Oh for the love of Christ
Linda Wall (R-Lesbos expat) is an admitted “ex-gay” (she hasn’t been gay for ‘lo these forty years) and she wants you to vote for her for the Virginia House of Delegates. She’s a Republican (because of course she is.)
Apparently, Wall, now 61 years old, was “in homosexuality” back when she was a high school gym teacher at Prince George High School in Petersburg, Virginia, and while employed there, she had herself a little lesbian love affair — with a minor.
But wait. It gets better!
She claims that she is now an “ex-gay” and that the only reason she was gay (and molested a kid, I imagine) is because she let liberal professors at her liberal arts college destroy her judgment and values.
Oh yeah — and she was smoking a lot of pot.
You can’t make this stuff up, people:
Linda Wall, 61, said that she is a completely different person from the time when the relationship occurred, and now she consistently speaks out against legislation that she feels promotes homosexual lifestyles.
‘Forty years ago I was a different person. I was a heavy pot smoker with… impaired judgement and made some bad choices,‘ she told a local Associated Press reporter.
‘You do that in college sometimes. Some people do, some people don’t,’ she continued.
She also explained that the the girl that Ms Wall had sexual relations with was a minor at the time. Because there is no statute of limitations on felonies, Ms Wall could still be charged with a crime if the woman decides to come forward.
The revelation technically came in 2006, when she was deposed as part of a defamation lawsuit against her and another Republican candidate.
In the deposition, she admitted that she resigned from her position as a physical education teacher at Prince George High School near Petersburg, Virginia when the girl’s parents confronted her about the relationship.
‘I’ve never tried to hide that I was in homosexuality. If anybody Googles me, they would find that out there,’ she said.
On her campaign website, Ms Wall attributes her lesbian relationship to the wayward ways of her liberal college teachers.
‘When I went away to Longwood College, I allowed liberal professors to destroy my Judeo-Christian upbringing. I guess one could say I became the ‘prodigal daughter’. But when my rebellious years came to a close I knew it was the Lord that I needed.’ she writes on her campaign website.
She now considers herself an ‘ex-gay’ and is very verbal in her prediliction towards laws that support the ‘traditional’ family.
She currently lobbies on behalf of a conservative group opposed to same-sex marriages and adoption by same-sex couples called the Family Foundation.
Ms Wall also cites her work as a nanny, housekeeper, painter, and horse caretaker on her campaign website.
First of all, is there anything more cliché than a high school gym teacher “in homosexuality” preying on young girls? I mean, wasn’t that a plot line in one of the Harold and Kumar movies? Or a Lifetime movie?
Second of all, the fact that she just up and decided to run for office because she was “touched (inappropriately) by the hand of the Lord” and therefore healed — even though she could still be charged with a felony for her forty year old crime — is a stunning display of Republican hubris.
Third of all, Wall, unintentionally reveals something very interesting about the mindset of the Republican family values crowd; and that is, in her mind, being gay is as bad as being a child molester.
Think about it. She claims that she never tried to hide her homosexuality, and that anyone could google it and find out about it. But, Linda, could anyone have googled the fact that you molested a child?! Do you really not understand that homosexuality is not a felony, and that breaching the trust that parents place in teachers by — you know — schtupping their kids might be just a tad worse than being “in homosexuality.”
And finally, I’ve smoked some pot in my day (inhaled and everything!) and I never not once gayly went off and molested some kids. Just so’s you know.
Something about Linda’s story just doesn’t hold water. I wonder what it is — oh yeah — ALL OF IT.
[via Daily Mail]
[cross-posted at Angry Black Lady Chronicles]