Over at Wizbang! they are covering the breaking story from the Washington Times asking for Dennis Hastert's resignation over the Foley gay pedophile scandal. I think the problem is much deeper than Hastert, and here's why.
Over the past several decades we have had it beat into our head that being homosexual, and being attracted to boys is normal. Gay men act ... gay ... and we should accept it. This has been so beat into our heads that when a flamboyant Senator chases after teenage boys after they have left the page program, we are pre-programmed to look the other way, and let them be. Oh ... he's just being gay ... I'm not gay, and I don't understand it, so I'll just let him be gay ... I don't want to be labeled a homophobe ...
Gay men are the elephant in the romper room. People need to know that if you see an openly gay man being just a little bit too friendly, it's OK to do something about it. It doesn't make you a homophobe, it makes you a person who loves children, and will do the right thing to protect them. It's time to get over our political correctness and stop giving passes to gay people for behavior that wouldn't be accepted from straight people.
This isn't a Republican or Democrat or Anarchist or whatever issue ... this is a gay issue. Stop giving gay people a pass, and hold them to the same standards we hold everyone else to.