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Is anti-gay congressman Aaron Schock gay?

Aaron Schock is a Republican congressman from Illinois who is anti-gay marriage and has a perfect voting record against anti-LGBT equality.

Well, you pretty much can’t be a Republican these days and be pro-gay – it’s just not allowed!

What if you are toeing the party line and you are actually a closet case gay?

It infuriates people like journalist Itay Hod who took to Facebook yesterday to blast someone who sounds just like Schock.

The “evidence” on the guy doesn’t include a real smoking gun. Just things like wearing a teal belt to an event, being obsessed with his body, and then there’s cutie pie diver Tom Daley being one of only 71 people he follows on Instagram.

(Earlier today, Schock locked down his Instagram account – one day after Americablog did a post on The 7 Gayest Aaron Schock Instagram Posts of 2013.)

Here’s an excerpt of Hod’s post which seemed to be sparked by the Americablog item:

Here’s a hypothetical: what if you know a certain GOP congressman, let’s just say from Illinois, is gay… and you know this because one of your friends, a journalist for a reputable network, told you in no uncertain terms that he caught that GOP congressman and his male roommate in the shower… together. Now they could have been good friends just trying to conserve water.

Hod wonders: ‘Doesn’t the media have an OBLIGATION to expose his hypocrisy? If he had done something so hypocritical and he wasn’t gay, wouldn’t we demand journalists do their job? But they can’t… because we won’t let them. you’re not allowed to out ANYONE, we tell them. We’ve created a situation where even though news organizations know this guy is gay, they can’t report it because he hasn’t said so on twitter.’

What do you all think? Should someone be outed if they are anti-gay in their public life and secretly gay in their private life?

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11 Remarks

  1. There is NOTHING wrong with being gay. Therefore, everyone in the public eye who is a member of the tribe should be out in the open with the rest of us. If they get a little nudge out of the closet, that’s okay with me. In fact, journalist who know the truth and don’t report it are lying and should be in another profession.

  2. If he’s gay and has been voting against his own communityI hope someone nails his hypocritical GOTP ass to the wall. If Paul Ryan hasn’t done that already.

  3. January 4th, 2014 at 7:17 pm
    Chris Andoe says:

    Absolutely! No mercy for quislings.

  4. Greg, is the Pope Catholic?

  5. Yes. If someone is living an anti-gay lifestyle for political or any other reasons, yet they themselves are actually gay, they should be outed. They should also be ashamed of themselves for being so hypocritical. But then again, I’m not sure what good outing him would do. He would probably just continue to oppose gay rights. It’s not like there aren’t already gay men (and women) voting for republicans who they know want to limit the rights of the LGBT community. Many of those gay republicans will say they are against gay marriage even tho they themselves are openly gay. They will say they are against it because of their so called “religious beliefs” or because they think marriage should be between one man and one woman. A large percentage of republicans have no problems voting against their own interests just so they can vote republican. Often because they think the republican party is the party of “god” or whatever. I know of many people who are “dirt poor” and need government benefits just to survive…yet they continue to vote for republicans who specifically state they want to/will/have limited benefits to the poor, the sick, the elderly, children, and etc. Unfortunately we are not required to pass an IQ test to vote.

  6. January 5th, 2014 at 5:44 am
    RichB in PS says:

    Too many in a similar position are and have been a detriment for because, and this is proven to be factual – YES “… what if you know a certain GOP congressman, let’s just say from Illinois, is gay… and you know this because one of your friends, a journalist for a reputable network, told you in no uncertain terms that he caught that GOP congressman and his male roommate in the shower… together. Now they could have been good friends just trying to …”

  7. January 5th, 2014 at 10:26 am
    Peter Mac Iver says:

    I don’t think that a person should be outed just because they are in the public view, however someone who is actively working againist the LGBT community and is gay themselves they should definitely be outed for their hypocrisy, because we have a right to know that someone slamming our community may in fact be secretly a part of the community.

  8. January 5th, 2014 at 2:30 pm
    Gaspar Marino says:

    I agree with comments above. If he really is gay and speaks out against the gay community in public, that is really hypocritical and it is also lying. Do we need any more lying politicians to help make America even more of a laughing stock than it is already abroad? Someone should report the truth, so that these hypocrites are exposed.

  9. If a person in public office is voting against gay issues, then, yes, of course, he must be outed.

  10. Come out, come out wherever you are princess!!!

  11. YES YES YES !!

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