Florida State Rep. Bob Allen, longtime anti-gay crusader who was recently arrested for soliciting an undercover cop posing as a gay prostitute, has a novel excuse: all the blacks in the park made me do it.
Unfortunately, his link only goes to that of a gay-specific site, and a post to Dispatches from the Culture Wars blog.
No big deal, but for news stories, I want to see the original news sources. So, I had to hunt and search to find the actual news story.
More reports from actual news sources can be found by googling "Bob Allen" and "Titusville"
When one does that, and picks out the first cached link, which is a story from the OrlandoSentinal.com's August 16, 2007 edition, one finds this:
"This was a pretty stocky black guy, and there was nothing but other black guys around in the park," Allen, who is white, told police in a taped statement after his arrest. Allen said he feared he "was about to be a statistic" and would have said anything just to get away.
Anyway, the Science Avenger's last comment bears some examination:
The apparent correlation between being rabidly anti-gay in public and secretly gay in private gets another data point. How many do we need before we accept that this obsessive behavior is a form of self-hatred, and stop pretending these people have any objectivity at all? Personally, I think it is high time that every anti-gay crusader get asked whether he is gay in his private life, and can he prove it? It would be justice, and great entertainment as well.
How many data points do you think we'd need before we could guess at such a theory?