OKLAHOMA: Cops Release Body-Cam Footage Of Family Values Pol In Hotel Room With Teenage Male Hooker

The boy does not appear in the clip, presumably because he was a juvenile.

Oklahoma City’s ABC affiliate reports:

Police have released body-camera footage of the March night when officers found former state Sen. Ralph Shortey in a motel room with an underage boy.

Before police entered Shortey’s room at the Super 8 along Interstate 35 near Northeast 12th Street, they announced that they were there after receiving a report that the now-disgraced former lawmaker had a juvenile in his room.

Officer: “Come out before you get me worried. Show me your hands. Shortey: “I’m sorry guys. You’re kinda freaking me out a little bit.” Officer: “Yeah. That’s what we do. He’s 17.” Shortey told the officers that he was just helping the teenager as a mentor.

Last week Shortey struck a plea deal in which three child pornography charges were dropped in return for his guilty plea on child sex trafficking. He faces a minimum sentence of ten years. His request for pre-sentencing bail to care for his three homeschooled children was rejected by a federal judge.

Shortey served as the Oklahoma state campaign chair for the Trump campaign and heralded himself as an anti-LGBT Christian family values lawmaker.

  • netxtown

    The borg will overlook the loss of this one. Rethugliborg.

  • bkmn

    The only thing that surprises me is that he wasn’t working for Trump.

    • The Sentinel

      “Shortey served as the Oklahoma state campaign chair for the Trump campaign..”

    • clay

      . . . at the time.

    • gaycuckhubby

      He was!

    • boatboy_srq

      OK state campaign chair. So he was, in a way.

  • pj

    the dead girl or live boy rule in action.

    • Anastasia Beaverhousen
    • crewman

      I don’t know if that rule applies any more. The GOP is cool with child rape now.

      • Those girls lived.

        • MT YVR

          I was just thinking that. A live girl can be called a liar. A dead one speaks far louder.

      • Dayglo

        Yep … child rape, collusion with an enemy, torture, slavery. It’s all good.

        • CanuckDon

          It’s horrific seeing this! The frightened righwingers are so bizarrely spooked by anything-liberal they’re now putty in the hands of their “saviours”.

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        • AaronD12

          It’s all in the bible, so it’s a-ok!

      • spamky

        As long as it’s heterosexual child rape, look what happened to Milo

        • Milo was never going to be allowed to go mainstream. They sat on that for how many months after it was discussed on liberal blogs like this one? And then pulled the trigger when he was going to make his right wing backers look bad. He was a useful idiot, and like all useful idiot, was pushed to the side when he was no longer of use.

      • …of girls. They are okay with child rape of girls. And boys, but that only applies to priests, not politicians.

  • leastyebejudged

    U.S. trade gap soars as imports from China hit record high

    The monthly trade gap totaled $48.7 billion, the highest level for a full month since President Donald Trump took office on Jan. 20.

    https://www.politico.com/story/2017/12/05/us-trade-deficit-china-280949

    • Gustav2

      Soooooo, let’s cut taxes for the wealthy and corporations and borrow more money from them!

      • leastyebejudged

        I’m not seeing how corporate tax rates are even relevant here.

        Altering the corporate tax rate is not going to do shit about the problem.

        • Gustav2

          Cutting the corporate tax rate will cause us to borrow more money.

        • Scott Carpenter

          It’s simple. The CEOs and shareholders are going to have so much money they run out of canvas bags with big $ signs on them, the vault door breaks, and an avalanche of bills and gold coins floods out into the streets, re-energizing the economy and solving everyone’s problems.
          Gosh, am I the only one who remembers Scrooge McDuck?

  • boatboy_srq

    Child pr0n charges are worse than child s3x trafficking? Whodathunk.

    • netxtown

      it’s ok. you can use real words here…. 🙂

      • another_steve

        Most but not all. Some are dirty words. Bad words. Not to be said or spoken.

        So sayeth Big Brother.

        • zhera

          Yeah, whatever will we do without those TWO words that Joe has banned? I mean, there’s no way to construct sentences without those TWO words!!!1!!1!1

          • netxtown

            Two? I thought there was only one?

          • zhera

            N-word and c-word. As far as I know.

          • netxtown

            oh! yes…you’re right.

          • another_steve

            I honestly don’t know whether it’s Joe who has banned them or whether it’s Disqus.

            Either way, I find the banning of speech a morally reprehensible thing.

          • Dale Snyder

            I know the C word wasn’t banned by Disqus, as it’s just about everyone’s favorite word on DListed.

  • GayOldLady

    What’s the difference between what Shorty did and what Roy Moore did? Shorty got caught, Roy Moore didn’t. But there’s really no difference at all.

    • Jeffrey

      You know the real difference.

      • netxtown

        super 8 didn’t leave the light on for Roy?

        • AmeriCanadian

          Isn’t that the job of Motel 6?

      • GayOldLady

        Yep!!! Girl, OK, Boy, Not OK.

    • gaycuckhubby

      One happened contemporaneously with police involvement and with other evidence including child pronography and traceable evidence to his computer. Unfortunately we don’t have that with Roy Moore.

      • William

        Police should have cadaver dogs searching the forest around Moore’s cabin.

      • GayOldLady

        That’s true, but we have enough anecdotal information from accusers and witnesses, including former Police Officers and former Employees of the DA’s office and the Mall to believe the victims. The statute of limitations, shuts down legal avenues against Moore, still far too many people are arguing that it was perfectly “normal” for a 32 year old man to be dating teen girls, but I doubt we’d see the same defense of Moore’s predilection for teens if it had been teen boys instead instead of teen girls. For some reason a lot of christos think a 32 year old men chasing after 14-17 year old girls is A-OK.

        • gaycuckhubby

          I agree that everyone Moore’s accuser were a man then he would probably not be winning the race. I also think that if this case were reversed and he was caught with a 17 year old girl he would still be facing the same charges

          • GayOldLady

            I agree.

    • William

      There is a difference between naive teen girls and a teen boy who has been selling sex for money.

      • netxtown

        you keep your eye on the money…..private dancer….

      • AlternativeQuacks

        The penis.

      • RaygunsGoZap

        Explain it in detail to us rubes. Seriously.

        • William

          The difference is the proverbial pervert luring kids with candy versus the sex worker peddling his (or her) services online.

          • RaygunsGoZap

            So children can be sex workers? I did not know that.

      • John30013

        True, but that difference doesn’t absolve either man of his crimes. (In Moore’s case I’m referring to the alleged sexual assaults on a 14 and a 16 year-old, not the merely creepy stalking and dating of much younger though of-age women.)

    • boatboy_srq

      17 year old boy can’t consent because eew-queer-cooties. But a 14 year old girl can because young fertile helpmeet.

      /Xtian-redneck

    • AlternativeQuacks

      Actually, the youngster Shorty got it on with had been advertising his services on Craigslist. At least one of Roy Moore’s girls was just hanging out in the court during her mother’s custody hearing.

      • GayOldLady

        I feel badly for any young person caught up in prostitution for the sake of survival and Shorty was looking for boys, not men. Even though this young man may not have been as naive as the 14 year old girl that Moore sexually assaulted, he was still a boy compared to Shortey who was 34 at the time of the incident. Shortey was old enough to be this young man’s father. It’s just a sad situation for the young people who are preyed upon by the Moore’s and Shortey’s of this world.

  • clay

    Uh, that T-shirt– can’t read it– is it referring to a Biblical passage (Ephesians?) or is it a (SHOCK) a Sam Handwich campaign shirt?

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Yeah, when wanting to help an underage boy, the first thing you do is get a hotel room.

    Obviously the kid does need help if he agreed to go with this creep.

    • clay

      If the kid can’t graduate high school, OF COURSE getting high with him is the obvious next step. /s

  • zhera

    I don’t understand why he got a plea deal. They had evidence on all, right? So slam the door, lock him up, and lose the key!

    • BearEyes

      Expediency

  • June Gordon

    Thank the Lord Roy Moore wasn’t caught with a MALE! His type of pedophilic lifestyle is godly! Praise the Lord Jesus!

    • clay

      June, Beth’s younger sister?

      • Bluto

        Add a /s, Mr Clay. Ms June isn’t related to our favorite dead person.

        • clay

          Then, isn’t my question mark enough? I mean, I really was asking.

    • Dayglo

      “Lord Roy Moore” … most Republicans would like the sound of that. “His Holiness Donald J. Trump” would be a huge hit with his base.

      • Uncle Mark

        His Ass-Holiness

      • bzrd

        the Saudis called him “his Excellency”

      • wds

        Nah, His Holiness would sound too Catholic for them … ROFL

    • Natty Enquirer
    • IAMBOWLINGQUEEN

      Bless you, June. You are a godly woman. And ignore those jealous types that say you look like Rosemary West. They just unsaved.

    • fastlanestranger

      June…I think I love you.

  • ben

    OT: this is terrifying: https://theintercept.com/2017/12/04/trump-white-house-weighing-plans-for-private-spies-to-counter-deep-state-enemies/

    Could they even do this without action from Congress?!

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      Eric Prince & Oliver North !?!

      What could possible go wrong ??

    • netxtown

      THAT is fucking scary! Donnie gets a ‘ring’ of support to thwart all law? Fuck HIM!

    • clay

      That was one of their arguments favoring Tillerson for State– he’d already run a private intelligence operation at Exxon.

    • William

      Has North confessed to killing American soldiers and a flight crew by smuggling weapons on board a civilian airliner?

  • William

    Super 8? Tragic.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      I know. These things never happen at a Raddison.

  • gaycuckhubby

    Again… he’s not underage if he’s above the age of consent.*

    * I’m not talking about Joes headline, he reported it accurately.

    The scumbag should do jail time for the childporn charges and for the earlier attempt to solicit a truly underage child for a gangbang. Not for paying a sex worker who is over the age of consent, unless I’m missing some context or facts. Which I may be.

    • clay

      He’s not going to jail for paying a sex worker who is over the age of consent (within 1000 feet of a house of worship)– that’s a state charge, not a federal charge. He’s going to jail for trying a arrange a viewing party of watching to clearly underage children have sex.

      • gaycuckhubby

        Aha! I did miss something! Thank you for the clarification, may he rot in jail

        • clay

          I blame the reporters who keep harping on how they caught him, not on the actual investigative and court findings. The state trial hasn’t even started, yet.

          • gaycuckhubby

            I agree, you have to read several paragraphs before you understand what he’s actually going on trial for

          • Natty Enquirer

            Legal stuff is boring and hard to understand. The media wants good guys and bad guys.

          • clay

            same problem with the mass media’s science reporting.

    • BobSF_94117

      You really need to delve into the charges. You’re getting things wrong.

  • Dayglo

    Fake news! Fake news! (Isn’t that the obligatory knee-jerk response?)

  • Ninja0980

    “Fun” fact.
    There are three other Oklahoma Republicans facing various charges related to sex crimes but since those involve women, they won’t get the same amount of disgust this guy will even though they are all hypocritical loathsome pieces of shit.

    • Gustav2

      Fun fact, the same thing happened to the Ohio lawmaker (the Tony Perkins coverup)…the others just drove out of town with few remembering their names.

  • Friday

    These Christian Righties just want LGBT people to be impoverished and exploitable.

  • Tomcat

    Just think if he had been with underage girls all would be just fine.

    • gaycuckhubby

      I don’t think he would be fine if he was caught in a hotel room with a 17 year old girl that he paid money to have sex with him. And then they found child pronography on his computer and attempts 2 get even younger girls. Big difference between an accusation and an arrest with hard evidence of even worse crimes

      • Tomcat

        Must I say sarcasm EVERYTIME?

        • gaycuckhubby

          I’m sorry ☺️ but there are people saying is that because Roy Moore is leading an election means that no one cares about any sex crimes against children.

        • clay

          This presidential term?

      • BobSF_94117

        Yeah, men never, ever pay their girlfriends for clothes or vacations…

        • gaycuckhubby

          Huh? I think sex work should be legalized. I’m just saying if Roy Moore was caught in circumstances that this guy was he would be out of a Race too

  • AlternativeQuacks

    IOKIYAR

  • Tomcat

    Good to see there are some states that consent age is 18. They actually care about our youth.

    • marshlc

      I dunno, 18 seems ridiculously high to me. It ignores the reality that teenagers have sex. Criminalizing teenage sex does not make it go away.

      • Tomcat

        The responsibility should be the ADULTS. Come on, we have to keep some rules or the whole country turns to shit real fast.

        • gaycuckhubby

          Age of consent rules have been around since the beginning of our country’s if anything our laws have become more rigid

        • marshlc

          I don’t disagree with age of consent rules, just that 18 is ridiculous. Laws which criminalize very common and usually unharmful behaviour are bad laws.

          I would guess that most sexually active 16 and 17 year olds are having happy and healthy sex – at least, as happy and healthy as the rest of the population.

          • DreadPikathulhu

            We have to draw a line in the sand somewhere and it makes sense to make it where the bulk of them are still students in high school. They can have sex, but only with each other.

          • gaycuckhubby

            So rewriting all the age of consent laws in all the states to apply to high school students, what about college freshman, what about 5th Year seniors. What about dropouts?

        • Natty Enquirer

          How does setting the age of consent at 16 eliminate all the rules in the whole country?

      • BartmanLA

        MOST Age of consent laws are civil and take into account relationships that are between similar aged individuals are governed by local authorities and parents. When you have someone significantly older (over 21) seducing and being sexually active with someone under 18, criminal statues will apply and the individuals like Shortey can be prosecuted.

    • Natty Enquirer

      Nope, the age of consent in Oklahoma is 16. The age of majority in that state is 18. Some acts with a minor are prohibited by both state and federal law.

      • BartmanLA

        Correct! Criminal sexual conduct can be prosecuted with someone under 18.

  • liondon#iamnotatraitor

    … but I can’t be gay!! I like sports and underage fags… It’s not like I wanna marry one.

    • Scott MB

      He isn’t gay, he’s a pedofile.

      • BobSF_94117

        He is not a pedophile. 17yo boys are way past puberty.

        • ikahana

          The term is ephebophile. Hate to be a word Nazi, but we have got to quit confusing pedophilia with ephebophila, methinks. Two very different things. They may both be wrong, but it is also the difference between a rape and an inappropriate groping. We are now in an era where EVERYTHING gets lumped under a big heading and there are no differences between A and B. But there are. There are. Words have meanings.

          • Natty Enquirer

            Normalizer!
            /s

          • BobSF_94117

            I know all those terms. I’ve given up being a word Nazi. It’s hopeless. I only go after the most inflammatory misuses.

          • marshlc

            Yes, this.

            There is a big difference between having sex with a 17 year old and a 7 year old. It’s not just a question of semantics.

          • marshlc

            Sex with those who are physically adult yet not legally so can be anything from just fine to inappropriate to illegal, depending on circumstances, who’s having the sex, power differential, etc.

            Sex with those who are not physically adult is another matter. I don’t think we are doing anybody any favours, including the kids, by calling sex with a 17 year old pedophilia. It may or may not be OK – another 17 year old, fully consensual, seems pretty OK to me, while a coercive relationship with, say, a teacher most likely isn’t – but it’s not pedophilia.

          • Duh-David

            I’m not a “word Nazi;” I’m “Alt-Write.”

          • whollyfool

            you win the internets today!

          • nocadrummer

            “Patrick, you meanie! Why didn’t you tell me your aunt was literate!”

            I LOVE that you knew this word!

          • wmforr

            Yeah, like the Repugnants who say, “Maybe Roy Moore felt up a 14-year-old–but Al Franken took a tasteless photograph! And what about Hillary’s pizza parlor sex ring? Didn’t Flynn and his son testify to Mueller about that?”

          • ScottJ

            Ephebophlia = “Chicken Hawk” in the common vernacular.

  • Boreal
    • DreadPikathulhu

      Good. Time to fill a safe Democratic seat with some new blood with some new ideas.

      • clay

        “safe”? MI Gov. Rick Snyder (R) will be appointing the replacement, who’ll then have incumbency.

        • DreadPikathulhu

          Short term it doesn’t change the balance of power and long term the voters in that district are going to prefer a Democrat over whoever Snyder picks.

          • clay

            Sorry, I suddenly thought he was a Senator, but I knew he was one of Pelosi’s problems.

    • AmeriCanadian

      What happened to retiring after this term?

      • Boreal

        He’s old. I think the pressure got to him. Again illustrating the difference between the two parties. Dems resign or go to jail, repigs get elected or promoted.

        • AmeriCanadian

          Unless it involves a gay tryst. Then the repugnant is tossed out with the trash.

          • Boreal

            Only if he gets caught on film.

    • gaycuckhubby

      I’ve Got a Feeling that Conyers doesn’t know what resignation means as opposed to retirement. He’s been getting confused a lot I don’t think we’ve heard the end of this

      • Uncle Mark

        The man seemed quite confused during the last hearing with Sessions. Conyers read his statement and questions, and then Sessions asked for a simple clarification of the question, and Conyers seemed thoroughly confused and unable to understand or address the clarification. I almost wondered if the lil’ weasel, Sessions, figured he could so easily throw Conyers. Fortunately other reps were able to ask Conyer’s questions later of Sessions WITH clarification.

        I don’t wish to take away from any of Conyer’s earlier efforts, but that whole display really had me wondering about Conyer’s mental capacity to do his job for the Democrats and his constituents

        • William

          Congresman should not be a career choice.

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    Just trying to understand. It seems the age of consent in Oklahoma is 16. The guy Shortey was with in the motel was 17. Why is a 17 year old referred to as a “juvenile”?

    • Boreal

      I think it has to do with the pornography charge and the boy is minor in that regard.

      • clay

        Yep, that’s federal, not state, and the porn wasn’t only of this young man.

    • Natty Enquirer

      The age of majority in Oklahoma is 18.

    • Tawreos

      If he had just had sex with the guy it would not have been illegal, but he paid him to have sex and that makes it prostitution and since he was under 18 it is a different ballgame.

      • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

        Thanks for clearing that up!

  • greenmanTN

    Shortey is a pig and deserves what he has coming to him for the child porn and attempts to arrange the “viewing party.” That said, if the person he’d hired was female would the police body-cam footage have been released?

    I guess I’m just worried about the “bad for the gays” aspect of this coverage, despite the fact that Shortey was rabidly antigay politically.

    • John30013

      The body cam footage they released does not show the boy, so I don’t think the sex of the victim has anything to do with the decision to release the footage.

  • Jacob

    Dirt bag has it coming but quite the difference between this and fighting the release of body cam vids showing cops shooting unarmed black men

    • Tomcat

      I agree there. They always say the case in ongoing so they won’t release the videos, but why not here ?

    • clay

      I’m wondering why they’re releasing it just before his state trial (where this is relevant) is set to begin– jury pool fuckery?

    • Tawreos

      This involves a, most likely, white child, not someone “unlawfully” living while black

      • William

        Sex.

        –that was supposed to be an answer to Tomcat’s post below.

  • Kelly Lape

    I’d like to see statistics from the state regarding the decisions to charge. Are men who do similar things to 17 year old girls given the same proprietorial treatment?

    I’m not saying he shouldn’t have been charged, but I am saying show me evidence it wasn’t because it was gay.

    • gaycuckhubby

      Clay, further down the thread, explains that the story is poorly written. He’s actually getting charged with trying to arrange sex with a couple younger kids and for having child pronography.

      • BobSF_94117

        Well, that’s not true. He was accused of trying to arrange group sex with someone who LOOKED underage but wasn’t. And the child porn charges were dropped. The feds don’t just drop child porn charges if they’re legit.

        • Kelly Lape

          I’m willing to cut all of some slack on lack of facts.

        • William

          Wasn’t there something in a story about the possibility of Shortey and the teen double-teaming Shortey’s wife? Has she been investigated?

          • BobSF_94117

            Haven’t seen anything about that. IIRC he posted ads about his wife being involved. Might just have been bait. Who knows. Who wants to know…

  • DreadPikathulhu

    Over on Twitter, one of Scott Baio’s Charles in Charge teen co-stars is making accusations of abuse, including sexual, on the set and desperately wants to get in contact with Baio.

    http://instinctmagazine.com/post/alexander-polinsky-demands-scott-baio-speak-abuse#sthash.8tK5I48I.uxfs

    • Tomcat

      I had heard rumors of this years ago.

      • Ben in Oakland

        I didn’t but I’m willing to believe them.

  • Mrs. Councillor Nugent
    • samcollins

      Hey!! I’ve got that book. In a box. Somewhere. Probably.
      (It’s been years ago).

  • RaygunsGoZap

    Joe! You forgot to include the delectable detail that he’s wearing a tee shirt that say “Make Me A Sandwich” with a Bible quote about the subjugation of women! As he betrays his wife and victimizes a child.

    • boatboy_srq

      “Wearing a sandwich that says ‘Make Me A T-Shirt'” should be a rotating tag someplace.

  • justme

    And it’s all good in Alabama…

    /s

    • Todd20036

      What’s amazing is the twirling the haters are willing to do to justify kiddie rape while claiming gays are too immoral for civil rights.

  • Slippy_World
  • BobSF_94117

    Officer: “Yeah. That’s what we do. He’s 17.”

    Sure doesn’t sound like they were there to stop prostitution or “sex trafficking”.

    • BockMcMillan

      The officer said that when Shortey told them the police were freaking him out. I don’t see how you can infer from that that they were not there to stop the statutory rape from progressing.

      • BobSF_94117

        There was no statutory rape or any about to happen. The age of consent in OK is 16.

        The cop’s comment is hard to explain, I think. Except that he doesn’t like men having sex with of-age boys.

        • BartmanLA

          Statutory rape doesn’t apply, but criminal sexual conduct with someone under 18, (prostitution sex trafficing) is against the law and can be prosecuted, under criminal law.

          • BobSF_94117

            I understand that. How did the cop know that anyone was going to get paid at that point?

  • Dayglo

    Shortey was merely a mentor to the kid. “Helping him to get his life on track,” with weed in a cheap motel room. Christ, you dirty libruls are so quick to judge.

    • Natty Enquirer

      Suffer the little children to come on me.

  • Kevin Andrews

    One more sick Christ-O-Fascist predatory pedophile bites the dust. This Poster-Child for the GOTP will be most popular on his cell block for sure. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7fddbc7dc8e5434217a023186cf0fc964d954dcd6744b0e92b081b7824b7c77e.png

  • Puckfair52

    They let him off the pre pubescent girls on his cell phone charge????

  • LeeCMH

    Ralph is already on the list:
    ==Larry “wide-stance” Craig
    ==George “carry-my-bags” Rekers
    ==Ted “slurp-sniff-sniff-Haggard
    ==Tom “turn-a-page” Foley
    ==Dennis “Wanna Wrestle?” Hastert
    ==Ralph “Boy-Pussy” Shortey
    ==Vitter the Shitter or Diaper Dave
    ==Roy “touch-my-underwear” Moore
    ==Donald “grab-em by the pussy” Trump

    • William

      Haggard was Ted “Booty-Bump” Haggard.

    • Baltimatt

      Or Ralph “Now go make me a sandwich” Shortey.

    • The_Wretched

      Quite the list isn’t it? And that’s just the big news story ones.

      • LeeCMH

        And growing.

  • AlternativeQuacks

    OT – It’s been hours and still no tweet since Deutsche Bank said they were giving Mueller Trump’s financials. You just *know* the pressure is building up behind the dam. LOL.

    • Bj Lincoln

      I can’t wait for the dam to break and they finally haul him off to the funny farm/nursing home.

    • wmforr

      Obama let the Syrians cross his red line. Will Trump let Mueller? Or can we look forward to another Saturday-night massacre?

  • JoeMyGod

    Ephesians 5-22: “Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord.”

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/80fc0401a41013f126f042917afe8a6c76749ef28ac8a01562c5d7aea81a55b2.png

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Sam has no comment. We are not taking questions. NO QUESTIONS!

    • TampaDink

      Is that a shit sandwich on his t-shirt? If not, it should be.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        The Handwich campaign has NO COMMENT!

    • Blake Paine

      Yes, article about here https://nondoc.com/2017/12/04/video-ralph-shortey-busted-ephesians-5-22-shirt/

      Guess the fundie joke is it means you can tell your wife to make you a sandwich.

      • nocadrummer

        Or, apparently, you can ask a boy to wrap his buns around your wiener.
        “Hotdog!” said Ralph Shortey.

    • William

      “Submit”, the word that got Southern Baptists all in a lather.

    • jmax

      I believe the text below the graphic says, “Now go make me a sandwich”.

      Edit: Should have looked at Blake Paine’s post before commenting.

    • JCF

      OMG, I didn’t even notice the shirt at first! [Does that say, beneath, “Make Me a Sandwich”?]

    • Gustav2

      Ephesians 5:22

      Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord.

      https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians%205%3A22-33

  • Bj Lincoln

    I really hate men like this.
    “Shortey served as the Oklahoma state campaign chair for the Trump campaign and heralded himself as an anti-LGBT Christian family values lawmaker.”
    Those gay people who preach and vote against their own while hiding behind religion deserve to be outed, shamed and shunned by everyone.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    But yeah, WE’RE the pervs….I fucking hate these people.

    • Macbill

      And I hate fucking these people.

  • DisqusD37

    He could have been an out-and-proud daddy into [legal] twinks, but no, he had to be another self-loathing, anti-LGBT dickwad. It just never ends. It’s more important that cakes be denied same-sex couples than he be a proud gay man.

    • jruffdc

      I bet his wife will keep him.

  • Guy z

    Folks, with all the saber rattling and sheer evil “christianists” (as Andrew Sullivan would call them) do these days, it is easy to lump all Christians into this evil, judgmental box. I hope (as I do with Islam and terrorists/extremists) that this does not adversely impact the way we view organizations like the gay christian network (https://www.gaychristian.net/), sojourners (https://sojo.net/), etc.

    • Mikey

      This doesn’t change anything about how I view anyone with religious beliefs. That doesn’t mean anything positive, however. I still think anyone who believes in bronze age mythology in our day and age is delusional. I view it the same way I would any adult telling me they believed in Santa Claus, or the Easter Bunny, or a flat Earth.

      To quote Steven Weinberg:
      “With or without religion, good people can behave well and bad people
      can do evil; but for good people to do evil — that takes religion.”

      • Guy z

        lol. Now, now, let’s be nice.

    • JauntyJohn

      Intellectually I get your point (sincerely) but in my gut and heart it’s really hard not to vilify them all. They (the Far Right / Evangelicals) have been loud and active and vitriolic since I was a teenager in Miami and Anita Bryant wanted to “Save our Children.”

  • jm2

    Motel 8??? I would have thought they go to Motel 6. That’s where Delila Delectable, the world renowned cabaret singer works!

    • jmax

      Super 8 motels are way classier than Motel 6.

      • jm2

        that’s another reason I thought they’d prefer Motel 6! 🤣

      • Macbill

        I remember back in the day Motel 6 had coin-operated Black & White TVs.

        • jmax

          And Magic Finger beds for a quarter.

  • gaycuckhubby

    FWIW… I think that he should be in jail and probably will be. Not for having consensual sex with a person over the age of consent. But because of the other charges that will be brought in federal court. However, the reason that I pushed back against some of these arrests is because of one of my co-workers. He’s a 40 year old black man. Just over 10 years ago when he was 28 he was having consensual sex with a 17 year old white girl. It went on for a couple months and her parents found out. They went to the police and he was arrested. He was charged for statutory rape and although she refused to testify against him he was sentenced to jail and is required to be on the sex offender list labeled as a rapist for at least the next two decades.

  • douglas

    SO if you get caught with a 17 year old boy it’s off to prison you go. If it’s multiple teenage girls it’s off to the Senate you go. Just wanted to clarify the matter.

    • Jimmy R

      I think the tradition goes, ya gotta be caught with a dead girl or a live boy.

      • JauntyJohn

        That’s the old adage in Hollywood, anyway. Witness Fatty Arbuckle and whomever that poor bastard was they thew to the wolves to quiet Hedda’s story on Cary.

        • Mike_in_the_Tundra

          Rory Calhoun was thrown to the wolves to quiet a story on Rock Hudson.

          • JauntyJohn

            thank you for the clarification. 🙂

    • Treant

      Shortey’s proven to have done something illegal–he’s a john for a prostitute. But sleeping with a 17 year old isn’t illegal in Oklahoma (at least according to Wikipedia’s map!)

      • Reality.Bites

        I would imagine in some cases where the police doesn’t get involved and the amounts are low enough, neither party even thinks of what they’re doing as prostitution, but more along the lines of “helping out.”

        • Treant

          I have a story about that (I call it my “accidental rent boy” story), but I won’t tell that since my stock is already pretty low around for requiring proof of malfeasance before I kill somebody–and also for not automatically taking everything that comes out of any given woman’s mouth as gospel truth.

    • Cipher

      Oklahoma, like Alabama, is still in the 20th century (or 19th, really). The Standard for disqualification from political office: dead woman/girl, live boy/man.

  • Treant

    Oklahoma’s age of consent is 16. So Shortey wasn’t doing anything illegal in that sense, although he’s on the hook for that prostitution thing.

  • boobert

    I’m confused. If the Oklahoma age of consent is 16, why is this illegal? Is it because he was paid? What if they were in love and it was a freebie? lol

    • Rob NYNY

      Because he was under 18 and paid. I think it’s federal law, not state law.

    • Reality.Bites

      Then the kid would be offered a psych evaluation and sent home.

    • BartmanLA

      Again Criminal statutes define criminal sexual conduct with under age of 18. “AOC” ordinances are based on civil law, NOT criminal.

  • mikeinftl

    I’m guessing it wasn’t his wife that he wanted to submit.

  • Mrs. Councillor Nugent
  • Kruhn

    A little walking would do marvels to that lard ass.

    • Dom Saunders

      Walking…gastric bypass…liposuction, take your pick -_-

      • Kruhn

        I talk from experience. Walking does it.

  • Mihangel apYrs

    I hope the teenager doesn’t get destroyed

  • Grant Low

    What exactly is the crime? The age of consent in OK is 16.

    • jruffdc

      His parents called the cops when they followed their son to the motel.

    • The_Wretched

      Shorty paid. That’s prostitution. There may also have been drugs involved.

      • Gianni

        A policeman in the video mentions marijuana being used.

    • BartmanLA

      Check your criminal statutes. Nationally criminal sexual contact is under the age of 18 period. Most “age of consent” ordinances are based on civil law, not criminal.

  • jruffdc

    Aw, poor Daddy Bear was just trying to “help him graduate.” LOL. I bet.

  • wmforr

    Well, if he needs someone to care for his children, why not ask Roy Moore? I hear the congressional pages and interns are already adopting a policy of “never in an elevator alone with him” like they did with Strom Thurmond.

  • DN

    So wait, it’s a problem when a man goes after a boy OLDER than Leigh Corfman?

    Got it.

  • Disqusdmnj

    Can anyone explain the sandwich to me?

  • Shadowman777

    God spake the word “hypocrite” and a republican fell from his lips.

  • LeeCMH

    This list is growing:

    Larry “wide-stance” Craig
    George “carry-my-bags” Rekers
    Ted “slurp-sniff-sniff-Haggard or Ted “Tooty-Bump” Haggard
    Tom “turn-a-page” Foley
    Dennis “Wanna Wrestle?” Hastert
    Ralph “Boy-Pussy” Shortey
    Vitter the Shitter or Diaper Dave
    Roy “touch-my-underwear” Moore
    Donald “grab-em by the pussy” Trump