Here's how the extreme Right Wing is spinning the Mark Foley affair. The quote comes from Linda Harvey:
"Apparently, Rep. Mark Foley is homosexual. And like many homosexual men, he likes young teen boys. We should pray for him that he gets a handle on this problem and refrains from harming any more kids...open or suspected homosexuals should never be elected! The problem with homosexuals is that they frequently don't have common sense and don't acknowledge appropriate boundaries. Weird sex, public displays of "affection" and nudity, and sex with youth are built into the "Gay" sub-culture. Witness any pride parade, stroll around any predominantly "Gay" neighborhood, or visit "GLBT" websites and you quickly see the problem...we are insane to allow suspected or open homosexuals to assume positions as public officials, pastors, teachers, camp counselors or coaches. Then there are the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. The Girl Scouts have caved on this, as lesbians now are common among leadership!"
Meanwhile, Foley has publicly declared himself Gay for the first time, and is claiming to be a victim of childhood molestation. Nobody but his therapist needed to know about that! With prosecutors all but breathing down his neck, he's trying to drum up sympathy, and it's obvious. If somebody very high-profile doesn't step up to the mike and draw a clear distinction between homosexuality and pedophilia, I fear we're all going to suffer for Mark Foley's sins. "Gay = Pedophile!" I can hear Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity doing the math right now. Newt Gingrich has already finished working the equation.