Wes Goodman (R, Ohio) resigns after being caught having gay sex in his Capitol office

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    It is actually rather sad when folks like this guy, hide their sexuality behind a wall of hypocrisy

    Republican Ohio state legislator Wes Goodman describes himself on his Twitter bio as "Christian. American. Conservative. Republican." The self-described “family values” conservative with a history of anti-LGBTQ stances has resigned after admitting he engaged in sex with a man in his Ohio office.

    From The Columbus Dispatch:

    State Rep. Wes Goodman, who consistently touted his faith and conservative values, abruptly resigned late Tuesday after being confronted with evidence of inappropriate conduct with another man inside his Riffe Center office
     
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    If he were a Democrat, he would have been congratulated for coming out of the closet.
     
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    Just another typical 'Conservative' Republican. LOL
     
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    Notice that since he resigned quickly and courteously apologized and asked privacy for
    himself and family, I don't see a lot of people making a bunch of hoopla about his case
    as is happening with other officials.

    I believe this takes on a tone more tragic than comic,
    because he is serious about working things out with his family
    and facing up to his constituents he also embarrassed and let down.

    I still think he can be sincere about being anti-gay and pro marriage.
    Just because you are caught drinking to excess or doing drugs, which you know are wrongful,
    doesn't mean you can't be against addiction and abuse. It just makes it that much harder to face.
     
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    Holy toledo. BUT JUDGE MOORE ISNT FIT TO SERVE.
     
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    Most of theses anti-gay republicans are secretly gay but hate that they're with a passion. Sad.
     
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    Judge Moore is not fit to serve. Period. He is a hypocritical asshole through and through.
     
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    No, the only thing I find typical here
    is his wise decision to resign as quickly and quietly as possible
    to take responsibility for dealing with his family this is going to destroy and
    shut down any media circus that may exploit this.

    Democrats know they will be forgiven and covered for, and will take advantage most of the time.
    Republicans know this will not work with their camp, and fewer try to play that card.
    You can get away with some things, like Bush did with overstepping bounds in the name of
    national defense and the GOP will hush up the opposition. But stuff like this, no.
     

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