Curious things have been happening lately.
A while back, WCMTU received some information regarding the sexual inclinations of one of Conservapedia’s senior administrators. Now, ordinarily I couldn’t care two stuffs about which way somebody swings. (In fact, I think sex between 2 people is a wonderful thing. Between 5, it’s fantastic!) However, is it pretty much clear from trying to read the turgid mess that forms their many, many articles on the subject of homosexuality, that they see it pretty much as an abomination and that God is not very happy with you. Even Ed poor is on record as quoting his Moonie cult leader calling homosexuals “dung-eating dogs,” without batting an eyelid.
So, now I was curious… as well as cautious. Given the openly anti-homosexual feelings of all the administration group, especially Andrew Schlafly and Ken Demyer, it was hardly likely that whoever this person was had openly declared his homosexuality. Which made his (no, that;s not a clue, there are only men left on Conservapedia) motives for staying on in that environment all the more interesting to me.
Secondly, given that amongst the sysops there lurks such devious characters as Terry Hurlbut – he of Digg Patriots infamy – it was possibly an attempt to catch me out, instigate libel charges, and shut this blog down.
So let me be very clear – I am not going to name names. Any associations you make from the information that follows are entirely yours and I couldn’t possibly comment on them. Also, it isn’t fair to out somebody publicly, no matter just how disagreeable they are. So, I’m not going to. I’m merely going to report the facts as I see them.
So, where to begin?
Well the first teaser was an advert placed on the Adam4Adam dating site. However, I was informed that neither the photo, nor the name, nor even the age quoted on the advert were of the person concerned. So how he explained those away when meeting his dates is a mystery. However, I was informed that if I followed the user name, I would find many accounts, using the same pictures. This I did, and stuck gold; first at asianguys.com, then at Myspace, before coming across the Yahoo group, Gaymarines. Here, a search for a slightly different user-name, brought up the following three ads:
When you clicked on the circled user-name (ipleaseu_99), it took you to a Yahoo member’s page, giving the full name of the individual concerned. Moreover, the account was created on 07/01/1999. So we’re not talking a recent attempt at a set-up here.
Armed with this info, I decided to approach the sysop in question, and asked if there was any truth to the allegations. However, besides a thinly veiled warning that blackmail is illegal, there was silence. Even after I had to explain that asking for clarity on a matter does not constitute blackmail. So, I let matters be.
Imagine my surprise, when I returned to Gaymarines and searched for the ipleaseU_99 user-name again, to find the following:
That’s right! The third ad, with the incriminating link has mysteriously vanished. Curiouser and curiouser. Of course, I can understand the guilty party wanting to cover their tracks, but it is amusing that by doing so, they have confirmed my every suspicion.
Of course, nothing will come of this. Andrew Schlafly would never dare admit that he’d let a nasty homosexual slip into his holy of holies, but hopefully there might be a few questions asked behind the scenes. It should also be clear from the dates of the ads that this is not something recent, but that far pre-dates his time as a Conservapedia senior administrator.
And now, all of a sudden, the reasons behind his behaviour on Conservapedia, become a little bit more apparent. Oh yes, I do have a screen-shot of that member page, just in case it should have mysteriously vanished. With a poof.