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Australian 'Family Values' MP David Campbell Resigns After Being Filmed Leaving Gay Sex Club

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Australian Labor MP David Campbell resigned today after being filmed leaving a gay sauna, the Herald Sun reports:

Campbell  "Campbell is accused of using a ministerial car to go to a gay club in Anzac Parade, Kensington, in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs, on Tuesday evening, Channel 7 reported tonight. It is alleged he stayed for two hours at Ken's, also known as KKK , which is a popular gay sauna. The club lies in Ms Keneally's electorate of Heffron. The club has a $22 entry fee and assures clients discretion as they offer services for men who prefer men. TimeOut Sydney described Ken's as 'today's most popular gay sauna ... The iconic sauna has been servicing queer Sydney's sexual appetites for more than 25 years. Between the dimly lit steam room, sizzling sauna, glory hole maze, dark room and porn theatre, Kens caters for every taste ... Butt Naked nights are towel-free so patrons get to size up their prey before they commit to getting a room, while weekday Lunchtime Specials pull in a crowd who take the concept of Happy Meal to a whole new level.'"

Campbell is married with two children.

Said Campbell in a statement: "I have resigned as Minister for Transport and Roads for personal reasons, not for any reasons relating to my Ministerial duties. I apologise to my wife, family, colleagues, staff and the community for letting them down. This will be a very difficult time for my family and friends and I ask for their privacy to be respected."

Same Same reports: "Channel 7 allege that Mr Campbell spent two hours at Kens. Campbell has been member the Wollongong seat of Keira since 1999, and has campaigned strongly as a family man. He is the former NSW police minister."

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  1. These traitorous, self-hating homophobe mofos are going to get pushed so far back into the closet that they'll end up in Narnia--which would be a good thing....

    Time to add him to the list!

    Top 10 Anti-Gay Activists Caught Being Gay
    http://www.ranker.com/list/top-10-anti-gay-activists-caught-being-gay/joanne

    Posted by: Mark | May 20, 2010 9:26:41 AM


  2. What an idiot. Why didn't he just hire a rent boy?

    Posted by: Paul R | May 20, 2010 9:42:25 AM


  3. This self-loathing homo made me think of the ELO song:
    Everybody all around the world, gotta tell you what I just heard
    Everybody walkin' down the street, I know a place where we all can meet
    Everybody gonna have a good time, everybody will shine till the daylight
    All over the world, everybody got the word
    Everybody everywhere is gonna feel tonight

    Yeah, Mr. Campbell got to feel tonight... in a glory hole.

    Posted by: David in Houston | May 20, 2010 9:46:26 AM


  4. Where is this place?

    Posted by: amknyc | May 20, 2010 9:59:01 AM


  5. Yet another hateful, self-loathing homophobe homosexual...how tortured can these guys be...goodness gracious...is it not better to live openly and without fear?

    Posted by: Arturo Beeche | May 20, 2010 10:11:15 AM


  6. Umm, I don't think he's a 'family values' Politician. He's just an ugly fat man who was quite hopeless in his job and clearly in his life. I'd be careful with what is said, it could backfire.

    Posted by: simon | May 20, 2010 10:12:40 AM


  7. hey just glad to see family hippocrits are the same all over the world. i guess sex with a man is not considered an affair. defending marriage seems to make you need an affair. what next maggie gallagher in a lesbian affair with ann coulter. they deserve each other

    Posted by: walter | May 20, 2010 10:27:51 AM


  8. LOLOLOL to this whole story!

    Posted by: marc | May 20, 2010 10:35:23 AM


  9. Homo-hypocrisy is reach PANDEMIC proportions.

    It's time to invest heavily in finding a cure for homophobia.

    Posted by: TampaZeke | May 20, 2010 10:41:02 AM


  10. Does anyone have information on his voting record on LGBT issues?

    Posted by: Michael Bussee | May 20, 2010 10:59:27 AM


  11. Maybe he was just looking for someone to help lift his luggage?

    Posted by: bobbyjoe | May 20, 2010 11:04:28 AM


  12. LEAVE BRIMLEY ALONE!

    Posted by: tjc | May 20, 2010 11:10:56 AM


  13. ugh that bathhouse / sauna sounds disgusting. Who actually uses places like that? Dirty old men and closet cases I suppose.

    Posted by: KFLO | May 20, 2010 11:21:41 AM


  14. Hilarious to see that hypocrisy isn't confined to the US politicians, etc.!

    Oh, and KFLO, saunas are an integral part of gay men's culture... there's room, as Eric Rofes put it, for everyone in the community tent!

    Posted by: Sean R | May 20, 2010 11:29:49 AM


  15. KFLO obviously you have never been to a good sauna.

    Posted by: zeddy | May 20, 2010 11:34:48 AM


  16. "their PREY"!? "their [fucking] PREY"!? Really Herald Sun, really!? First your publishing of a homophobic "editorial" of some ignorant douche, and now calling us queers and marginilising us by choosing to narrate our consenting activities as PREYING on one another? I'll be writing this backwards, WRONG "paper."

    Posted by: Chris | May 20, 2010 11:39:46 AM


  17. The Hypocrite Club has a new member - say hello to Larry Craig, George Rekers, and the other inmates!

    Posted by: Steve | May 20, 2010 11:50:17 AM


  18. "This will be a very difficult time for my family and friends and I ask for their privacy to be respected."

    ROTFLOL! Now you want privacy? What about our PRIVACY! Down with these hypocrites!

    Posted by: Hollywood, CA | May 20, 2010 12:08:15 PM


  19. Aussies pride themselves on their own lack of neurosis. Hopefully this will be a bit of humble pie for all.

    Posted by: anon | May 20, 2010 12:30:36 PM


  20. Chris- sorry to say, but bathhouses are all about hunting for prey. They need to be eliminated completely, as they provide closet cases a safe place to hide.

    Posted by: ty | May 20, 2010 1:03:30 PM


  21. I've shot my load many times in Kens Kum Klub. The venue attracts Sydney's muscle boys and some of those guys have some donkey dicks. It's a fucken hot place to lick big pecs and grap onto Aussie biceps while you go for a ride. God I miss that place! I can see why he gave up his 'values'.

    Posted by: Luke | May 20, 2010 1:19:04 PM


  22. Like Rekers, he was just doing outreacharound work.

    Posted by: Mr. Cargo | May 20, 2010 1:49:02 PM


  23. This whole idea of "prey" is pretty ridiculous.

    Sometimes you want to be the lion, sometimes you want to be the gazelle. And sometimes both of you just want to be ground squirrels.

    Something like that.

    Posted by: BobN | May 20, 2010 2:48:27 PM


  24. The spin on this, and the vituperative comments in response, are mistaken and unfair. Campbell was a Labour (that's left of US Democrats, generally) MP with a decent record, including initiatives to prosecute anti-gay hate crimes. He resigned not because the story exposed any hypocrisy, but because his use of official transportation for non-work-related leisure activity was questioned--and because since he was outed, he needed some time with his family. His story is not very different from that of many closeted married men, who deserve love and support and not unwarranted, uninformed judgment. I'm saying this as someone who'd be happy to spit in the face of someone like George Rekers, whom he should not be compared to.

    Posted by: coolbearinmd | May 20, 2010 5:17:37 PM


  25. He wants his privacy respected, eh?

    How about "no?"

    Sorry bud... you poke your nose into my bedroom and victimize my family and tromp all over my rights? Well sorry, but you started the war and like a good boy, you're going to lay there and take your medicine. If your family's life is ruined in the process, maybe you'll understand what YOU did to the families of Gays and Lesbians in Australia.

    Payback's a bitch. So are we.

    Posted by: jasun mark | May 20, 2010 5:46:39 PM


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