shall obey all rules of the employee's respective chamber of the General Assembly or institution of employment, and shall conform the employee's conduct to this Code of Ethics.
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The irony.
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The irony.
If this were News of the Weird, it would be such a familiar story that it would be retired.

Humans can be hypocrites...and often are.

News at Eleven.

Edit: Is anyone really surprised any more when celebrities, politicians, athletes, etc. turn out to be different in their private lives from their public personas?

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Old 11-17-17, 08:36 AM
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Originally Posted by creekdipper View Post
If this were News of the Weird, it would be such a familiar story that it would be retired.

Humans can be hypocrites...and often are.

News at Eleven.

Edit: Is anyone really surprised any more when celebrities, politicians, athletes, etc. turn out to be different in their private lives from their public personas?
Nope. But celebrities and athletes don’t make laws about personal behavior that affect other people.
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Re: GOP “family values” legislator caught having sex with another man in his office.

Originally Posted by creekdipper View Post
It would seem apparent that the legislator violated the Ohio code of ethics by using his office for sexual dalliances with someone other than his spouse. His behavior can also be interpreted to violate the code in other ways. It was appropriate for him to resign both in compliance with the code and just out of common decency and respect for his constituents after betraying their trust...as though his betrayal of his spouse and family weren't enough reason to resign.


LEGISLATIVE CODE OF ETHICS
FOR MEMBERS AND EMPLOYEES OF THE
132ND OHIO GENERAL ASSEMBLY,
EMPLOYEES OF ANY LEGISLATIVE AGENCY,
AND CANDIDATES FOR THE 133RD GENERAL ASSEMBLY

SECTION 1. CONDUCT
All members of the Senate or the House of Representatives shall conduct themselves at all times so as to reflect credit upon the member's respective chamber of the General Assembly, shall obey all rules of the member's respective chamber of the General Assembly, and shall conform the member's conduct to this Code of Ethics. All employees of the Senate or House of Representatives and all employees of any legislative agency shall conduct themselves at all times so as to reflect credit upon the employee's respective chamber of the General Assembly or institution of employment, shall obey all rules of the employee's respective chamber of the General Assembly or institution of employment, and shall conform the employee's conduct to this Code of Ethics.
In Ohio he is allowed to have sex in his office with his wife? Still would seem inappropriate.
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Re: GOP “family values” legislator caught having sex with another man in his office.

Originally Posted by creekdipper View Post
It would seem apparent that the legislator violated the Ohio code of ethics by using his office for sexual dalliances with someone other than his spouse. His behavior can also be interpreted to violate the code in other ways. It was appropriate for him to resign both in compliance with the code and just out of common decency and respect for his constituents after betraying their trust...as though his betrayal of his spouse and family weren't enough reason to resign.


LEGISLATIVE CODE OF ETHICS
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AND CANDIDATES FOR THE 133RD GENERAL ASSEMBLY

SECTION 1. CONDUCT
All members of the Senate or the House of Representatives shall conduct themselves at all times so as to reflect credit upon the member's respective chamber of the General Assembly, shall obey all rules of the member's respective chamber of the General Assembly, and shall conform the member's conduct to this Code of Ethics. All employees of the Senate or House of Representatives and all employees of any legislative agency shall conduct themselves at all times so as to reflect credit upon the employee's respective chamber of the General Assembly or institution of employment, shall obey all rules of the employee's respective chamber of the General Assembly or institution of employment, and shall conform the employee's conduct to this Code of Ethics.
So it actually says you CAN use it with your wife!? That’s hot. At the swearing in I’d be whispering in my wife’s ear. And on the first day of work I’d be like, “This new roads bill is just the kind of legislation I want to get behind. Now gentlemen, stay put. My wife’s going to come in here and I’m going to get behind her...”
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Originally Posted by creekdipper View Post
If this were News of the Weird, it would be such a familiar story that it would be retired.

Humans can be hypocrites...and often are.

News at Eleven.

Edit: Is anyone really surprised any more when celebrities, politicians, athletes, etc. turn out to be different in their private lives from their public personas?
Oh look, you do get it.

Originally Posted by creekdipper View Post
If your position is that humans can be hypocrites, why post the meme? News at Eleven indeed.
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Wes Goodman

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If your position is that humans can be hypocrites, why post the meme? News at Eleven indeed.
To deflect as much as possible away from the important facts:

This comes as a surprise to many constituents, because Goodman has consistently spoken about "natural marriage" being between a man and a woman. His campaign website, which is now offline, outlined his views on family: "Healthy, vibrant, thriving, values-driven families are the source of Ohio's proud history and the key to Ohio's future greatness. The ideals of a loving father and mother, a committed natural marriage, and a caring community are well worth pursuing and protecting."

Goodman’s twitter bio describes him as: “Christian. American. Conservative. Republican. Husband to @Beth1027.” His tweets are protected and his account is private. His Facebook page has been taken offline.
It's the standard M.O. for "do as we say, not as we do" Evangelicals.
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Nope. But celebrities and athletes don’t make laws about personal behavior that affect other people.
Tell that to Trump, Reagan, Franken, and Schwarzenegger.
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Oh look, you do get it.

If your position is that humans can be hypocrites, why post the meme? News at Eleven indeed.
Not every hypocrite uses their celebrity status to publish books criticizing the morals of others.

They deserve special recognition.
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Not every hypocrite uses their celebrity status to publish books criticizing the morals of others.

They deserve special recognition.
Like the subject of this thread? He doesn't deserve "special recognition"?

You're the one who tried to say "oh they all do it".

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Tell that to Trump, Reagan, Franken, and Schwarzenegger.
Happily! I believe I've been fairly consistent in my criticism of poor behavior. And once a celeb transitions to politics and starts writing laws that affect others, I will gladly point out any and all hypocrisy I see. And not say "Humans can be hypocrites...and often are. News at Eleven." to dismiss criticism.
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So it actually says you CAN use it with your wife!? That’s hot. At the swearing in I’d be whispering in my wife’s ear. And on the first day of work I’d be like, “This new roads bill is just the kind of legislation I want to get behind. Now gentlemen, stay put. My wife’s going to come in here and I’m going to get behind her...”
I'd think that they would applaud members spending some quality time with their spouses.

Housekeeping might not be so keen on the idea.

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Like the subject of this thread? He doesn't deserve "special recognition"?

You're the one who tried to say "oh they all do it".



Happily! I believe I've been fairly consistent in my criticism of poor behavior. And once a celeb transitions to politics and starts writing laws that affect others, I will gladly point out any and all hypocrisy I see. And not say "Humans can be hypocrites...and often are. News at Eleven." to dismiss criticism.
Whoa, Sport. Don't go over to the Dark Side just when we were ready to compliment you for being consistent re: Franken.

Go back and read my post, and you'll notice that I said that the fellow was correct in resigning. My comment was directed toward the "irony" remark. Of course it's ironic...but so are all of the multitudes of other notables (if you can call a lowly state legislator "notable" to anyone outside his district) who have been caught with their pants down...literally or figuratively.

When you equate approving of his resignation and calling his actions a betrayal of his constituents as well as his family "dismissing criticism," I humbly suggest that you're grinding some personal axe.

This nobody has paid the price for his actions and will continue to do so. When he writes a best-selling book(s) about "liars," he'll get his own meme.
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In Ohio he is allowed to have sex in his office with his wife? Still would seem inappropriate.
That depends upon your definition of "sex." Leon Panetta may be of some help here.
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Go back and read my post, and you'll notice that I said that the fellow was correct in resigning. My comment was directed toward the "irony" remark. Of course it's ironic...but so are all of the multitudes of other notables (if you can call a lowly state legislator "notable" to anyone outside his district) who have been caught with their pants down...literally or figuratively.
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If this were News of the Weird, it would be such a familiar story that it would be retired.

Humans can be hypocrites...and often are.

News at Eleven.

Edit: Is anyone really surprised any more when celebrities, politicians, athletes, etc. turn out to be different in their private lives from their public personas?
"News at Eleven" sounds like dismissal to me. A flippant descriptor that this is not worth discussing. And then you equate politicians with celebrities and athletes when you know that politicians can affect our lives in ways that celebrities and athletes cannot.
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"News at Eleven" sounds like dismissal to me. A flippant descriptor that this is not worth discussing. And then you equate politicians with celebrities and athletes when you know that politicians can affect our lives in ways that celebrities and athletes cannot.
Are you just trying to be obtuse?

Look, maybe you're having a bad day. I can relate. I just got home from being a pallbearer at a graveside service for a childless Christian lady who died Monday at age 95. She was like a second mother to me and several generations in our church. Her funeral was last night, so maybe I'm a little bit testy.

But you are being completely disingenuous. Noted that you didn't quote my original post which totally refutes your point. Instead, you chose the second post which applied only to the idea that anyone could find the report to be especially ironic given our current daily revelations of misdeeds.

Be critical, but at least be honestly critical. There are enough here who care nothing about honesty.
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My take is Christian “Extremist” groups make a deal with the Devil to get their way. They believe the ends justify the means.

Like the NRA these groups contribute massive money and can mobilize their flock.

They know full well these congressmen don’t believe as they do or even support their beliefs. But the congressmen will do anything to get re-elected.

I honestly believe many in Congress would like to take action on gun control. But they know it political suicide. I’m not sure it the same with these Christian “Extremist” but I do believe that politians will align themselves with them despite their personal belief, as they gain money and a powerful support.
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My take is Christian “Extremist” groups make a deal with the Devil to get their way. They believe the ends justify the means.

Like the NRA these groups contribute massive money and can mobilize their flock.

They know full well these congressmen don’t believe as they do or even support their beliefs. But the congressmen will do anything to get re-elected.

I honestly believe many in Congress would like to take action on gun control. But they know it political suicide. I’m not sure it the same with these Christian “Extremist” but I do believe that politians will align themselves with them despite their personal belief, as they gain money and a powerful support.
Cynical, but agreed.
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Cynical, but agreed.
Cynical? Perhaps. But many Christian Extremist groups backed Trump. Multiple marriages, admitted to sexual assult, etc. why? Because they hoped (knew) he would select SC Justices to attempt to repeal women's rights. They made a deal w/the devil. And unfortunanlty, their deal may pay off.
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