Would someone please tell Mark Foley that he's not gay, he's a pedophile?
I'm surprised that the Gay and Lesbian Alliance isn't all over this one. According to Dictionary.com a gay person [generally speaking] refers to a man who is sexually attracted to other men. MEN is the operative word. Foley is into boys.
Ironic that a conservative Republican Roman Catholic like Foley couldn't wait to jump on the gay bandwagon when his behavior came out from under a rock. Being a homosexual is so mainstream now that it is no longer considered a psychological disorder. The shrinks even took it out of their Big Book of Really Scary Personality Types You Can Grow Up to Be.
Naturally Foley has his lawyer announce that he is gay to make him seem, uh, normal. Because admitting to being a pedophile doesn't have nearly the same cache as admitting to being gay. Although it does offer a host of opportunities for prison time.
Foley's erroneous claim that he's gay continues to fuel the confusion created by those who would have you think that all gay people are pedophiles. Being sexually attracted to children, no matter which sex, is what makes someone a pedophile. Period. Sorry, Mark, you can't play the gay card once you start acting inappropriately with boys.
Also, am I the only one who knew the congressman had been molested at around the same age as the boys he has solicited on line? People were acting like this was some surprise revelation. Admitting to his molestation was a surprise, perhaps. But pedophiles are made, not born. Nor does it surprise me that the culprit was a member of the clergy [since he's Catholic, that would no doubt be one of the many pedophile PRIESTS among us]. Garbage in, garbage out.
Might as well throw in the alcohol made me do it defense. Alcohol made Mel Gibson anti-semitic. Now it's made the congressman write salacious IM's to high school boys.
What next? Alcohol made me pregnant? Oh wait, that's been done.