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Linda Wall, 'Ex-Gay' Candidate in Virginia, Admits Lesbian Affair with Minor: VIDEO

Linda Wall, a conservative independent running for Virginia's House of Delegates who has lobbied Virginia's General Assembly on behalf of the Family Foundation, a group that opposes same-sex marriage, gay adoption, and abortion, says she's an "ex-gay" and admits to having had sexual relations with an underage student that cost her a job forty years ago, the AP reports:

WallIn an Associated Press interview on Wednesday, Linda Wall confirmed her sworn 2006 testimony in a lawsuit in which she admitted to "sexual relations with a minor" in the early 1970s when she taught physical education in Prince George County. The 61-year-old Wall said the affair was a long-ago, youthful mistake, not who she is now.

"I've never tried to hide that I was in homosexuality. If anybody Googles me, they would find that out there," Wall said.

"Forty years ago I was a different person. I was a heavy pot smoker with … impaired judgment and made some bad choices," she said. "You do that out of college sometimes. Some people do, some people don't."

Wall says she went through Christian "ex-gay" therapy that converted her into a heterosexual.

Wall could technically still be prosecuted under Virginia laws, but it would require the girl to come forward.

The disclosure came two weeks before the election in which Wall, Democrat Connie Brennan and Republican Matt Fariss are vying for the vacant seat of Del. Watkins Abbitt, an independent from Appomattox who is retiring after 26 years in the House.

Watch a news report and interview with Wall about how she was cured of the sin of homosexuality, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Yeah, if she had been a man she would have spent the last 30+ years in prison but since she was a woman pedophile she wasn't even prosecuted. It's amazing the double standards we have for men and women when it comes to child rape.

    Posted by: TampaZeke | Oct 28, 2011 10:10:46 AM

  2. It is amazing to me how she manipulates her story to support her actions. Linda Wall has confessed to a crime and was not punished---and now is trying to wash her hands of it by saying she was into pot and she made poor judgements. Bologna!

    Another thing is that she is connecting her crime to gay people to enforce her views and actions against gays. I guess the truth is too awful to look at---Linda Wall, open your eyes.

    Posted by: Professor Locs | Oct 28, 2011 10:27:42 AM

  3. "that she was IN homosexuality?"

    What a sicko, repressed, psychopath. Also too, bad teeth.

    Posted by: Cheri | Oct 28, 2011 10:32:55 AM

  4. Yup, sleeping with a minor makes her the perfect tea party candidate and qualifies her to run for office. Kudos!

    Posted by: Fred | Oct 28, 2011 10:33:29 AM

  5. If she was gay at 21, she is gay, period. There is nothing wrong with being gay, but the most rabidly anti-gay people are ALWAYS gay. She is disturbed, abusive and offensive on every level.

    Posted by: Peggy | Oct 28, 2011 10:33:49 AM

  6. Why does the victim have to press the case before criminal action will be taken against this woman? If there is no statute of limitations issue and she has admitted her guilt why couldn't she be indicted for this crime?

    Posted by: PLAINTOM | Oct 28, 2011 10:41:06 AM

  7. A pedophile, huh? Glad she identifies as straight.

    I hope her opponent in the race talks a lot about protecting our children from such a vile person.

    Posted by: mike | Oct 28, 2011 10:48:37 AM

  8. So, according to Walls, women who lust after other females are only doing so because they weren't close to their mothers, and that includes manly, female P.E. teachers like herself? No innate component at all?

    Posted by: Dastius Krazitauc | Oct 28, 2011 11:40:49 AM

  9. Twas "heavy pot smoking" (reefer madness!) that incited her lust for the gym bunnies. I wonder if she'd backslide if she ate a batch of homosexual brownies.

    Posted by: gidget | Oct 28, 2011 11:54:53 AM

  10. Unreal! Seriously how can anyone care about her claim that she was cured of homosexuality? How can that even be the issue? She molested a child! She was in a position of authority as a teacher and she abused that authority to have sex with a student! That's the issue. It makes my skin crawl that she is being allowed to hide behind the "homosexuality demon". I would say that the genitalia of the predator and victim make no difference. OF course, for her, it did manage to keep her safe from being prosecuted for a crime she admits she committed (actually she nearly gloats in admitting it). And it cost us having this deluded self-justifying monster as a viable candidate and potential delegate.

    I would say this makes me ashamed to live in Virginia, but honestly there's so much I passed shame years ago.

    Posted by: Rob | Oct 28, 2011 12:26:48 PM

  11. I'm sure Jesus told her he forgives her, so forget about the part where she committed a felony.

    Posted by: Jack M | Oct 28, 2011 1:00:35 PM

  12. How exactly is one "in homosexuality?" It's not like we're a club with dues. Though with a-holes like her, maybe we should be.

    Posted by: Brian | Oct 28, 2011 2:39:11 PM

  13. I know she's still a PE teacher at heart. Now what did she do with the volley balls?

    Posted by: Maverick69 | Oct 28, 2011 2:50:03 PM

  14. Not liking the title of this... there's no such thing as a "lesbian affair with minor," but there is "statutory rape."

    DailyPress made the same mistake, but all it does is cloud the issue. If someone can't consent, it's not an affair. It's rape.

    Posted by: barracuda | Oct 28, 2011 7:41:36 PM

  15. Totally agree that the issue here isn't if she is still gay or not (as if it is even possible to change her orientation) -- the issue is that she molested a child. It doesn't mention it here, but in another article I read, it said she was a Jr. High School teacher. If so, then the student she had sex with was probably 13 or 14 yrs old. That is statutory rape and child molestation, and this woman should be in prison -- not running for office as an "ex-gay" whose "sin" has been forgiven by her God.

    Posted by: NYC Girl | Oct 28, 2011 11:37:53 PM

  16. Lock that pedophile up! Down with the jesus freak pedophiles!!!

    Posted by: Keithdontloveyou | Oct 29, 2011 12:45:00 AM

  17. Are you cured of being an unprosecuted felon?

    Posted by: BobN | Oct 29, 2011 3:50:06 AM

  18. In taking public office she would have been sworn to uphold the constitution and the law. She should hold herself accountable and turn herself into the police. Even if the victim doesn't want to press charges, they can be brought on behalf of the state. You don't need a victim charge or statement when the criminal is willing to admit guilt and accept responsibility for her actions.

    Posted by: David McCain | Oct 29, 2011 11:58:10 AM

  19. She is bisexual, duh!!

    Posted by: Ty | Oct 30, 2011 1:17:47 AM

  20. Jeepers, I hope heavy pot smoking doesn't turn me into a righteous ex-gay evangelical nut-job.

    Posted by: evan | Oct 30, 2011 3:24:59 PM

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