REPORT: Ohio GOP Rep Who Resigned After Tryst With Man Also Molested Teen At Event Run By Tony Perkins

WHOA.

The Washington Post reports:

On a fall evening two years ago, donors gathered during a conference at a Ritz-Carlton hotel near Washington to raise funds for a 31-year-old candidate for the Ohio legislature who was a rising star in evangelical politics.

Hours later, upstairs in a hotel guest room, an 18-year-old college student who had come to the event with his parents said the candidate unzipped his pants and fondled him in the middle of the night. The frightened teenager fled the room and told his mother and stepfather, who demanded action from the head of the organization hosting the conference.

“If we endorse these types of individuals, then it would seem our whole weekend together was nothing more than a charade,” the stepfather wrote to Tony Perkins, president of the Council for National Policy.

“Trust me . . . this will not be ignored nor swept aside,” replied Perkins, who also heads the Family Research Council, a prominent evangelical activist group. “It will be dealt with swiftly, but with prudence.”

That “rising star” was former Ohio state Rep. Wes Goodman, who resigned this week after being caught having sex with a man in his office.

It appears that Perkins was told Goodman had entered some kind of ex-gay therapy and that Perkins had told him not to run for office until his problem had been dealt with.

Hit the link for much more. I have a feeling that there will be much more to this. Perkins, perhaps not coincidentally, has been silent all week about the Roy Moore scandal.

  • Tom000

    God we Ohioans are a horny bunch.

    • Gustav2

      And this week suddenly newsworthy!

      • Tom000

        Ohio is home to some of the most active “Tea Party” groups in the nation. And our Congress people consistently rank in the top ten most conservative members in Congress. We also have the highest price ever paid by the Koch brothers for a U.S. Senator.

        • Gustav2

          Those ads that ran for a whole year to reelect Portman cost!

        • Gustav2

          If helps we are gerrymandered down to the block. Boehner’s group did an excellent job for the R’s.

    • Tomcat

      Now if you can get pot legalized your state will really be O HI O.

      • Gustav2

        If some boy bander had not tried to have exclusive rights to grow and sell…

        we could of had Chicken of the Sea chicken all day long.

    • Cackalaquiano

      I mean, to be fair, what else is going on there?

      • Christopher

        Nervous Sheep?

      • Tom000

        Well, the Koch brothers are spending millions here.

  • ClevelandJim

    WHOAH indeed! As an Ohioan, I LOVE this tie!!!

  • bkmn

    How’s that high moral ground working out for you Tony?

  • pch1013

    “But… but… Al Franken! Bill Clinton! Kevin Spacey! So there!”

    – every deplorable on the entire interwebz.

    • clay

      “Weinstein, Weinstein, Weinstein!”

      Ailes and O’Reilly

  • BobSF_94117

    Seems to me the big news here is that Perkins, leader of the nation’s preeminent gay-bashing organization, ENABLED COVERED UP molestation.

    He really should have been a Catholic Cardinal. I mean officially.

    • bkmn

      Tony loves working with the best people

      • Anastasia Beaverhousen

        Duggar

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    • Bernie

      First thing that crossed my mind….

    • JackFknTwist

      Yeah, this is the first time I have come across a cover-up being described as ,”It will be dealt with but with prudence.”

      Just like all those cover-up bishops and their priests: “but with prudence.”

      “but with prudence” so that no one will ever hear about this.

      Bill O’Reilly to victim :”Here’s 100,000 to be prudent”

      • BobSF_94117

        It’s only the first time you’ve seen the phrase because the Vatican refuses to turn over any documents.

    • Todd20036

      Kudos to the parents though. They could have basically told their kid to shut up and sit down

      Then again, they didn’t go to the police, did they?

      • BobSF_94117

        They did exactly what thousands of Catholic parents did, they turned a blind eye to figures in authority “for the good of the church party”.

        • DesertSun59

          And the kid is now on Grindr because he found a new outlet.

          • BobSF_94117

            There is something a bit odd about a young man who already has a hotel room deciding that sharing a bed with a stranger in his 30s at the same hotel is a sensible idea, but maybe alcohol was involved (which makes the incident even more disturbing).

          • Buford

            EXACTLY!

            An 18-yo college student in a hotel room with a man in his 30’s in a position which allowed the man to unzip his pants? Unless he was unconscious… which makes this an obvious sexual assault… there’s more to this story.

          • BobSF_94117

            He reportedly was unconscious — asleep — and fled “terrified” (or something like terrified).

            Probably was drunk when they went to the room. Really, really drunk.

          • DumbHairyApe

            I believe you meant

            “There’s Moore to this story”

          • Buford

            Gross.

  • FAEN

    Duggar Duggar Duggar Duggar!

    • Blake J Butler

      Batman!

      • FAEN

        😅 good one.

    • Steverino

      Duggar is the new buggar, but for straights.

    • Ben in Oakland

      Rekers Rekers Rekers. And Duggar.

      • FAEN

        Is the luggage optional?

        • Ben in Oakland

          Ask Ashley Madison.

  • Ninja0980

    You know Tony will try and spin this as an LGBT people are predators story when asked about this.

    • clay

      “If only he’d completed the entire series of treatment . . . “

      • Chucktech

        Perkins knows that crap doesn’t work. He must have too much chrisitian capital invested in this closet fuck to not drop him.

        • D. J.

          23 days….I think he completed what they had to offer.

          • Chucktech

            Probably gave up on him…

        • Stogiebear

          Perkins probably had some unsuspecting young woman all lined up and was grooming her to become the closet case’s wife.

  • Boreal

    I love the smell of fundangelical scandal in the m̶o̶r̶n̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶any fucking time of day.

    • BobSF_94117

      Except in the middle of the night cuz you’re liable to blame the innocent pup under the bed.

  • Stuart ArtFart

    I’m questioning the choice of the word “molest” in the title of this piece.

    An 18 year old college student is an adult. To use the word “molest” when describing a sexual assault on an adult is questionable. Unless one wants to perpetuate the notion that gay men are child molesters.

    • BobSF_94117

      Uh, no. Adults can be molested.

    • pch1013

      “the candidate unzipped his pants and fondled him in the middle of the night”

      RIF.

      • thatotherjean

        I’m somewhat puzzled by this outline, which is missing some pertinent details. In whose guest room? How did whoever didn’t rent the room get in? Why was he there in the middle of the night? What did the parties involved expect to happen?

    • BobSF_94117

      The reason to use the word “molest” is because it describes what happened. “Sexual assault” covers a very broad range of behaviors (getting broader every day, it seems) that fall short of rape. We’d all be better off using subcategories, but that would be less fun…

    • Stev84

      I question the usage of the word “teenager” here. While technically correct, it gives the impression of someone younger. But maybe it just me

      But just walking up to someone and unzipping it and touching them is molestation. That’s what Harvey Weinstein did

      • BobSF_94117

        If you can read the first description of “an 18-year-old college student” and forget it or be swayed by “teenager” a sentence later, you should see a physician.

      • Stuart ArtFart

        I guess it depends upon the context and how the unzipping and touching is perceived by whomsoever is being unzipped and touched. In certain contexts, it’s foreplay and the start of a beautiful relationship.

    • Adam King

      The Brits use the euphemism “interfere with.”

    • Pat Padrnos

      Is that all you got out of reading this article?

      • Stuart ArtFart

        No.

        But thanks for asking.

    • Hue-Man

      Not questionable.
      Definition of molest

      transitive verb

      1 to annoy, disturb, or persecute especially with hostile intent or injurious effect
      “The zookeeper warned the visitors not to molest the animals.”

      2 to make annoying sexual advances to;

      especially: to force physical and usually sexual contact on
      “He was sent to prison for molesting children.”

  • Dramphooey

    Dear Dumb Dad: your entire goddamned weekend was nothing more than a charade.

    • matrem

      Dear Dumb Dad: your entire goddamned religion is nothing more than a charade.

      • clay

        yeah, as if it was the weekend that was at risk.

  • Boreal
    • Bj Lincoln

      Thanks. I think I will drop Tony a note.

    • Joe in PA

      Ugh, I lasted about 30 seconds. Smarmy POS. 🙁

  • Blake J Butler
  • TrueWords
    • LeeCMH

      For the men’s room, I have a “wide-stance.”

      • TrueWords
        • HeyYouKidsGetOffMyLawn

          Wonder what Ladybird is up to these days. Other than searching flea markets for Fiestaware and attending every
          collegiate wrestling match in Minnesota, that is.

          • JCF

            She’s getting Oscar buzz!

            Oh wait…”Ladybird”, not “Lady Bird”.

          • yes b’y

            lol, Fiestaware

    • Todd20036

      “Teenage boy”? Probably your career is over.

      Girl of any age? No.

  • bkmn
    • JCF

      And as my religion, the Episcopal Church is (pretty much, a few exceptions aside) free of “intolerance, oppression, discrimination, bigotry & sexism”, this “firm opposition” is only WELCOME.*

      * OK, truthfully, we still have our sexism problems. No more so than any other institution in the still sexist U.S. of A., however.

  • Blake J Butler
  • The_Wretched

    The problem is not that “Goodman” is gay, it’s that his religion teaches self loathing and “obey”.

    • clay

      it’s that Tony Perkkkins was more concerned about the “great risk for … those supporting” Goodman and the “vulnerability of … the conservative movement”.

      • Amanda B. Rekendwith

        Quelle surprise.

        Duggar duggar.

        • /

          Tony certainly surrounds himself with the “sexually moral”, doesn’t he?

          • clay

            It’s like magnets– ordained by GOD!

          • Bad Tom

            Somehow I read maggots.

          • Shayne Smith

            So did I.

    • ColdCountry

      And he’s a Republican.

    • HZ81

      Just jumping off your post – what’s been worse for gay people than religion? Anything? Even AIDS wasn’t a bigot.

      Tawk amongst yourselves!

  • TrueWords
  • Henry Auvil

    “Our whole weekend together was nothing more than a charade.” Oh, do I know that feeling… Men!

    • Joe in PA

      Charades can be fun.

      Oh wait….

  • Joe in PA

    So, …dealt with swiftly, but with prudence.

    WTF does that mean? Prudence? Oh wait, that means we won’t do shit.

    • clay

      “be vewy vewy kwyet” because the hawks were hunting chicken.

  • bkmn

    I wonder how many times he had to blow Tony to be able to stay in office for so long.

  • gaycuckhubby

    So Perkins didn’t report an assault?
    I hope he is held accountable but probably won’t be.

    • Chucktech

      Frankly, with homo-stuff in the mix, I’m shocked he didn’t drop him like the christian tar baby that homo politicians are destined to be.

      • clay

        It gives me hope, that they fear they don’t have enough young ones to run for office– No more uncontested Republicans!

        • Joe in PA

          No more uncontested Republicans!

          Please, you live in PA. Fat chance. Have you seen Mackenzie? He’s like 12 and tweets Breitbart links. Fuck.

          • clay

            Yes, and I hate Metcalfe every day. Any good thing has to get past him, first, or go through the courts. Fine, we’ll get rid of gerrymandering through the courts, and then un-elect him.

          • Joe in PA

            And they talk about the “obstructionist” Democrats. Ugh. He won’t touch redistricting. I looked at his house web page…talk about some dog whistles:

            My Pledge “Since being elected to office in 1998, I have fought for limited, more efficient government, less taxation and local control of education. I strongly believe in the rights declared in our United States and Pennsylvania Constitutions, and I will continue to defend the personal freedoms of all Pennsylvanians.”

            POS

          • clay

            Gerrymandering is NOT efficient governance, and he absolutely opposes local control of education in Philadelphia, Harrisburg, and Pittsburgh. He favors local funding of education as a way to create under-performing public schools.

          • Joe in PA

            Hey Clay, this is really, really OT, but were you around for the heyday of Wanamaker’s department store? I’m NOT a shopper, but I kind of like the idea of a big store like that, they were grand. We are looking at a used dining table originally purchased from Wanamaker’s (in the late 40s). It has its own Wiki page. 🙂

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wanamaker's

      • gaycuckhubby

        What it tells me is that professional anti-gay lobbyists in Washington DC aren’t even sincere in their hatred towards us. It’s all about power!

        • clay

          Has been since 1976 and the GOP meeting that formed the “Moral” “Majority”. Even NOM was organized to fight Obama’s primary run, not to protect marriage.

          • gaycuckhubby

            Preach!

        • BearEyes

          $$

        • Chucktech

          Power?? This little closet queer was an Ohio state representative! Big fucking whoop.

        • Bad Tom

          And money.

    • Todd20036

      Neither did the kid’s parents.

  • Slippy_World
    • bkmn

      When the hoe gets all holier than thou you can.

    • clay

      So, you’re saying someone was paying Wes? Was it Tony?

  • William

    The FRC sure does attract closet cases.

    • Stogiebear

      Pervs of a feather. . .

      • Anastasia Beaverhousen

        Fuck oops flock together?

    • JCF

      Can’t imagine why. /s

  • Ninja0980

    How many other assaults of men/boy/girls/women has he kept quiet about?

    • clay

      Yeah, see the second paragraph– “at the CNP meeting and other similar incidents” [bolding is mother-fucking mine]

      • Bad Tom

        Good catch!

    • D. J.

      All of them.

  • Ben in Oakland

    Oh, my. Why does this sound fam8liar?

    Rekers, Rekers, Rekers, Rekers, Rekers, Rekers.

    And Duggar.

  • Boreal
  • safari
  • Henry Auvil

    I guess Tony had to do a little more family “research”, and that’s why the response was not so swift.

  • JoeMyGod

    This story MIGHT get some play in the MSM but with so many other similar stories in the news, it also might just turn into dust.

    • gaycuckhubby

      Feels like a thing that Rachel Maddow will talk about one night and that’s about it

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      Just well it doesn’t. If you know what I mean.

  • Boreal

    In this time of scandal let us not forget Beth Sanders blessed festival of Peantus https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b7300163e7c55ed0b5c35e6859ed72f69d92b9e95c6831059d0ffaee681513ec.jpg

    • Joe in PA

      Yours in Christ,

      Beth.

      • clay

        That’s been in Christ?
        I’m . . . impressed.

        • Boreal

          Cult of the prolapsed Christ.

        • Joe in PA

          LOL

    • Bluto

      Someone should teach them how to properly tie up balls.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Oh Oh Tone Tone, it’s just a matter of time now.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      Ah, good point!

  • JoeMyGod

    The Washington Post story pointedly notes that Perkins has not responded to multiple requests for comment on the story.

  • Pollos Hermanos

    Duggar. Duggar. Duggar. Duggar. Duggar. Duggar. Duggar. Duggar. Duggar. Duggar. Duggar. Duggar. Duggar. Duggar. Duggar. Duggar. Duggar. Duggar. Duggar. Duggar. Duggar. Duggar. Duggar. Duggar. Duggar. Duggar. Duggar. Duggar. Duggar. Duggar.

  • Michael R

    I’m assuming he got the very best ex-gay therapy there is available .

    • safari
      • BearEyes

        fighting the urge.

        • clay

          biting the verge.

    • BobSF_94117

      I’m sure Tony knows a bunch of ’em. Probably gets a cut, too.

      • Johnny Wyeknot

        He prefers uncut

    • Boreal
      • Joe in PA

        Dayum, I haven’t heard “Miss Thang” since … since … the 70s? 🙂

        • clay

          Oh, Joe’s got a recording of her high-pitched whinging in the parking lot of a Philadelphia Airport hotel.

          • Joe in PA

            I really hope he keeps that recording locked up. 🙁 ew.

        • Librarykid

          Ass about right. 70s, what a time!

        • Anastasia Beaverhousen

          Someone next to us just ordered a brandy Alexander. How 70s too.

          • clay

            Maybe they’re from Wisconsin?
            I hear that half of all the brandy sold in the US is sold in WI.

          • Joe in PA

            I hope you had a Grasshopper in response. 🙂

      • /

        Not even gay.
        He just molested a bunch of little girls in his mommy’s babysitting service.

    • Librarykid

      Do you mean like from the luggage lifter renter?

  • Pat Padrnos

    Good grief. So glad that teen left the situation and told his parents. How revolting. Perkins is a big pile of sh–.

    • clay

      too bad they relied on Tony Perkkkins for help.

    • Librarykid

      Do we know if he came before he went?

  • aagold76 .

    18- molestation or sexual assault- I’d say assault- Moore was molestation.

    • netxtown

      he did touch the pee-pee. Assault it is!

  • safari

    About what percentage of the religious right are closet cases?

    • Tomcat

      At least 60%.

      • Ninja0980

        The other 40% are screwing women who aren’t their wives on the side.

        • shellback

          Wives or animal kingdom.

  • Scribble Writer 🌹 ☭

    bring back the guillotine

  • Bj Lincoln

    I think we should make sure he answers the questions. He shows up often enough to lie about us. Who on FOX could be interested enough to ask him on camera?

  • ceeenbee

    tony ‘fucking scum bag’ perKKKins.

    He knew what this man did and he did NOTHING. He didn’t report it. He allowed him to become a congressman because nothing, not sex abuse, not lying, not infidelity to his wife, nothing was going to stop toni from supporting a closet case that would be a guaranteed homophobic asshole in congress because toni held the strings.

    How evangelicals can be so stupid to fall for this act is baffling. The sad part is they will see this and will wantonly close their eyes because that hate people of color, women and LGBTQs more than they hate hypocrisy and lying.

  • netxtown

    Goody-two-shoes Goodman plays with the kids crank – the kid flees – tells Mom & dad….and they write a letter???

    They didn’t call the cops? File a complaint? Confront the bastard?

    Once again – they put ‘gawd’ before the safety of their kids (even though he wasn’t underage).

    • clay

      They put their weekend, the CNP and FRC, and the conservative movement before the safety of their kid, and probably convinced him to do the same.

    • killreligion

      There kid was sleeping in a hotel room with politicians and religious nuts having access. Creepy and stupid.

    • lattebud

      Absolutely image outranks the public seeing their crimes. Having grown up in an evangelical church, I heard so many times, “We will handle this.” Only when an outsider was the perpetrator would they call law enforcement.

  • AlternativeQuacks

    Duggary-doo-dah, Duggary-ay.
    My oh my what a Perkkkins candidate.
    Plenty of molesters on my slate.
    Duggary-doo-dah, Duggary-ay.

  • JoeMyGod

    Keep in mind that the hotel incident happened just a few months after the Duggar scandal dominated national headlines.

    • safari

      There seems to be a pattern here.

    • Michael R

      Any chance this was a minor in the state it happened ?

      • Natty Enquirer

        No state had an age of consent for sexual relations over 18 in 2015.

        • Michael R

          Yes I see …

          The age of consent in Canada is 16. All U.S. states set their limits between 16 and 18. The age of consent in Mexico is complex. Typically, Mexican states have a “primary” age of consent (which may be as low as 12),

        • Johnny Wyeknot

          DC was 16 for boys. The age of congressional pages. Not sure about Virginia where the hotel was.

        • Greg B.

          Doesn’t matter if he was 18 or 38. Unzipping the pants of a sleeping person with whom you’re not in a sexual relationship and fondling them is sexual assault.

          • JackFknTwist

            Age of consent is irrelevant.
            Just actual consent is the issue.

          • DumbHairyApe

            You make it sound so tawdry.

      • clay

        at 18? No.
        Ritz-Carlton has places in Georgetown, Tysons Corner, and Pentagon City. Tysons Corner connects the far western suburbs to the Metro. Pentagon City is by Reagan-National Airport.

        • Johnny Wyeknot

          It said “near Washington” so odds are it was Tyson’s Corner. Pentagon City would cost too much.

      • Refugay

        Regardless of the victim’s age a sexual assault was committed and the parties alerted failed to report a crime to the proper authorities. That may be a crime in and of itself.

        • clay

          particularly in cases of position of authority, even with an adult.

          • Refugay

            Lock him up!

        • JackFknTwist

          That is a very important point.

        • dogdadny

          Exactly. Additionally, the assault was acknowledged, confirmed or not denied. That makes this all about those who know and didn’t do nothing because what they did was cover it up, protecting a criminal which makes them accomplices after the fact.

      • Johnny Wyeknot

        18? Old enough to go to war.

        • Robyn Ryan

          Not old enough to drink a beer.

      • Robert K Wright

        I don’t believe 18 years old is considered a minor in any state. It is noted that he was a college freshman. But notice in the letter there is a reference to “…and other similar instances.” Now that is something that needs to be explored. Was this a repeat offense? Sounds like it.

        • cfa

          Those same words, “and other similar instances” caught my eye as well. Perkins probably has a file cabinet full. There is a lot more yet to come.

          • Bj Lincoln

            Its his private porn.

    • Lawerence Collins
  • Tony Perkins, one of the only people to rival Trump in being the model of a pathological liar. Unsurprising.

  • HZ81

    Tooony, you’ve got some ‘splainin to do!

  • Sam_Handwich

    turns out everyone’s getting molested but me :-/

    • Adam King

      We all are molesting you in our thoughts and prayers.

    • safari

      bologna

    • Tomcat

      Use more mayo.

    • clay

      the plight of the aging bottom. No one wishes to pillage you any more.

      Would it help if we said, “Get in my mouth, now!”

      • Joe in PA

        Well, that was a little specific. Ahem.

      • Adam King

        We should slowly unzip his Ziploc in the middle of the night.

      • netxtown

        as an old friend once told me….
        when his partner gets too old to get it up…the friend will simply stand on his head – and let his partner drop it in.

        where there’s a will – there’s a way…

    • netxtown

      I got molested today. I got fucked for $110 for a clock spring from my truck. A clock spring! I’m still looking for the wind up crank….

      • Joe in PA

        I read that as cock spring.

        Hmmm.

        • netxtown

          either way – I still can’t find the crank! And I want some crank! And i want it right goddamn now!

          please?

        • geoffalnutt

          It does go “boing!”…at the most inopportune times!

          • netxtown

            that is exactly what happened!

        • TrollopeReader

          hand crank??

          • Joe in PA

            If I must. 🙂

      • jerry

        Trading sex for auto parts? /s

        • Bad Tom

          If it was good sex, I don’t see the problem.

        • netxtown

          a nice pair of upper control arms….with bushings and ball joint! mmmm.mmmm.mmm

      • perversatile

        That wasn’t molestation. You got shafted.

        • netxtown

          well, it was the lower shaft that screwed me….

    • Joe in PA

      Now I know why your twitter profile says “hold the baloney”.

      Trolling I see.

    • Michael R

      Fake news .

    • Anastasia Beaverhousen

      I am suing the Catholic Church. No priest molested me when I was an altar boy.

      • TampaDink

        File a class action suit….I’ll join in.

        • Bad Tom

          I’ll join in too.

          I’m not even Catholic. No one ever molested me.
          Yet, I’m gay anyway.
          ——-
          Can I haz a settlement now?

    • /

      For the good of humanity, I’ll tug on your toothpick and pit your olive.

    • UrsusArctos 🐻

      My best friend grew up in Vermillion Parish LA (where some of the earliest revelations of Priest/child fucking came to light in the ’80s). He always felt inadequate because they’d NEVER hit on him. His Dad being a YUGE contributor might have had something to do with that.
      This was YEARS before Boston blew things apart.
      http://www.theadvocate.com/acadiana/news/article_ee007ac9-3d70-567c-86fa-22e36e7024e0.html
      and
      http://www.nytimes.com/1985/06/20/us/sex-charges-against-priest-embroil-louisiana-parents.html

      • TampaDink

        I was an altar boy from the age of 8 until 15….never got hit on by a priest. I had to wait until college when I ran into my parents pastor in a rest area late at night. Like most wild animals, he was more afraid of me than I was of him. I just wanted to talk to him openly about my sexuality. He split, I chased after him….all the way back to the rectory, where he pulled into the carport & hid in his car until I left. He never made eye contact with me again. A few years later my mom called to tell me that Fr. Ronn (yes, he spelled it with 2 “n”s) had died of some undisclosed illness.

        • Bad Tom

          I ran into my parents pastor in a rest area late at night. … He split, I chased after him….all the way back to the rectory, where he pulled into the carport & hid in his car until I left.

          This. Right here. This is why JMG is golden. Real gay tales of real gay weirdness.

          I love our tribe.

        • Ben in Oakland

          You can just catch your death of cold at those reststops.

    • Richard, another Canuck

      I am masticating you now! Doesn’t it feel good? Yum!

      • Bad Tom

        Nourishing!
        And yet also, assault with intent to commit tasty murder.
        20 years to life.
        ——-
        Or perhaps the Presidency.

  • Natty Enquirer

    I’ll bet Wes Goodman is hard to find.

    • Sam_Handwich

      his thanksgiving dinner will be interesting

    • TampaDink

      He is not a good man.

    • Ben in Oakland

      I did that yesterday.

  • another_steve

    We’re into the age of Uber-Horror. Nothing surprises me.

    This guy wants to lick my tits, fyi.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8da4b56f2e6c5b564ec8627077628b9909c43f8c60fb80fb2ae06c119b15fd20.jpg

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      So does this guy.

      • Johnny Wyeknot

        Won’t let me post pictures now. Darn.

        • Refugay

          It may be the browser you’re using-I can’t upload pics in Chrome but can in IE.

          • safari

            I thought it was just me.

  • teedofftaxpayer

    Sent him to “ex-gay” therapy, like that really works. He just wanted him elected so he would continue voting for Perkins’ crap.

  • Sam_Handwich
  • Kevin Trask

    Frightened teenager??? 18 age of consent??? this story stinks of shat! No laws were broken. he said no and left the room. end of story.

    • edrex

      after being fondled. i think the “consent” part is supposed to come first (or a least before the perp comes).

    • Priya Lynn

      Touching someone sexually without their consent is a crime.

  • Stogiebear

    Perkins seems to attract and associate with a curious swath of humanity.

  • JWC

    If the Catholic Church can’t and won’t get a handle on it why would Tony,his band of Merry men or the GOP it’s business as usual quietly

  • paulrees100

    And the conversion therapy didn’t work? Unbelievable!

    • Todd Allis

      I’m sure it “worked,” as in generating money.

    • lattebud

      And meeting a bunch of closeted, self-loathing men who arrange hook ups in public bathrooms during the day.

  • William

    That ex-gay therapy worked… for two years.

    • clay

      … that we know of.

    • TampaDink

      Worked = he wasn’t caught in the act during that time frame.

  • Tempus Fuggit

    Huh, that’s interesting. Perkins didn’t sign his letter “Yours in Christ”.

    • TampaDink

      He was afraid that Wes would focus on “the second coming”.

  • This is something straight out Catholic Church obstruction of Justice playbook.. Not reporting a sexual assault is a pretty serious thing…

  • Friday’s_cat

    Perkins deserves the Paterno treatment.

    • TampaDink

      But that is fatal! But then again…

    • Treant

      One doesn’t even hear from Sue that much any longer. I guess she got tired of hearing, “Your husband knowingly mollycoddled a boy fucker for years.”

      • TampaDink

        Meanwhile Dottie Sandusky continues to visit her “innocent” husband in prison. But at least he has a release date schedule….in 2042, when he is 98.

        • Treant

          Hopefully by 90 he’ll be unable to fuck any more children.

          Dottie…no comment, she can die in a fire for all I care. One of the smokeless ones where you don’t get knocked unconscious by the fumes.

  • another_steve

    Ohmigod I googled “an entire week of JMG horror posts” – and look what came up:

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/bca0813b2107afa73ce28a627d94f1020e91b47e4bc1a0883b8c180053cd60b1.jpg

  • JackNasty

    Tony Perkins is always good for a dose of sanctimonious swill. Christoholics get drunk on his stuff.

    • TampaDink

      I am so glad that I am in recovery from my infancy imposed cathoholism.
      As for my alcoholism….I try to keep it in check so that I don’t feel the need to quit drinking.

      • Christopher

        My Mama didn’t raise no quitters!

        • TampaDink

          Nor did mine…but she did raise 5 cradle catholics.
          2 of them are still practicing.

          • Christopher

            Lucky you! I was dished up a double dose of Catholic and Baptist.

            Society should be thankful that I’m THIS sane.

          • TampaDink

            So glad that you managed to rise about both of those albatrosses.

          • Christopher

            Me too!

            But the “WTF” stares I get when I tell someone are worth it.

          • TampaDink

            No doubt!

  • Greg B.

    Whoa! Hold on, are you saying the therapy didn’t work?

    • edrex

      he should have seen a seasoned pro like ladybird bachman.

  • j.martindale

    Not to be picky, but 18 is an adult. The 18-year-old may have been assaulted sexually, which is a big deal. But his age is not a big deal. “Teenager” is not really an issue here.

  • joe ho

    Christianity encourages arrested psychological/moral development. It’s based on infantile fantasies of an omnipotent ideal parental figure. You’re supposed to grow beyond that for healthy psychological development. Christianity, like the other monotheistic religions, wants you to remain childish–and not in a good way.

    As for moral development, it stunts it since Jesus will forgive your sins, great or small, if you just accept him and ask for forgiveness.

  • Piet

    That is an oddly childish signature for someone with such a large national profile. Looking at it I get the feeling he taught himself to write like that as a sophomore in high school, thinking it would make him look good in yearbooks.

    • clay

      He was a Marine.
      A bit uptight and not as secure in his masculinity as most Marines,
      but his signature’s really making an effort.

  • Boy Elvis

    Uh oh, PerKKKins. It looks like your chickens are coming home to roost!

    • TampaDink

      His chickens are roosters who are home to come.

  • SoCalGal20
    • Sam_Handwich

      who among us is not guilty of failing to disclose a backdoor overture & dinner invite?

      • TampaDink

        I rarely get a dinner invite.

      • clay

        Okay, but one “involving a banker who has been accused of links to Russian organized crime”?

        Okay, okay, the Russian part of that.

      • Cuberly Deux

        Isn’t it usually dinner first?

      • Treant

        I moved on him like a bitch and…well, actually, he was favorably impressed and we ended up having very enjoyable consensual sex.

        It was a nice evening.

      • BobSF_94117

        I vaguely remember a few backdoor overtures followed by breakfast. Do those count?

        Kids these days don’t know what they’re missing with their no-sleepover booty calls.

        WAFFLES!!!!

    • Mike in NC

      He went to Jared…(.sorry, I couldn’t resist!)

  • Michael R

    Important message from the world of really really horrible things …

    https://youtu.be/8oY74hOK_iQ

    • Avenger280

      Went to high school with that asshole

      • Treant

        Was he as dickish back then? Did you at least get to give him a swirly?

        • Avenger280

          I honestly don’t remember much about him, he was a senior when I was a freshman. I remember him being one of the “cool kids”, winning popularity awards, lots of eca’s stuff like that. I had my own issues to deal with that year, mostly dealing with my burgeoning feelings about girls and a lot of family conflict. I actually spent most of that year (1975/76) seeing a shrink.

    • Skeptical_Inquirer
  • Cuberly Deux
    • Treant

      So that’s how the house fire started…

      • Cuberly Deux

        Kitten With a Flint!

        • TampaDink

          And Flint water only adds fuel to the fire.

          • AmeriCanadian

            Leaded fuel.

  • Jack

    Oh. He’s EX-GAY.

    Sure.

    • Sam_Handwich

      yes, you can tell by the jism in his hair.

  • Avenger280

    JEEEZ LOOOEEEZZZZ…….. step off the grid for a few days in Vegas and the shit hits the fan!!!!! Roy Moore: Kiddie Diddler, Al Franken (Why Al WHY?), Ohio congress wanna-be caught red-willied on the down low, Ohio gov wanna-be manwhore, penis skywriting, Costa Rican Trump property laundering $ for the Russian mob, Starbucks lesbians…. Apparently I didn’t drink enough while I was on vacation.

    • MBear

      Maybe you did drink too much.

      Maybe you got alcohol poisoning and died.

      Welcome to hell

      • Tread

        I missed those furry pecs.

        • MBear

          *sigh* me too

    • whollyfool

      I think of the penis skywriting as a slight compensation for the rest….

    • Ben in Oakland

      You drank too much. It’s all an alcohol dream.

    • Ernest Endevor

      And that was just Thursday.

  • Frostbite

    Another day, another Republican sex scandal.. Yawn.

  • Alternative Facts

    Just wait until the news comes out about Tony Perkins and his rent boys. You know its gonna happen someday.

  • JoeMyGod
  • Adam Stevens

    What a filthy motherduggar.

  • Cuberly Deux

    OT: “Look, I come from the lower middle class………….originally….”.

    • clay

      Are you quoting the Huckleberry Sanders? Didn’t she already exhaust her air time today?

      • Cuberly Deux

        Orin Hatch’s grizzled prospector git offa ma lawn routine in his dustup with Sherrod.

    • Max_1

      Isn’t it nice they’re allowing the lower middle class personal jet plane deductions… finally relief!

      • Cuberly Deux

        Wew! Now I’ll buy another one and hire 50+ more people! Raises for everyone!

  • boobert

    Does anyone else think this is becoming a tit for tat ping pong match for the republicans and democrats ? I only hope it continues till they’re all gone. Then maybe we can elect people with a brain. Put one term limits, cut their pay and perks and watch them run away !

  • MikeBx2

    O/T: Jesus lady, check a mirror. What a mess.
    https://twitter.com/TreyYingst/status/931677459816296448

    • -M-

      Have you noticed she does a lot more talking than her husband the supposed candidate?

      • Cuberly Deux

        Strategic, the poor embattled spouse……..and after Roy’s performance in that Hannity radio interview, even in sympathetic settings he fucks up. He also switches to fire and brimstone mode a little too quickly.

      • Michael R

        He’s afraid if he lies he’ll go to hell so he’s keeping it zipped .

        • -M-

          They realize he can’t fake whatever passes for sanity in Al-abama politics long enough for a press conference or interview.

    • Talisman

      From what I’ve read, she was 24 when she married Moore. Moore was 38 – a 14-year difference. I think that suggests that he was, indeed, seeking out much younger women.

    • djcoastermark

      Now that be one high class Ala bamer woman there. We shude all aspire to be that ely gant.

  • Max_1

    Preying pedobears…

  • -M-

    Duggar Duggar Duggar

  • Chrissy

    Tony was disgusted because the teen was over 18.

  • Ninja0980

    https://twitter.com/thehill/status/931648673632739328
    Meanwhile, this is going on.
    Just a reminder of how stupid and selfish so many on our side who voted third party or stayed home were.

    • William

      Pence, not Trump.

    • BobSF_94117

      It’s a reminder to the GOP of what is at stake. Their hopes are all pinned on the Judiciary. Turns out, after all their complaints, they want to install a black-robed tyranny on the rest of us. For half a century.

  • Jeffg166

    Tony’s sloppy seconds.

  • Secure

    “Ex-gay” bullshit. So over it. FU Perkins and company.

  • edrex

    his biggest sin was that he didn’t ask the fella’s mama first.

    • Reality.Bites

      Do you ask a boy’s mama or his pappy for permission when he’s 14?

      (Asking for my congressman)

      • edrex

        the rule seems to vary by state.

  • Pablo

    Tee-hee! He must’ve been super frustrated. He probably was hate fucking on some guy and that’s why he got caught. It was this or bullying kids into his hotel room. Very few options in the closet, I’m afraid.

  • Treant

    (swoons) Tony didn’t sign it Merry Christmas! Why is he part of the War on Christmas? WHY, Tony? Why!

    • Nic Peterson

      No ‘yours in christ’ or even a (more to the point) bless you. That’s the cold love of jesus.

  • Cuberly Deux

    Matthews is Kennedy fappin again.

    • Dayglo

      Ol’ Chris gets turgid over all things Irish, Catholic or Kennedy. That’s how he rolls.

      • Cuberly Deux

        Ugh….it’s so annoying.

  • Bad Tom

    “It will be dealt with swiftly, but with prudence.”

    –Tony Perkins, President, Council for National Policy

    TRANSLATION: We will squelch the molestation story, and then keep this on the down-low.

    We get it, Tony. We get it.

  • TrollopeReader

    tl; dr …..”Wes. I *thought* we agreed to share? I can’t support you, since you didn’t follow through” …. Tony

  • Jeff

    “other similar incidents” what is THAT about?!
    Also the age of consent doesn’t matter – the person was sleeping, there’s no consent

    • Guy Johnson

      THANK YOU.

  • TrollopeReader

    o/t … I imagine the White House wasn’t quite expecting msnbc to replay statements from the 13+ ladies accusing Trump of assault …

  • Kevin Andrews

    The Missionary of Hate from the “American Family Association” and The “Family Research Council; founded by closeted homosexuals like Alan Riker one of their founders and his rent-boy luggage handler.
    These Christ-O-Fascist lying bigots have no moral ground upon which to stand.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3630959ba3ec6920201629aa56a42e0a4e7d1d0a4644342a7a68463985b5a9c9.png

    • Ben in Oakland

      George Rekers.

      • Kevin Andrews

        Thank you. TheBoxTurtleBulliten.com has the biography of George Rekers first victim of “Repairative Therapy. The vile closeted homosexual is Tony Perkin’s role model. You know the hate groups American Family Association & The Family Research frauds and Christ-O-Fascist professional liars.

  • The Professor

    Ex gay therapy. Because THAT works.

    • Gianni

      You’ve got to have faith. That is the only way you can make something defy reality and/or convince yourself that if it doesn’t work, it’s your own fault. At least, marry a woman so when you claim it works, she’s the proof.

      • The Professor

        LOL. Yup.

  • ByronK

    So Perkins is an accessory to a sexual assault by covering it up. So Perkins is a hypocritical fraud who puts his political ambitions ahead of the law by turning a blind eye when a youth has been sexually assaulted and he was asked to take action. Really?!!! How shocking. Where are my pearls? Give me a minute to muster up at least a slightly shocked face. I tried the eyebrows but instead of raising, they just kind of when, “ya, not for that duplicitous bitch. Get back to us when you have something actually surprising.”

  • Itsatarp

    The WaPo report is really creepy. He basically bullied this kid to go to a party, resorting to name calling and humiliating him. Something tells me this guy has done much worse shit.

  • dcurlee

    So tony knew and never brought it to anyone’s attention. He’s a fucking ass. Always about his agenda

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    The next time this asshole ends up on a Sunday morning news show, he needs to be grilled on this crap.

  • Silver Badger

    What was the 18 year old boy doing in Wes Goodman’s room in the middle of the night? Sounds more like buyers remorse than molestation.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      “I had no idea when we met at the conference that he had a HAIRY BACK!!”

  • TexasBoy

    Hours later, upstairs in a hotel guest room, an 18-year-old college student who had come to the event with his parents said the candidate unzipped his pants and fondled him in the middle of the night.

    Oh, please, what was an 18 year old college student doing in Goodman’s room in the middle of the night, especially when he came to the even with his parents? Something doesn’t add up on this particular scenario. I have no doubt Goodman was caught and resigned, it is just this particular story of the innocent 18 year old that isn’t exactly ringing true.

    • Ben in Oakland

      Gee, Mrs Smith. If Bobby needs a place to sleep, I have another bed in my room.

      Or alternatively,

      Mr. Goodman came on to me and I was really excited about it and then I realized… (choose as many as apply)

      I was about to have gay sex with a guy almost as old as my father.

      Jesus was watching me.

      My parents thought this was odd, so I’ll toss him to the sharks so they don’t know.

      He was really gross and fat.

      I was about to/didhave sex with a somebody and my cover could be blown.

      I hate myself.

      He/I was a total bottom/top.

      • Homo Erectus

        “Take off your pajamas, kid. Make more room in the bed”.

        • Ben in Oakland

          Then There’s always the old standby…

          Christ was I drunk last night. I don’t remember a thing that happened. Oh, wait…………

  • Galvestonian

    Trust Toinette ??? What, so he ‘prayed’ for the closet case rethug ? The phoney rising star evangelistic politician ??? Didn’t do much good.

  • DesertSun59

    Let’s be very very clear about evangelicals and Christianity in the US in GENERAL. Yes, in GENERAL. It is a ruse. The entire religion is a complete sham. The evangelicals all showed their hand when they ALL endorsed 45. All of them to this very second, including Perkins still endorse and support him.

    Evangelicals are grifters who know for a fact that what they are peddling is LIES.

  • SDG

    Please explain to me what the 18 year-old was doing in this guy’s’ room in the middle of the night, especially if he came with his parents? Praying?

    • Secure

      “Bible study”

    • That was my question too!

    • It strikes me as odd that the account says that the “candidate unzipped his pants and fondled him in the middle of the night” okay…he was sleeping with his clothes on? The “candidate” broke into his room in the middle of the night? They were having bible study and the candidate reached over and unzipped his pants AND pulled his dick out before he decided to leave the room? OR were they caught by somebody and this was the story the kid concocted?
      This isn’t victim blaming, don’t misconstrue, it’s just a skeptical mind going “hmmmmm”

  • HoratioCaine

    does this guy think he’s an INDIANA republican? i mean really now. he had to have heard of the GOP guy in indiana who pulled basically the same stunt (given a chance there would have been tulips on that organ).

  • Gianni

    Oh, Tony. Seems a stain is appearing on that spotless soul of yours.

  • romanhans

    What? I don’t believe it. There were more than THREE PEOPLE at a Tony Perkins rally?

  • Boo Hoo

    Every member of the Council for National Policy is a dominionist pig, and a threat to the nation. Just google them and find the Southern Poverty Law Center’s 2014 roster of who’s who in today’s debacle of politics. Conway, Bannon…just to name two. There are many. Just as bad, if not worse, than ALEC. Whereas ALEC concentrates on screwing the little guy in the name of big business profits, the Council for National Policy concentrates on making this a theocratic nation.

    Seriously, why we aren’t dragging these people out into the street and executing them for the treason that they’re inflicting on this country is beyond me. I know, I know…the Constitution; their “rights”…blahbidy blahbidy blah. They’re using all that as their shield while they continue to undermine everything this country stands for, and the very document that protects them and ensures a secular society is the very document (and the ideals behind it) that they seek to destroy. All in the name of some friggin’ sky fairy mass delusion that’s been allowed to fester for centuries.

    We need a revolution, but the majority of us are just too damn passive for our own good. We seem to have some desire to “go high” and “rise above it”. They’re counting on that.

  • Jamie Wilson

    I am shocked – shocked – that the ex-gay therapy didn’t work!

    BTW, for those who don’t know, the CNP is a secretive, closed-member group of powerful Christian Right organizations and individuals. It has been around for decades, but its influence peaked in the 1990s and early 2000s. It played a role in getting DOMA passed, introducing the federal Marriage Amendment and in making the crusade against gay marriage a priority in the late 1990s through 2006. I don’t know who the enraged father is, but if he was at a CNP meeting, he’s a big deal.

  • TimJ

    ooh boy, anything that can bring Tony Perkins down is a-ok with me! Covering up sexual assault sounds pretty bad….

    • Reality.Bites

      Nothing can bring him down. He answers to no one but his conscience. So no one.

  • Dale Snyder

    So PerKKKins covered up a sexual assault.

    What a FINE UPSTANDING CHHHHHHHRISTIAN!

  • seant426

    Tony always gives the best dye job!

  • anne marie in philly

    how much you wanna bet that old tony baloney has a boy toy (or two) on the side?

  • Gigi

    So Perkins withdrew his support and told the people who were supporting Goodman of “the situation,” but he didn’t tell the police that he’d sexually assaulted someone while he was asleep. LOCK HIM UP!

    • Reality.Bites

      Nor did the boy and his parents, whose responsibility it was.

  • canoebum

    “…and other similar incidents.” The boy has been busy, apparently.

  • Acronym Jim

    I did an image search on Wes Goodman and this is what came up.

    http://f.wishabi.net/flyers/1390320/xl_thumbnail/1510166522.jpg

  • Sean

    Tony PerKKKin’s brings all the hypochrISIStians to the yard.

  • June Gordon

    I’m living for the day when all of Tony Perkins’ sordid secrets are revealed.

    • TimJ

      Same here. He’s the worst in my view.

      • Amanda B. Rekendwith

        I have a hard time determining who is smarmiest…Tony Perkins or Brian Brown or Ted Cruz or Pat McCrory. The smarm pool runs deep.

    • IDavid

      I’m hoping that he’ll spill that he loves to bottom at orgies. At least that would be interesting.

  • TexasBoy

    In the current situation, I will give Mr. Goodman credit for taking responsibility and not trying to make any lame excuses, so in that respect, good for him. I feel bad for his wife, she may have been clueless about his feelings. I hope they can both find love, peace and happiness in their futures, where ever that takes them.

  • Randy503

    What kills me is that they still really truly believe that ex-gay therapy works.

  • James Windsor

    What a bunch of ugly hate filled losers.

  • wmforr

    Roy Moore validates that old saying:
    SCRATCH A ‘PHOBE, FIND A PERV.

  • Louis Marschalko

    Homosexuals are mentally ill, actually. He needs treatment. Instead of trying to cure A.I.D.S., we should be working to find a cure for the underlying cause, homosexualism.

    • Avenger280

      blocked

    • Gianni

      Too bad there isn’t a cure for whatever is ailing you. There’s some deep mental distortion there.

    • Ben in Oakland

      Gosh. A man who speaks to someone who isn’t there, believes in talking snakes, and someone dying for him will save him from Burning in hell forever that and ever that the same someone who loves him created for he purpose…

      has an opinion.

    • JoeMyGod

      74.72.210.85

    • BombasticB

      You do realize straight women also get AIDS. Go away you are not welcome here.

  • RJ (TO)

    Meh. It would’ve been a much better story had it been Perkins’ hand down the kid’s drawers.

  • ted-

    Just another asshole that should die by the new year.

  • Republican closets have gold plated Glory Holes!