Congrats, Randy Boehning! You’re up next on the “Hypocritical conservative anti-gay politician” news story of the week!
A North Dakota lawmaker who voted against a bill that would protect LGBT residents from housing and employment discrimination has been outed publicly by a man who told the press the politician had sent him a photo of his penis and sexually explicit messages through the gay dating app Grindr.
The legislator, Rep. Randy Boehning, R-Fargo, 52, confirmed sending the pic and messages such has “What’s up tonight sexy?,” under the alias Top Man! to 21-year-old Dustin Smith, who had forwarded them to local news site The Forum. The outlet posted a news story about it on Monday.
“That’s what gay guys do on gay sites, don’t they?” the outlet quoted Boehning as saying on Saturday. “That’s how things happen on Grindr. It’s a gay chat site. It’s not the first thing you do on that site. That’s what we do, exchange pics on the site.”
At least that last part wasn’t a lie. He’s definitely got us there! Welcome to the dark side Randy! Now, join us in our celebratory parade of sin and sodomy! It’s, like, so much fun.