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demgurl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-09-06 10:33 PM
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43. I really respect your perspective....
and I know there is usually a but after a statement like that so here it is....but there is no 'but'! Thank you for bringing another angle to this problem. I had also thought of that angle. I believe with all my heart that that guy is a pedophile. I do not believe they ever came out with solid evidence that he ever actually had sex with an underage page. I believe he was careful to make sure they advanced to the age of consent before doing anything. That being said, it is enough for me that he used the congress as his stomping grounds to scope out possibilities for his sex life.

I respect the life gays lead and I do not want to damage that in any way. I was concerned with that angle when I posted but I also felt that the right was probably given the old spin about how there was no proof and that Foley may be gay but never acted improperly. I am not sure about the spin but I know they always do spin and I know that it was so close to elections that they would be spinning very hard. At this point I believe most republicans think Foley may be gay but he never did anything illegal. Even so, I do not want to plant the seed of hatred any more than it already is. Foley was but one example. There are many suspected and a few confirmed who are right wing politicians. These politicians have not (YET) been caught in a scandal and they can he held up as an example of someone they can relate to and who is gay.

I think your perspective is right on. I am really pleased that people in this thread can speak without attacking each other. The amount of politeness and respect here is overwhelming. I wish every thread was this friendly. Thank you.
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