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Allegations that Schrock is gay were posted on the Web site blogactive.com by Michael Rogers, according to The Associated Press.
Two House Republican leadership aides told CNN that Schrock has been wrestling this month with how to respond to the allegations.
Schrock, who plans to serve out the remainder of his term, has been a leading supporter of the Federal Marriage Amendment, a proposed constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage.
Rogers told the AP that his blog is aimed at exposing "hypocrites" in Congress.
Michael Rogers lives on the top floor of a block of flats in Washington DC, with a balcony and a fine view of the city whose secrets he is systematically giving up. Mr Rogers, who is gay, is waging a controversial "outing" campaign against gay Senators, members of Congress and Capitol Hill staffers who support the presidentially sponsored campaign to ban same-sex marriages.
The headquarters for his campaign is a workstation in the corner of his sitting room. From here he sifts tips-offs, updates his blog site (www.blogactive.com) and above all makes the phone calls that gays on the Hill have come to dread.
"It's about exposing hypocrisy, about ending a conspiracy of deceit and silence," Mr Rogers says. "These people work for politicians who are working to discriminate against gays. Then they seek protection from the very people their bosses are trying to hurt. It's surreal."
Jay Timmons, the executive director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. The NRSC exists to ensure the election of Republican candidates to the Senate and, according to the Blade, "has declared its intention to seize upon the issue of same-sex marriage to motivate conservative voters to unseat congressional Democrats". Mr Timmons has declined to comment publicly on his sexuality and did not return our calls.
Jonathan Tolman, a senior aide for a senate committee chaired by Senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma, one of the most conservative Senators. A couple of years earlier Mr Tolman had posed for a risqué photo-spread in a Washington gay magazine. Mr Rogers posted this information on his website.
...including Congressman Mark Foley, a Florida Republican, and Democrat Senator Barbara Mikulski of Maryland. Mr Foley's office has since confirmed he is gay, but Senator Mikulski has not commented on her sexual orientation. Both were targeted because they had not spoken out against the Federal Marriage Amendment. They both subsequently did.
Chris Barron, the political director of the conservative gay group Log Cabin Republicans, says: "The outing is outrageous. It's a partisan attack. It's hateful and unnecessary. Anyone I know who is straight can't believe gay people can do this to each other. This is just someone looking for their 15 minutes of fame."
Rep. Ed Schrock, a two-term Republican congressman from Virginia, announced that he would resign abruptly today, citing unspecified allegations.
Those allegations were that he was gay, and that several voicemail messages he left on a phone sex service came into the possession of gay activists, who posted one on their blog.
Schrock said only: “In recent weeks, allegations have surfaced that have called into question my ability to represent the citizens of Virginia’s Second Congressional District.” He would not elaborate on the allegations.
Originally posted by jrsdls
why do you always bash republicans, you sterotype every republican as liar's, I guess it just goes to your basic core of hate-mongering and demogory.
Congressman Mark Foley, a Florida Republican, and Democrat Senator Barbara Mikulski of Maryland. Mr Foley's office has since confirmed he is gay, but Senator Mikulski has not commented on her sexual orientation. Both were targeted because they had not spoken out against the Federal Marriage Amendment. They both subsequently did.
Originally posted by Mirthful Me
Being gay is okay until you're a Republican/Conservative, then it's the most vile and unnatural attribute possible. Just further evidence of the duplicitous nature of the Liberal/Democrat psyche, and before you throw the hypocrite card on the table, think of all the times you have dismissed the "Shroud of Hypocrisy" which envelopes your favorite liberal... you probably did today...
Finger Pointing Monkeys, not just for "traffic signals" anymore...
Originally posted by jrsdls
I will give the man credit, he is redrawing from his run for re-election. More guts to do that than some others.
Originally posted by FredT
Is is okay to forcibly reveal a public persons sexuality? No, not if you believe in individual rights. Period.
Originally posted by Bout Time
This is a person who champions vote strategies that will make his "playthings" second class citizens.
They should "Out" every last one of them. ..This guy is a coward; as is anyone who could stand aside & see folks like themselves wronged & do nothing.