Anti-Gay Family Values GOP Rep. Mark Souder To Resign Over Affair With Staffer
Family values evangelical Rep. Mark Souder (R-IN), who in 2004 famously compared gay people to alcoholics, will resign today amid allegations that he had an affair with a female staffer. Souder is married with three children.
Saying he "sinned against God, my wife and my family by having a mutual relationship with a part-time member of my staff," Rep. Mark Souder, R-3rd, said Tuesday he will resign from Congress. Souder, who won re-nomination to run for a ninth term, said he won't be a candidate in the fall. "I believe it is the best decision for my family, the people of northeast Indiana and our country," he said in a statement. Souder is the latest politician whose political career crumbled under rumors and admissions of extramarital affairs. "In the poisonous environment of Washington, D.C., any personal failing is seized upon, often twisted, for political gain," he said. "I am resigning rather than to put my family through that painful, drawn-out process.Souder's anti-gay voting record: NO on hate crimes (2009), NO on ENDA (2007), YES on constitutional ban on gay marriage (2006), YES on gay adoption ban (1999).
Souder in 2004: "I believe people can have a propensity to alcoholism. I believe they can have a propensity to look at pornography on [the] Internet. I believe they can have a propensity to be homosexual. But I believe that it's wrong and it's controllable. That is a fundamental, biblically based view that doesn't leave a lot of room or comfortability in a society where they don't want you to have absolutes."
Apparently people also have a propensity to fuck their employees.
UPDATE: First clip: Souder on ENDA in 2007. Second clip: Souder and his mistress on abstinence education. SNORK!