Anti-gay OH state rep. resigns after 'inappropriate behavior' with man

Henrietta Strickland
November 21, 2017

In the wake of OH state Representative Wes Goodman being caught having sex in his office with another man, dozens of accusers are coming forward to say the 33-year-old Christian conservative behaved inappropriately with them.

After the college student told his parents, Goodman was sacked from his position at the conservative Council for National Policy, which is headed by Family Research Council (FRC) President Tony Perkins, an influential conservative strongly opposed to LGBT rights.

New revelations in the Independent Journal Review allege that Goodman has engaged in sexual misconduct many times.

He typically contacted men between 18 and 24 on Facebook Messenger before switching to Snapchat, where he would flirt, solicit sex and even send pictures of his genitals. "But your post seemed cool so let me know bro".

According to the IJR, 30 sources have come forward to talk about how Goodman made inappropriate sexual advances on them. As I move onto the next chapter of my life, I sincerely ask for privacy for myself, my family, and my friends.

According to the Washington Post, Goodman was accused of attempting to fondle an 18-year-old son of a GOP donor on October 18, 2015, during a GOP fundraising event at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel near Washington, D.C. Goodman allegedly pushed the teenager to come to his room and share his bed. He also sent another Snapchat asking how big my penis was.

One source said he met Goodman through mutual friends at Ohio State who worked close to him and told us that Goodman would reach out to him about "coming over" and "helping him out", but the conversation would quickly turn sexual. After meeting with Goodman, Rosenberger said in a statement that Goodman had "acknowledged and confirmed the allegations", which Rosenberger described as "inappropriate behavior related to [Goodman's] state office". Goodman later messaged the same guy via Instagram and Facebook, causing the guy to block Goodman on all three social platforms. After sending them multiple messages, Goodman would begin sending Snapchats and attempting to sext with the young men.

This was part of a pattern, other sources said.

Wes Goodman, who is the Republican state legislator for OH, is married to a woman who is assistant director of an annual anti-abortion rally known as March for Life.

Goodman would say that he needed help "alpha to alpha" and that "it wouldn't be gay if it's just two alphas", he alleged. Chris Donnelly, who posted ads on the classifieds site, said that Goodman an erstwhile congressional staffer who was also employed with conservative groups was all over Craigslist.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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