October 14, 2006
Child-Molesting Homosexual Congressman Gerry Studds Is Dead
Posted by Dave Blount at October 14, 2006 4:27 PM
Rep. Gerry Studds has died of a blood clot in his lung. According to his husband (yes you read that correctly; he's from Massachusetts):
He gave people of his generation, or my generation, of future generations, the courage to do whatever they wanted to do.
Having the courage to do whatever you want to do in Studds' case meant molesting underage boys. In 1983, Studds acknowledged committing statutory rape against a 17-year-old page and making advances toward two others (although he refused to apologize).
Because he only committed rape and didn't do anything serious like send perverted text messages, but mainly because he is a Democrat, he was not immediately driven out of his party like Mark Foley, but was reelected repeatedly even after his admission. He didn't retire from Congress until 1997.
Since this is the sort of behavior people have come to expect from Democrats, Studds was only censured, not forced to resign, much less thrown in jail where he belonged. Needless to say, the media didn't use his behavior as the basis of a propaganda campaign designed to tip the next Congressional election to Republicans.