As certain people in the country are wrapped up in legalizing discrimination against gay and trans people, I give you former speaker of the House, Dennis Hastert.
Today, he was sentenced for a cover-up where he broke banking rules to pay hush money to a man, whom Hastert had abused as a boy. Then he lied and claimed he was being blackmailed. The statute of limitations on the abuse has long since run out. One of the victims testified, in tears.
Hastert has admitted that he abused the boys.
The double standard comes from the fact that many prominent conservative Republicans and Christians have written the judge saying that Hastert is a great guy. Pay no attention to that little issue of diddling the wrestling team.
These same prominent conservative Republicans who excoriate gay people for the radical idea that they should marry? Yes, those guys.
Apparently, it's okay if a fine upstanding Republican Christian molests a few boys. It's not like he's GAY, or anything, right? But let's make sure that gays can't marry, and keep child molesters out of prison because IOKIYAR. (It's OK If You Are Republican)
The judge gave him 15 months in prison. I'm sure it will be appealed, since, well, we can't send a prominent Republican to jail, right? Laws are for the Little People.
UPDATE: Here's a summary of the hypocrites who impeached Clinton for an affair.