Politics? Religion? YACH
Which stands for "Yet Another Conservative Hypocrite."
Rev. Gary Aldridge, pastor of the Thorington Rd. Baptist Church since 1991, was recently found dead in his home. Police have determined that he was alone at the time of his death, and they have ruled out foul play. So says the Montgomery Advertiser.
From tristero, over at Digby's Hullaballoo, we learn additional details:
[...] the Rev. Aldridge also worked for Falwell*:*That would be the Right Reverent Jerry Falwell, font of screaming nutbaggery. According to The Smoking Gun, your source for all things distasteful and twisted - and enjoyable! for the sick - the dildo was where no reverend personage would have approved of it. TSG noted that it was covered with a condom, a detail that prompted my partner to opine that at least the reverend believed in safe sex. I dunno. All those ligatures, ropes, and belts just don't sound so safe to me. And what is with the two wetsuits?
Clothing: The decedent was received wearing two (2) wet suits, one scuba diving mask, one pair of diving gloves, one pair of slippers, one pair of rubber underwear, two (2) ties, five (5) belts, eleven (11) straps.
Personal Effects: One yellow metal ring intact on left ring finger, one dildo.
The partner sent me into rounds of cynical laughter when he exclaimed that lately, reading the news has been a big ol' game of Republican whack-a-mole. Every day there's some new scandal, most of them utterly perverse, perverted, and horrifying.
What is it with these guys? It's not like he was a sex-starved teenager, the man was married with children, and if he was not getting his needs met, he could surely have managed a discreet affair with a nice Christian lady?
It's always wetsuits and ligatures for this lot. Or meth and masseurs. Always sump'n. Stumble It!