Ralph Shortey was a State Senator from Oklahoma. As a Republican, he ran proudly as a ‘family values’ candidate — adding the usual homophobic vitriol to the stew. In the state Senate, he voted on the typical anti-gay nonsense, as well the standard anti-immigrant, pro-gun measures. So far a run-of-the-mill conservative in the Bible Belt.

He did achieve notoriety, however, for a bill he introduced in 2012 that would have banned the use of aborted fetuses in food. Because, apparently, that is a concern in Oklahoma. I kid. Even Sooner lawmakers realized that was nuts.

And that’s not the end of it. Shortey was married to his high-school sweetheart, with whom he fathered four daughters. But despite his moralistic rhetoric, he also lusted after teen boys. And not just in his heart.

This paragon of hypocritical sanctimony was busted in a Super 8 (cheap bastard) with a 17-year-old boy after the teen’s girlfriend followed him there and alerted his father — who called the police.

The purpose of the assignation was made clear by Shortey and the youth in messages exchanged on the app Kik:

Teen: “I need money for spring break.” 

Shortey: “I don’t really have any legitimate things I need help with right now. Would you be interested in ‘sexual’ stuff?”

Teen: “Yes.” 

And just in case there was any doubt as to the reason for the rendezvous, Shortey had an open pack of condoms on him and the teenager a bottle of lotion.

The evidence was so overwhelming that Shortey pled guilty to a child sex trafficking offense in exchange for prosecutors dropping three child pornography counts against him. We’ll never know what else the detestable Shortey was up to because further he:

“will not be further prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Oklahoma for any crimes related to his transportation, possession or production of child pornography or child sex trafficking during the period from October 2013 through March 9, 2017.”

Nevertheless, Shortey will serve a minimum of 10 years in jail — and still faces life. Thank God.


Jim Bakker Begs You to Buy His Survival Food so your Grandkids Don’t Cry.

November 18, 2017

L. Ron Hubbard said: “You don’t get rich writing science fiction, If you want to get rich, you start a religion”. And then he founded Scientology and proved it. But if you lack the imagination to start a new religion, you can just take an existing one and pervert it. Jim Bakker, one of God’s leading grifters […]

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Christian ‘Family Values’ Conservative Resigns After Sex in the Office With Another Man.

November 16, 2017

Ohio State Rep. Wes Goodman is another in a long line of social conservatives who ‘know’ what’s best for everybody else. But like so many of God’s cultural jihadists he can’t bring himself to play by his own rules. Goodman has resigned from his Ohio House seat after he was caught in his office cheating […]

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It’s not just Moore, Alabama Has a Long and Dishonorable Political Tradition.

November 14, 2017

Everybody is following the Roy Moore teen molestation saga and wondering if all the backwoods stories they have heard about Alabama could possibly be as bad as they dared not imagine. And yet the more we hear, the more we realize that Alabama is “you might be a redneck if…” territory. Let’s consider how we got into this […]

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Roy Moore Is Still Alabama’s Most Likely Next Senator.

November 12, 2017

Republicans have to deal with a Senate candidate, Roy Moore, who has been accused of plying girls with alcohol and touching them up. In Alabama the local GOP’s answer is simple. They deny he did it and besides most of the accusers were at least 16 – so fair game for a 30-something. And that’s if the […]

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A Satanist Argues that a Government-Free Abortion Is Her God-Granted Right.

October 9, 2017

The loudest voices for ‘freedom of religion’ in the US are white conservative Christians. Typically, these same folks also claim that America was founded as a Judeo/Christian nation. Revealing that  ‘freedom’ is not their object  —  establishing a Christianity theocracy is. Which makes the case of a Missouri Satanic Temple member so compelling. Here’s a woman, known only as […]

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After 2,000 Years Evangelicals Should Have Come Up with a Better God.

September 15, 2017

When you look at the evangelical’s God, you have to ask: Is that the best we can do? With all the invention, discovery and intellectual advances since the birth of Christ, you would have thought they could have come up with a better model. The God of the evangelicals is no more than an old brick […]

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Hurricanes Reveal that Irrational Hate Is the Evangelical Brand.

September 14, 2017

Each time a hurricane hits the US, while first responders, utility teams, volunteers, charities, neighbors, family, and friends are working shoulder to shoulder, there are an unhappy few, pointing fingers and blaming gays. Take the Benham brothers. These twins are successful real estate investors, committed homophobes, and readers of God’s mind, who used Harvey and Irma and […]

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Really? 9.9.17 Pruitt Promotes Polio; Limbaugh’s Folly; Trump & Churches; Sikhs & Sharia.

September 9, 2017

Too soon? Scott Pruitt, the EPA Administrator, says that we shouldn’t talk about climate change while Irma is bearing down on the US. That’s absurd. If we waited until there was no polio to start work on preventing polio, there would still be polio. The cancer of climate denial. Big tobacco denied the connection between smoking and […]

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