From today’s Orlando Sentinel:
U.S. Senate candidate and Florida GOP congressman Mark Foley blames unnamed Democrats for circulating a rumor in the media that he is gay. Foley’s legislative record has earned high ratings from gay-rights groups, and negative ratings from the religious right.
Nevertheless, seeing House and Senate seats at risk, the normally antigay U.S. House majority leader Tom DeLay and Rep. Tom Feeney are jumping to Foley’s defense.
“I will not be entertaining questions about my personal life,” Foley said. “I think I am entitled to a personal life, and that is my statement. People may not agree with that . . . I think a majority do.”
I agree that Foley’s private life is not the public’s business — assuming, of course, there is a right to privacy. Hmmm.
(I’ve commented frequently since Apr. 19 on GOP Sen. Rick Santorum’s opposition to a right to privacy, Exodus’ out-of-context use of Santorum’s remarks, and Exodus’
silence on the right to privacy.
For a more accessible and comprehensive look at the right to privacy and the GOP, visit the Independent Gay Forum.)