Another ‘family values’ politician fails and falls

We only tend to hear about the transgressors but there seems to be a lot of politicians who promote ‘family values’ who act the opposite.

Cleveland:  Ohio legislator Wes Goodman led secret gay life, made unwelcome advances to younger men, people who knew him say

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.

Goodman’s double life ended this week when he resigned from the Ohio legislature after House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger was alerted to Goodman’s involvement in “inappropriate behavior” with a man in his state office in Columbus.

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.

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. A former co-worker shared screenshots of messages Goodman sent him that the operative likened to the lewd texts that derailed the congressional career of New York’s Anthony Weiner.

The Independent:  Anti-LGBT politician resigns after being ‘caught having sex with man in his office’

An Ohio lawmaker who routinely touted his Christian faith and anti-LGBT views has resigned after being caught having sex with a man in his office.

Wes Goodman, who is the Republican state legislator for Ohio, is married to a woman who is assistant director of an annual anti-abortion rally known as March for Life.

According to the Columbus Dispatch, the observer told Ohio House Chief of Staff Mike Dittoe what had happened on Tuesday afternoon. Mr Dittoe responded by telling House Speaker Republican Cliff Rosenberger who in turn met with Mr Goodman.

The 33-year-old, who has been branded the “conscience of the conservative movement”, resigned for “inappropriate conduct” shortly after the meeting took place.

Mr Goodman, whose Twitter biography describes him as “Christian. American. Conservative. Republican. Husband to @Beth1027”, has regularly claimed “natural marriage” occurs between a man and a woman.

“Healthy, vibrant, thriving, values-driven families are the source of Ohio’s proud history and the key to Ohio’s future greatness,” reads his campaign website which has now been taken offline.

Another example of moral corruption in the US.

11 Comments

  1. sorethumb

     /  November 19, 2017

    Yes there’s a big moral panic going on over sexual harassment (attempted mating).

  2. I wonder what background this man had-it’s unlikely to have begun with him.

    There are not that many politicians who are hypocrites, but they are likely to make headlines and John Smith the plumber isn’t.

    • Gezza

       /  November 19, 2017

      😮 Wouldn’t like to be in your shoes when Smithy finds out what you just said about him. :/

  3. Pickled Possum

     /  November 19, 2017

    Shades of Graham Capill
    Leader of The Christian Heritage Party, left that
    Then on to the police as a dispatcher,
    Then a police prosecutor at the Christchurch District Court,
    Then on to Jail for 6 years!
    Hypocrites.

    • patupaiarehe

       /  November 19, 2017

      Just for your enjoyment Possum, here is Mr Capill getting his ‘just desserts’. A shame that his lawyer intervened really. What is really ridiculous, is that the ‘offender’ got two years in jail for doing what a lot of us wanted to…

      • Pickled Possum

         /  November 19, 2017

        Really!!?? That ‘offender’ got 2 years for that Bitch Slap.
        I recall seeing the video when it happened and didn’t think that any sane judge
        would look at jail time. Honestly that really is sick.
        That ‘offender’ was gunning for capill, could see that lining up.
        Whimpering paedophile capill.
        Wonder what the ‘ offender’s ‘ beef was against capill?

        • patupaiarehe

           /  November 19, 2017

          He wasn’t exactly a model citizen himself Possum, but at least he wasn’t a filthy kiddy fiddler. Said he had no remorse, & that Capill ‘deserved it’. Good on him.
          http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10119535

          • Gezza

             /  November 19, 2017

            Nah bullshit. Caphill got 9 years, served 6, still under restriction. His assailant was a permanently angry drunken bum with a penchant for violence including punching women. Don’t even think of ascribing any fkn virtue.

            “The attack on Capill on March 23 was the latest in a long list of convictions McNally has gained since he first appeared in court at the age of 15. He was described as having problems with alcohol since he was 10.

            Six years ago, Judge Murray Abbott said he had “an appalling record for violence” as he was being sentenced for a drunken attack on a female taxi driver, his seventh conviction for violence up to that point. Since then, he has been dubbed “a complete nuisance” by Judge Edward Ryan in 2002 for another violent and drunken dispute with a stranger in a service station.

            In October 2003, he was described as “a long-term drug and alcohol addict” by Judge Graham Noble who had “been provided with every opportunity – at taxpayers’ expense – to overcome your difficulties”. “You begin but you never succeed and then to revert to form,” Judge Noble said. “Every sentencing option and every chance has been given to you but you’re still assessed as a high risk of reoffending.”

            At that time, McNally was sentenced to 15 months in jail for stealing wine from all-night supermarkets, breaches of trespass orders banning him from going into supermarkets where he had offended previously, and pushing over a woman who tried to stop him getting away with money he snatched from the till.

            In court yesterday, Sergeant Paul Brocas said McNally had learned the identity of Capill – then known only as a prominent New Zealander on child-sex charges with name suppression – because he had also been waiting in court to be called on. “McNally, having heard the details of [Capill’s] charge, became enraged. He left court and waited outside for [Capill] to leave,” Brocas said. “He followed him and … lashed out with both fists. An associate wrestled McNally away and held him until police arrived.

            • Pickled Possum

               /  November 19, 2017

              Just read that on-line. That offender got anger management problems mixed in with with drugs and alcohol. Been like that most of his teen and adult life.
              Why? I wonder was he so intent on smashing that paedophiles
              face or maybe he just wanted to smash anybody. .

            • Gezza

               /  November 19, 2017

              We’ll never know unless somebody reports why he was like that. If he’d been abused himself as a child I could understand it. But nothing I’ve read suggests that.

            • patupaiarehe

               /  November 19, 2017

              I don’t expect he’d be comfortable admitting to it if he was. He did look very intent on exacting ‘utu’ on Graham tho’…