Gay Sex Site Owner Fired for Donating to McCain

Rick Moran
Anyone out there gathering examples of the total stupidity of the American political process as it stands right now, please bookmark this post and come back to it often. It is very instructive as to how far we have gone off the rails.

Evidently, the owner of a gay sex site agrees with John McCain's positions on national security and not much else. Accordingly, he gave the max $2300 donation to his campaign.

Well, board members of the sex site company found out about it and are livid. They forced him to resign - which is huge news for those interested in gay sex sites but for the rest of us, not so much.

Ben Smith of Politico actually found this story newsworthy enough to blog about it. I won't link to the site where this quote from one of the co-founders of the sex site originated but here it is from Smith's blog post:

It should be known that Jonathan Crutchley's donation to McCain left the entire Board in disbelief. I am disappointed that we have lost some customers, and I understand the anger. It is too bad for the web site if we lose customers, but PLEASE never refer to me as a Republican. I consider it an offense.

Earlier today, at the request of the Board, Jonathan has stepped down as Chairman.


The reason I am writing about this is because by tomorrow, it will be all over the national press and the question will be asked why John McCain is not returning this guy's $2300 donation. John Avarosis, who when he's not writing on his prominent Democratic party blog deliberately outs gay Republican staffers and lawmakers, tries to slime McCain for not giving this tainted money back (Note: Avarosis apparently sees nothing wrong with gay sex sites but rather the "hypocrisy" of McCain accepting money from someone who runs one):

This is a story not because the donor is gay. It's a story because John McCain is running for president in a party that has a serious problem with gays, that rails against gays, that will very likely put some more gay-bashing in their party platform as they always do. So it's news when a lead gay businessman gives to McCain. And it's even bigger news when the donor just happens to run the largest gay sex site in the world. Because of the Republicans' ongoing problem with gay people, all of this makes this news. It's also news that the guy had to step down as chair as a result. And finally, it's news that McCain hasn't given the money back - he's chosen to keep it.

By the way, I won't link to Avarosis' site either because of a graphic picture on the front page.

Now Barack Obama has terrorist supporters giving to his campaign. He has actual terrorists like Bill Ayers in his corner. He has communists like Frank Marshall Davis behind him. He has the thugs of the world like Ahmadinejad and Chavez rooting for him. And this is what the gay outing smear merchant and prominent Democratic blogger John Avarosis believes represents a problematic supporter.

As I said, it will be news by tomorrow and McCain will be forced to say something about it. And even though 99.98% of the American people could give a fig about it, the story will be news for a couple of days.

Welcome to politics in America, 2008.


Anyone out there gathering examples of the total stupidity of the American political process as it stands right now, please bookmark this post and come back to it often. It is very instructive as to how far we have gone off the rails.

Evidently, the owner of a gay sex site agrees with John McCain's positions on national security and not much else. Accordingly, he gave the max $2300 donation to his campaign.

Well, board members of the sex site company found out about it and are livid. They forced him to resign - which is huge news for those interested in gay sex sites but for the rest of us, not so much.

Ben Smith of Politico actually found this story newsworthy enough to blog about it. I won't link to the site where this quote from one of the co-founders of the sex site originated but here it is from Smith's blog post:

It should be known that Jonathan Crutchley's donation to McCain left the entire Board in disbelief. I am disappointed that we have lost some customers, and I understand the anger. It is too bad for the web site if we lose customers, but PLEASE never refer to me as a Republican. I consider it an offense.

Earlier today, at the request of the Board, Jonathan has stepped down as Chairman.


The reason I am writing about this is because by tomorrow, it will be all over the national press and the question will be asked why John McCain is not returning this guy's $2300 donation. John Avarosis, who when he's not writing on his prominent Democratic party blog deliberately outs gay Republican staffers and lawmakers, tries to slime McCain for not giving this tainted money back (Note: Avarosis apparently sees nothing wrong with gay sex sites but rather the "hypocrisy" of McCain accepting money from someone who runs one):

This is a story not because the donor is gay. It's a story because John McCain is running for president in a party that has a serious problem with gays, that rails against gays, that will very likely put some more gay-bashing in their party platform as they always do. So it's news when a lead gay businessman gives to McCain. And it's even bigger news when the donor just happens to run the largest gay sex site in the world. Because of the Republicans' ongoing problem with gay people, all of this makes this news. It's also news that the guy had to step down as chair as a result. And finally, it's news that McCain hasn't given the money back - he's chosen to keep it.

By the way, I won't link to Avarosis' site either because of a graphic picture on the front page.

Now Barack Obama has terrorist supporters giving to his campaign. He has actual terrorists like Bill Ayers in his corner. He has communists like Frank Marshall Davis behind him. He has the thugs of the world like Ahmadinejad and Chavez rooting for him. And this is what the gay outing smear merchant and prominent Democratic blogger John Avarosis believes represents a problematic supporter.

As I said, it will be news by tomorrow and McCain will be forced to say something about it. And even though 99.98% of the American people could give a fig about it, the story will be news for a couple of days.

Welcome to politics in America, 2008.