I Blame…

Friday, March 5th, 2010

So a day after Washington, D.C. and Mexico City legalize gay marriage, both a Vatican official and an anti-gay California legislator have been caught in high-profile gay sex scandals. Does anyone honestly believe this is mere coincidence?

Clearly the creeping acceptance of gay marriage is driving otherwise straight men directly into the arms of other men. Just as gay marriage opponents predicted would happen! So please. Think of the  Stanley Kurtzes of the world. It’s damned time we stopped gay marriage, before another vigorously, outspokenly, Pet Shop Boys-loathing hetero man is driven  . . . er . . . to his knees.

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27 Responses to “I Blame…”

  1. #1 |  BamBam | 

    Get government out of the marriage business and all of the problems will be solved with this issue.

    Except hypocrites being caught.

  2. #2 |  RM | 

    Amazingly enough, he got arrested and charged with DUI.

    Don’t know how well the prosecution will hold up, though.

  3. #3 |  East End Boy/West End Girl | 

    This has to be the first non-Andrew Sullivan Pet Shop Boys reference on a political blog.

  4. #4 |  Moritomo | 

    So a day after Washington, D.C. and Mexico City legalize gay marriage, both a Vatican official and an anti-gay California legislator have been caught in high-profile gay sex scandals. Does anyone honestly believe this is mere coincidence?

    I do believe it’s coincidence. I also thoroughly enjoyed the humor of the Ashburn story. Pure comedy gold, there.

  5. #5 |  Michael | 

    Now we know why Chris Matthews gets a tingle up his leg.

  6. #6 |  BamBam | 

    To borrow a phrase from Radley, “another isolated incident”

    3 RI cops charged in cocaine-dealing operation


  7. #7 |  JThompson | 

    We have to take a stand against Pet Shop Boys now, or the next thing you know our children will be listening to, heaven forbid, Men Without Hats. It’s a slippery slope.

    Off topic, but have you seen http://www.wave3.com/Global/story.asp?S=12047295 ?
    This is actually worse than the toy gun suspensions. This poor kid got suspended for Just Saying No. If I were one of her parents I couldn’t have given an interview because I’d be hoarse from screaming at people.

  8. #8 |  Eric | 

    Holy cow, that anti-gay fellow in your prediction link is hardcore. It’s almost hard to believe they are real quotes.

    (1) “If you isolate sexuality as something solely for one’s own personal amusement, and all you want is the most satisfying orgasm you can get- and that is what homosexuality seems to be-then homosexuality seems too powerful to resist. The evidence is that men do a better job on men and women on women, if all you are looking for is orgasm.”
    (2) “People in homosexuality are incredibly evangelical…It’s pure sexuality. It’s almost like pure heroin. It’s such a rush. They are committed in almost a religious way. And they’ll take enormous risks, do anything.”
    (3) “Marital sex tends toward the boring end…Generally, it doesn’t deliver the kind of sheer sexual pleasure that homosexual sex does”

  9. #9 |  CRNewsom | 

    @#7 JThompson

    That’s my hometown. I would love to say that I can’t believe that would happen here, but I know that we went full retard long ago. This is the status quo in Louisville.

    /Never go full retard.

  10. #10 |  Nando | 

    From the California article:

    The Sacramento County district attorney says Republican state Sen. Roy Ashburn’s blood-alcohol level was .14 percent when he was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving near the Capitol.

    I imagine the conversation went something like this:

    Bartender: “What can I get you?”
    Ashburn: “I’ll take 5 shots of whiskey, please.”
    B: “Sure thing. Is this a special occasion?”
    A: “Yes, I’m celebrating my first blow job.”
    B: “Well, here’s a 6th shot, on the house!”
    A: “Thanks, but if 5 shots don’t kill the taste in my mouth, nothing will!”

  11. #11 |  bob42 | 

    And two days after gays in D.C. are finally treated equally under the law, thousands of conservative Christian churches across the country were forced to convert their sanctuaries into Abercrombie & Fitch factory outlet stores.

  12. #12 |  SJE | 

    Eric +10 That is comedy Gold. He sounds like he is speaking from experience. Perhaps he was at the gay bar to do more research.

  13. #13 |  Satori | 

    Behaviour was the best Pet Shop Boys album, ever. Just sayin’…

  14. #14 |  SJE | 

    For those not in D.C., one of the funniest things is that the opposition to D.C. gay marriage was being led by the bastion of traditional family values, Marion Barry. The same man caught doing crack with a hooker, now under criminal investigation for kickbacks to a girlfriend, who did time for not paying his taxes, etc etc.

  15. #15 |  SJE | 

    Forgot to add, that is the 4 times married Marion Barry.

  16. #16 |  Nick T | 

    You’re right, Radley, for some reason Lebron James looked suddenly very attractive to me on sportscenter this morning. Now I know why!

  17. #17 |  Marc | 

    #6 Yeah, that…didn’t shock me at all when I saw it in the paper this morning. In other cop related news from RI, last week the police continued ot unwrap the greatest christmas gift EVAR — anti-prostitution laws that ended legal indoor prostitution for the “protection of the prostitutes.” Guess what they did with their fancy new law? That’s right, used entrapment to get massage parlor employees to offer their undercover “clients” sex, and then arrested them. Because I guess the bad men can’t get at these women if they’re safely locked up in a women’s jail, right? Even more awesome, this case looks like they can now claim the property owner where the crime committed knew what was going on and charge the landlords, too.


    (I also have to wonder if the fact that one of the property owners targeted happened to owe $20,907 in taxes had anything to do with where they decided to conduct the raids.)

  18. #18 |  Marc | 

    Alright, I know it’s probably just a coincidence and all, but after clicking on the Vatican story twice now, both times had at the bottom the following google ad:

    “Criminal History Record (link)
    Investigate Your Employees Don’t Allow Criminals in the Office”

    That just…bothers me a little.

  19. #19 |  CC | 

    The choice of the photo on the Vatican story is either very fortunate or very unfortunate depending on one’s perspective.


  20. #20 |  Scott | 

    Ashburn’s my state senator. Despite being around him and interviewing him a couple of times, he never set off my gaydar. Though it seems as though folks further north in Bakersfield were in the know.

  21. #21 |  Toonhead | 

    #8 “Marital sex tends toward the boring end…Generally, it doesn’t deliver the kind of sheer sexual pleasure that homosexual sex does”

    Response to anti-gay fellow: Then you’re doing it wrong.

  22. #22 |  Meister574 | 

    I like the Pet Shop Boys, but Erasure wa a much better synth-pop group and a way better gay reference. They did their own ABBA tribute album for goodness sake.

  23. #23 |  Steve Verdon | 

    I’m so torn…Radley or Cynical…Cynical or Radley…how can I choose…can I not have both?!?!

  24. #24 |  Guido | 

    I blame gay marriage for gay marriage.

  25. #25 |  ru | 

    The “best” part about the Ashburn story is that he’s now coming out as a homosexual — after already announcing that he wouldn’t be running for re-election (before this recent transgression).

    Now, one might take the perspective that he opted to bow out of public life because he was Tired of Living a Lie (which makes his statements about voting to oppress homosexuals because his constituents wanted him to seem quote plausible), but the more cynical view (which, IMHO, is probably true) is that he decided to come out *because* he knew that it wouldn’t hurt his (already self-ended) political career. I doubt that anyone who actually lives in Ashburn’s district maintains any illusions about the likelihood of local Republicans voting in *favor* of someone who was openly homosexual.

    This is a (semi) long-winded way for me to point out that the politicization of sexual orientation *might* do people a disservice — it’s totally possible that Ashburn hid his orientation because he:
    a) agrees with every element of the Republican platform
    b) knows that Kern County Republicans are *so* opposed to homosexuals that they wouldn’t vote the (SPOILER) Dad Who Shot Kevin Spacey in American Beauty to office. From what I can tell, there is (literally) no greater sin in a Kern County Republican than to be somehow associated with a gay in any way that doesn’t involve violence.

  26. #26 |  ru | 


    Which is to say that Kern County Republicans are going to miss out on someone who will vote (no matter the personal cost) in their favor because they are too hateful to think that someone’s sex life might be unrelated to their social views as a whole.

  27. #27 |  k4jun | 

    Hey Radley,

    You just made it to Fundies Say the Darndest Things! (www.fstdt.com)

    Someone apparently didn’t understand the subtle sarcasm here

    You are now a Fundie!