Friday, October 06, 2006

Forgiving the Republican Party

by Michael Gregory Steele and Herman B. Hayes

Ok everyone, just take a deep breath and try not to lose faith. I know some of you are distressed about this whole “former Republican Representative Mark Foley sexually abusing underage pages because he’s a sex crazed homosexual” story all over the news, but let’s try not to overreact. Just stay calm and don’t even entertain the thought of staying home from the polls this November.

Values voters I am making an appeal to all of you. I’m asking that you not forget forgiveness when thinking of your personal values. Please fellow Christians, forgive the Republican Party for allowing a gay man to slither into God’s party. I know you’re all upset and disgusted but let’s just try not to throw the baby Jesus out with the bathwater.

Let me be perfectly clear here, if former Representative and current homosexual Mark Foley actually committed these heinous acts, then this is absolutely unforgivable. And let me further state, that if anyone in the Republican leadership had prior knowledge of Foley’s actions and refused to act then they too are culpable.

In fact, ever since Foley’s resignation there’s been a lot of talk about what Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert knew and when he knew it. Even members of his own party are calling for Hastert to resign from his leadership post for not acting on this Foley situation. I’m not so quick to call for the head of Denny Hastert though.

There’s something you have to remember about Hastert and Republicans in general, they’re inexperienced sinners. Would you really expect Hastert, a poor naïve representative from Illinois to understand any of this child molestation business? He’s not a Democrat so he has no frame of reference for any of this. So let’s not tar and feather the poor man just because he was far too innocent to understand the seriousness of all of this.

Think of how embarrassing it was for Hastert to have one of his staffers explain just what Foley was doing during those sexually explicit IM conversations. I mean just look at the Hastert’s sweet and innocent face above; do you really think he could have understood this kind of depravity? If I had my way Hastert would have remained innocent just a bit longer. Those pages aren’t the only victims in all this.

Hastert may never be able to get his innocence back, but we can prevent the entire Republican Party from becoming victims. It would be beyond foolish to let this whole situation deter you from going to the polls and voting for Republican candidates. If you allow the Democrats to win this November then you are responsible for every page that a Democrat molests. Democrats have a lifetime of sinning under their belts and they’ll continue to sin while in office. The main difference is that Democrats know how to molest a congressional page without getting caught. Think about that this November.

65 Comments:

At October 06, 2006 3:18 PM, Blogger Blue Gal said...

I think Foley's first name is Mark. You know, like the gospel.

It just goes to show you, if he'd used the Jew spelling, Marc, we woulda known about him way sooner.

 
At October 06, 2006 3:31 PM, Blogger Michael Gregory Steele said...

blue gal: I would be absolutely mortified if I had any idea what you were talking about.

 
At October 06, 2006 4:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Friend, there is no such thing as "absolutely unforgivable" according to Jesus Christ.

 
At October 06, 2006 6:04 PM, Blogger Michael Gregory Steele said...

anonymous: You dare to question the spiritual backing for something I said? You are no friend of mine. You are also "absolutely moronic."

 
At October 07, 2006 1:20 AM, Blogger The Pagan Temple said...

And by no means should Republicans throw the baby Jesus out with the bathwater, he's been through enough all ready. Who knows how many of those baths Foley has been giving him?

 
At October 07, 2006 5:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, Your god is a republican? Well if that works for you, ok. But you see, what works for you, does not work for others. Oh MY god, What shall we do now?

 
At October 07, 2006 5:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"God's Party?"

What a joke. Republican values are a sick twisted perversion of Christianity.

Jesus Christ: "It is easier for a camel to walk through the eye of a needle than a rich man to get into heaven."

Republicans: "No way will my tax dollars go to fund health care for the poor!"

 
At October 07, 2006 5:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, values voters should go to the polls and vote for Republicans. It isn't like they are for torture, or imprisioning people forever without allowing them to question their imprisonment. Torture is a family value which must keep in order to protect America.

Who would Jesus torture?

 
At October 07, 2006 5:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks for that article, that was a hiliarious read. good comedy is hard to come by nowadays.

 
At October 07, 2006 5:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is satire, right? Just making sure..

 
At October 07, 2006 7:21 PM, Blogger Kirk said...

Michael: It never ceases to amaze me the lengths that liberals will go in order to try and discredit a faithful Christian. It just makes my blood boil whenever I see one of these heathens label your thoughtful arguments as "satire."

I do have one question though: When you said, "Those pages aren’t the only victims in all this," you were being facetious right? I just can't see how these predatory children can be victims in this. Other than the fact that they can no longer prey on a sweet man like Republican Congressman Mark Foley (R – FL). I guess that makes them the "victims" of their own perversion.

This is all so confusing for a simple man like myself, but I know one thing: This wouldn't have happened if the Democrats weren't in office.

 
At October 07, 2006 8:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Foley is not the only one-there have been many other republicans who have served prison terms.

Republican executive Randall Casseday of the conservative Washington
Times newspaper was arrested for soliciting sex from a 13-year old girl
on the internet.

Republican chairman of the Oregon Christian Coalition Lou Beres
confessed to molesting a 13-year old girl.

Republican County Constable Larry Dale Floyd was arrested on suspicion
of soliciting sex with an 8-year old girl. Floyd has repeatedly won
elections for Denton County, Texas, constable.

Republican judge Mark Pazuhanich pleaded no contest to fondling a
10-year old girl and was sentenced to 10 years probation.

Republican Party leader Bobby Stumbo was arrested for having sex with a
5-year old boy.

Republican petition drive manager Tom Randall pleaded guilty to
molesting two girls under the age of 14, one of them the daughter of an
associate in the petition business.

Republican County Chairman Armando Tebano was arrested for sexually
molesting a 14-year-old girl.

Republican teacher and former city councilman John Collins pleaded
guilty to sexually molesting 13 and 14 year old girls.

Republican campaign worker Mark Seidensticker is a convicted child
molester.

Republican Mayor Philip Giordano is serving a 37-year sentence in
federal prison for sexually abusing 8- and 10-year old girls.

Republican Mayor Tom Adams was arrested for distributing child
pornography over the internet.

Republican Mayor John Gosek was arrested on charges of soliciting sex
from two 15-year old girls.

Republican County Commissioner David Swartz pleaded guilty to molesting
two girls under the age of 11 and was sentenced to 8 years in prison.

Republican legislator Edison Misla Aldarondo was sentenced to 10 years
in prison for raping his daughter between the ages of 9 and 17.

Republican Committeeman John R. Curtain was charged with molesting a
teenage boy and unlawful sexual contact with a minor.

Republican anti-abortion activist Howard Scott Heldreth is a convicted
child rapist in Florida.

Republican zoning supervisor, Boy Scout leader and Lutheran church
president Dennis L. Rader pleaded guilty to performing a sexual act on an
11-year old girl he murdered.

Republican anti-abortion activist Nicholas Morency pleaded guilty to
possessing child pornography on his computer and offering a bounty to
anybody who murders an abortion doctor.

Republican campaign consultant Tom Shortridge was sentenced to three
years probation for taking nude photographs of a 15-year old girl.

Republican racist pedophile and United States Senator Strom Thurmond
had sex with a 15-year old black girl which produced a child.

Republican pastor Mike Hintz, whom George W. Bush commended during the
2004 presidential campaign, surrendered to police after admitting to a
sexual affair with a female juvenile.

Republican legislator Peter Dibble pleaded no contest to having an
inappropriate relationship with a 13-year-old girl.

Republican advertising consultant Carey Lee Cramer was sentenced to six
years in prison for molesting two 8-year old girls, one of whom
appeared in an anti-Gore television commercial.

Republican activist Lawrence E. King, Jr. organized child sex parties
at the White House during the 1980s.

Republican lobbyist Craig J. Spence organized child sex parties at the
White House during the 1980s.

Republican Congressman Donald "Buz" Lukens was found guilty of having
sex with a female minor and sentenced to one month in jail.

Republican fundraiser Richard A. Delgaudio was found guilty of child
porn charges and paying two teenage girls to pose for sexual photos.

Republican activist Mark A. Grethen convicted on six counts of sex
crimes involving children.

Republican campaign chairman Randal David Ankeney pleaded guilty to
attempted sexual assault on a child and was arrested again five years
later on the same charge.

Republican Congressman Dan Crane had sex with a female minor working as
a congressional page.

Republican activist and Christian Coalition leader Beverly Russell
admitted to an incestuous relationship with his step daughter.

Republican Judge Ronald C. Kline was placed under house arrest for
child molestation and possession of child pornography.

Republican congressman and anti-gay activist Robert Bauman was charged
with having sex with a 16-year-old boy he picked up at a gay bar.

Republican Committee Chairman Jeffrey Patti was arrested for
distributing a video clip of a 5-year-old girl being raped.

Republican activist Marty Glickman (a.k.a. "Republican Marty"), was
taken into custody by Florida police on four counts of unlawful sexual
activity with an underage girl and one count of delivering the drug LSD.

Republican legislative aide Howard L. Brooks was charged with molesting
a 12-year old boy and possession of child pornography.

Republican Senate candidate John Hathaway was accused of having sex
with his 12-year old baby sitter and withdrew his candidacy after the
allegations were reported in the media.

Republican preacher Stephen White, who demanded a return to traditional
values, was sentenced to jail after offering $20 to a 14-year-old boy
for permission to perform oral sex on him.

Republican talk show host Jon Matthews pleaded guilty to exposing his
genitals to an 11 year old girl.

Republican anti-gay activist Earl "Butch" Kimmerling was sentenced to
40 years in prison for molesting an 8-year old girl after he attempted
to stop a gay couple from adopting her.

Republican Party leader Paul Ingram pleaded guilty to six counts of
raping his daughters and served 14 years in federal prison.

Republican election board official Kevin Coan was sentenced to two
years probation for soliciting sex over the internet from a 14-year old
girl.

Republican politician Andrew Buhr was charged with two counts of first
degree sodomy with a 13-year old boy.

Republican legislator Keith Westmoreland was arrested on seven felony
counts of lewd and lascivious exhibition to girls under the age of 16
(i.e. exposing himself to children).

Republican anti-abortion activist John Allen Burt was found guilty of
molesting a 15-year old girl.

Republican County Councilman Keola Childs pleaded guilty to molesting a
male child.

Republican activist John Butler was charged with criminal sexual
assault on a teenage girl.

Republican candidate Richard Gardner admitted to molesting his two
daughters.

Republican Councilman and former Marine Jack W. Gardner was convicted
of molesting a 13-year old girl.

Republican County Commissioner Merrill Robert Barter pleaded guilty to
unlawful sexual contact and assault on a teenage boy.

Republican City Councilman Fred C. Smeltzer, Jr. pleaded no contest to
raping a 15 year-old girl and served 6-months in prison.

Republican activist Parker J. Bena pleaded guilty to possession of
child pornography on his home computer and was sentenced to 30 months in
federal prison and fined $18,000.

Republican parole board officer and former Colorado state
representative, Larry Jack Schwarz, was fired after child pornography was found in
his possession.

Republican strategist and Citadel Military College graduate Robin
Vanderwall was convicted in Virginia on five counts of soliciting sex from
boys and girls over the internet.

Republican city councilman Mark Harris, who is described as a "good
military man" and "church goer," was convicted of repeatedly having sex
with an 11-year-old girl and sentenced to 12 years in prison.

Republican businessman Jon Grunseth withdrew his candidacy for
Minnesota governor after allegations surfaced that he went swimming in the nude
with four underage girls, including his daughter.

Republican campaign worker, police officer and self-proclaimed reverend
Steve Aiken was convicted of having sex with two underage girls.

Republican director of the "Young Republican Federation" Nicholas
Elizondo molested his 6-year old daughter and was sentenced to six years in
prison.

Republican president of the New York City Housing Development Corp.
Russell Harding pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography on his
computer.

Republican benefactor of conservative Christian groups, Richard A.
Dasen Sr., was found guilty of raping a 15-year old girl. Dasen, 62, who is
married with grown children and several grandchildren, has allegedly
told police that over the past decade he paid more than $1 million to
have sex with a large number of young women.

Republican Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld authorized the rape of
children in Iraqi prisons in order to humiliate their parents into
providing information about the anti-American insurgency. See excerpt of one
prisoner's report here and his full report here.

 
At October 07, 2006 8:19 PM, Anonymous equilibrium said...

Anonymous said...

Friend, there is no such thing as "absolutely unforgivable" according to Jesus Christ.

I beg to differ. Christ himself stated that "he who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is subject to eternal condemnation".

 
At October 07, 2006 8:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the Party of God should do the rest of us heathens a favor and just ascend to Heaven like you plan to. It must be so hard going through life being a tool.

 
At October 07, 2006 9:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a fellow christian and I can't believe that you damn a guy because of being homosexual. Forget the whole predatory thing, that alone is a sad thing, but how could you and many other "pure Christians" believe that a gay is wrong. Jesus forgives. Why don't you?

And I hate to tell you but have any of you played the game Telephone as a kid. Well, the same thing happens with the Bible. It just gets more distorted through every reiteration of it to back the beliefs of those that read from it.

Don't hate. The world is one religion, one race and one people. Don't go on thinking you're holier than thou, because thats how wars are started. Jesus believed in peace, why don't you?

 
At October 07, 2006 10:01 PM, Blogger Gibbon said...

WayneMadsenReport reveals:

The rumors about another top GOP member of the House being involved in sexual encounters with young "men for hire" are confirmed to WMR by well-placed sources in Washington's gay community. The member in question is House Speaker Dennis Hastert, whose "alternate" life style is the primary reason for him and his staff covering up the scandal involving ex-Florida GOP Rep. Mark Foley and his lewd messages sent to underage male congressional pages. Hastert's penchant to receive anal sex is well-known to our sources in DC's gay community. Additionally, Hastert's reported extremely small penis is the subject of many jokes among Washington's gay circles.

WMR reported on old charges that swirled around Hastert when he was a high school wrestling coach at Yorkville High School in Yorkville, Illinois. Hastert decided to enter politics in 1980 after rumors surfaced about inappropriate contact with male high school students.

 
At October 07, 2006 10:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Foley were a Democrat you'd be condemning the entire party and anyone who has ever voted for it through guilt by association. You'll forgive me if I now do the same you pathetic asshat.

 
At October 07, 2006 10:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

this just goes to prove the god is gay. and i for one ain't worshiping no queer deity

 
At October 07, 2006 10:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the entertainment, I need a good laugh before I go to bed.

 
At October 08, 2006 12:04 AM, Blogger Michael Gregory Steele said...

anonymous: I don't really appreciate your overly long post although it does prove my point. I would say around 20 criminals in the history of the Republican Party isn't too bad of a record. And since Republicans are so inept at sinning you know this a complete list.

This list of crimes though reads like the daily itinary for a typical Democratic Representative.

 
At October 08, 2006 12:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is an awesome piece of satire.

 
At October 08, 2006 12:23 AM, Blogger Michael Gregory Steele said...

anonymous: you said, "I'm a fellow christian and I can't believe that you damn a guy because of being homosexual... Jesus forgives. Why don't you?"

You're right, the Bible does in fact say that homosexuality is completely acceptable. Wait, I take that back I just looked up the definition of "abomination" and it seems that I was mistaken.

So it's mentioned a couple times in the Bible as something that angers the Lord so I think it's safe to say that I'm not the only one that damns homosexuals. And since Jesus doesn't specifically say that he forgives gays I can consider their actions to be unforgiveable.

 
At October 08, 2006 12:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, if you look through history, the 'Party of God' is that of the Democratic party. The only reason it's assumed to be Republican now is cause of the pro-life/pro-choice argument, and it's seen as a bad thing to abort a fetus rather then allow it life, eventually becoming a tax paying citizen.

 
At October 08, 2006 12:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you people would drop the partisanism for one second and stop trying to make excuses just because the guy is on your team, you'd look a lot less like tools.

Republicans inept at sinning, that's hi-larious. You people are great.

 
At October 08, 2006 12:28 AM, Blogger Michael Gregory Steele said...

gibbon: While it's clear that you're very adept at copying and pasting I'm seriously doubting your reading comprehension skills. Did you actually read any of my post? Hastert would never inappropriately touch a young boy; he wouldn't even know how if he wanted to. Look again at the picture of him that accompanies the post. It's like looking into the face of a child.

 
At October 08, 2006 12:36 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, the face of a child. A big bloated evil child who covers up crimes in order to toe the party line.

 
At October 08, 2006 12:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep on supporting those Republicans, I mean they`ve done everything you`ve asked of them right?

1. Prayer in School is legal again.
2. Finally Banned Abortion.
3. Gay Marrage Amendment was finally pased.

Everything you asked of them right? right?

No exucses, they hold all 3 branches of govt. At what point will you wake up and see they are totally using Christians as tools, and you will NEVER get what they proimise.

The promise of them doing it is stronger then the actual act.

 
At October 08, 2006 1:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't hate. The world is one religion, one race and one people. Don't go on thinking you're holier than thou, because thats how wars are started. Jesus believed in peace, why don't you?

Hat's off, you got right....

If abortion is wrong, then so is bombing innocent children. Who would Jesus bomb?

 
At October 08, 2006 1:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

actually 61 republican child molesters and child pornographers listed.

You left out Dr David Hager, Right wing christian - Bush's FDA appointee for women's reproductive health, who resigned after his ex-wife reported he repeatedly raped/sodomized herduring the marriage. sometimes he would drug her so she passed out and he could rape her then.

He also refused to give her any money except if she let him sodomize her.

This is the guy Bush put in charge of Womens health. He wrote a book - something about Jesus and womens health.

what is it with these guys. they really have a cruel sense of humor.

 
At October 08, 2006 1:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

what a joke

 
At October 08, 2006 2:07 AM, Blogger Kirk said...

This Anonymous guy sure does yak a lot. Not just here, but every blog I've visited. If it wasn't such a masculine name I'd swear it was just some over opinionated woman. I'll bet Christ was really disappointed when none of the Pharisees struck down that whore. I mean they just didn't get it. The whole point was if you picked up the stone and chucked it at the slut you would be free of sin because of your faith in Christ. Instead, this whole passage has been perverted into some sort of love fest by the liberal elite. Sickening.

 
At October 08, 2006 2:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The man broke his own law, anyone that coddles this sick individual is soft on pediphiles.

 
At October 08, 2006 2:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cool!

I didn't know Colbert was doing freelance work for this site!

The sad thing is, idiots like newsmax and drudge will pick it up and believe it.

Love your sister site, landoverbaptist.com!!!

 
At October 08, 2006 3:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is satire... right?

 
At October 08, 2006 9:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please get off your knees long enough to be able to tell you're being used. Hard.

Or get a job writing comedy.

Up to you.

 
At October 08, 2006 10:54 AM, Anonymous Horseonovich said...

Sure, I'm one of the obese gay Republicans you mock, but I do not molest pages against their will! They always come to me and ASK me to masturbate at them over AOL. Little perverts!

 
At October 08, 2006 1:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mark Foley is not a homosexual. He is a pedophile.

Homosexuality is fine. Everybody but your clique accepts this. Pedophilia isn't, and never will.

 
At October 08, 2006 1:39 PM, Blogger Michael Gregory Steele said...

anonymous: You said, "Mark Foley is not a homosexual. He is a pedophile.

Homosexuality is fine. Everybody but your clique accepts this. Pedophilia isn't, and never will."


The thing about my clique is that's it's obviously the popular clique considering that the coolest guy around, Jesus Christ, is a member.

I'm sorry I'm having trouble seeing the distinction here because of the fact there is no distinction.

Is there really any difference between two grown men engaging in a consentual sexual relationship and an older person in a position of authority preying on a young boy? Allow me to answer my own question, no there isn't.

 
At October 08, 2006 2:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Superb op-ed.

Every day I am increasingly convinced that social conservatism is a mental illness, an attempt to correct in others what is wrong in oneself.

Your screed was another confirmation of that belief.

 
At October 08, 2006 3:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quoth Furiously-Treading-Water-In-The-Face-Of-Irrefutable-Evidence-That-The-Party-He-Blindly-Supports-Is -Actually-More-Corrupt-And-Hyporitical-Than-The-Party-He-Abhors"Is there really any difference between two grown men engaging in a consentual sexual relationship and an older person in a position of authority preying on a young boy? Allow me to answer my own question, no there isn't."

What?

I mean, what?

I'm convinced. This is satire, and I've been played for a fool. If so, I bow to the greater man. Bravo, sir - I just can't tell what is satire and what is dona fide cognitive dissonance.

 
At October 08, 2006 3:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

michael gregory steele:

You deride one of your critics as "absolutely moronic". That in itself is an unkind and uncalled-for ad hominem attack.

But the implication is that the victim of said attack is less intelligent than you. My personal impression of the responses you post, is that you do not respond with reason, but with statements of blind faith. Your implication of your fierce intellect gives me pause to think that perhaps there is more to your cognitive process than you calling people "absolutely moronic". No one would make such a bold assumption without solid grounding. So I would like to give you a chance to prove yourself to be the intellectual I hope you are.

Would you care to share with us what education you have experienced? What qualifications you have earned? How you have distinguished yourself intellectually from the mediocre?

 
At October 08, 2006 3:43 PM, Blogger Tom Harper said...

An excellent and much-needed post. It's very alarming that some members of the Godfearing community are disillusioned and might sit out the election. These imperfect Republicans are all we've got. We need to cling to them for dear life.

And that vicious rumor about Big Denny Hastert being gay: Scientifically impossible! Hastert is a big burly ex-wrestler, and everybody knows homosexuals are always puny and dainty and can't lift anything heavier than a Bette Midler CD. So there.

 
At October 08, 2006 3:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

tom harper

I fear that the satire of your post will be missed.

 
At October 08, 2006 3:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awww, crud. I just read the headlines of the rest of your blog, and yeah, I've been played.

I was genuinely perplexed at how outlandish your op-eds were, but you've spent so much time making such inane arguments that I couldn't possibly believe it were satire: I didn't think there were people with more free time on their hands than I.

Great work!

 
At October 08, 2006 4:42 PM, Blogger Kirk said...

Anonymous: You said, "My personal impression of the responses you post, is that you do not respond with reason, but with statements of blind faith."

This is the difference between Christians and liberals. Real Christians know that blind faith is the only type of reasoning that will lead to salvation. Liberals, on the other hand, want to use evolutionary science to discredit Christ and His followers.

If you put aside your hatred of God and instead put your faith in Him, not only would you be a less abrasive person, you wouldn't spend all eternity burning in Hell.

 
At October 08, 2006 4:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I confess, I don't get it.

I understand that this is satirical - I did ( heh, eventually) get that.

But is it left wing satire, to illustrate the irrational basis of the christian right?

Or is it right wing satire, to show how easy it is to get liberals riled up?

As I just read elsewhere - it's a sad state of affairs when I really can't tell.

 
At October 08, 2006 5:57 PM, Blogger Herman B. Hayes said...

Oh, you fools. You silly little fools. This is why we will win, you know.

 
At October 08, 2006 6:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, no, no, Mr Hayes!

I've confessed already! You had me. I've been taken in. Now, please be gentlemen, and let me in on the joke.

Seriously. What's the angle - left, right, or - even bigger fool am I to not think of it - centrist?

 
At October 08, 2006 7:44 PM, Blogger Daingerfield Ashton said...

The fact that the president kills and maims young boys and girls in foreign countries is of course forgivable right?

 
At October 08, 2006 9:58 PM, Blogger Gibbon said...

Michael Gregory Steele says: Hastert would never inappropriately touch a young boy; he wouldn't even know how if he wanted to.

The WMR report says Hastert likes men not boys. And from that source, Hastert lacks the equipment to be an agressive participant. All he has to do is lie on his stomach like a beached whale.

Then again Batfish brings out this alternative info:

A couple of years ago, Hastert turned up late one night at the Page dormitory, gained entry, and actually swallowed a page - whole. And that explains, not only the weight gain, but also the cover-up. After all, pederasty is one thing, but if the news about widespread cannibalism ever came out, well...

 
At October 08, 2006 11:08 PM, Blogger Kirk said...

Daingerfield Ashton: You said, "The fact that the president kills and maims young boys and girls in foreign countries is of course forgivable right?"

1) Prove it. Do you have video of President Bush clubbing young foreigners?
2) Even if you have the pirated video, prove that these weren't terrorist children, or worse, some sort of sexual deviants Hell bent on seducing good Christian men into perverse acts that would be reminiscent of Sodom and Gomorrah, except for the fact that God doesn't punish Christians like He does heathens. There'll be no fire and brimstone for us, but perhaps there'll be flowers and candy to console us from the treachery of those who would lead us astray.
3) You're an idiot.
4) I hate you worse than the terrorists.
5) You are a terrorist trying to destroy the United States of America.

 
At October 09, 2006 9:06 AM, Anonymous Augury said...

Forgiving has to be rational and rationed; not random and in bulk form.

Please use the following while watching all those politicians and talking heads explain it:

Which is more evil? The evildoer or those that go out of their way to twist what was done and justify the evil deed?

This whole Foley thing reminds me of my comment in the book A Dragon This Way Comes. The politicians and the media are in a incestious relationship; it is like the magician's physical sleight-of-hand tricks that are used to entertain and mystify the audience, but with the politicians and media, it is on a mental plane and what I call a sleight-of-thought process. They will keep your attention on the rat in the corner while they bring an elephant on stage...and you will not see it until they want you to.

 
At October 09, 2006 10:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How dare you, Mr. Steele, talk on behalf of Jesus Christ and say he's a member of your party... last time I checked, that wasn't a good thing. I don't blame the entire Republican party for this, and actually saw some good in the party, even though I'm a democrat. But after reading this post, and your crazy ass beliefs, your closed minded stereotipical hipocritical party can go straight to hell, which is exactly where you're going

 
At October 09, 2006 2:50 PM, Anonymous st_gulik said...

As a Christian I am highly offended at your quick whitewashing of this horrific scandal and quick turn around to bashing on people of other political parties.

What is so wrong with the Democrats? Many of them are Christians, many of them even have higher moral standards than our so called Morally Righteous leaders.

The idea that Hastert was a simple man inexperienced with this sort of thing is the very reason why he shouldn't be the Speaker of the House. These are important jobs that not just any Joe Blow can hold down successfully.

Get him out of there, and let's vote for people that are really moral and have our real interests in mind, not some Rich Republican Corporate Fat Cats.

 
At October 10, 2006 1:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At October 11, 2006 3:31 AM, Anonymous JustTellinTheTruth said...

An excellent and much-needed post. It's very alarming that some members of the Godfearing community are disillusioned and might sit out the election. These imperfect Republicans are all we've got. We need to cling to them for dear life.

I agree Completely! Wanted to note that according to the Dredge Democrats have known about Foley for months now. They were going to wait until 2 weeks before the election so they could "fully benefit" from the leak. As they control 99% of the media I guess that makes sense right? Get over the Hastert thing. How could the man know about explicit IMs. I use a business network daily and looking for Electroni IMs are like looking or a needle in a haystack. Emails maybe... IMs NOT! Foley is to blame for this. His actions were inappropriate. He has been removed. End of story. Last I looked there were "sins" on both sides of the political arena. Shall we get into a mud throwing match? Come on. "For all have Sinned and Fallen Short of the Glory of God". That means "everybody". Doesnt mean that these actions are correct but it Is Interesting that a Democrat did the same thing with a minor a couple years ago and received 6 standing Ovations and a leadership Chair after his actions were brought to light.... Hmmmm

 
At October 11, 2006 3:49 AM, Anonymous JustTellinTheTruth said...

PS - I find the comments posted by the anonymous person (Who first states he is a Christian) below to be lacking merit ...Noted below

Don't hate. The world is one religion, one race and one people. Don't go on thinking you're holier than thou, because thats how wars are started. Jesus believed in peace, why don't you?

How is the world 1 religion? That is not true... While it is true that Everyone Worships something. Yes, Jesus exemplified Peace but he also stood strong against Evil... He used the term "Pit of Vipers, Callous and wicked Generation" when refering to those who had fallen in love with rules and power instead of serving God and his people. He was no passivist. Read your New Testament again ....

 
At October 11, 2006 4:11 PM, Anonymous juddychris said...

Since personally committing sin is almost completely outside of the experience of Republicans, it is no wonder they could not recognize it budding in their midst. It took the liberals and their media machine to point this out to the GOP.

The media should actually be blamed for this whole affair by the way, and I will gladly puncture both eardrums rather than listen to any evidence to the contrary.

Also, this matter firms up my hatred of all things liberal. Even if they didn't have anything directly to do with this pediphilia scandal, they're still to blame somehow. I know this because my gut told me, so don't bother me with your "facts".

Life is easy and black & white if you follow this helpful stereotype: All GOP things = good, all Democratic things = evil. It's good to keep a simple mind - much less stressful thinking involved!

Bottom line: Hastert is totally innocent. I refuse to believe a longtime politician would possibly react from a political motivation. Why, that would never happen!

If anyone wants to respond to me, please shout. I'll have my head buried in the sand and won't be able to hear as clearly.

 
At October 30, 2006 10:41 PM, Blogger God Almighty said...

Hey Kirk, the President is the commander in chief, so it is under his direct command that our kids kill babies ... who, under any Christian, HA! definition could hardy be terrorists. The Christians are the terrorists, KNOW THIS.

 
At November 02, 2006 4:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this serious? I really want to know. Either this is horribly written satire or just horribly written. Is this whole website for real? I really want an answer.
The comments on here are hilarious. Thanks for the list of Republican perverts. Oh and you guys, I'm glad you talked to Jesus about this situation because he knows everything.

 
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