Anti-Gay Indiana Rep Offered Male Teen Money for Sex


Yet another anti-gay Republican politician seems to have found himself in a gay sex scandal.  This time, Indiana Representative Phillip Hinkle responded using his personal email to a local Craigslist posting by a young man, later identified as Kameryn Gibson, who expressed his need for a “sugga daddy.”  In the emails, Hinkle asked Gibson, who listed his age as 20 but told the Indianapolis Star that he was 18, for “a couple of hours of your time tonight.”  He promised cash up front, with a tip of $50 or $60 for a “really good time.”

Hinkle, by the way, opposes same-sex marriage (in addition to approving of abstinence-only sex education and prayer in public schools).  He recently voted for an amendment to the Indiana state constitution that would define marriage as between a man and a woman.

According to Gibson, he met Hinkle at a hotel, but tried to leave when Hinkle told him that he was a state legislator.  The Star reports: “He said the lawmaker at first told him he could not leave, grabbed him in the rear, exposed himself to the young man and then later gave him an iPad, BlackBerry cellphone and $100 cash to keep quiet.”

All of this is stunning, considering that the news is almost routinely splashed with the stories of unsuspecting politicians, innocently trying to engage in extramarital affairs, who are tripped up by the vast array of technology available to create an indelible record of their unsavory actions.  Has Hinkle never read the news?

But the really shocking part of the story is that the BlackBerry Hinkle gave his young paramour was his personal cellphone.  After the encounter, Gibson’s sister, Megan, picked him up, and threatened Hinkle with calls to the police and local media.  As they drove home, Megan began receiving calls on the BlackBerry, including one from Hinkle’s wife.

“I was like, ‘Your husband is gay,’” Megan said. “And then she was like, ‘You have the wrong person.’”  Hinkle’s wife said that she had the wrong person.  But then Megan read the email address on the BlackBerry.  Hinkle’s wife then reportedly said, “Please don’t call the police.”

Megan then began to receive calls from other members of Hinkle’s family, offering her money to keep quiet.  Finally, Hinkle himself called her, and told her: “You just ruined me.”  Ironic, because it seems like Hinkle shouldn’t have given her his personal cellphone if he didn’t want to be ruined.

The whole saga is cartoonishly absurd, and it seems like Hinkle’s resignation is the only possible outcome.  In a statement, Gov. Mitch Daniels called the affair a “family tragedy,” but said that it was up to Hinkle and his constituents to decide whether the state legislator should resign.

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Phil Smith
Phil Smith6 years ago

Things are really getting sick!! I've always thought it was just our daughters we had to protect..

jasna gonda
jasna gonda6 years ago

Yes, Dianne R. you are right 'Sooner or later people are going to figure out that the louder they yell "I HATE GAYS!"--the GAYER THEY ARE.'

Katie W.
Kathryn W6 years ago

lying hypocrite......

Suzanne H.
Suzanne H6 years ago

Oh too common these days.............and, doe's not make any sense!

Cheri L.
Cheri L6 years ago

According to Anne Coulter, all natural born homosexuals are conservatives which I believe is generally Republicans. I'm just white trash with a brain which translates to I earn my keep, pay my taxes and vote Democrat unless I know the Republican personally and can vouch for their integrity.

Ernie Miller
william Miller6 years ago

it was his actions that ruined his carrier not the youn man.

Joe Lee C.
Joseph L c6 years ago

Why are gay Republican politicians so hypocritical, and why do they hate themselves and others like them so much?

Andrew Carvin6 years ago

Republican = "I don't like gay people so I'm going to suck as much penis as...wait what...I mean..daaaa...well crap...I guess I'm gay."

This is like that other sexual reality meme where priests molest children.

Preferential thinkers = hypocracy personified.

Flannel Disaster
Flannel Disaster6 years ago

Of course he should resign, and if he doesn't, he should be removed.
Especially since it's probably pretty hard to do his job from prison, which is where he should be for sexual assault, prostitution, bribery, and whatever else associated with this whole stupid mess.
The family members involved should also be implicated.
How anyone thinks that a known criminal, with no ethics or integrity or character whatsoever should be allowed in public office where he can profoundly affect the lives of others is just beyond me.
Shame on him, and shame on anyone who doesn't demand his immediate ouster.

Andrew Carvin6 years ago

And yet another homophobe shows how gay they are...

In order to be a homophobe it has to occupy a significant part of your brain, and this means that homophobes are thinking about men/women rubbing penises/vaginas together in a 24/7 gay porno. That’s an awful lot of gay thoughts for supposedly straight people who hate gays. I bet even gay people don’t think about gay stuff as much as homophobes do.

Homophobes (aka Anti-Gay Movement) are not protesting against bestiality, pedophilia (with/without a priest involved), rape, sexual exploitation, or any other form of non-consensual sexual act in which a victim is forced against their will to participate

The Homophobes are protesting a private sexual act being performed by two consenting adults.


Homosexuals = fighting for the right to control their own behavior.

Homophobes = fighting for the right to control other peoples behavior