Dear Congressman Foley,
I’m sorry that you’re going through all this drama for the inappropriate behavior you exhibited while serving your Congressional District. That being said, as far as I am concerned you paid the ultimate price by resigning your position and departing in disgrace. Casting your Congressional service aside, I have to take exception to the spin you and your minions have created in the aftermath of your self-induced scandal.
Congressman Foley, I was molested as a boy. I was sodomized by a pedophile who loved preying on young boys because he had issues with power and control. My molester isn’t gay. Society tries to tell me he is, but he’s not. He’s a pedophile — no more, no less. It took me years to heal from the trauma of countless sexual encounters as a boy. I don’t know which was worse — the fact that I was taken advantage of by a predator or the fact that I had relatives who were fully aware of what was happening to me and did nothing about it so as not to bring shame upon our family. That’s all water over the dam now. Those dark days have been stored away in a place where I won’t forget but can at least survive. That’s what I share with other folks that suffered the way I did.
When your indiscretions surfaced, you immediately spun things in the wrong direction. Yeah, it’s obvious you are gay. Guess what? So am I. I am gay not because I was sodomized repeatedly as a kid. I’m gay because that’s the way I was born. Nobody’s to blame. Nobody needs to feel any shame. I’m quite comfortable with who I am. Your experiences as a child did not mold you into becoming gay. If that’s what you’re using as your justification, the issue of your homosexuality is minor compared to your delusional rationalization for why you are who you are. Believe me, there’s no doubt in my mind that my molester knew I was gay even at an early age. I know that because he admitted it to me. We’ve discussed this at length and it doesn’t justify what he did. Congressman, you’ve got nothing to be ashamed of because of your homosexuality. You’ve got plenty to be ashamed of concerning your behavior. These are two distinctly separate issues.
Now comes the revelation that you were “fondled” by a priest. Oh, Lord, Congressman. How does that justify what you did? So you were petted by a priest. You’re an intelligent man. Why, I’ll bet you were a pretty intelligent adolescent. Somehow I have a feeling that the alleged sessions you had with this priest weren’t as traumatic as you would lead us to believe. Isn’t it amazing how you have failed to be accountable for your actions? That’s such a typically political thing to do. That’s a big problem for us in America — we pass the buck and forget accountability.
Congressman, come out from hiding behind the veil of the Church and the bottle. Your religion didn’t make you queer. Your alleged addiction to alcohol didn’t unleash your homosexuality. It’s obvious that you’re ashamed more of your homosexuality and getting discovered. That’s sad. You had an opportunity to come out of the closet. This could have been handled in such a way where the gay community would have welcomed, embraced, and nurtured you. Instead you have chosen a different route which alienates you far more than had you turned to us for comfort and support. We have a couple of things in common. We’re Republican in our roots. We’re homosexual. That’s where the line is drawn. I’m gay and proud. You’re a coward.Powered by Sidelines