It's not the sex, it's the hypocrisy!
Spokane is in the "red" half of the state....
Mayor James E. West, a former Republican legislative leader and opponent of gay rights, has been accused of molesting two boys decades ago and more recently offering a City Hall internship in a gay online chatroom to someone he thought was a young man but was in reality a computer investigator hired by a newspaper.
West denies the molestation, but admits to trolling for young men in chatrooms and having sex with men.
He sent an email to city employees stating:
The paper also reported that I have visited a gay chat line on the Internet and had relationships with adult men. I don't deny that.
I have always considered a person's private life private and have respected others in this way. I intended to keep my private life private as well.
And I apologize.
Hmm...not to pile on, Mr. West, as it seems you've been doing a good job as mayor, but wouldn't this have stung a little less if ya hadn't pushed the anti-gay thing so much before this came out (as it eventually does, when you troll in chat rooms).