Heard the one about the U.S. Senator who walked into the toilet with an undercover cop on perversion patrol?
Of course you have. Everyone's heard it, but unfortunately, it's not just a bad bar room joke.
Still, liberals in Congress and their friends in the press are laughing themselves cross-eyed. There's another Republican involved in a "gay" sex scandal, so predictably the "mainstream" media's all aflutter. They want to keep the story alive as long as they can, hoping to recreate the Foley effect in 2008.
For all six of you who haven't heard, Senator Larry Craig (R-Idaho) pled guilty to disorderly conduct after he was accused of soliciting an undercover male police officer for "gay" sex in a public restroom back in June.
Craig has denied the allegations saying he "overreacted" by pleading guilty in hopes that he could just "make it go away."
It didn't go away.
This story's got that sexy, salacious stuff that makes the Pavlovian media pant: Another Republican fall from grace and a fresh, imagined batch of hot, gooey "hypocrisy" with which to broadly tar the entire GOP.
Of course, when liberal Democrats like Bill Clinton, Barney Frank and Gerry Studds are caught, it's just a "personal matter involving sex." But when it's a Republican — especially one with a conservative voting record like Craig — then, holy restroom romance Batman! … It's front page news for weeks.
But whether or not the allegations against Craig are true, the scandal serves to remind us that sexual deviancy is a bipartisan dilemma. There have now been several high profile cases of politicians — Democrats and Republicans — busted while "looking for love in all the wrong places."
In Florida, Republican state representative Bob Allen was recently arrested in a case similar to Craig's; and we all remember Jim McGreevy, the former Democratic Governor of New Jersey, who admitted in his memoirs that he fancied doing the toilet bowl tango with strange men at truck stops.
But the media are ignoring the larger issue.
The homosexual lifestyle — particularly among males — is one principally delineated by casual, promiscuous, and yes, often anonymous sexual encounters, so much so that one of the largest homosexual organizations, LAMBDA Legal, essentially calls such public sex a civil right in their "Little Black Book" and walks homosexuals through the steps necessary to facilitate these "hook-ups." The group instructs homosexuals on what to do if they're caught "cruising for sex," thereby encouraging such behavior.
Matt Barber is founder and editor-in chief of BarbWire.com. He is an author, columnist, cultural analyst and an attorney concentrating in constitutional law. Having retired as an undefeated heavyweight professional boxer, Matt has taken his fight from the ring to the culture war. (Follow Matt on Twitter: @jmattbarber).