Guido Westerwelle with his partner Michael Mronz, whom he "married" in a civil law ceremony (domestic parnership registry) in September 2010.
It soon transpired that it was Westerwelle's office manager, no less, who had passed on confidential information, yes, that very informer who had been described in dispatches by U.S. Ambassador Philip Murphy, as a "young up-and-coming" FDP member. Metzner was relieved from his job as Westerwelle's office manager, but no legal action will be taken against him and he will go on working for the FDP organisation.
Metzner, too, is homosexual.
At this point, I'd like to look back on Hamburg's ex-mayor Ole von Beust, who is -- you've guessed it -- homosexual. He entered the twilight zone when he appointed Roger Kusch, who is homosexual, senator for justice. That Beust politically survived the ensueing scandal is due to the fact that he was always known, in any other respect, as a man of utter integrity. So maybe he just made an honest mistake, but oughtn't he have avoided to appoint another homosexual without any especially remarkable qualification to such a high office? Beust always considered his sexual orientation a private matter, however, a shadow remains, the more as Kusch is, to all intents and purposes, a repulsive and spooky creep and still in the headlines from time to time.
Beust is living together now, after he retired from politics, with a man 36 years his junior, whom he had met -- will wonders ever cease -- when the boy had just turned 18.
But I digress. Now what about the leak at the other end, the man who let WikiLeaks have the documents which are causing such a brouhaha right now. It is Private Bradley E. Manning and he is homosexual.
An interesting NYT article informs us:
Then he joined the Army, where, friends said, his social life was defined by the need to conceal his sexuality under “don’t ask, don’t tell” and he wasted brainpower fetching coffee for officers.The rest is history.
But it was around two years ago, when Pfc. Bradley Manning came here [Cambridge, Mass.] to visit a man he had fallen in love with, that he finally seemed to have found a place where he fit in, part of a social circle that included politically motivated computer hackers and his boyfriend, a self-described drag queen. So when his military career seemed headed nowhere good, Private Manning, 22, turned increasingly to those friends for moral support.
And as he faces the possibility of a lifetime in prison, some of Private Manning’s remarks now seem somewhat prophetic.
“I wouldn’t mind going to prison for the rest of my life, or being executed so much,” he wrote, “if it wasn’t for the possibility of having pictures of me plastered all over the world press.”
And while it isn't quite so that being homosexual makes one more likely to commit acts of mass data transferring, it ought to be worth a thought whether an openly "gay" lifestyle doesn't undermine the moral fibre of those who pursue it. In May 2009 I wrote:
Homosexuals in political positions tend to form "rope teams" and they are EXTREMELY power conscious. Also, theirs is not just an alternative sexual orientation between two consenting adults, it is a way of life. The world rotates around their dick and the world has duly to pay tribute to that. They are, like Islam, creeping in every nook and cranny of our life, dispossessing what is there. With those disgusting "gay pride"- and "love" parades, with all their strident demands and whining about "discrimination" and with incidents like the ousting of Carrie Prejean, with intimidation and discrimination towards those who dare not to consent 100%, they are yanking our chains.Being homosexual is one thing, being "gay" quite a different matter.
Hat tip: Red County!