Barber on Craig Scandal: Wide Stance and a Tap Dance

This column was originally published by Concerned Women for America:

By J. Matt Barber

Heard the one about the U.S. senator who walked into the toilet with an undercover cop on perversion patrol?

Of course you have. Everyone’s heard it, but unfortunately, it’s not just a bad bar room joke.

Still, liberals in Congress and their friends in the press are laughing themselves cross-eyed. There’s another Republican involved in a “gay” sex scandal, so predictably the “mainstream” media’s all aflutter. They want to keep the story alive as long as they can, hoping to recreate the Foley effect in 2008.

For all six of you who haven’t heard, Craig pled guilty to disorderly conduct after he was accused of soliciting an undercover male police officer for “gay” sex in a public restroom.

Craig has denied the allegations saying he “overreacted” by pleading guilty in hopes that he could just “make it go away.”

It didn’t go away.

This story’s got that sexy, salacious stuff that makes the Pavlovian media pant: Another Republican fall from grace and a fresh, imagined batch of hot, gooey “hypocrisy” with which to broadly tar the entire GOP.

Of course, when liberal Democrats like Bill Clinton, Barney Frank and Gerry Studds are caught, it’s just a “personal matter involving sex.” But when it’s a Republican – especially one with a conservative voting record like Craig – then, holy restroom romance Batman! It’s front page news for weeks.

But whether or not the allegations against Craig are true, the scandal serves to remind us that sexual deviancy is a bipartisan dilemma. There have now been several high profile cases of politicians – Democrats and Republicans – busted while “looking for love in all the wrong places.”

In Florida, Republican state Rep. Bob Allen was recently arrested in a case similar to Craig’s, and we all remember Jim McGreevy, the former democratic governor of New Jersey, who admitted in his memoirs that he fancied doing the toilet bowl tango with strange men at truck stops.

But the media are ignoring the larger issue.

The homosexual lifestyle – particularly among males – is one principally delineated by casual, promiscuous, and yes, often anonymous sexual encounters. One of the largest homosexual organizations, Lambda Legal, essentially calls such public sex a civil right in their “Little Black Book” and walks homosexuals through the steps necessary to facilitate these “hook-ups.” The group instructs homosexuals on what to do if they’re caught “cruising for sex”, thereby encouraging such behavior.

Let’s take a peep into what was, until recently, a little known – yet always twisted – mindset within the “gay” culture. The popular QueerToday blog provides us a window. While addressing the Craig situation they candidly ask, “Why express horror at the fact that some members of our community get off in bathrooms or in parks? … What harm has it done to anyone physically or psychologically?”

No, I’m not kidding. Many “gays” can’t imagine why folks oppose men having anal sex in restroom facilities shared by families and children. And to ask – presumptively with a straight face – “what harm is done to anyone physically …” boggles the mind. In fact, statistics show that QueerToday might more aptly be named, “QueerToday, Gone Tomorrow.”

Let me explain.

[A Republican presidential candidate] responded to news of the Craig scandal saying that, if true, his actions were, “disgusting,” “disappointing” and “disgraceful.” But [the candidate] forgot another important d-word fitting to his description: “deadly.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, recently released a report indicating that the vast majority of men with deadly HIV/AIDS in America were infected through homosexual contact. Furthermore, the CDC has reported that homosexual men are, by far, most susceptible to nearly all forms of other sexually transmitted disease. In short; studies have shown that homosexual men have a markedly shorter lifespan than heterosexuals.

But don’t dare mention the medical pitfalls of homosexuality out loud or the PC police will come-a-knockin.

Just ask Jim Naugle, the democratic mayor of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He’s been raked over the coals by homosexual activists and liberal media for addressing this very problem in his city. He’s vowed to crack down on public sex and has suffered the wrath of the homosexual community for doing so. They’ve bellowed that the problem doesn’t exist and demanded he resign.

Enter Larry Craig. The scandal couldn’t have come at a worse time. The coverage of Craig’s arrest has drawn unwanted attention to this very real aspect of the homosexual lifestyle and activists are left embarrassed, with egg on their face to soak up those crocodile tears.

Mayor Naugle is left vindicated.

But even so, liberals are spinning the Craig affair hard left. First they claimed that Craig isn’t “gay.” That he – I guess – is really a married heterosexual who just happens to like sex with men (I know, I was confused too).

C’mon – Homosexual behavior is homosexual behavior. It doesn’t matter if a person is married or not. Whether someone chooses to define their identity based upon their own sexually deviant behavior is irrelevant. It doesn’t matter whether a man self-identifies as “gay.” It’s a distinction without a difference.

Missing the mark on that one, they then claimed Craig’s actions somehow show that society’s non-acceptance of homosexuality forces closeted “gay” men into public toilets to live out “who they really are.”

But the opposite is true. In today’s pop culture homosexuality is glorified. The lifestyle has been Will-and-Grace-ified. Not only is being “gay” or “bi-sexual” widely accepted, it’s hip and trendy. By engaging in, enabling and promoting anonymous “gay” sex, the homosexual lobby has merely created a convenient vehicle for perversion. Cultural acceptance of sexual deviancy simply breeds more sexual deviancy.

No, their real gripe is with the public at large. The negative outcry over the allegations against Craig and the fact that the scandal is a scandal at all actually proves that, to most Americans, morality still matters.

Matt Barber is one of the “like-minded men” with Concerned Women for America. He is an attorney concentrating in constitutional law and serves as CWA’s policy director for cultural issues.

This article was posted on Tuesday, September 11th, 2007 at 1:12 am and is filed under Candidates & Elected Officials, Down Low, Gay Culture, Media Promotion, News, Politicians & Public Officials, Public Indecency, Public Sex in Your Neighborhood?. You can follow any updates to this article through the RSS 2.0 feed.

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