The South Carolina Lieutenant Governor with a lengthy anti-gay voting record and who has previously denied that he is gay is lying, according to Mike Rogers. The über-blogger and gay political gadfly, whose work outing closeted anti-gay politicians such as Larry Craig is prominently featured in the documentary Outrage, reports that South Carolina Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer is closeted, has hit on several men, and, at least one man reports having sex with him.
The source and two former employees of Bauer served on his staff between 2004 and 2007. They reported to me that on a total of three occasions Bauer spent hours alone with men in hotel rooms. Each of them explained that the visits were with younger men who were not on the staff of the Lt. Governor nor had any official reason to be with him. The two men each confirmed that they had not known each other and each described similar circumstances under which these interactions occurred. One of them confirmed that he was told by the Lt. Governor's visitor he had a sexual encounter with Bauer.
Bauer's outing leaves the South Carolina Republican Party with a vexing moral imperative. Bauer called for the resignation of the disgraced, anti-gay and serial philandering Gov. Mark Sanford—who flew down to Argentina for a tryst with his girlfriend.
Mike Rogers boasts a 100% track record in outing closeted anti-gay politicians. Rogers outed Sen. Larry Craig almost one year before his well-publicized arrest in the Minneapolis Airport men's room.