Before a person decides to run for office, maybe they should think about what skeletons, or in this case what dresses, they may be hiding in their closet. If you are running as a conservative on the platform that you are against same sex marriage and the “gay agenda” you better be honest about your stance. If it comes out that you used to be a drag queen slingin’ your wigs at the local bar, maybe you’d better think twice about your decision to run as a conservative who now throws religion around as a reason for not approving of gay marriage.
Steve Wiles is a “conservative” senate candidate who ran in North Carolina and quickly learned that your past will catch up with you like a bum chasing a bologna sandwich! Wiles worked at a seedy lounge called “Club Odyssey” from 2002 until 2010. During his time there, Wiles got the gig directing the weekly drag show after being a long time attendee and fan. A dream come true for any wannabe lady, or man for sure! When questioned by two different news outlets if he was gay, he wouldn’t reply to the nature of his sexuality. A co-owner of the club was questioned confirming that in fact, Wiles was gay at the time he worked there. Eight years is not exactly a short period of time to all of the sudden have cross-dressing not match up with his “religious beliefs” as he quoted, “I think that everyone has their own choices to make and I’m fine with everyone making their own. For me, from a religious standpoint, just for my life, for me, it just was not something that I wanted to continue.”
Funny how it took that long to come to the conclusion that wrestling with feather boas and 10 inch heels just wasn’t for him! Then, in typical hypocritical fashion, he uses religion as his reason for giving up his alter ego “Miss Mona Sinclair”. In 2011, he also had a job as a promoter of the 2011 Miss Gay America Pageant, a contest that searches for the most beautiful and talented female impersonators.
Wiles seems quite confused about his sexuality. When questioned in interviews for trying to deny his preferences, he eventually admitted it quoting: “I have already apologized to the people who matter most to me for the things I did when I was young.” When referring directly about Miss Sinclair, he responded with “that’s not me”.
Miss Sinclair also seems to have a bit of confusion in his, or should I say her, political preferences as well — changing from Democrat to unaffiliated to Republican. This is not an issue of sexuality; it’s an issue of trust, and transparency. Is this the classic scenario that unethical politicians try and use, being for something before they’re against it? Get a clue, honesty is the best policy. Looks as if Mr. Wiles has a lot of splainin’ to do, Lucy!
Wiles lost the primaries receiving 27.9 percent of the vote.
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