There is more evidence that ex-wrestling coaches will molest your children, than that transgender people will

Ah, Republican hypocrisy. Ripe and pungent, flowing everywhere. While they’re flailing across the land to gin up a new moral panic over transgender people needing to pee, they’re also rushing to defend a convicted child molester who was one of their own. Dennis Hastert, form speaker, is guilty of sexually abusing children when he was a wrestling coach, and is about to be sentenced. His pals have written letters begging for leniency, and those letters have been made public, because the judge refused to accept them unless they were made openly.

So here’s the verminous Tom DeLay:

So I know his heart and have seen it up close and personal. We all have our flaws, but Dennis Hastert has very few. He is a good man that loves the lord. He gets his integrity and values from Him. He doesn’t deserve what he is going through. I ask that you consider the man that is before you and give him leniency where you can.

So we get a heavy dose of Christian hypocrisy, too. If Hastert gets his integrity and values from Him, that really puts an insidious twist on Matthew 19:14 (Suffer the little children to come unto me).

I also have to ask: do transgender men and women deserve what they go through?


  1. petemoulton says

    I only hope to live my life in such a way that the despicable Tom Delay chooses not to eulogize me.

  2. dianne says

    Tom Delay, the man who demanded that Terri Schiavo’s body be kept alive indefinitely even when it was clear that she was never going to return to consciousness, the man who allowed his own father to die peacefully and naturally when he (the father) had a traumatic brain injury that left him slightly more functional than Schiavo. Are you surprised that he’s a hypocrite in other areas as well?

    Good for the judge for refusing to accept letters unless they are made public.

  3. Jeremy Shaffer says

    I’ll fix DeLay’s plea so hopefully even he could see where it goes wrong:

    So I know his heart and have seen it up close and personal, as have the children he abused. We all have our flaws, but Dennis Hastert has very few, one of them happens to be sexually abusing children. He is a good man that loves the lord, and sexually abusing children. He gets his integrity and values from Him, and possible his penchant for sexually abusing children. He doesn’t deserve what he is going through, though the children he abused deserve to watch their abuser walk free of consequence. I ask that you consider the man that is before you and give him leniency where you can, and ignore the children he abused.

    Portions in italics are mine.

    I guess now we really know what they mean when Republicans claim to be the only ones who ever think of the children.

  4. Menyambal says

    I like how Tom DeLay says he has very few flaws, and promptly lists them. Believing in and loving mythical beings is a flaw. Basing values on interpretations of the Bible is a flaw. Not deserving what happens is a flaw in religious people – if one’s life is that badly out of whack, one’s mythical being isn’t doing much.

    As Granny Weatherwax says, we should all hope that we don’t get what we deserve. Dishing out hurt to the innocent, then trying to help the guilty escape, that surely is a flaw.

  5. Athywren - not the moon you're looking for says

    I’m suddenly wondering if the decency of a person is determined by the aggregate of their flaws and qualities? “Yes, sure, he likes to skin live puppies, but it’s not like he does much else that’s bad, and have you seen his finger painting?”
    I have a lot – a lot – of fairly minor flaws, and probably a fair few mid-range ones (I’d like to think that I’ve tackled anything major)… would I be able to trade those in for being a serial killer and maintain my overall virtue level? I could probably give a little more to charity and tickle kittens more often to keep it in balance if necessary?

  6. unclefrogy says

    having checked on who De lay was. He was who I thought he was. I am not sure a letter from him on character would be that much of a plus.
    in fact for me it just raises more questions
    uncle frogy

  7. qwerty says

    Now the American Family Association is boycotting Target as their policy towards transgender is inclusive and let’s the, use the bathroom they feel most comfortable in according to their gender identity.

    They have 1/2 million signatures over something that wasn’t a problem until the hysteria began.

  8. Vivec says

    As I saw pointed out about a similar deal with starbucks – mormons have been boycotting starbucks since day one due to the no coffee clause, and yet starbucks does fine.

    I doubt a bunch of wacky christofascists boycotting Target will affect their bottom line in any detectable way.

  9. zenlike says

    Weird. I thought leniency in sentencing was some eebil librul commie softhearted thing to do.

    The right wing has shouted the idiotic “don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time” line over and over for decades now. Apparently it doesn’t count if you are one of the tribe.

  10. says

    It’s been said before and I’ll say it again;

    More Republican legislators have been arrested for sexual misconduct in (or out of really) bathrooms than trans* individuals.

    It has never and will never be about “safety”. And if they keep harping about it, just projectile vomit on them to assert dominance.