Another ‘Family Values’ Republican Caught With His Penis in the Cookie Jar

Another day, another anti-gay “family values” Republican caught in a sex scandal. John Diehl, the speaker of the Missouri House of Representatives who has been lauded by Christian right groups for “demonstrating moral leadership and true integrity in standing up for the sacred institution of marriage and the family values of the people of Missouri,” has been caught sexting with a college freshman intern (not, coincidentally, his wife).

Earlier this year, Diehl and the president pro-tempore of the state Senate filed an amicus brief in defense of the state’s anti-gay-marriage amendment, leading the Missouri Family Policy Council, the state affiliate of the Family Research Council, to praise the speaker “for demonstrating moral leadership and true integrity in standing up for the sacred institution of marriage and the family values of the people of Missouri.” The state affiliate of the Southern Baptist Convention thanked him for “fighting to defend biblical marriage.”

“Missourians owe a debt of gratitude to Speaker of the House Tim Jones, Senate President Pro Tempore Tom Dempsey and Speaker of the House-designee John Diehl for intervening on behalf of the state in the Jackson County case where state Circuit Judge J. Dale Youngs ruled that 10 same-sex couples married in other states, but now living in Missouri, are entitled to the same benefits as heterosexual married couples,” said Don Hinkle, editor of the Missouri Southern Baptist newsletter The Pathway. “Their action took political courage and they are to be commended for their leadership.”

You can see screenshots of the text messages here. The most hilarious thing about them is that at some point, she changed his name in her cell phone from John to Frank Underwood.

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  • John Pieret

    Another ‘Family Values’ Republican Caught With His Penis in the Cookie Jar

    Eeeew! Even if he offers you a Thin Mint, DON’T TAKE IT!

  • busterggi

    I’ve read the bible, concubines are totally acceptable as ong as you don’t pay them or mention them in your will.

  • dingojack

    John Pieret – Excellent advice!

    Dingo

  • Doc Bill

    Breaking news!

    Diehl just resigned.

    Perhaps he’s not as big a dick as we thought he was. After all, the intern was quoted as saying, “He was no big Diehl.”

  • caseloweraz

    The state affiliate of the Southern Baptist Convention thanked him for “fighting to defend biblical marriage.”

    That would be where the ceremony is conducted in ancient Hebrew or Amaraic, amirite?

  • dingojack

    Doc Bill – don’t believe it! It’s just a trick by Obama. First the Speaker will appear to resign, then he’ll apparently be persuaded to take up his position again. But it’s A FAKE, a left-wing clone purpose bred (in Manchuria) to take his place!

    The infamous New Diehl!!

    😉 Dingo

  • John Horstman

    Keeping with the theme, I was kind of hoping for a longer round of Diehl or No Diehl; there’s no suspense when they bail immediately.

  • grumpyoldfart

    Doc Bill #4

    Diehl just resigned.

    Perhaps he’s not as big a dick as we thought he was.

    My guess is that his fellow politicians saw a chance to get the top job for themselves and they’ve been hammering him to resign ever since they discovered he had fucked up.

  • Doc Bill

    I’m sorta hoping Diehl got to know this intern in the Biblical way, “know” what I mean, Vern? Otherwise, he shot his wad over 8th-grade message passing in class. That lends credence to the theory that he was not the most popular clown in the car, leaving an opening for another shark to jump the shark. I know these analogies and metaphors are bad but it’s the best I can do given the “shortness” of the situation, but that’s what she said.

  • http://www.facebook.com/charlie.cain chuck c

    Well, to be fair, at least he wasn’t hanging from the ceiling in a wetsuit with a dildo up his ass. Baby steps!

  • dingojack

    grumpyoldfart – you mean the Republicans have been Diehling from the bottom of the deck again?!?

    Say it ain’t so!

    Dingo

  • dingojack

    chuckc – wouldn’t that be a Deihldo?

    Dingo

  • John Pieret

    I guess he’ll have to go back to being a used car Diehler.

  • StevoR

    Another ‘Family Values’ Republican Caught With His Penis in the Cookie Jar

    Another awkward conservative American Pie moment?

    Was that a bit like the tongue stuck to the pole kid?

    Did they have to cut it off to free him? (The cookie jar I meant not the other!)

  • Childermass

    I only watched a couple episodes of the American version, so does Frank Underwood go by F.U. like Francis Urquhart did in the original British version?

  • pixiedust

    @ 15

    Generally no. But there are a few passing references including a very good one involving a security guy in one the early episodes? I’ve been watching the British version again and had forgotten all the FUs.

  • pixiedust

    Don’t know why there is a question mark after the second sentence but I guess my computer does.