The height of hypocrisy – this is perhaps the best way we are able to describe such actions. How can an individual come out strongly against something, speak out against them, but behind closed doors do the same thing that they speak so vehemently about? Of course we do understand the fact that the gay debate has often been a thorny issue, eliciting mixed reactions from all walks of life.
At the moment, members of the gay community are still fighting to champion for their rights; after all, they are human beings like the rest of us. These days there are gay bars, and lots of other places and events that are specifically meant for the gay community, which surprisingly has also attracted a lot of people who are not necessarily gay.
Activists against gay people often speak out and spew lots of venom against this community. There are individuals who have even lost their lives as a result of such forms of incitement. The following are some activists who were strongly vocal against gay people, only to turn out to be gay the whole time. Even Judas wouldn’t stoop so low!
10. Randy Boehning
There’s being caught doing something wrong, and then there’s being caught doing something you’ve been publicly fighting against. We can only imagine the memes that followed after he was busted. A strong spokesman against the gay community, Randy was an avid user of the gay hookup and dating app, Grindr. To make matters worse, when he was busted, he was caught sending explicit photos of his junk to a 21-year-old gay man. That’s not all, his user name on Grindr: Top Man! When he finally broke out of denial, he confessed that his family and friends never knew he was gay.
9. Steve Wiles
What is it with politicians and scandals? They speak so much about what they will never do, yet behind closed doors they are simply wolves in sheep skin. The North Carolina Republican Senate candidate was candid in his campaigns against the gay community. As a matter of fact, he was so strong in his beliefs that he supported the ban on same sex marriages. Well, the past has a way of coming out, and his caught up with him at the wrong time. Apparently more than a decade ago, he used to be a gay drag show emcee and drag queen at a gay friendly lounge in Winston-Salem!
8. George Rekers
George is the maybe worst of them all. On a scale of 1 – Judas, this guy is Delilah! He is credited (sic) for pioneering one of the largest ever anti-gay lobby groups in the country back in the 1980s. Other than that, he also went on to publish works like Growing Up Straight: What Families Should Know About Homosexuality. While on a lecture, he was unable to lift his own luggage, so he went to rentboy.com to get help. This is a site where all profiles are private, so he certainly must have been a member for quite a while.
7. Pastor Eddie Long
There’s one thing that we have come to learn about televangelists; whenever you come across one, know that there is always a scandal not so far away from them. This shepherd, like most of his fellow men of the cloak, preyed on innocent young boys. Since the age of consent in Georgia is 16, these matters were settled out of court. For someone who organized a march to Dr. Martin Luther King’s grave to define marriage, and who said his church could deliver individuals against homosexuality, having not one, or two, or three, but four boys in court filing lawsuits against him for using his position to solicit sexual relations with them, is just pathetic.
6. Alabama Attorney General Troy King
Good old Attorney General. The man who has so much power in his hands, literally! He has to be one of the most vocal antigay lobbyists of all time. Apart from his outright onslaught against the gay community, he further made attempts to impose a ban on sex toys, which as we would love to imagine, did not do him any favors on both sides of his ill-fated campaign. As luck would have it, his wife caught him having sex with the homecoming King from Troy University, where he is an alumnus. Well, like we always say, never trust politicians.
5. Richard Curtis
Another State Representative makes it on our not so famous list of hypocrites. If you ask anyone about Curtis, the first thing that comes to mind is how strongly he speaks, or used to speak out, against gay rights. Apart from just voting against the domestic partnerships for gays, he further opposed a bill that was aimed at prohibiting discrimination of individuals based on their sexual orientation. So what happened? Well, he had to resign from the House when reports surfaced about his sexual liaisons with a male escort. To make matters worse, he paid for sex, and bought two x-rated gay films that they could watch together.
4. Ted Haggard
Another man of God features on our list. Turns out these men of the cloak and politicians are all one and the same thing, preaching the Gospel but interpreting it and carrying out their own version of what they preach. New Life Church of Colorado Springs had things coming at him really fast. For someone who had supported the 43rd amendment in Colorado which banned same sex marriage in the state, being called out by professional masseur and prostitute Mike Jones was the height of all hypocrisy. To make things worse, the pastor was also a crystal meth addict, and had been engaging in gay sex for….wait for it – 3 years!
3. Glenn Murphy Jr.
Now at least we understand the guys who pretend not to be gay, and do nothing about it, or keep quiet about their fantasies. Glenn here, one of the leaders of Republicans of Indiana (former) and also former leader of the Young Republicans, is an individual who had always come out as a clean politician. He championed for a straight family, straight family values, and heterosexual family orientation. However, he was caught a second time (first time there was no evidence) going down on one of the Young Republicans he was leading. The chap was dead asleep and all this happened without his consent. Well, not only do we know he is gay, but he is also proudly registered in the sex offender hall of fame.
2. David Dreier
One of the most active members of Californians for Bush, 2004, Dreier is one of the strongest lobbyists against gay rights. He championed not only against gay marriage rights, but also against gay adoption rights and gay legal rights. His philandering ways are however not just all about his boyfriend, but he also felt the wrath of the society when he was accused of constantly sleeping with his staff. To make things worse, power got too sweet for him, he started paying his boyfriend a really high salary, which is not something that we should act surprised about when dealing with corrupt office holders.
1. Bruce Barclay
Former County commissioner for Cumberland County, and Republican chairman Bruce Barclay, unlike the other contestants on our list of shame, simply held one belief, that homosexuality was a sin of nature. That homosexuals were born sinful. As fate would have it, rape allegations arose against him, and upon conducting a search of his house, lots of sex tapes were found. By lots we mean HUNDREDS!! These were tapes of him having sex with a male prostitute he would hire. After 9 months under house arrest, at least he proved was that for a fact, he was not a rapist.