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The Kansas City Star today reported that the speaker of the Missouri House, Republican John Diehl, sent several sexually charged text messages to a female college freshman who was working as an intern in the state legislature.

Diehl, who is married, has championed the Religious Right’s anti-gay agenda in the state house, and has in turn been praised by state conservative groups for his “moral leadership.”

Earlier this year, Diehl and the president pro-tempore of the state Senate filed an amicus brief in defense of the state’s anti-gay-marriage amendment, leading the Missouri Family Policy Council, the state affiliate of the Family Research Council, to praise the speaker “for demonstrating moral leadership and true integrity in standing up for the sacred institution of marriage and the family values of the people of Missouri.” The state affiliate of the Southern Baptist Convention thanked him for “fighting to defend biblical marriage.”

“Missourians owe a debt of gratitude to Speaker of the House Tim Jones, Senate President Pro Tempore Tom Dempsey and Speaker of the House-designee John Diehl for intervening on behalf of the state in the Jackson County case where state Circuit Judge J. Dale Youngs ruled that 10 same-sex couples married in other states, but now living in Missouri, are entitled to the same benefits as heterosexual married couples,” said Don Hinkle, editor of the Missouri Southern Baptist newsletter The Pathway. “Their action took political courage and they are to be commended for their leadership.”

Diehl also co-sponsored a 2012 bill to ban Gay-Straight Alliances in public schools, which read: “Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, no instruction, material, or extracurricular activity sponsored by a public school that discusses sexual orientation other than in scientific instruction concerning human reproduction shall be provided in any public school.”

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch at the time called it a “hateful and unconstitutional attack on individual rights” and slammed Diehl for backing “a loathsome bill in a cynical attempt to garner support from the right wing.”

John Diehl, Right Wing Watch 17 Comments [5/16/2015 6:01:34 AM]
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MK

Related to Anna?

5/16/2015 6:03:01 AM

OHP

Wait... "Diehl"? Related to that closeted BDSM-fetishist monster, Anna? That creature has direct access to the government?

I think I'm going to be sick.

5/16/2015 6:11:08 AM

ConcernedCultist

Fuck, man, every Diehl out their not related to these two assholes, change your names.

5/16/2015 6:59:15 AM

Mister Spak

At least he's a being a pervert in the way god intended.

5/16/2015 7:31:16 AM

anothga

>Diehl

I hope this is just a coincidence.

5/16/2015 7:34:20 AM

The Crimson Ghost

In case anyone was wondering, this hypocritical assbucket has resigned.

5/16/2015 7:44:48 AM

KittyKaboom

I am so saddened to know that he has resigned.

Who will provide for us spiritual inferiors the example of what constitutes a righteous christian marriage? Who will lead us in the way of spiritual and moral superiority?


5/16/2015 7:50:35 AM

creativerealms

Is Anna this man's wife? If so that might explain some things.

Okay his wife's name is Kelly. Still.

5/16/2015 9:20:49 AM

Frank

You live by the sword you die by the sword. Serves this hypocrite right.

5/16/2015 9:26:53 AM

Dan Onymous

A Republican religious nutter calling for scientific instruction!!!

5/16/2015 10:17:09 AM

Kanna

He IS standing up for "the sacred institution of marriage" as it is practiced nowadays, in which a man has one wife and keeps a couple of spares, of either sex, and usually young.

5/16/2015 11:27:01 AM

Goomy pls

Unlike Anna Diehl, this guy actually has influence and is probably more hateful.

5/16/2015 4:03:33 PM

Old Viking

Remember, folks, it's those who think like Diehl who are demonstrating "moral leadership and true integrity."

5/16/2015 4:42:04 PM



This is not the first time the southern baptists have come out in defense of "biblical marriage".

I imagine they will be just as effective this time...

5/16/2015 7:16:32 PM

Archbishop of Pflegm

This isn't the John Diehl from "Miami Vice," is it?

5/17/2015 5:24:44 PM

Doubting Thomas

Whenever a family values Republican gets caught in a sex scandal, it's another day that ends in Y.

5/18/2015 8:22:08 AM

DFM

I love these "morally righteous" politicians with "family values" who are as promiscuous as rabbits when they think that nobody is looking. They are a great source of humor to the rest of us.

DFM

5/18/2015 1:58:51 PM

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