OHIO: Family Values GOP State Rep Who Resigned Over Gay Tryst Had Long History Of “Predatory Behavior”

Cleveland.com reports:

In public, Wesley Goodman was an up-and-coming conservative who championed pro-family and anti-LGBT causes and aspired to someday run for Congress. In private, he exchanged salacious texts and emails with gay men he met on Capitol Hill, and sent sexually suggestive messages to young men he met through conservative circles who were too intimidated to publicly complain, according to three people who knew him when he worked in Washington.

Johnny Hadlock, then a staffer for another GOP congressman in Washington, said he met Goodman in 2010. Hadlock said he confided in Goodman that he was a closeted gay man and the two began exchanging text messages. In an interview with Cleveland.com, Hadlock described the messages as sexting and gay banter, and said he engaged in phone sex with Goodman.

Another conservative with Ohio ties told Cleveland.com that Goodman engaged in predatory behavior toward younger men after leaving Jordan’s office, sending inappropriate material and propositioning them via text message and Facebook messenger. The conservative operative said he’d target college kids who wanted to have him as a mentor and were scared to report his sexual advances because they didn’t want to damage their own careers.

According to the above-linked report, Goodman also regularly picked up men on Craigslist, something that was a “running joke” among some Ohio politicos.

On Friday, the Washington Post issued a bombshell report which details a 2015 incident in which Goodman attempted to force sex on a sleeping 18 year-old after a fundraising event organized by Tony Perkins, who apparently covered up the assault. Perkins has thus far refused to comment.

  • Gustav2

    Geez, was the wife in on the sexcapades?

    Now, was that before or after church?

    • netxtown

      gay sex is always before church. that way the forgiving is done same day. if ya do it after church, ya might have to wait until wednesday…

    • jerry

      Or was it before, during and after the anti-abortion meetings?

  • crewman

    The “long history” thing is something we see over and over. I guess they get away with it so keep doing it. They probably get a little more brazen over time.

  • ChrisInKansas

    Long and fat, huh? How long before those pix leak?

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      It’s republican math =
      Short & thin

      • olandp

        The smallest dicked man I’ve ever known is a Republican Log Cabin wanna be.*

        *He talked about starting a chapter here where we surprisingly don’t have one.

      • ChrisInKansas

        Give me my fantasies, man. I don’t have much left. πŸ˜›

        • Ragnar Lothbrok

          We could always text πŸ™‚

          • Ray Taylor

            You get on that, Rags.

  • bkmn

    And Tony Duggar PerKKKins enabled him. Remember that

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    With him and/or his wife? His wife’s Tweets are now locked, but when this first broke I took a look, and it was all Jesus and babies.

    • Treant

      She’s praying to Jesus that her husband finally has sex with her so she can have a baby?

      Sounds about right…

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    If Tony Perkins covered up yet another incident of sexual assault, he needs to be held accountable, and sued for every last penny he has.

    • David Walker

      But wouldn’t that between PerKKKins and his god? PerKKKins, as a self-annointed, self-serving, self-loving xn, would see this strictly as matter between his king and master and himself. And he’s asked for forgiveness. And Tony has granted it to him.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Gay banter with a republican doesn’t sound fun at all.

    • SoCalGal20

      All that self-loathng and RWNJ brainwashing has its effects.

      • worstcultever

        “Let’s kill the poor, but with LOTS of cocksucking!”

        “You are getting me SO HOT”

        • SoCalGal20

          β€œTax cuts!”

          • worstcultever


          • J Ascher

            “You like that trickle down, don’t you?”

    • Chucktech

      “Gonna GIVE you that tax cut. Gonna GIVE it to you like the taxed bitch you are…”

      • Boreal

        Oh yeah, take away my health care too. harder!

        • JCF

          So not funny.

          —Medicaid Recipient

      • JCF

        LOL (Ew)

    • Robincho

      Gay banter with Fay Bainter would be cool, though…

  • ccc

    Ok. Let’s see that “long fat cock” of his imagination. Is it bigger than a tootsie roll? /snark

    • Galvestonian

      Well, I’m betting that he has ‘fun house’ mirrors in which he’s been checking on the size of his schlong.

    • Calamity_Jean

      Halloween size Tootsie Rolls, yeah. Not the standard size Tootsie with the sections to break offl

  • worstcultever

    You mean it *wasn’t* just that one young man? Srsly? I am in absolute shock! *rolling eyes*

  • OT- Bad news from Turkey – Ankara bans all gay rights functions β€œFrom Saturday] 18 November until further notice, all film and theatre events, screenings, panels, colloquium, exhibitions, etc… have been banned,” the city administration said on its website.

    • Tor

      Ataturk is spinning in his grave.

  • ChrisInKansas

    Why are the guys with the gayest faces the ones who are deepest in the closet?

  • JoeMyGod
    • Gustav2

      Do we have to investigate Janet Folger Porter now?

      • David Walker

        Mrs. Folger would insist.

        • Gustav2

          Maybe we should ask Russia for all her emails and texts.

          • David Walker

            Not to mention why she woke up in so many different house-holds and nobody thought it odd.

    • worstcultever

      Look at that smarmy little smile. God I hate these people.

      • Gay Fordham Prep Grad

        so when is the video coming out on X-tube?

      • Guess

        Where is that Herman Cain gif when I need it?

      • Snarkaholic

        But the eyes tell a different story: God, I hope no one EVER finds out what I get up to behind closed doors!

    • Chucktech

      And to think I almost felt sorry for her.

    • Tor

      Three, two, one… Then we find out she’s had an abortion.

      • David Walker

        VERY awkward. Not only an anti-choice woman having an abortion, but the fetus issued by Wes! Oh, the humanity!

        • JCF

          Wes working on more butt babies…

      • PeterC

        But she knows how it affects ones inner being.. So Sad.

      • Man_in_the_mists

        Three, two, one… Then we find out the baby wasn’t Wesley’s.

    • Guess

      “Not much going on with my womb, lemme legislate what’s going on with yours!”

    • Cattleya1

      I think it is a cinch there won’t be any abortions as long as he is banging guys in his office.

    • JCF

      “Gay Sex: It’s One Way to Prevent Abortion!”

      You’re welcome, March for “Life”.

  • edrex

    it’s like these people have fetishized hypocrisy.

  • SoCalGal20

    Gross but no surprise.

    And who else has Tony covered up for?

    • Ragnar Lothbrok


  • ccc

    I swear this guy looks just like someone I have seen multiple times hanging around my gym sauna in Georgetown (DC). Trust me, it is neither fat nor long and I wasn’t interested (btw).

  • TrueWords

    When you can make a more effective political career as a closeted Family Values bigot than an openly gay man here in America that speaks volumes to the moral and ethical fabric of your state and the people in it…

    • Dramphooey

      Conservatives are the most easily duped and fleeced. Everyone in that “business” knows it.

    • DreadPikathulhu

      The GOP is filled with opportunists that see the party as a way to cash in.

      • TrueWords

        YEP…just full of lies and half-truths that the people LOVE and BUY into…this man has always wanted other men and nothing will change that…

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          • Nowhereman

            Go fuck yourself.

    • Bj Lincoln

      This is why I left and won’t go back. Imagine growing up in the heart of this.

    • Gustav2

      When I first started visiting rural Ohio in 1985 there was more sex, drugs, driving while drinking than in Columbus. There were few weekends where some so-called str8 man didn’t flirt with me, rub up against me, etc. sometimes in front of my husband.

      The rural “conservative Christians” needed to repent more than even my wildest gay friends in the city.

      • Helen Damnationβ„’

        You mean southern Ohio? Like Portsmouth, recently owner of the proud title “Most redneck/racist town in the US”?

        • Gustav2

          Actually, north central Ohio, but all white.

    • Duh-David

      And what righteous state are you holding up as an example of a better moral and ethical fabric? David-in-Ohio-where-the-big-liberal-cites-are-gadually-annexing-the-cows-and-the-corn.

    • Ninja0980

      Also says something about you as a person.

      • TrueWords

        YEP it sure does

    • SilasMarner

      Case in point to the morals of a state just look at the governor of Alabama who believes Roy Moore sexually harassed and possibly sexually abused women and still plans to vote for the man!

      • Nowhereman

        Because to them, a democrat is worse than a pedophile. That really speaks volumes.

    • Nowhereman

      Yup–just like those god-fearing Alabamians who would vote for a pedophile over a democrat, because Jesus.

  • Dramphooey

    I was reading Caleb Hull’s thread last night and the article to which it linked. He preyed on young conservative men looking for “mentors” who would probably be afraid or embarrassed to report them. Wes Goodman (sic) is the scum of the earth. Also, don’t raise your sons to be young conservatives.

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      So, it’s true!
      Wes Goodman Was Badman!
      So sad, man.

      • Dramphooey

        Looks like a haiku but not enough syllables!

        • Dreaming Vertebrate

          Ha! I wasn’t aiming for a Haiku, but might try that a tad later.

          • Dramphooey

            It’s a fukyu. It must be three, six and three syllables and it must insult right wingers.

            Oh, Tony!
            Your people molest kids!
            You asshole!

  • Chucktech

    You fucking pig, you’re going down so fucking hard. And that’s absolutely delicious. May you go straight to fucking hell.

    • Todd20036

      Now THAT’S what I call sex talk!

  • Boreal
  • worstcultever

    This guy’s just another puke asshole – main thing is, we REALLY need to wrap this around Tony’s neck and make it stick to him.

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      True, we need to bring down the whole “we are so moral and can judge others” fundajelical industrisl complex.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      Tony ” Sticky neck ” Perkins.

      Get this trending!

  • SoCalGal20
    • Lizard

      “…I guess I should take that as a compliment.”


    • netxtown

      he’s such a trophy fuck. she’s got him so duped – and he knows it. they both make me wanna puke…

    • Bj Lincoln

      I don’t see the problem. Its a great photo. Good looking wife too.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      Not a compliment, you fuckhead!

    • bzrd

      you disgusting fck, have you paid back the tax payers for all your needless private jetting?

      • canoebum

        Please, the jetting is nothing. This creep was a major predator in the mortgage crisis, throwing tens of thousands of families out of their homes using phony robo-signed documents, “losing” paperwork customers sent to protect their good standing and changing the locks on their homes before a court judgement of foreclosure had been issued. If you want to read a scary bedtime story, look up the history of IndyMac, his mortgage company.

    • olandp

      He looks like a villain all the time, especially when he speaks. I suggest his villain name be “Lockjaw”.

  • Galvestonian

    What is it with closeted Republican politicians – holy crap – when they crash it’s a bigger life change and mess than just plain old coming out and living a normal life.
    They’re all putzes.

  • frogview

    Maybe he could be a photographer for Aaron Schock. Or a used car salesman with Josh Duggar.

  • Bj Lincoln

    I hate self-hating closet cases who vote against their own. That is caused by religion. As for Tony Perkins, he has built a business and life around attacking and lying about LGBT people for decades. The FACT that he covered up this and probably many others looks like he is condoning the behavior. He has not made a comment because he is busy trying to twist it to make him appear the saint everyone thinks he is. If there is a Hell, there will be a special place for Tony.

    • CanuckDon

      Likely the only semblance of empathy that Perkins feels is for guys like Goodman trying to hide gay trysts and desires.

    • Ninja0980

      You just know he covered up for other predators.
      All about power and control for him.

  • netxtown

    It must be a living hell when the tangle of lies falls apart.
    Maybe he can get it on at LCR….

  • OliveYurdic

    Seems like it is only a matter of time now before the true underlying motivation of extreme haters like Perkins, Labarbera and Brown are exposed too.

    Top comment on another blog:

    “If you’re attracted to men but taught it is wrong, then it’s easier to believe everyone has homosexual thoughts and openly gay people just have really poor discipline. It’s an easier truth to accept then “I’m a gay which is an abomination”.

    So it makes you much angrier at gay people because they make you question your faith to your scripture. You’ve devoted your life to repressing your urges and these people show no respect to your commitment. A heterosexual religious person has no reason to feel resentment to gay people. The gay people are living in sin but it doesn’t influence the heterosexual at all, they just don’t understand the attraction. This makes me question the sexuality of most homophobes, because there really isn’t that much a gay person can do to upset you unless you’re attracted to them.”

    • Chucktech

      Shorter: Religion poisons everything. Especially if you are gay.

    • Dramphooey

      That is a description for a deeply closeted man who doesn’t act on his desires and embraces homophobia. Wes “My Wife is Sleeping” Goodman obviously enjoyed gay sex and chose money-grubbing hypocrite as his course in life.

    • Reality.Bites

      Don’t forget though, that for Brown and (esp) Perkins it’s been a profitable grift. In Perkins’s case, one of many.

      La Barbera is clearly nuts.

      • Tread

        Yeah. Nuts for cock.

    • Man_in_the_mists

      Yep, nothing pisses off a religious nutjob more than seeing someone flout the nutjob’s beliefs and not only surviving but thriving.

  • Blake J Butler

    Talk about a self-loathing cock gobbler, going after and harassing the youngins.

    He might have a pornhub or Xhamster account of videos for all we know.

  • Ben in Oakland

    So they all knew about this, and they all ignored it. This is the party of morality and family.


    • MBear

      “morality ” and “family”

  • Slippy_World
    • Dramphooey

      The Paultards were right: contrails are screwing us.

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      And thanks to global warming, the skies will soon be filled with these Cumulophallic clouds. These were never seen before global atmospheric CO2 levels started to screw with the planet’s thermal equilibrium.

      • 2guysnamedjoe

        IOW, the planet is fucked.

    • David Walker

      Remember JoAnne Worley? The first time I saw this, I heard her ask/yell: “Is this another penis joke?”

  • Ben in Oakland

    And so, another homo hating homo, a hypocrite to the core, takes out his self hatred on decent gay people, endangers his wife and family, and gives those of us who don’t behave that way a bad name.


  • DesertSun59

    It’s extremely telling how 45 AND Perkins refuse to discuss this man.

  • M Jackson

    O/T David Cassidy is gravely ill.

    On Yahoo —
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    condition with organ failure, his rep confirmed to ABC News.
    The former “Partridge Family” actor’s rep added that
    Cassidy was in an induced coma but that “he is currently conscious and
    surrounded by family.”

    • Silver Badger

      From all reports, Mr. Cassidy is dying. Sorry to hear that. He gave many people much happiness. I hope his passing is quick and painless.

    • Mike_in_the_Tundra

      Oh my gosh. How old is he?

    • Gay Fordham Prep Grad

      He is in his mid 60’s, but I believe he has early onset dementia, they won’t take any extraordinary measures.

  • Reality.Bites

    Will Wheaton released a statement saying he was relieved to no longer be the Wesley most hated by Republicans. /s

  • Natty Enquirer

    Is sexually propositioning someone via written messages “predation”?

  • Bambino

    I’m waiting for his non apology and the I’m living as a gay man now announcement.

    • djcoastermark

      Nah. After much self flogulation, he will claim reborned or some silly nonsense. Hide in the shadows and continue on, business as usual.

      • Bambino

        True. He could join that gay-no-more chorus guy route. For his sake he ought to speak to Marcus “Lady Bird” Bachmann first.

        • djcoastermark


      • 2guysnamedjoe

        I predict a press conference, bible in hand, with his loyal, somber wife by his side, and a second-string televangelist to support the straying, repentant lad.

    • Mike_in_the_Tundra

      He can live as a homosexual man. He doesn’t have what it takes to live as gay man.

      • canoebum

        And he doesn’t get a card or the fucking toaster.

        • Mike_in_the_Tundra

          Please. No one give him a copy of the agenda.

  • Marides48

    And he looks so squeaky clean.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      …but his eyes, they look rapey.

  • Well, yeah, he was a family values (aka, Christian Dominionist) guy, they’ve all got a history of predator behavior at this point…

  • Gigi

    “Love stroking my long fat cock before shoving it into her tight wet pussy…” Is this really how closeted “family values” republicans talk to one another? In what world is the thought of a self-loathing creep trying to bone his wife considered sexy?

    • Lindoro Almaviva

      and more importantly, you gonna say that without backing it up with evidence?

    • David Walker

      Harkens back to”Avenue Q”:
      I wish you could meet my girlfriend, my girlfriend who lives in Canada.
      She couldn’t be sweeter
      I wish you could meet her,
      My girlfriend who lives in Canada!
      Her name is Alberta
      She live in Vancouver
      She cooks like my mother
      And sucks like a Hoover.

      She’s my girlfriend, my wonderful girlfriend
      Yes, I have a girlfriend who lives in Canada
      And I can’t wait to eat her pussy again

  • TexasBoy

    Another camper for Camp Straighten Narrow.

  • Mike_in_the_Tundra

    The closet is poisons people. It certainly messed up his brain. Maybe from inhaling too much cedar or moth balls.

    • djcoastermark

      I don’t think any of those balls were cedar or moth.

      • jmax

        Grade school joke:
        “Have you ever smelled moth balls?”
        “Was it hard to get its legs apart?”

        • Jean-Marc in Canada


  • Cucker “Dick” Tarlson

    Tony is still crafting his statement about the lurking evil of the sinister gays who masquerade themselves as “normal” people and prey on unsuspecting Fine Young American Boys, just like Kevin Spacey.

    • djcoastermark

      Guess he is going to have to toss the whole thing and go for a re-write.

  • Bert_Bauer

    It would be the best Christmas gift ever if this scandal destroys or at least heavily damages Tony the Talibanist.

  • Guess


  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    I have zero sympathy for anyone involved in this repulsive little affair. Homocons are not worthy of my respect, concern or empathy…unlike being gay, they CHOSE to be quislings and kapos while selling out and betraying their own. So yes, drag this sick creature through the mud, figuratively draw and quarter him then place him in the stocks to be shamed and denigrated.

    I for one, will shed no tears for him or his “victims” who, by their own admission, are Homocons themselves. They’re all vipers in a pit, let them consume each other.

    On another note, happy sunday.

  • boobert

    All these people knew about him, but no one said anything about the hypocrisy of his actions.

  • JT

    In public, Wesley Goodman was an up-and-coming conservative

    Up and coming in public, was he?

    • Gianni

      Sounds like he was ‘up and coming’ in private, too.

  • Stogiebear

    Getting to the game late today because I’ve been working, but it needs to be said:

    “He’s another fucking self-loathing faggot!”

    • ClevelandJim

      Oh Stogie, you say the sweetest things sometimes! πŸ˜‰

      • 2guysnamedjoe

        Don’t cha love it when he talks dirty?

    • Ben in Oakland

      I prefer the term homo hating homo myself. But I’m a Christian.*

      *no I’m not.

  • JWC

    PEOPLE PEOPLE PEOPLE when will it sink in He has the “big RED R: he is immediately forgiven

  • TimJ

    Hang this a-hole around Tony Perkins sanctimonious neck. I long for the day when we can cheer “Down goes Tony!”.

  • Priya Lynn

    “Wesley Goodman was an up-and-coming conservative who championed pro-family and anti-LGBT causes”

    “pro-family” is a euphemism for anti-LGBT. These people don’t do anything that would help families, all their efforts are focused on anti-LGBT actions.

    • Ben in Oakland

      Not to mention being a homo hating homo desperate to exercise his own demons by pretending to exorcise what he would like to think are mine.

      Projection ain’t just for the movies.

  • Ninja0980

    I do hope someone brings this up the next time Tony is on TV and asks him how many other predators he’s covered up for.

  • Boo Hoo

    I really despise these self-loathing closet cases that seek to do us all harm, but still think they have the right to go ass-up. No, gurl. Turn in your card. You are voted off the island.

  • Secure

    Wow Tony. No wonder God destroyed your house with a flood. Covering for sex predators!? Not to mention all your filthy lies.

  • Kevin Andrews

    It is these types of deeply closeted, self-hating homophobes that are the illness in this Society just as it’s peers in the Family Research Council and the American Family Association with George Alan Rekers being their Poster-Child for hypocrisy. Both of the “One Million Moms” fall well within this category as does the always offensive Christ-O-Fascist Missionary of Hate everywhere in the USA. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4a96cd70cb44eafdb94707b42536c27d13d040992c15fabf5432b028bcdf8b7c.png

    • Talisman

      That would require some degree of literacy.

  • lymis

    I’m shocked. Shocked, I say! Where are my pearls?

  • Gianni

    Of course Tony has refused to comment. He needs some time to figure out which biblical quotes he can twist to make his silence appear proper and Christ-like.

  • Louis Marschalko

    He is obviously sick and needs conversation therapy. Recent report in the news said that in mainland China, which is pretty “based”, forced conversion therapy, including “electro-shock”, is common.

  • DaveMiller135

    I have no direct sympathy for this filth, but the closet does have a truly corrosive effect on people’s lives.

    • Ben in Oakland

      On their integrity even more.

  • 1980Gardener

    very sad story.

    If only he was more true to himself, and learn that he can be open and for family values.

    The anger directed towards him is unnecessary – he needs our sympathy, not us spitting on him for our high horses.

    He demonstrates so powerfully the harm from the closet.

  • Nowhereman

    If these hypocritical assholes want to hate themselves, then fine. But leave the rest of us out of it.

  • LesbianTippingHabits

    Lots of these reports describe quite creepy behavior in many respects, including with respect to workplaces.

    However, if he – a consenting adult – chooses to seek sex partners on Craigslist – presumably also consenting adults – well, that’s their own business.