Famously anti-gay GOP house speaker gets busted sexting an intern (We got screenshots)

GOP Missouri House Speaker John Diehl has been sending sexually charged texts to a female intern. Diehl, who is married, has been at the forefront of the anti-gay agenda championed by Religious Right factions in the state house, even being repeatedly praised by his colleagues for his “moral leadership.”

According to the Kansas City Star, GOP Missouri House Speaker John Diehl has been sending sexually charged texts to a female intern. Diehl, who is married, has been at the forefront of the anti-gay agenda championed by Religious Right factions in his state house, even being repeatedly praised by his colleagues for his “moral leadership.”

From Right Wing Watch:

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.”

RWW also pointed out that Diehl co-sponsored a 2012 bill looking to ban gay student groups in public schools.

“Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, no instruction, material, or extracurricular activity sponsored by a public school that discusses sexual orientation other than in scientific instruction concerning human reproduction shall be provided in any public school.” the bill read.

If these latest revelations are true, Diehl will have a hard time justifying his anti-gay voting record as being rooted in a deep sense of “family values.”

Here are a few screenshots of Diehl’s texts below:

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See more screenshots at the Kansas City Star. Featured image: AP Photo / Brittany Ruess



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    May 13, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    Just another lying Republican!

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    nina bartoletta

    May 13, 2015 at 11:34 pm

    Typical phony hypocritical pos adulterous Republican, showing his REAL “family values!” Im shocked that it involves a female, usually they go for the young male interns. Im sure that its only a matter of time until we get the “Lets pray this away!” schpiel from his defenders. SICKENING!

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    Michael Jacobson

    May 14, 2015 at 12:14 am

    I think it’s kind of cute 🙂 No? Yes? Whatever, love blurs lines. Lines that you make yourselves.

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    May 14, 2015 at 12:14 am

    Just threw up in my mouth a little …

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    Michael Jacobson

    May 14, 2015 at 12:16 am

    And yes, there is marriage. But I was raised through divorce. Some people are afraid to divorce first then explore other relationships. It worked for the better for my parents. It’s not moral, sure. But it’s not the worst thing in the world to change your mind.

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    May 14, 2015 at 12:28 am

    It’s hetero so that’s different than usual.

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    May 14, 2015 at 12:51 am

    Hey I faintly remember a recent democrat in the HIGHEST office doing the exact same thing. In fact democrats worship him. Talk about “phony hypocritical pos adulterous”…”lying”. Heres a thought, maybe if people were a little more introspective these days we might have a decent government. Blame is the name of the game I guess.

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    May 14, 2015 at 12:53 am

    Busted. Humiliating. Every lying, cheating a$$hole, male or female, gay or straight, deserves nothing less.

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    May 14, 2015 at 1:00 am

    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.”

    I bet he had more than that standing up too. When are you people going to realize that it’s OK for Republicans to do the things they are working to prevent the rest of the population from doing. I wonder what his wife has to say about this. I wonder if she is going to be the typical Right Wing Wife and make the claim “Boys Will Be Boys”.

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    Rob Felber

    May 14, 2015 at 1:11 am

    Another scumbag hypocrite Republican… judge others, spout morality, and behind the scenes you’re a dirty bastard.

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    Rob Felber

    May 14, 2015 at 1:12 am

    More like scum will be scum.

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    Ciara Roots

    May 14, 2015 at 1:41 am

    Typical lying Republican. We shouldn’t be surprised. He’s no different from the rest of them.

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    Skip Moreland

    May 14, 2015 at 2:22 am

    Once again the republicans show us their superior morals. After all traditional marriage was between one man and many women and he is just going with biblical traditions. It is never hypocrisy for a republican to complain about what us mere mortals do when they do the same.

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    May 14, 2015 at 4:22 am

    ahhh…lest we forget “But I want to say one thing to the American people. I want you to listen to me. I’m going to say this again. I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky. I never told anybody to lie, not a single time – never. These allegations are false. And I need to go back to work for the American people.” yep, ONLY REPUBLICANS do that…NOT!

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    Tony Elmham

    May 14, 2015 at 4:24 am

    I am sure Jesus has already forgiven him and so should his dupes, er I mean the voters.

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    May 14, 2015 at 6:19 am

    No, it’s not only republican’s who do it, it’s just more hypocritical of the… particularly in this situation. That’s the point; it’s the palpable irony. Mmmmm, yummy1

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    May 14, 2015 at 9:19 am

    Yes Thank…..but the F”OOL in the article built his career and claims over and over again how moral he is and family values are all about him and his Christian faith……….and he judges others for almost every sin on the planet………..that is the true meaning of a hypocrite….cant believe you bring up something 30 years ago as if its ok “cause someone else did it”….but this man here has always put himself in a godly position………makes me laugh because the young woman he is sexting thinks so to……

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    May 14, 2015 at 9:33 am

    How did they get those texts? Is the intern looking for fame and a payoit? Just curious. And the photo of the wife is classic. They must offer a class to political wives: “How to Look Calm and Supportive During Your Husband’s Shameful Moment in the Spotlight.” They all do the stare and the head tilt.

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    Disgusting Slob

    May 14, 2015 at 9:35 am

    Your photo makes me want to throw up

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    Lesley Murray

    May 14, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    does party affiliation have ANYTHING to do with poor choices ? we are so quick to judge, are we all without sin ?

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    Joelle Lustre

    May 14, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    Except Bill didn’t espouse mortality and family values like this asshole does.

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    May 14, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    Your point here isn’t valid. I don’t think a single person on this thread made the claim that no democrats in office have ever committed adultery. The problem is that these Tea-Party Republicans think of themselves as the morally superior group because they love God, guns, their country, and their family, in that order. They claim to be all about family then spend more time cheating on their spouses than they do actually reading the laws they’re co-sponsoring. They spout off about how same-sex marriage will destroy “biblical” marriage, yet they seem to be doing a damn good job destroying it themselves. It’s not about political party, it’s about accountability.

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    May 14, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    So maybe he will stop talking about how other people should run their personal lives huh?

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    May 14, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    It’s frustrating that everyone who is committing is jumping straight to party politics. Our politicians, with the help of the media (on the right and the left), have been so successful at turning their constituents against the opposing party that most Americans can’t step back and realize that both sides are crooks. Wake up!

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    May 15, 2015 at 12:21 am

    I guess Thad, it’s hard for your little brain to understand the REAL problem. Hypocrisy. The Repubs going around talking about MORAL, FAMILY VALUES and the “SANTICITY OF MARRIAGE” and behind the scenes they’re doing exactly the opposite. If you don’t understand the underlying issue here, you really are hopeless.

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    May 15, 2015 at 12:25 am

    How hard is it for your Foxbots to understand? Republicans are the ones running on “family values”, the anti-gay movement, the “sanctity of marriage” and their superior morality. THEN, they are caught doing the exact opposite. It’s the hypocrisy, stupid.

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    Skip Moreland

    May 15, 2015 at 9:46 am

    Republicans always claim to be the party of morals, yet while clinton was saying that, Newt was having his own affair and denying it. As Newt put it “Don’t do as I do, do as I say.” Now there’s hypocrisy for you.

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    Skip Moreland

    May 15, 2015 at 9:48 am

    If you are going to claim to be the party of moral superiority like the republicans keep doing, you damn well better be above reproach or be shown you are a hypocrite.

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    Skip Moreland

    May 15, 2015 at 9:52 am

    But clinton wasn’t claiming to be morally superior like the republicans keep doing. When people like this guy keep claiming they are better than others, so morally superior, you better prove it or you are nothing but a hypocrite.

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    Skip Moreland

    May 15, 2015 at 9:54 am

    Then he shouldn’t make the claim he is morally superior to others. When you do, you better be able to take the heat when your feet of clay are shown.

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    Keith Pillmear

    May 15, 2015 at 10:26 pm

    Puleeze…no dick pics

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    Joan Marcotte

    May 15, 2015 at 10:30 pm

    You are right Rob Felber except I call them Rethuglicans. Hiding behind their morality and hate.

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    Michele Thomas

    May 15, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    And it’s the only story you share! Hilarious, idiot republicans.

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    May 16, 2015 at 11:37 pm

    funny how anytime a repub gets caught other repubs are quick to jump in and find a democrat who has done something similar.. As someone else on this thread said.. Democrats do not claim to be the family values party.. The Christan, moral party… Repubs are quick to push their phoney Chrisianity on everyone else all the while out doing things far worse than those they are critizing.. Hypocrites..

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    Skip Moreland

    May 21, 2015 at 7:06 am

    No, we are not w/o sin not does this is party affiliation matter But this was a man pretending to be superior to us mere mortals, thus the hypocrisy. And hypocrisy desires to be called out.

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    Ralph Carlson

    June 28, 2015 at 1:13 am

    Its not that others don’t do these things – Its pointed because it is those who complain and make a living by pointing out those
    moral flaws in others – that is the reason it is news. And no, its not the same.

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