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Sat Dec 1, 2012, 12:37 PM

PA Republican State Rep. Mike Fleck: Iím Gay

State Rep. Mike Fleck (R-Huntingdon) publicly acknowledged Saturday that he is gay, making him the first openly gay lawmaker in Pa. and the only* currently sitting openly gay Republican state legislator in the entire country.

In a deeply personal story by the Huntingdon Daily News (subscription), Fleck, a devout Christian, explained the difficult road to his announcement.

ďComing out is hard enough, but doing it in the public eye is definitely something I never anticipated,Ē he said. ďIím still the exact same person and Iím still a Republican and, most importantly, Iím still a person of faith trying to live life as a servant of God and the public. The only difference now is that I will also be doing so as honestly as I know how.Ē

http://www.politicspa.com/republican-state-rep-mike-fleck-im-gay-2/44597/

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Reply PA Republican State Rep. Mike Fleck: Iím Gay (Original post)
dlwickham Dec 2012 OP
CurtEastPoint Dec 2012 #1
dlwickham Dec 2012 #3
blueknight Dec 2012 #2
Fearless Dec 2012 #4
Smarmie Doofus Dec 2012 #5
LeftinOH Dec 2012 #6
joeybee12 Dec 2012 #7
dlwickham Dec 2012 #8
King_David Dec 2012 #10
dlwickham Dec 2012 #11
King_David Dec 2012 #12
dlwickham Dec 2012 #13
joeybee12 Dec 2012 #14
beyurslf Dec 2012 #9

Response to dlwickham (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 01:09 PM

1. Married also.

Interesting. He has come from Liberty Univ and a fundy upbringing, I suppose, to coming out.

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 04:15 PM

3. divorced actually

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Response to dlwickham (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 03:00 PM

2. and

unless he changes parties, his political career is over

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Response to blueknight (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 07:45 PM

4. Which it might as well be considering his conservatism.

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Response to dlwickham (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 08:41 AM

5. He seems to understand education issues better than most Democrats:



Still...it seems unlikely that he can ride it out as a Republican in mid-state Pa.

We'll see.

K and R

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Response to dlwickham (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 03:58 PM

6. Well, it looks like he's clinging to the GOP brand:

ďThe Republican party is all about the government needing to stay out of peopleís lives; Iím not a one-issue person and itís not a one-issue party.Ē

Being GOPer, AND being a devout Christian, AND getting married (if only for a while) AND going to Liberty U. didn't get rid of "the gay", but he's still so nose-deep in the RW/fundie world that he's basically saying "OK, I'm gay.. but I'm one of the "good" ones".

So - piss on 'im.

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Response to dlwickham (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 06:58 PM

7. This is very important...there's a photo of him at the link...and someone posted a video of him...

He looks a lot better in the photo than the video.

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #7)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 09:04 PM

8. he is a cutie

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Response to dlwickham (Reply #8)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 12:57 AM

10. John Baird Foreign Minister of Canada

Stephen Harpers right hand man.

Openly Gay Conservative.

Second most powerful cabinet minister.


And asshole lol

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Response to King_David (Reply #10)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 06:35 PM

11. who cares if he's an asshole

as long as he's cute



http://snippits-and-slappits.blogspot.com/2012/12/john-baird-is-gay.html

he looks pretty cute in the 2nd picture

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Response to dlwickham (Reply #11)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 07:23 PM

12. LOL

Not my taste...but a friend of mine loves him...but not his politics.

We went out one night and my friend called him a bitch...probably slept with him...but he does not kiss and tell...mumzer...

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Response to King_David (Reply #12)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 10:46 PM

13. you need to drag it out of your friend

a few cocktails might work

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Response to King_David (Reply #12)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 12:16 PM

14. Way too "doughy" for my tastes...

And I'd probably b-slap him every time he opened his mouth and spewed his right-wing garbage.

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Response to dlwickham (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 07:10 PM

9. ugh gay republicans are just about the worst there is

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