If anyone seriously questions whether anti-gay prejudice is really grounded in self-hatred and profound hypocrisy, he need look no further than the case of U.S. Rep. Ed Schrock (R - Virginia Beach). Schrock hails from a district that is home to Pat Robertson's Regent University and he is considered one of the most conservative members of Congress. He is particularly well known for his anti-gay stance, not only on marriage equality (he was a co-sponsor of the proposed federal marriage amendment) but on rights as basic as freedom from job discrimination, all of which earned him an impressive 92% approval rating from the Christian Coalition's voter guide (and a big fat zero from the Human Rights Campaign).
Alas for the right, Schrock dropped his reelection bid this week, citing unspecified "allegations" that have, as he puts it, "called into question my ability to represent the citizens of Virginia's Second Congressional District." (http://home.hamptonroads.com/stories/story.cfm?story=74982&ran=126361)
I'll say! And those allegations? Oh, just a little matter of habitually cruising for men on phone sex lines! BlogActive (http://www.blogactive.com) reports that Schrock used the MegaMates/MegaPhone line to connect with men and set up meetings for sex.
Poor guy. Now if he'd just been able to meet a nice guy and get married, this might never have happened.