Showing posts with label Political sex. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Political sex. Show all posts

November 22, 2017

Al Franken Story:'Its Possible that Feminists in Trying to Hold Dems to Higher Standards Risk Total Disarmament'



 

Last Thursday, after a photograph emerged of Senator Al Franken either groping or pretending to grope a sleeping woman, Leeann Tweeden, with whom he’d been traveling on a 2006 U.S.O. tour, I wrote that he should resign. Almost as soon as it was published I started having second thoughts. I spent all weekend feeling guilty that I’d called for the sacrifice of an otherwise decent man to make a political point.
Then I saw the news that a woman named Lindsay Menz accusedFranken of grabbing her butt while they posed for a photo at the Minnesota State Fair in 2010, when he was a senator, and I read Franken’s lame non-denial: “I feel bad that Ms. Menz came away from our interaction feeling disrespected.”
Yet I am still not sure I made the right call. My thinking last week, when the first accusation emerged, was: cauterize the wound. It doesn’t matter that Franken’s transgression wasn’t on the same level as the abuses that the Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore or Donald Trump have been accused of. That photo — the unconscious woman, the leering grin — is a weight Democrats shouldn’t have to carry, given that they’ve lately been insisting that it’s disqualifying for a candidate to grab a woman sexually against her will. It seemed cruel to expect Democratic women to make Jesuitical arguments that the shadows under Franken’s hands meant he wasn’t really touching Tweeden’s chest. Especially since, with a Democratic governor in Minnesota, the party would maintain control of Franken’s seat.
But even as I made the case for resignation, I was relieved that it seemed as if Franken might stick around, because I adore him as a public figure. It’s easy to condemn morally worthless men like Trump; it’s much harder to figure out what should happen to men who make valuable political and cultural contributions, and whose alleged misdeeds fall far short of criminal. Learning about all the seemingly good guys who do shameful things is what makes this moment, with its frenzied pace of revelations, so painful and confounding.
Personally, I’m torn by competing impulses. I want to see sexual harassment finally taken seriously but fear to participate in a sex panic. My instinct is often to defend men I like, but I don’t want to be an enabler or a sucker. I try not to be a hypocrite, while being aware that the right plays on the media’s desire to seem fair-minded, which is part of what led to wildly excessive coverage of Hillary Clinton’s emails during the presidential campaign, among other distortions. It’s not a coincidence that the post-Harvey Weinstein purge of sexual harassers has been largely confined to liberal-leaning fields like Hollywood, media and the Democratic Party. This isn’t because progressive institutions are more sexist than others — I’m confident there’s at least as much sexual abuse in finance as in publishing. Rather, organizations with liberal values have suddenly become extremely responsive to claims of sexism. Feminists, enraged and traumatized by Donald Trump’s election, know they can’t expect accountability from Republicans, but they’ve forced it from people who claim to share their ideals. As a result, it sometimes feels as if liberal institutions are devouring themselves over sex while conservatives, unburdened by the pretense of caring about gender equality, blithely continue their misrule.  
Adding to the confusion is the way so many different behaviors are being lumped together. Weinstein’s sadistic serial predation isn’t comparable to Louis C.K.’s exhibitionism. The groping Franken has been accused of isn’t in the same moral universe as Moore’s alleged sexual abuse of minors. It seems perverse that Franken could be on his way out of the Senate while Moore might be on his way in.
It’s possible that feminists, in trying to hold Democrats to standards that they wish were universal, risk unilateral disarmament. Kate Harding made this case in The Washington Post last Friday, arguing against Franken’s resignation. If Democrats “set this precedent in the interest of demonstrating our party’s solidarity with harassed and abused women, we’re only going to drain the swamp of people who, however flawed, still regularly vote to protect women’s rights and freedoms,” she wrote. And when the next Democratic member of Congress goes down, there might not be a Democratic governor to choose his replacement. 
I’m partly persuaded by this line of reasoning, though conservatives mock it as the “one free grope” rule. It’s a strange political fiction that anyone can really separate partisanship from principle. In general, the character of the party that controls the government has a much greater impact on people’s lives than the character of individual representatives. Those who care about women’s rights shouldn’t be expected to prove it by being willing to hand power to people devoted to taking those rights away.
Yet just as there’s a cost for cutting good but imperfect men loose, there’s a cost to defending them from consequences we’d demand if the politics were reversed. It forces feminists to treat our own standards as unrealistic, to undermine our own arguments. Ultimately, however, these dilemmas play out, we lose: either the moral high ground or men whom we need, admire and maybe even love.
The New York Times

November 10, 2017

GOP Senate Nominee Roger Moore Accused of Sexually Assaulting 14 yo



 Roy Moore the Openly rabidly anti gay ex judge also known as  the 10 commandments judge who
was suspended two times.



Roy Moore, Alabama's Republican nominee for Senate, was accused of sexually assaulting a woman when she was 14 years old. And now Republicans are rebuking Moore after the allegations of sexual assault and calling on him to leave the race if the allegations are true.
Why it matters: An Alabama elections spokesperson said it's "too late" for Moore to be removed from the ballot, but the statements from Republicans suggest they don't want him running and that he could add a negative image to their party.
What they're saying:
  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell: "If these allegations are true, he must step aside."
  • Sen. Lisa Murkowski said, "I'm horrified and if this is true he needs to step down immediately." She also saidshe has spoken to Luther Strange about becoming a write-in challenge, ultimately challenging Moore in the Dec. 12 election. 
  • Sen. Jeff Flake: "If there is any shred of truth to the allegations against Roy Moore, he should step aside immediately."
  • Sen. John Cornyn, who endorsed Moore and is listed on his website, said the allegations are "deeply disturbing." 
  • Sen. David Perdue called the allegations "devastating" and said Moore should withdraw if they're true. 
  • Sen. Pat Toomey: "If there's a shred of truth to it, then he need to step aside."
  • Sen. Richard Shelby: "If that's true, then he wouldn't belong in the Senate."
  • Sen. Mike Lee: "If these allegations are true, Roy Moore needs to step down."
  • Sen. Tim Scott: "If they're accurate, he should step aside."
  • Sen. Mitch McConnell: "If these allegations are true, he must step aside."
  • Sen. Cory Gardner, chairman of national republican senatorial committee: "If these allegations are found to be true, Roy Moore must drop out of the Alabama special Senate election."
  • Sen. Susan Collins: "If there is any truth at all to these horrific allegations, Roy Moore should immediately step aside as a Senate candidate."
  • Sen. Rob Portman: "It was very troubling ... if what we read is true and people are on the record so I assume it is..." Moore should step aside.
  • Sen. Susan Collins: "If there is any truth at all to these horrific allegations, Roy Moore should immediately step aside as a Senate candidate."
  • {AXIOS}

March 16, 2017

Trump’s Campaign Chair Charged with Child Prostitution with Gay Boy




 An Oklahoma lawmaker was hit with a child prostitution charge Thursday after he was caught in a motel room with a teenage boy. 
State Sen. Ralph Shortey was charged a day after the Oklahoma Senate — by a vote of 43 to 0 — passed a resolution that suspended nearly all his privileges. 
Shortey is charged with engaging in child prostitution, engaging in prostitution within 1,000 feet of a church, and transporting a minor for prostitution/lewdness, according to the Cleveland County District Attorney's office.  A 35-year-old married father of two, Shortey turned himself in later Thursday at the Cleveland County Jail, local NBC affiliate KFOR reported. 
It remained to be seen whether Oklahoma would move to impeach Shortey, who represents parts of Oklahoma City, now that he has been formally charged. 
They have already stripped him of his capitol office, his parking space and state-owned laptop, scrubbed his name off any legislation he authored or co-authored — as well as his office door. 
Lt. Governor Todd Lamb, who like Shortey is a Republican, said "Oklahomans deserve to be represented by those above reproach." 
"In light of the charges filed against him, Ralph Shortey should resign from his seat so the good people of southwest Oklahoma City can move forward with electing a new state senator," Lamb said in a statement. 
Shortey was busted after police were notified that he had checked into a Super 8 Motel in Moore, Oklahoma — using his own name — around midnight on March 9 and the boy was with him, according to the DA's office. 
When police arrived at room 120, they "observed a strong odor of marijuana" and found Shortey inside with the teenager, who is identified in the charging papers as a 17-year-old named "JM." 

Image: Ralph Shortey

Oklahoma state Senator Ralph Shortey, speaks during a Senate committee meeting in Oklahoma City on Feb. 22, 2017. Sue Ogrocki / AP

Later, they discovered an online conversation between Shortey and JM. 
"Would you be interested in sexual stuff?" Shortey allegedly wrote. 
"Yes," JM allegedly replied. 
From there, the conversation — as described in DA's charging papers — veered off from logistics to graphic lewdness and included a "smiley face emoji." 
Both Shortey and JM admitted to police that they met a year ago through a Craigslist "personal encounter ad," the papers state. And police also found an "open box of condoms" in a backpack. 
When asked what he was doing at the motel with the teen, Shortey said they were "just hanging out." according to a Moore Police report. 
This is not the first time Shortey made national news. Back in 2012, he proposed a bill banning human fetuses from being used in food, even though he admitted he did not know of any company in Oklahoma or elsewhere that was doing this. 
"There are companies that are using embryonic stem cells to research and basically cause a chemical reaction to determine whether or not something tastes good or not," he told The Daily Oklahoman newspaper. 
"As a pro-life advocate, it kind of disturbed me that we would use aborted embryos or aborted human fetuses to extract stem cells and use them for research to basically make things taste better." 
The bill, which could have been lifted from the 1973 science fiction movie "Soylent Green," was referred to the Agriculture and Rural Development committee where it died, according to The Daily Oklahoman. 
Shortey, who identifies himself as a member of the Rosebud Sioux Indian Tribe on his official biography, was also a staunch supporter of then-presidential candidate Donald Trump and part of his leadership team in Oklahoma.

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April 29, 2016

Letters of Support for Convicted Pedophile xRep Dennis Hastert



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Among those writing letters of support was former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, who called Hastert   good man that loves the Lord" and said "he doesn't deserve what he is going through." 

Former CIA director Porter Goss also wrote a letter attesting to Hastert's character and leadership, and said many in the House saw him as "Mr. Main Street, America." 
Forty-one letters were made public in all. They include letters from Hastert's wife and two sons, and Hastert's brother. 
"Please, as you determine my father's sentence, keep in mind the fact that he spent 35 years of his life serving the public good," Hastert's son Joshua said in a letter filed with the court. 
"He now has myriad medical issues and he should be with his family and not in the medical division of a correctional institution," the letter reads. 
Former U.S. representative Thomas Ewing said in his letter that Hastert has already suffered. 
"I can think of nothing more devastating to my friend than the current cause of action before your court," Ewing wrote. “He cherished his reputation and legacy but even more he mourns the suffering and trauma it has caused his wife Jean, and their two sons, Joshua and Ethan.”[nbc]
To Read all or any one letter click below:

April 15, 2014

Tory Inquiry into Expenses Paying for Gay Sex Partying Continues but No Consequences Seen



                                                                                    


Parliament’s expenses watchdog is to investigate claims that the taxpayer indirectly funded a hotel suite that was used for a gay-sex party during a Conservative Party conference.
The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Ipsa) said it was “deeply worried” by allegations that public money was used to pay for a suite of rooms used where the party took place.
It said it would be investigating the claims, which come in the wake of revelations about inappropriate relationships between young Tory researchers and MPs following the Nigel Evans trial. Mr Evans was cleared of a string of sexual assaults on young men following a five-week trial at Preston Crown Court.
The Independent understands that a suite of rooms costing up to £2,500 per night was booked at Manchester’s Light ApartHotel by an organisation called the Policy Research Unit (PRU). The PRU, which is overseen by senior Conservative figures, provides “parliamentary research” for the party’s MPs that is carried out by a team of mainly young researchers and interns. 
The majority of the PRU’s £437,725-a-year income comes directly from the taxpayer via MPs’ expenses. Tory MPs each pay nearly £4,000 a year to the PRU which they claim back through Ipsa.
The organisation states on its website that it only carries out “the same work which would otherwise be permitted to be undertaken within a member’s own office by their own publicly funded staff”.
If the PRU paid for the suite of rooms in Manchester it may have been in breach of parliamentary expense rules – regardless of what went on there. Ipsa’s rules clearly state that “staffing expenditure may not be claimed for any party political activity”. The rules add that “attendance at political party conferences or meetings” cannot be covered by parliamentary expenses.
Last night an Ipsa spokesman said: “MPs who use a parliamentary research company, such as PRU, can seek reimbursement for the cost as a perfectly reasonable claim. Allegations that the PRU has misused public money are deeply worrying and pose serious questions for the PRU board to answer.
“We have received the proper assurances and evidence from all MPs who claim through PRU but, in the light of these concerns, we will be contacting PRU to seek further assurance about their work and that the claims fall within Ipsa’s scheme.”
The Independent understands concerns were raised with senior Tory officials after the gay networking application Grindr was used to “advertise” the party which took place during the Conservative Party conference in 2011.
While there is no suggestion of any wrongdoing on behalf of anyone involved, it follows revelations in yesterday’s Independent that a number of Conservative MPs regularly got drunk, “flirted” and made passes at young male parliamentary workers during Commons drinking sessions. The Independent has been told that some of these researchers may have worked for the PRU.
Separately, earlier this month Iain Corby, director of the PRU, resigned from his job to “return to the commercial world”. His departure was not linked in any way to the booking of the Manchester hotel rooms.
Oliver Heald, the Conservative MP who was at the time the chairman of the PRU, confirmed that members of the unit would go to party conferences and that this was paid for by the organisation.
“They did used to go,” he said. “Three or four people from the unit would go. It was all approved by the Treasurer (of the PRU) and it has all been audited.” Mr Heald said he was unaware that such expenditure might have been breach of Ipsa’s rules.
Henry Bellingham, the Conservative MP and current chairman of the PRU, confirmed that the majority of the PRU’s income came through the parliamentary expenses scheme. He said that, to his knowledge, no one from the unit had attended the Conservative Party conference since he took over in 2012.
Meanwhile, the Director of Public Prosecutions defended the decision to prosecute Mr Evans, the former Commons Deputy Speaker, saying people who have been sexually assaulted do not always consider themselves victims.
Alison Saunders told the BBC that the CPS did not take “weak” cases.
She said decisions to prosecute were normally based on police documents and video interviews, saying “evidence is tested in court in a way in which we are not able to when we make our decision”.
She added: “Victims may not always think of themselves as victims. It rather depends on the relationship they are in with their alleged abusers, so if someone is in a position of power... We have seen it in grooming cases where victims think they are not victims because their abusers love them and take care of them.”
Nigel Evans case: The ‘victims’ who didn’t think they were victims
Several of the seven alleged victims in the Nigel Evans trial told the court they did not believe the MP had committed any crime, seriously damaging the prosecution’s case:
Case One
A Westminster worker allegedly touched by Nigel Evans while drinking with friends at a Soho bar in 2003. According to the case for the prosecution, the man considered it a drunken pass rather than an indecent sexual assault. The two men remained friends.
Case Two
He was contacted by police two weeks after Mr Evans’s arrest in 2013 over an alleged assault said to have taken place at a Tory party conference in Blackpool 10 years earlier when the MP was accused of twice putting his hand down the younger man’s trousers. He believed the incident had been dealt with effectively at the time and did not want to press charges.
Case Three
The prosecution claimed Mr Evans attempted to kiss him in a corridor outside the Strangers’ Bar in the House of Commons. The complainant said he was “embarrassed and bewildered” by the incident but did not feel like a victim of crime. He did not wish to make a complaint.
Jonathan Brown

However I’ve ( Adam Gonzalez)learn from other sources t that:
A senior minister has been criticised after claims that the taxpayer indirectly funded a gay sex party at the Conservative Party conference.
Oliver Heald, the solicitor-general who was head of the Parliamentary Resources Unit (PRU) at the time, has come under fire for his inquiry into the incident.
Mr Heald issued an informal warning to Iain Corby, a senior party official, who reportedly exchanged messages with another man on a gay dating website referring to “cute boys” and “orgy” at a hotel suite hired for Tory researchers.
Mr Corby quit as head of the PRU, which conducts research on behalf of Tory MPs, earlier this month. The unit is paid for by MPs through their taxpayer-funded expenses.
Mr Heald, the member for North East Hertfordshire, started an investigation after party whips were shown a transcript of Mr Corby’s conversation on Grindr, the gay dating website.
He also examined allegations that Mr Corby was rude after returning to work under the influence of alcohol. Ipsa, the expenses watchdog, will this week investigate whether the hotel booking was a breach of the rules, which state that expenses cannot be used to cover the cost of “attendance at political party conferences or meetings”.
Mr Heald said yesterday that he was “unaware” that the expenditure might have amounted to a breach of the rules.
He said: “About three years ago the whips brought to me complaints about a staff member at PRU. I brought in an adviser and the matters were investigated, leading to a final, informal warning.” John Mann, a Labour MP, said: “It raises questions about whether any real investigation ever happened. Mr Heald needs to explain why he failed to spot the misuse of parliamentary money. I would question his judgment.”
The claims come amid growing concern about Westminster’s “drinking culture” and suggestions that young gay researchers are bullied into accepting sexual advances from MPs. The PRU is a team of 20 young researchers who advise Tory MPs on political issues. Each Tory MP pays the PRU £4,000 a year, which can be claimed back on their expenses.
In 2011, Mr Corby and other members of the PRU allegedly attended the Conservative Party conference and booked into Manchester’s Light Aparthotel, where rooms cost as much as £4,500.
The Mail on Sunday claims Mr Corby sent a series of messages to another man on a gay dating website. He reportedly made an open invitation for anyone else logged on to the website to join him in his three-bedroom suite.
Mr Corby reportedly said: “Sharing with two colleagues but I chose the cutest boys from my team.” He refers to a man “just out of the shower walking around naked,” adding that “he knows how to keep his boss happy even if he is straight.” A Tory MP said yesterday he told party chiefs about the “drinking culture” at the PRU but no action was taken.
Michael Fabricant claimed that he complained to Mr Heald after he was approached by two PRU officials.
Mr Fabricant said in a statement: “In 2011, I met with two members of PRU staff, both of whom felt that activities at the time fell far below the standards expected for a professional employers.” Mr Corby was unavailable for comment.

April 13, 2014

Gay Sex or Any Sex is Great When Parliament Pays


                                                                           





Parliament’s expenses watchdog is to investigate claims that the taxpayer indirectly funded a hotel suite that was used for a gay-sex party during a Conservative Party conference.

The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Ipsa) said it was “deeply worried” by allegations that public money was used to pay for a suite of rooms used where the party took place.
It said it would be investigating the claims, which come in the wake of revelations about inappropriate relationships between young Tory researchers and MPs following the Nigel Evans trial. Mr Evans was cleared of a string of sexual assaults on young men following a five-week trial at Preston Crown Court.
The Independent understands that a suite of rooms costing up to £2,500 per night was booked at Manchester’s Light ApartHotel by an organisation called the Policy Research Unit (PRU). The PRU, which is overseen by senior Conservative figures, provides “parliamentary research” for the party’s MPs that is carried out by a team of mainly young researchers and interns. 
The majority of the PRU’s £437,725-a-year income comes directly from the taxpayer via MPs’ expenses. Tory MPs each pay nearly £4,000 a year to the PRU which they claim back through Ipsa.
The organisation states on its website that it only carries out “the same work which would otherwise be permitted to be undertaken within a member’s own office by their own publicly funded staff”.
If the PRU paid for the suite of rooms in Manchester it may have been in breach of parliamentary expense rules – regardless of what went on there. Ipsa’s rules clearly state that “staffing expenditure may not be claimed for any party political activity”. The rules add that “attendance at political party conferences or meetings” cannot be covered by parliamentary expenses.
Last night an Ipsa spokesman said: “MPs who use a parliamentary research company, such as PRU, can seek reimbursement for the cost as a perfectly reasonable claim. Allegations that the PRU has misused public money are deeply worrying and pose serious questions for the PRU board to answer.
“We have received the proper assurances and evidence from all MPs who claim through PRU but, in the light of these concerns, we will be contacting PRU to seek further assurance about their work and that the claims fall within Ipsa’s scheme.”
The Independent understands concerns were raised with senior Tory officials after the gay networking application Grindr was used to “advertise” the party which took place during the Conservative Party conference in 2011.
While there is no suggestion of any wrongdoing on behalf of anyone involved, it follows revelations in yesterday’s Independent that a number of Conservative MPs regularly got drunk, “flirted” and made passes at young male parliamentary workers during Commons drinking sessions. The Independent has been told that some of these researchers may have worked for the PRU.
Separately, earlier this month Iain Corby, director of the PRU, resigned from his job to “return to the commercial world”. His departure was not linked in any way to the booking of the Manchester hotel rooms.
Oliver Heald, the Conservative MP who was at the time the chairman of the PRU, confirmed that members of the unit would go to party conferences and that this was paid for by the organisation.
“They did used to go,” he said. “Three or four people from the unit would go. It was all approved by the Treasurer (of the PRU) and it has all been audited.” Mr Heald said he was unaware that such expenditure might have been breach of Ipsa’s rules.
Henry Bellingham, the Conservative MP and current chairman of the PRU, confirmed that the majority of the PRU’s income came through the parliamentary expenses scheme. He said that, to his knowledge, no one from the unit had attended the Conservative Party conference since he took over in 2012.
Meanwhile, the Director of Public Prosecutions defended the decision to prosecute Mr Evans, the former Commons Deputy Speaker, saying people who have been sexually assaulted do not always consider themselves victims.
Alison Saunders told the BBC that the CPS did not take “weak” cases.
She said decisions to prosecute were normally based on police documents and video interviews, saying “evidence is tested in court in a way in which we are not able to when we make our decision”.
She added: “Victims may not always think of themselves as victims. It rather depends on the relationship they are in with their alleged abusers, so if someone is in a position of power... We have seen it in grooming cases where victims think they are not victims because their abusers love them and take care of them.”
Nigel Evans case: The ‘victims’ who didn’t think they were victims
Several of the seven alleged victims in the Nigel Evans trial told the court they did not believe the MP had committed any crime, seriously damaging the prosecution’s case:
Case One
A Westminster worker allegedly touched by Nigel Evans while drinking with friends at a Soho bar in 2003. According to the case for the prosecution, the man considered it a drunken pass rather than an indecent sexual assault. The two men remained friends.
Case Two
He was contacted by police two weeks after Mr Evans’s arrest in 2013 over an alleged assault said to have taken place at a Tory party conference in Blackpool 10 years earlier when the MP was accused of twice putting his hand down the younger man’s trousers. He believed the incident had been dealt with effectively at the time and did not want to press charges.
Case Three
The prosecution claimed Mr Evans attempted to kiss him in a corridor outside the Strangers’ Bar in the House of Commons. The complainant said he was “embarrassed and bewildered” by the incident but did not feel like a victim of crime. He did not wish to make a complaint.
Jonathan Brown

November 20, 2013

UK Daily Mail Reports Story on Bank Boss Rev.Flowers and His Rent Boys

The only bad thing about this story is that it happened and it was discovered in the UK and not the US. We’ve had our share of political sex and drug scandals but because people’s  with inquiring minds want to expose the double standards of people being what they fight against. Believing in what ever is fundamental to a healthy life.. It’s good to believe in something even if it’s something that makes not much sense. What is wrong is to be something you are not while fighting others that are.

MARTIN ROBINSON of the UK Daily Mail has an exclusive story of how this deal went down and I posted it here for your enjoyment.   My pleasure, Adam


Ciaron Dodd who has told how he was paid for sex with Coop boss Paul Flowers who used the bank's email address to meet him for dates                                                        Disgraced: Reverend Paul Flowers, former Chairman of the Co-Op bank, has a conviction for gross indecency, it has emerged
Disgraced: Reverend Paul Flowers, former Chairman of the Co-Op bank, has a conviction for gross indecency, it has emerged
  
The sordid past of disgraced Co-op bank boss Reverend Paul Flowers was laid bare today after it emerged he has a conviction for gross indecency and quit as a councillor for having pornography on his computer.
The fallen Methodist minister is already being investigated by the police after apparently buying hard drugs, including crack cocaine and crystal meth.
But it has now been revealed that in the past 30 years he has been involved in a series of sex scandals.
In 1981 he was convicted of gross indecency after he was caught by police performing a sex act with a trucker in a public toilet - but he was forgiven by the church.
Rev Flowers, who is gay, admitted the offence at Fareham Magistrates' Court in Hampshire and was fined £75 with £35 legal costs, yet his church let him continue in his job because he was sorry.
He also resigned as a Labour councillor in Bradford in 2011 after 'inappropriate but not illegal adult content' was found on a computer he used, the city council said today.
A rent boy claimed today that the Methodist also used his Co-op email account to organise drug-fuelled sex sessions with and others while he was still chairman of the bank. 
After his gross indecency conviction, Flowers told magistrates he was 'shamed and embarrassed' about the incident, but maintained he was involved 'at the other man's instigation'.
Yet he was allowed to continue as a Methodist minister.
  
'This was a matter for our usual procedures and after that process was complete it was decided he could continue as a minister,' a Methodist Ministry spokesman said.
'This matter did not preclude him from his activities in the church. He was very contrite, and he continued his work',
Caught on camera: The Rev Paul Flowers was filmed counting money for a drugs deal
Caught on camera: The Rev Paul Flowers was filmed counting money for drugs in a scandal that has rocked the Co-op and the Methodist Church
Flowers served as a member of Bradford Council’s executive from May 2010 to August 2011, when he stepped down from the post, saying he had “increasing and competing demands” on his time. 
The following month he resigned as a Labour councillor for the Great Horton ward, having served on the council since 2001.
At the time, he said in a statement: 'It has become clear to me that, over the longer term, I will be unable to sustain the workload associated with performing both roles to the best of my ability.'
But the council said today: 'Inappropriate but not illegal adult content was found on a Council computer handed in by Councillor Flowers for servicing.

'It was decided he could continue as a minister. It did not preclude him from his activities in the church. He was very contrite, and he continued his work.'

- Methodist Ministry spokesman on Rev Flowers' gross indecency conviction
'This was put to him and he resigned immediately.'
It comes days after the Mail on Sunday revealed Rev Flowers bought hard drugs just after he was grilled by MPs on the Treasury Select Committee over the bank's disastrous performance.
In the shocking video the 63-year-old was seen in his car discussing the cocaine and crystal meth he wants from a dealer in Leeds. 
He then counts out £300 in £20 notes and sends a friend to make the deal.
The Co-operative Group said today its chairman Len Wardle had resigned with immediate effect, days after the former chairman became embroiled in the drugs scandal.
In the spotlight: Reverend Paul Flowers in December 1990 when he was vice-chairman of Rochdale Council¿s social services committee during the ¿satanic abuse¿ fiasco
In the spotlight: Reverend Paul Flowers in December 1990 when he was vice-chairman of Rochdale Council¿s social services committee during the ¿satanic abuse¿ fiasco
Flowers was the £132,000-a-year chairman of the 'ethical' Co-op Bank from 2010 until May this year when he stepped down as the bank's financial woes became apparent. The bank lost £700 million in the first six months of this year.
Guest: A friend of disgraced Reverend Paul Flowers said he is house sitting for him, but the former Co-op chairman is in hiding
Guest: A friend of disgraced Reverend Paul Flowers said he is house sitting for him, but the former Co-op chairman is in hiding
On the day after his appearance at the Commons, Flowers sent a text reading: 'I was "grilled" by the Treasury Select Committee yesterday and afterwards came to Manchester to get wasted with friends.
The video and a series of damning text messages leaked by acquaintance Stuart Davies, who was 'disgusted by his hypocrisy'.
The text messages prove Rev Flowers was using hard drugs in the days surrounding his crucial testimony to the Treasury Committee on November 6.
A parishioner who worships at Flowers' Bradford church last night told The Sun: 'The revelations are repulsive. People idolised him.'
Twenty or so years ago, Flowers came to public attention as vice-chairman of Rochdale Council’s social services committee during the ‘satanic abuse’ fiasco between 1988 and 1991.
It involved social workers making lurid claims about satanic rituals being performed on children and, as a result, 20 children from six families were placed in care.
However, the police found no evidence and a government-backed inquiry subsequently blamed ‘evangelical Christians’ for the scare.
Flowers maintained a high profile, sitting on committees and getting himself involved in community projects.
Ironically, given recent events, from 1992 to 2004 he was prominently involved with the Lifeline Project, which helps drug abusers. Today he remains a trustee of the Terrence Higgins Trust, the HIV/Aids charity.

Disgraced former Co-op chairman 'used bank email to organise sex and drugs sessions with rent boys'

Reverend Paul Flowers used his Co-op bank email account to organise nights with a £650-per-session rent boy, it emerged today.
The disgraced Methodist minister, 63, who was forced to quit his £130,000 role in June, organised drug-fuelled gay sex at hotels while he was still in the job, according to the escort involved.
Emails reveal he would pay for threesomes, taking the rent boys for expensive dinners before going to bed together.
Reverend Paul Flowers Treasury Committee this month
Ciaron Dodd who has told how he was paid for sex with Coop boss Paul Flowers who used the bank's email address to meet him for dates
Arrangement: Reverend Paul Flowers, pictured in front of MPs this month, used his company email to set up dates with rent boy Ciaron Dodd, who charged up to £650-a-night
The liaisons were organised while he was running the Co-Op bank, which at the time he was in charge lost £700million.
'I knew what he did for a living and couldn't believe how debauched he was,' escort Ciaron Dodd, 21, told The Sun.
'Every time he saw me he knew he was risking everything — but he just didn't seem to care. He took me to the theatre and gave me presents like chocolate and wine. I was old enough to be his grandson but he didn't seem to think we looked like the odd couple.'
The emails from Flowers' Co-op account reveal how he was happy to discuss sex and drugs, despite his public position.
One email to the rent boy says: 'Been waiting for you to come and have some coke (cocaine) and k (Ketamin) with me. P x.'
Email chain: Rev Flowers admitted he had threesomes in the past, but could only afford one rent boy on this occasion
Email chain: Rev Flowers admitted he had threesomes in the past, but could only afford one rent boy on this occasion
Drug reference: This email, also sent to Ciaron says he wanted to take cocaine and ketamin with him
Drug reference: This email, also sent to Ciaron says he wanted to take cocaine and ketamin with him
In another exchange, the rent boy asks if he can bring his friend Lucas.
Flowers replied: 'I like him a lot - but I can't afford 2 of you this time! PXx'.
According to his Facebook page Mr Dodds lives in Warrington, Cheshire and is a 'part time model' working in the catering industry.
But the page was taken down after friends began to post messages attacking him for going public about his meetings with Flowers.
He claimed the relationship ended when Flowers refused to pay £2,000 he owed.

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