Oklahoma Senator Caught In Hotel Room With Underage Boy

Mar 16, 2017

By Michael Stone

Family Values: Christian conservative and Republican state Senator Ralph Shortey is busted with an underage boy in his hotel room; police recommend 3 prostitution-related charges.

Senator Shortey, a member of Donald Trump’s leadership team in Oklahoma, will be charged with soliciting prostitution of a minor, prostitution within 1000 feet of a church, and transporting for the purpose of prostitution, according to a report filed by KOCO News.

Shortey was found with a teenage boy in a motel in the town of Moore on the night of March 9, after an anonymous tip was made to police requesting for a welfare check on the hotel room.

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18 comments on “Oklahoma Senator Caught In Hotel Room With Underage Boy

  • And here in lies the problem. So so many judgmental religious folks, condemning people, while they do atrocious acts in what they think is an invisible bubble. This has been the narrative far too many times. They just love to shit on people who “sin” differently than them. Then, as it turns out, they sometimes are pretty nefarious. Often committing much worse acts than those they sentence to “hell”.

    BTW, sin and hell are in quotes because I need to use them to convey meaning, but they really are not actual things. They are bullshit. You know what else is bullshit? the charge of “prostitution within 1000 feet of a church”. Special considerations for religion, even in the “law” (more bullshit).



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  • @OP – charged with soliciting prostitution of a minor, prostitution within 1000 feet of a church,

    There are more than a few Catholic priests going to have all sorts of trouble with those laws – unless well placed Catholics cover up for them!!!

    @crookedshoes #1 – Do you think there could be a reason for mentally linking those sins? – Like increased risk to minors in the proximity of a church?



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  • “prostitution within 1000 feet of a church”.

    A specific crime? Must be because it would otherwise be a Prime Location to set up a prostitution business. Churchgoers are clearly more likely to be customers than the general populace?

    Or is it to give the priests/preachers some incentive to remove themselves to a discrete distance before indulging….

    Or all of these at once.

    IMHO the more churches get converted to brothels the better for everyone’s souls. If they had any.



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  • I’m glad I’m not the only one to have had my mind slightly blown by the whole law against prostitution within a 1000 ft of a church.

    Kind of makes you want to start a religion on the basis of worship of the Whore of Babylon or something. That would blow the minds of libertarians and the religious alike. The Christians couldn’t even claim she (the Whore of Babylon) doesn’t exist, she is after all in their book. You can just imagine the arguments. “You’re soliciting prostitution within 1000 feet of a church.” they say, you reply “This is a church, I’m partaking in a sacred sacrament and placing offerings in the holy G’ string of the sacred whores priestess” you add “This is my weekly ritual to ensure I don’t have to endure the horrors that await an eternity playing harps on clouds worshiping an evil dictator” should I be unfortunate enough to wind up in heaven.

    What is even sadder is that this is the only thing that stands out in this story as unusual.



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  • @OP – Senator Shortey, a member of Donald Trump’s leadership team in Oklahoma,
    will be charged with soliciting prostitution of a minor, prostitution within 1000 feet of a church,
    and transporting for the purpose of prostitution,
    according to a report filed by KOCO News.

    Other news on Republican sexual impropriety, bigotry, hypocrisy and harassment and on purveyors of fake news!

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-39492854

    Mercedes, BMW and Hyundai dump O’Reilly Factor amid lawsuits

    Three advertisers have pulled commercials from Fox News’ most popular show because of sexual harassment claims against its host, Bill O’Reilly.

    Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai and BMW have each pulled advertising following the “disturbing” allegations.

    The New York Times reported on Saturday that settlements of $13m (£10.4m) were reached with five women who accused him of inappropriate behaviour.

    The network now faces lawsuits alleging both racial and sexual discrimination.

    A Fox News contributor sued on Monday, alleging sexual harassment by its ousted former chairman, Roger Ailes.

    Adding to the network’s legal woes, a third African-American employee joined a racial discrimination lawsuit on Tuesday.

    Monica Douglas, a Fox News accounts manager, alleges former executive Judy Slater repeatedly made racist comments and expressed “an unwillingness to even be near black people”.

    Ms Douglas said in her court filing that she first complained about Ms Slater in 2014, but “nothing was done”.

    Hyundai said it would remove forthcoming ads from The O’Reilly Factor because of the “recent and disturbing allegations”.

    “We will continue to monitor and evaluate the situation as we plan future advertising decisions,” the company added.

    One of Mr O’Reilly’s accusers is Wendy Walsh, a psychologist who was once a regular guest on The O’Reilly Factor.

    She accused the host of withdrawing a job offer after she declined his invitation to go with him to his hotel suite after a dinner in 2013.

    Ms Walsh told CNN on Monday night: “I want to be clear, I’m not after money. I just want a nontoxic work environment for my daughters and their generation.”

    Her lawyer, Lisa Bloom, said Fox News was the “Bill Cosby of corporate America”, in reference to the TV entertainer who is facing multiple sex assault claims.

    The president of the National Organization for Women, Terry O’Neill, called for Mr O’Reilly’s dismissal.

    She said that “the reported use of his powerful position to repeatedly manipulate women reveals a cruel misogyny that runs to the core of his character”.

    “Women have the right to go to work without facing harassment. Fox News apparently doesn’t get that basic concept,” she added.

    Bbbbut Fox (or was that Faux) News is acclaimed as wonderful by Trump!!!!! 🙂 🙂



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  • Oh Alan! Didn’t you know? It’s a bunch of conniving bitches trying of get money from poor nice all American guy Bill O’Reilly! It’s a feminist conspiracy!!! Don’t even tell me that O’Reilly is a pussy grabber!

    🙂



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  • @OP – Shortey was found with a teenage boy in a motel in the town of Moore on the night of March 9, after an anonymous tip was made to police requesting for a welfare check on the hotel room.

    Ah! but perhaps he could not claim immunity and have the church cover up for him because he was not a priest!

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-39495877

    Child sex abuser Henry Clarke tracked down to Canada

    BBC News NI has tracked down a serial child sex abuser who admitted his crimes to police but has never been brought to justice.

    Henry Clarke, 75, confessed to abusing three different boys at care homes in Northern Ireland.

    A retired church pastor, he has been living in Canada since he made the admissions in 1985.

    Northern Ireland’s Director of Public Prosecutions and the RUC failed to act on his confessions.

    Today he lives in a small town hundreds of miles from the nearest city in northern Canada.

    One of his victims, Billy Brown, 61, who was abused when he was a 12 year-old boy, described Henry Clarke as “a monster”.

    Mr Brown, who has waived his right to anonymity, said: “You just had to stay away from him. You went to bed at night, you pulled your blankets around you as tightly as you could.”

    Henry Clarke emigrated to Canada in the late seventies but he eventually admitted the accusations of abuse at during an interview with police in Belfast in 1985 and afterwards in a letter he wrote from Canada.

    Clarke was pastor of four churches in Canada after he emigrated.

    Henry Clarke’s confessions first came to light at the Historical Institutional Abuse (HIA) inquiry which reported earlier this year.

    His identity had been protected by the inquiry’s offer of blanket anonymity but that ruling was successfully challenged by BBC News NI.



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  • Meanwhile Xtian traditions of victim blaming continue in Chile!

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-39501530

    A nun in Chile is suing the religious order she belonged to after its members pressured her to leave her convent over her pregnancy.

    The nun became pregnant after she was raped by a man carrying out repairs at the convent.

    She alleges that, when her fellow sisters found out about her pregnancy, they pressured her to leave the convent and the Church.

    Her lawyer says the sisters blamed her for having been raped.

    She is suing the Archbishopric of Santiago and the Order of St Clare.

    The Auxiliary Bishop of Santiago, Rt Rev Jorge Concha, said that the nun had left the convent “voluntarily” and the Archbishopric had only found out about the rape and subsequent events on 27 March.

    The nun told Chilean TV that she had joined the order in 2002 when she was 20 years old.

    She said she lived inside a convent in the capital Santiago, with very little contact with the outside world.

    But in 2012, a group of men was allowed into the convent to carry out some repairs. They lived and slept in the convent for the duration of the renovations and the nun was assigned to provide them with food.

    One of them raped her, a fact she kept secret from her fellow sisters “out of fear and shame, because a sense of shame came over me and didn’t let me express myself,” she told 24 Horas.

    Three months on, the sisters found out that she was pregnant.

    “[I got] zero support, they told me I was to blame, that I did it on purpose,” the nun told Chilean TV.

    “I told them I was innocent, but my fellow sisters were very cruel to me.”

    She alleges that they pressured her to leave the convent and the Church.

    “They wanted me to hand over my habit, but I wasn’t going to do that,” she said.

    While she did eventually leave the convent she says she refused to sign any papers saying she would leave the Church.

    She says she sought shelter with a friend and after giving birth, put her child up for adoption.

    In 2015, her rapist was found guilty and sentenced to five years in jail.

    Her lawyer says it is time for the Archbishopric of Santiago “to own up to its responsibility” in the case.

    Bishop Concha said the Archbishopric had been unaware of the nun’s plight until 27 March.



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  • LaurieB #9
    Apr 4, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    Oh Alan! Didn’t you know? It’s a bunch of conniving bitches trying of get money from poor nice all American guy Bill O’Reilly! It’s a feminist conspiracy!!!

    http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/bill-oreilly-fired-fox-news-sexual-harassment-murdoch-1202044514/

    Fox News Fires Bill O’Reilly Amid Sexual Harassment Storm

    April 19, 2017 | 11:30AM PT

    In a shocking reversal of fortune for one of the most prominent voices in TV news, Bill O’Reilly has been ousted from Fox News Channel amid the firestorm over sexual harassment allegations leveled against the host in recent years.

    “After a thorough and careful review of the allegations, the Company and Bill O’Reilly have agreed that Bill O’Reilly will not be returning to the Fox News Channel,” Fox News parent company 21st Century Fox said in a statement Wednesday.

    It seems his past has caught up with him, when even Faux dumps him!

    In a memo to staffers signed by Rupert Murdoch, chairman of Fox News; James Murdoch, 21st Century Fox CEO; and Lachlan Murdoch, exec chairman of 21st Century Fox, the Murdochs said the decision to part ways with O’Reilly was made after working with outside attorneys. Fox News had been investigating the most recent harassment allegations that surfaced in the past two weeks.
    The Murdochs said they sought to “underscore our consistent commitment to fostering a work environment built on the values of trust and respect.”

    However, coming from Faux News, I thought this statement about “the values of trust and respect”, was ironically comical!



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  • So it looks like the usual cover-up apologists, initially came out in support of O’Reilly!

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-39647434

    Fox News: Bill O’Reilly out after harassment claims 19th April 2017

    Presenter Bill O’Reilly has been dropped from Fox News over sexual harassment claims, the company says.

    “After a thorough and careful review of the allegations… Bill O’Reilly will not be returning,” the network said in a one-sentence statement.

    Mr O’Reilly has been on holiday since 12 April, and was photographed shaking hands with Pope Francis at the Vatican earlier on Wednesday.

    A Vatican photographer captured O’Reilly meeting the Pope after his public address on Wednesday

    More than 50 sponsors have withdrawn ads from his show, The O’Reilly Factor.

    Pressure on Fox has mounted since recent reports that five women had received $13m (£10m) in payouts because of Mr O’Reilly’s behaviour.

    The prime-time presenter, who has been with the US network almost since its inception, has denied all of the allegations.

    The decision comes after an emergency meeting of the 21st Century Fox board, New York Magazine reported.

    Fox broadcaster Tucker Carlson will be taking over Mr O’Reilly’s slot, the company said in a follow-up statement.

    Welcome to Fox News in the Donald Trump era. Mr Ailes is out. Mr O’Reilly is gone.

    Presenter Megyn Kelly has bolted to NBC.
    The only giant left standing is Trump super-fan Sean Hannity.

    A network that defined itself by blanket opposition to Barack Obama now appears adrift, challenged by more aggressive conservative media outlets and toxic to the left.

    It’s a tricky position to occupy – a victim of its own success… and hubris.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-39506003

    Trump defends Fox host Bill O’Reilly amid sex claims – 5 April 2017

    Mr O’Reilly – who is reportedly paid $18m (£14m) a year – has so far remained silent about the allegations on his nightly programme this week.

    President Donald Trump has defended embattled Fox News host Bill O’Reilly amid reports of settlements with five women who sued him for harassment.

    “I think he’s a person I know well – he is a good person,” Mr Trump told the New York Times on Wednesday from the White House, surrounded by his aides.

    “I think he shouldn’t have settled; personally I think he shouldn’t have settled,” the president added.

    Dozens of advertisers have pulled commercials from The O’Reilly Factor.

    “I don’t think Bill did anything wrong,” Mr Trump told the New York Times, adding that “he should have taken it all the way” to court.

    The New York Times reported on Saturday that settlements of $13m (£10.4m) were reached with five women who accused Mr O’Reilly of inappropriate behaviour.

    Former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson won a reported $20m settlement against the network



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  • O’Reilly’s out? Good. One less asshole on the air. Of course they have other assholes to replace him, an endless supply. But it’s still good. He was upset about Ayers if I recall; we were all being so unfair. Trump defended both of them. Kellyanne Conway, one of the most odious women on the planet, called Ayers a “genius” in her interview with Maddow. Maddow reminded her that he had just been sacked for sexual harassment.

    Conway’s seemed very upset about the tax return protesters because they’re “violent.” So did Trump. They get upset a lot it seems. They’re afraid of dissent, of protest, and of being found out. (These goons hire people to provoke the protesters I am sure, so they can say: “look at these liberals.” Anyone who doesn’t know that is naive.)

    We’re dealing with sleazy criminal types. They all defend each other, are loyal to each other. Like the mob. They are like the mafia.

    The Pope can go…. What a waste of a life raising his arm up and down, and walking around in that dress and pretending to be holy. A complete waste of a life – and life is short. Short and precious. One who spends all of his time thinking about God or about serving God is wasting his life, because he is basically thinking about Nothing and serving Nothing. Or he knows there ain’t no good reason to think about such things as God all the time, and is pretending. Just as bad. Wasted lives.



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  • Good riddance finally. I saw O’Reilly on the Daily Show a few times with Jon Stewart over the years and could never really understand why Jon wanted to debate him. He’s a deplorable person who lies almost as much as Trump. I guess Jon wanted an audience who would never normally watch him see just what he was really like. He trotted out the tired old lie that all of history’s worst mass murderers like Hitler were atheists which Jon patiently rebutted as he no doubt has had to do many times.

    The staggering hypocrisy of these self proclaimed religious types is incredible. They claim that atheists have no moral compass but it’s always religous types who get caught out in airport toilets trolling for gay sex, abusing women like O’Reilly, molesting children and just lying and lying for Jesus without the slightest remorse.

    However there’s not much comfort to be had in the fact it took 15 years for Fox to stop covering it up and paying out compensation for him before doing anything. A corrupt network staffed by a basket of deplorables.

    And of course Trump couldn’t keep his mouth shut and now looks as stupid as he always manages to do after supporting a man like this. It’s hard to imagine a single person in public office never mind a president who couldn’t even have the sense to just keep quiet about a topic like that or be non committal.



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  • Alan4discussion #13
    Apr 19, 2017 at 5:37 pm
    So it looks like the usual cover-up apologists,
    initially came out in support of O’Reilly!

    Fox News: Bill O’Reilly out after harassment claims 19th April 2017

    Presenter Bill O’Reilly has been dropped from Fox News over sexual harassment claims, the company says.

    “After a thorough and careful review of the allegations… Bill O’Reilly will not be returning,” the network said in a one-sentence statement.

    BUT then, after the uproar died down – it was business as usual!

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-41712527

    Former Fox News commentator Bill O’Reilly
    was handed a new contract with the network,
    despite the parent company knowing
    he had recently settled a sexual harassment case.

    The $32m (£24m) settlement was paid to former Fox legal analyst Lis Wiehl, according to the New York Times.

    In a statement, 21st Century Fox admitted it knew of the settlement when it signed a new contract but not the financial terms.

    O’Reilly has denied any wrongdoing.

    He was forced to resign in April after a raft of sexual harassment allegations.

    The settlement with Wiehl – which was “extraordinarily large” for such cases, according to the Times – is one of six involving O’Reilly that are in the public domain, totalling $45m.

    Several of those suits also involved former Fox News chairman Roger Ailes, who stepped down in 2016 amid accusations of harassment.



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