Green Balloons

Jim Burroway

December 9th, 2009

Rod Jetton's mug shot

From TPM we learn the sad case of Rod Jetton, the former Missouri House Speaker with the porn-star name, who was arrested and charged with felonious assault. It seems that a sadomasochistic romp with his girlfriend went a bit too far.

According to the Kansas City Star, Jetton’s girlfriend alleged that Jetton had beaten and choked her, “resulting in unconsciousness and the loss of the function of a part of her body.”

Detective Bethany McDermott\’s affidavit says Jetton went to the woman\’s home around 9 p.m. Nov. 15 with two bottles of wine, which he allegedly opened alone in her kitchen. After drinking some of the wine and watching football, the statement said, the victim “began ‘fading\’ in and out and remembered losing consciousness several times.”

The affidavit says Jetton and the alleged victim agreed on a safe word — “green balloons” — that could be used to stop sexual relations during the evening.

Instead, the affidavit says, Jetton hit her on the face and choked her before engaging in intercourse. Jetton allegedly said, “You should have said ‘green balloons,\’ ” before leaving her home the next morning.

At question is whether the girlfriend was slipped a date-rape drug, which might have prevented her from using the “safe word.”

The irony of all this — and admit it: you knew this was coming — was that in 2007, Jetton removed a fellow Republican state lawmaker from his committee chairmanship because the lawmaker had changed a bill in order to end the state’s ban on gay sex. Jetton wrote in an op-ed at the time:

(Rep. Scott) Lipke chose to use the bill to delete 14 words from our laws in order to repeal the gay sex ban in Missouri. Thanks to that deletion, it is now legal to engage in deviate sexual intercourse with someone of the same sex here in Missouri. This law had been on our books for decades.

The U.S. Supreme Court 2003 rulling in Lawrence v. Texas made Misouri’s anti-gay law unenforceable. But Jetton still wanted to eliminate “deviate sexual intercourse.” I can only assume that Jetton believes that sado-masochism and date rape drugs aren’t “deviate.” Okay. Got that Peter?


December 9th, 2009

Statement from Americans for Truth about Heterosexuality:

“Former representative Jetton’s assault may be added to the ever-growing list of examples of harmful societal consequences of acceptance of the unbiblical and inherently unhealthy heterosexual lifestyle. Study after study shows that physical assault in or connected to sexual activity is overwhelmingly perpetrated by heterosexuals. This is true even though the liberal, unbiblical media, in the name of “tolerance,” likes to hide this fact. Don’t be fooled by the “straight” activist agenda whose singular goal is to normalize heterosexuality as a “civil right.”

– Matt LaBarbera

Jim Burroway

December 9th, 2009

Matt, you should start a web site.

Timothy Kincaid

December 10th, 2009

I agree. Go for it, Matt.


December 10th, 2009

One slight error in this report. The world “girlfriend’ was used to describe the relationship. It was not that at all. The two had never met previously and only spoke on the phone. It appears Jetton was out looking for S&M sex with strangers, probably using some online source.

Since he is a fundamentalists I noted that 1) he divorced his wife, 2) was seeking one night stands with strangers, 3) plied the woman with wine (perhaps drugged) 4) then engaged in violent, non-consenting sex (rape?) and 5), if convicted, lied about the case. All these are violations of biblical morality but it has become clear that Christians believe biblical morality only applies to gay people.

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