"Ex-Gay" Politician Admits Sex With Minor

By: Joe Thompson
10.28.2011

Chalk this one up as another conservative-telling-you-you're-a-sinner-who-needs-healing-but-is-a-sinner-herself story.

Wait, WHAT? "HER?"

Oh yeah, seems even those sweet Christian ladies have demons hiding under the bed. Or in the girl's locker room.

The Advocate's Michelle Garcia reports that conservative Linda Wall, who is running for a seat in the Virginia House of Delegates, admitted that she had an affair with a female student back when she was a junior high school gym teacher in the 1970s.

Do the math, people. Junior high falls anywhere between 12-15.

Wall is claiming she was a different person 40 years ago when she had sexual relations with the unidentified student, who was a minor at the time. And in a 2006 defamation hearing she admitted under oath that she had been involved with a minor.

"I've never tried to hide that I was in homosexuality," she said of the community as though it were a private dance club. "If anybody Googles me, they would find that out there." Or if they looked at her photo, she neglected to mention.

"Wall was never criminally charged, but could still face charges if the former student steps forward because Virginia's statute of limitations isn't as strict when it comes to sexual offenses. According to The Advocate article, "Wall said her conversion to Christianity stopped her addiction to marijuana, and changed her sexual orientation. Since then, she lobbied the Virginia General Assembly to oppose gay rights, marriage equality, and adoption for gay parents as a member of the Family Foundation."

Wall actually brags about her antigay lobbying on her website. "For two years, I worked with groups in the state to help pass the Marriage Amendment to the Constitution of Virginia defining marriage as a union between one man and one woman," the statement reads. "I will defend that amendment and oppose any legislation that attempts to create or recognize any other union, partnership, or legal status to which is assigned the rights or benefits of marriage."

Dear former junior high lesbian student: We're praying that you're still a lovely lesbian. Please step forward and press charges. Thanks.

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