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Conservative Anti-Gay GOP US Senator Gets Outed

by David Badash on September 29, 2013

in News,Politics

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When it comes to outing politicians as gay, there is no one with a better track record that Mike Rogers. Rogers, who for years ran the much-feared website, has outed Congressmen Mark Foley, Larry Craig, David Dreier, and Edward Schrock, among many others. Ken Mehlman, for example.

Rogers was also featured in Kirby Dick’s Magnolia Pictures/HBO documentary, Outrage, which highlights several of the above politicians, along with others, and Capitol Hill staffers, and their anti-gay work.

So when Mike Rogers says that a well-known conservative Republican U.S. Senator is gay, look at his track record.

LOOK: Was This Tea Party Congressman Just Outed By ‘The Most Feared Man On The Hill’?

And what does Rogers say?

Well, this morning Rogers said that the junior Republican senator from Wyoming, John Barrasso, “had the chance to come out as gay.”

“When reached for comment, Rogers who has had a 100% record on outing closeted GOP politicians replied: ‘My tweets stand on their own,’” Will Kohler, of Back2Stonewall, first reported.

Barrasso has a long record of voting for anti-gay and anti-women legislation and voting against women and the LGBT community. If it’s pro-LGBT, Barrasso is against it. It’s it’s pro-women, Barrasso is against it.

“I believe in limited government, lower taxes, less spending, traditional family values, local control and a strong national defense,” Barrasso said in 2004, the Washington Post reported. “In the state Senate, in addition to receiving an ‘A’ rating from the NRA, I have voted for prayer in schools, against gay marriage and have sponsored legislation to protect the sanctity of life.”

And yes, he was bragging. Those comments are on his application to be appointed to the U.S. Senate after the death of Sen. Craig Thomas. It worked. And he hasn’t changed.

Barrasso, who earned a zero percent rating from HRC, voted against the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. He also voted against reauthorizing the Violence Against Women this year, which includes protection not only for women, but for “underserved populations” including sexual minorities and Native Americans. And he voted against the bipartisan expanded background checks bill that 91 percent of all Americans support.

Sen. Barrasso is also the chairman of the Republican Policy Committee, which pretends to be a legislative think tank, publishing policy papers like “Obamacare Exchange Opens Door to Fraud and Identity Theft,” and “Democrats Target Family Farms for Death Taxes.”

Senator Barrasso, 61, is a Presbyterian, divorced, remarried, and has three children. He is up for re-election in 2016. He is on Facebook and Twitter.


Image: Senator Barrasso and wife Bobbi wave to folks during the 2010 UW Homecoming parade in Laramie, WY. Photo via Facebook

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SisterUnity September 29, 2013 at 6:00 pm

Lovely. Make with the evidence!

Alex_Parrish September 29, 2013 at 7:00 pm

I agree; outing someone who is damaging our community needs to be outed — but let's see the evidence.

atunionbob September 29, 2013 at 7:21 pm

Show us the proof, I cant wait to spread the good news. But I will not until I have a source and proof. PLEASE SHOW THE PROOF ASAP!

TomTallis September 30, 2013 at 1:08 am

He entirely fits the second syllable of his last name.

tgflux September 30, 2013 at 4:48 am

Caught Bare-Assed? But(t) is he emBARRASS(o)ed? Bear-Ass…So? [I can do this all night: tip the veal, try your waiters! ;-p]

But SRSLY, will be interested to see how this plays out. Certainly, Rogers track-record is good enough to have the story get picked up in the LGBT press, but for the MSM (that's mainstream media, not men-who-have-sex-with-men), they ARE going to want to see evidence (unless Barrasso fesses first, of course!)

Teresa_K_O September 30, 2013 at 1:05 pm

"And he voted against the bipartisan expanded background checks bill that 91 percent of all Americans support." Except that was an out-and-out lie. A majority of Americans did NOT support an expanded backgrounds check. Is this an old article, from when they still believed this? Because this has been proven to not be true. Gun rights supporters always knew it wasn't true. And yes. A person CAN be gay AND love guns. :)

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