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Senator who voted for anti-trans ‘bathroom bill’ busted in hotel with underage boy

Posted by on Jun. 17, 2017 at 9:14 PM
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Senator who voted for anti-trans ‘bathroom bill’ busted in hotel with underage boy

This Tuesday, an Oklahoma State Senator was charged with child prostitution after being caught in a hotel room with an underage boy.

This Tuesday, an Oklahoma State Senator was charged with child prostitution after being caught in a hotel room with an underage boy.

Three felony charges were filed against Ralph Shortey by Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn. The charges include engaging in child prostitution, engaging in prostitution within 1,000 feet of a church, and transporting a minor for prostitution, according to KFOR.

In the wake of Shortey’s arrest, LGBT advocacy groups noted his support for anti-LGBT legislation such as a proposed “bathroom bill” from last year.

From The Norman Transcript:

These stigmatizing bills create fear, bias, and discrimination against the LGBTQ community even when they fail. We find it highly ironic that Senator Shortey voted to advance this legislation out of committee, and less than a year later, he was caught in what appears to be actual predatory behavior toward a vulnerable youth. …

There has never been a legitimate recorded incident in Oklahoma of a transgender person harming anyone in a restroom, yet there are numerous accounts of predatory behavior by anti-LGBTQ legislators who have taken bigoted votes akin to the vote Senator Shortey cast last year.

According to the Moore Police Department, police went to “check on a juvenile at the Super 8 Motel in Moore last Thursday.” When they found Shortey and the juvenile, who is 17, there was allegedly a “strong smell of marijuana” and an open box condoms in the juvenile’s bag. Shortey claimed he had simply gone to the hotel to “hang out with a friend.”

Police say the juvenile’s parents said he has a history of soliciting himself online. KFOR reports that communication records show the teen told Shortey that he needed money for spring break, to which Shortey allegedly responded, “would you be interested in ‘sexual’ stuff?”

In the wake of his arrest, the Oklahoma Senate voted to bar Shortey from all his work as a Senator. He is married with three children and was also the manager for Donald Trump’s campaign during the primaries.

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Luvnlogic
by Platinum Member on Jun. 17, 2017 at 9:18 PM
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Ew, ick! Why are the hypocrites always the loudest???

On another note, what's going on in that kid's life that he's prostituting himself? And his parents are aware that he does it? Get the dude some help!!!
LGAll65215
by Gold Member on Jun. 17, 2017 at 9:34 PM
Ewwwww.
Hypocrite.
nononenever
by Silver Member on Jun. 17, 2017 at 9:59 PM
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He's a truly disgusting man. 

But I'm not going to call him a hypocrite because to me that implies there is some connection between being a pedophile and being transgendered.   One has nothing to do with the other.  

nononenever
by Silver Member on Jun. 17, 2017 at 10:03 PM
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Quoting nononenever:

He's a truly disgusting man. 

But I'm not going to call him a hypocrite because to me that implies there is some connection between being a pedophile and being transgendered.   One has nothing to do with the other.  

I missed the part in the article where the boy is 17, so I'll bend a bit on the pedophile part.  I still won't call him a hypocrite though.  I don't see being transgendered as being related to taking advantage of vulnerable youth.  

crochetnewb
by Member on Jun. 17, 2017 at 10:08 PM
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I always laugh at these types of articles only because people are terrified of openly gay men being boy scout leaders and trans people in their bathrooms when its usually the straight upstanding family man or even the priests busted for boinking underage boys or child pornography.

Luvnlogic
by Platinum Member on Jun. 17, 2017 at 10:08 PM
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Definition of hypocrite
1
: a person who puts on a false appearance of virtue or religion
2
: a person who acts in contradiction to his or her stated beliefs or feelings

I called him a hypocrite for doing what he claimed to be against, pedophilia. Not because I think transgendered people are pedophiles.


Quoting nononenever:

He's a truly disgusting man. 

But I'm not going to call him a hypocrite because to me that implies there is some connection between being a pedophile and being transgendered.   One has nothing to do with the other.  

coolmommy2x
by Platinum Member on Jun. 17, 2017 at 10:15 PM
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I agree. You can say it for years but people still fear the gays, not the ones actually committing the crimes.

Quoting crochetnewb: I always laugh at these types of articles only because people are terrified of openly gay men being boy scout leaders and trans people in their bathrooms when its usually the straight upstanding family man or even the priests busted for boinking underage boys or child pornography.



nononenever
by Silver Member on Jun. 17, 2017 at 10:16 PM

The article says he's anti-lgbt2 (or perhaps just anti-transgender), not anti-pedophile.  But I don't know more about him than that, so perhaps there's more?

Regardless, I'm not saying those who call him a hypocrite feel that they are conflating trangender people with pedophiles.   I'm saying why I'm not comfortable with calling him a hypocrite.    

Quoting Luvnlogic: Definition of hypocrite 1 : a person who puts on a false appearance of virtue or religion 2 : a person who acts in contradiction to his or her stated beliefs or feelings I called him a hypocrite for doing what he claimed to be against, pedophilia. Not because I think transgendered people are pedophiles.
Quoting nononenever:

He's a truly disgusting man. 

But I'm not going to call him a hypocrite because to me that implies there is some connection between being a pedophile and being transgendered.   One has nothing to do with the other.  


AnotherKim
by Silver Member on Jun. 17, 2017 at 10:19 PM
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Typical. Those who yell the loudest have the most to hide. Fucking creep.

UnoDuoTres
by Gold Member on Jun. 17, 2017 at 10:21 PM
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Indeed.

And this forum gets more interesting when you bear that principle in mind and look at certain posters.

Quoting AnotherKim:

Typical. Those who yell the loudest have the most to hide. Fucking creep.


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