|Aaron Shocck on right and Draq Queen who confronted hom on left|
I don't post items from from the gay media. This blog is capable of going to the source as everyone else in this media community. In the case of this awful human being Aaron Shock which everyone knew he was gay but he fought the rumors by doing as much damage as he could while in congress and closetted.. I wanted to post this article which appeared at The Guardian, with my editorial.
From an ordinary Joe as we are used to saying, so who knows him? What damaged can he do?
As a memeber of the Congress of the United States Plenty of damage. When you have spent years trying to show you are straight by going against LGBT rights, you can not abosrobed yourself by just saying, "Oops you were right about me, Im gay". I takes a lot more just like someone who is well known like a singer or in the media, movies actor comes out in your sixties after denying this and not helping which in my mind is hurting when we have votes in congress to give LGBT the same rights as straights and you support the oposite to show how straight you are, you owe the community. It is up to you in some caes to see what you can do to absorb yourself for these dirty actions or non actions.
When I first published about Shock in this blog Gay Republican comes Out there was one comment from a reade which I though describes as I feel and most LGBT feel about this man if he could be calld that:
Frederick Wright said...
Adam Gonzalez, adamfoxie blog
He's a vicious monster who deserves no sympathy whatsoever. I hope he lives a long and lonely life, without ever experiencing love or intimacy.
Coming out as gay doesn't absolve you of your anti-LGBTQ+ history
Posted on The Guardian
Ex-congressman makes shocking Downton Abbey confession
You’re never going to believe this, but it appears that a former Republican politician is a massive hypocrite.
Aaron Schock, a four-term Illinois congressman, was once a GOP wunderkind. He was the first member of the US Congress born in the 1980s but had the values of someone born in the 1890s, consistently voting against LGBTQ+ rights. On Thursday, however, the 38-year-old came out as gay in a 2,000 word post.
Schock’s sexuality, as he himself notes, isn’t a huge surprise to many. Rumours followed him throughout his political career – which came to an ignominious end in 2015 when he resigned amid allegations that he’d misappropriated taxpayer funds. (He was later indicted but charges were dropped last year). Schock was widely known as the Downton Abbey Guy because of his lavish Capitol Hill office which was renovated in the style of a dining room from the British period drama.
Schock is apparently still seething about the Downton digs which he describes as a “dog-whistle”. “I’d never even heard of, and still haven’t seen, Downton Abbey,” he stresses in his coming-out essay.
After clarifying that urgent matter, Schock expresses remorse for being against marriage equality in 2008, but notes that Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama also held that position at the time. “[I]f I were in Congress today, I would support LGBTQ rights in every way I could,” he wrote. Nothing says “brave” like supporting something once it becomes mainstream!
While Schock half-apologizes for being against marriage equality, he conveniently ignores the rest of his hugely homophobic record. This man wasn’t just a coward, he was a crusader. He scored a zero on the Human Rights Campaign’s congressional scorecard. He voted against the Matthew Shepard Act, which expanded federal hate crime laws to include attacks motivated by gender identity or sexuality. He voted against the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. He boasted about having one of the “most conservative voting records in the state house”.
“Everyone deserves to come out as their authentic self on their own terms,” Glaad, an LGBTQ advocacy group, tweeted in response to the former politician’s declaration. “However, Aaron Schock’s statement fails to acknowledge the years of hurt that his votes … caused LGBTQ Americans.”
I have some sympathy for Schock. He notes that he comes from a religious family who have reacted to his sexuality with disappointment, bible verses and recommendations that he seek conversion therapy. Coming out can’t have been easy.
Nevertheless, coming out isn’t some sort of “get out of jail free” card. It doesn’t absolve you of your history. It doesn’t wipe your slate clean like Schock seems to think it does. As Glaad notes, the ex-politician doesn’t acknowledge the hurt he caused. He doesn’t take real responsibility and he doesn’t even properly apologize.
Instead of asking for forgiveness, Schock seems to demand applause: LGBTQ+ people who don’t welcome him with open arms, he suggests, are “vicious”. His self-indulgent essay paints himself as both tragic victim and courageous hero. “I … hope that in sharing my story it might help shine a light for young people,” he writes. What exactly is the moral of that story, one wonders? It is absolutely fine to spend years screwing over your community for personal gain as long as you come out afterwards? As far as I’m concerned, Schock can shine his light elsewhere