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Rep. Mike Fleck Comes Out, Becomes
The First Openly Gay Republican
State Legislator In The Country

Mediaite, by Anjali Sareen

Original Article

Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 12/2/2012 12:32:15 AM

Pennsylvania State Representative Mike Fleck (R-Huntingdon) just announced that he is gay, and in doing so, became the first and only openly gay Republican state legislator in the United States and the only openly gay lawmaker in all of Pennsylvania. Fleck relayed his story to Pennsylvania’s local Huntingdon Daily News. Acknowledging the difficulty of his decision to come out, partially due to his devout catholicism, Fleck underscored to his constituents that he was “still the exact same person.” He went on to note, “Coming out is hard enough, but doing it in the public eye

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And, this helps the GOP how???

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Urgent Fury, 12/2/2012 12:37:29 AM     (No. 9043856)

clap clap clap ye haa

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Reply 2 - Posted by: jeff100, 12/2/2012 12:52:51 AM     (No. 9043869)

oh boy, give him the clap....

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Susannah, 12/2/2012 12:53:20 AM     (No. 9043870)

He was probably going to be outed, maybe by a sleazy publication, and decided to launch a preemptive strike. This way he controls more of the publicity surrounding it.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: smcchk, 12/2/2012 12:56:15 AM     (No. 9043874)

Nice comments, #1 and 2. I wonder why the GOP has a shrinking base? Social conservatives have strong convictions and I respect that but sometimes social conservatives are just narrow-minded and intolerant and that I don´t respect.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: toinee, 12/2/2012 12:59:25 AM     (No. 9043876)

Yawn. Who cares? How does he vote?


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Reply 6 - Posted by: ZurichMike, 12/2/2012 1:00:35 AM     (No. 9043877)

Big Tent GOP, like Reagan wanted and created. If they guy is for shrinking government, lowering taxes, and getting business moving, why the knee-jerk anti-gay comments? The litmus test of Jesus Christ as the perfect political candidate is what has killed the GOP. Guess what? He is not running for office, and everyone else -- EVERYONE -- has some characteristic that won´t appeal to everyone else.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: horacer, 12/2/2012 1:02:12 AM     (No. 9043880)

So. Jim Kolbe, a House member from Arizona came out back in the 90´s. He was re-elected 4 or 5 times after that.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: smcchk, 12/2/2012 1:02:15 AM     (No. 9043881)

Rep. Fleck sounds like a honest man with conservative principles. I am glad he is a Republican and I hope other gay conservatives feel welcome too.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: horacer, 12/2/2012 1:03:28 AM     (No. 9043882)

Kolbe was a Republican too, forgot that.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: NotaBene, 12/2/2012 1:06:44 AM     (No. 9043887)

Hey man, you should come out before the election, not after.

My state representative and senator did the same to us, but they were just lesbian Democrats in Los Angeles.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: LadyVet, 12/2/2012 1:11:25 AM     (No. 9043890)

Somehow I doubt that he is the "only" gay state legislator. And I doubt the only "openly gay" one, also.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Rubinski, 12/2/2012 1:14:27 AM     (No. 9043892)

Don´t care.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: The Maggster, 12/2/2012 1:26:37 AM     (No. 9043903)

Poster #6..Exactly!!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: beth, 12/2/2012 1:33:51 AM     (No. 9043908)

I don´t understand how he can still say he is true to his faith. He isn´t true to the dictates of his faith, so why the charade?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Strongwill, 12/2/2012 1:53:03 AM     (No. 9043917)

The dems will say he´s not gay enough !

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Reply 16 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 12/2/2012 2:12:41 AM     (No. 9043934)

The new Barney ?

I don´t care if he wears a tutu at home as long as he represents We the People in office.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: miceal, 12/2/2012 2:27:03 AM     (No. 9043943)

Isn´t he just "special?"

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Reply 18 - Posted by: 4Justice, 12/2/2012 2:36:21 AM     (No. 9043947)

Thank you #7 & 9. I really hate bigotry and it is comments like some of those here that make it clear why there are few gay Republicans willing to be themselves. It also gives fuel to the left as proof that their created false perception of us has credibility after all. Bigotry has no place in the GOP. Leave the narrow-mindedness and intolerance with the lefties where it belongs. As my religious Christian sister says..."We are ALL sinners. Who is to say that one person´s sin is worse than another´s? That is for God to decide." I am not a Bible person...I am spiritual and have my own personal relationship with God. But my sister and I agree that most people don´t choose their orientation...they are made that way. #15, are you perfect in your faith or is that just a charade too? Let the first person without sin cast the first stone.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: JustCause, 12/2/2012 2:41:33 AM     (No. 9043950)

FTA: due to his devout catholicism - my patootie

Uh huh, and why is it important to publicly tell everyone that you deviate from the norm?

TMI - Too Much Information

Heterosexuals don´t tell newspapers what position they like best or if they prefer blondes to brunettes.

If he prefers men - I Don´t Want To Know. It doesn´t matter. If he´s a member of NAMBLA, I´ll contribute to his opposition.

Poster 6 is correct - How does he vote?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: chumley, 12/2/2012 3:20:52 AM     (No. 9043957)

Lord, save me from you followers.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 12/2/2012 6:41:57 AM     (No. 9044025)

He must have heard about the lesbian who is slated to be Speaker in Oregon´s legislature come this January. She has already signaled that she will not entertain items on the Gov´s agenda. I hope I have enough popcorn. And duct tape for holding my head together.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: rational, 12/2/2012 6:47:14 AM     (No. 9044028)

If you don´t think God is trying to bring us back to One Nation following His rules, you are so sadly mistaken. He will not continue to be mocked by Abortion and Homosexual Behavior. Count on it.


Gen. 19:24-28 - the Lord rained fire and brimstone on Sodom and Gomorrah as punishment for the sin of homosexuality. Homosexuality perverts God’s covenant with humanity.


2 Pet 2:6-10: Peter also proves that the Sodomites were guilty of homosexuality. He says God condemned them for “licentiousness” and “lust of defiling passion,” which is where we get the title “Sodomite” for a homosexual. The Greek “aselgeia anastrophes” for lustful behavior is also found in Rom 13:13; Gal 5:19; Eph 4:19 and Jude 4.

Jude 7: Jude also confirms the Sodomites’ sin is homosexuality. Jude says they “indulged in unnatural lust” (Greek, ekporneusasai) and went after “strange flesh” (Greek, sarkos heteras) in reference to their homosexual sins.

2 Peter 2:4-6: Peter also reveals that the Sodomites are suffering in hell for their sins by comparing the Sodomites’ punishment to the eternal punishment of the evil angels. Just as God did not spare the angels when they sinned but cast them into hell, so He did the same with the Sodomites when He “condemned them to extinction and made them an example to those who were to be ungodly.”


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Reply 23 - Posted by: Sfacheem, 12/2/2012 7:05:51 AM     (No. 9044042)

I really don´t care an neither does anyone else for that matter.

Don´t ask, don´t tell.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: DaddyO, 12/2/2012 7:16:33 AM     (No. 9044059)

Mark Foley was a gay republican.. the media was horrified when he sent a joke text message to a page, forcing him to resign.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Reilly, 12/2/2012 7:20:01 AM     (No. 9044061)


I didn´t read the article, but shouldn´t Catholic have a capital letter?


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Reply 26 - Posted by: franq, 12/2/2012 7:42:49 AM     (No. 9044090)

He was probably blackmailed. What other possible purpose could this announcement serve?
Agree, TMI.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: God of Irony, 12/2/2012 9:59:06 AM     (No. 9044303)

I would like to announce that I am coming out as openly heterosexual.



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Reply 28 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 12/2/2012 11:02:51 AM     (No. 9044410)

Who cares. I´m sick of everyone being lauded for their courage to ´stand up´ and say who they´re sleeping with.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: navybrat, 12/2/2012 11:39:37 AM     (No. 9044477)

I don´t care. It is not my business.

Does he want smaller government, lower taxes, care about our military people, want to lower government giveaways, want to rid us of Obama care? Those things I care about and they are my business.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: NuGoddess, 12/2/2012 12:00:34 PM     (No. 9044500)

As long as we remain smarmy in the face of sexual politics, we will continue to lose.

I do not care what consenting adults do in their own bed and sincerely hope Representative Fleck feels more comfortable in his daily life. I also pray he is a conservative.

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