See that guy draped with ammo for his gun? That’s Bryan Slaton, a Republican slimeball from Texas, who committed an act that finally got him ousted from the legislature.
A Republican Texas state lawmaker who once proposed to ban children from attending drag shows to supposedly shield them from being groomed for abuse has resigned after he was found to have engaged in inappopriate sexual conduct with a 19-year-old intern.
Bryan Slaton, 45, resigned Monday while facing mounting calls from the state’s Republican party and conservative groups to step down. A state House investigation last week determined that he supplied alcohol to the intern and another young staffer, had sex with the intern after she had become intoxicated, and later showed her a threatening email while saying everything would be fine if she kept quiet about the encounter.
He is not a nice man.
Slaton, who has called for abortion to be a capital offense, had unprotected sex with the young woman and procured Plan B pregnancy-prevention medication the next morning, according to a friend of hers.
By capital offense, of course, he means the woman ought to be executed, not the man who gave her Plan B to protect himself. In fact, he would probably find it useful to have his victims terminated the morning after.
Wait until you get a load of Slaton’s defense…
Proud East Texan Slaton, whose website credits him as having “values and principles that resemble(represent) the great people of East Texas,” (a designation with which the people of East Texas may choose to decline), has not expressed contrition for his acts. His lawyer instead said that “the complaints should be dismissed because the behavior occurred in Slaton’s Austin residence, not the workplace.”
Right. Rape is perfectly fine if you do it in the home you share with your wife and young child. And would you believe he is a devout Christian who has been fulsomely praised for his faith?
Born in Mineola, Texas, Bryan Slaton is a proud East Texan with values and principles that resemble(represent) the great people of East Texas. These values were formed as he grew up regularly participating in church and family gatherings. Bryan attended Ouachita Baptist University, where he earned a double major in Youth Ministry / Speech Communication. He then attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and earned a Masters of Divinity with Biblical Languages. He served in the ministry as a Youth and Family Minister for 13 years.
Man, I look at that guy’s history, his record in office, his consistent sanctimony, and I think…that man’s a monster, I wouldn’t let my children anywhere near him. I bet the Texas lege is packed full of creatures exactly like him.
That may be true.
The fundie xians of which there are many in east Texas, have hate, lies, and hypocrisy as their three main sacraments. The two minor sacrements are greed and ignorance, making up the Five Pillars of fundie xianity.
Youth pastor, especially in fundie churches, is almost synonymous with child sexual abuser.
If anyone seriously looks at his past 13 years as a youth minister, it is likely that there are more victims, probably a whole lot more.
Oh, a double major in preaching to kids and talking! I’m impressed!
He got a teen drunk and then raped her. He then used his power to cover it up and when that failed he is arrogant enough to expect to keep his job and continue to represent the people of East Texas.
My money is on this not being his first rape. (Then you see that he was a Baptist youth minister and the odds that there are prior victims only increases.)
You can probably drop the “lege” part.
Let’s not overlook the part where the “good people of East Texas” picked this douche out of the herd to represent them.
Marcus Ranum says
“values and principles that resemble(represent) the great people of East Texas,”
Hypocrisy being the one outstanding christian virtue of the people of East Texas.
Doc Bill says
Slaton is also an ignorant moron, but you probably guessed that from his “education.” I have no idea what “Biblical languages” is, and I don’t want to even Google it, but I can bet you a rum and coke that the nitwit couldn’t tell you Greek from Goggledegook.
Speaking of rum and coke, who has gargled that concoction since high school? Something tells me that plying girls with rum and coke is Slaton’s MO for grooming.
But, let’s get serious for a moment … naaaaahhhh, not really! Slaton is the guy who filed a bill for Texas to secede from the Union called “Texit.” So, this guy is a weapons grade moron that only the piney woods of East Texas can produce, re: Louie Gohmert.
Finally, Southwestern Theological Whatzit is the school what fired Dr. Dr. Billy Dembsky for opining that Noah’s Flud wasn’t a real flud. Yeah, sharp as tacks they is!
“And would you believe he is a devout Christian who has been fulsomely praised for his faith?”
I wonder if this involved speaking in tongues?
His master’s thesis probably involved rolling around on the floor, flailing his limbs and babbling incoherent gibberish.
Rob Grigjanis says
Doc Bill @6:
I had a quick look. They have multiple courses in OT Hebrew and NT Greek. They might even be decent courses. Sometimes, even horrible people do actually learn stuff.
Pierce R. Butler says
State Rep. Bryan Slaton resigns ahead of expulsion vote …
Alright, a little walk down memory lane: the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. My great-grandfather was one of the higher-ups in the seminary in its early days. I don’t know what position he held, but the seminary gave him a plot across the street from the campus where he could build a house, which he did. As children we often visited the house, which was quite unique in architecture. My cousin still occupies it.
I don’t think we ever knew what the seminary was, just some quiet place that never held any interest for us. I don’t recall that we we were ever told to stay away from it and not cause any trouble. We didn’t need to be told. There was something a bit off-putting about the place. It wasn’t like Boo Radley’s house which would frighten and attract children at the same time. No, the seminary had a way of keeping kids at bay.
So, every once in a while the place is back in the news and never in a good way. We were a very religious family until my generation came along. The seminary is part of the explanation for that.
So many comment sections on this story are still trying to turn the conversation back around to kids attending a drag reading.
News on another asshole: Jury finds that Trump sexually abused E. Jean Carroll, awards $5 million in damages. That was quick. I think they just did closing arguments yesterday.
I’m sure there will be appeals ad infinitum.
@13 I just saw it too, same source. On the one hand, vindication; on the other, for all his lies and pretensions, he doesn’t have $5 million. So I hope she gets to carve out a chunk of his over leveraged holdings to get her due.
@14, Meh, just award her his current digs in Florida when he cries poor mouth. Watch the money flow then, straight from his superpac.
I’ll not say that projection is a GOP thing, but it’s certainly phenomenally common, likely a prerequisite for neocons. And they always want to create a law against things that they’ve repeatedly done and will, if allowed, do again.