East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Department Arresting Gay Men Under Sodomy Laws

Totally not phallic.

Totally not phallic.

The gay-friendly city of New Orleans might make your forget about the rest of Louisiana, but if you’re a gay man living there you might want to beware. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Department is busting gay men for sodomy laws. (Incidentally, these same laws make giving or receiving a blowjob illegal between two men or a man and a woman. Wonder how much “sodomy” is going on in these deputies’ bedrooms? How about some citizen’s arrests?)

Via The Advocate:

An undercover East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s deputy was staking out Manchac Park about 10 a.m. one day this month when a slow-moving sedan pulling into the parking lot caught his attention. The deputy parked alongside the 65-year-old driver and, after denying being a cop, began a casual conversation that was electronically monitored by a backup team nearby.

As the two men moved their chat to a picnic table, the deputy propositioned his target with “some drinks and some fun” back at his place, later inquiring whether the man had any condoms, according to court records. After following the deputy to a nearby apartment, the man was handcuffed and booked into Parish Prison on a single count of attempted crime against nature.

There had been no sex-for-money deal between the two. The men did not agree to have sex in the park, a public place. And the count against the man was based on a part of Louisiana’s anti-sodomy law struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court a decade ago.

Quietly wish that Louisiana would just come out of the closet already and click here.

20 Comments on "East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Department Arresting Gay Men Under Sodomy Laws"

  1. “…the deputy propositioned his target with “some drinks and some fun” back at his place,”

    Thankfully I live in a country where this would be thrown out of court because the Pig would be considered guilty of incitement.

  2. bobbiethejean | Jul 29, 2013 at 8:51 pm |

    Is there anything in the Constitution that directly protects against this kind of BS? Not that it would matter at this point but I’m just curious.

  3. Anarchy Pony | Jul 29, 2013 at 9:00 pm |

    Haven’t any of you ever played Left for Dead 2? Louisiana is full of zombies. Clearly the zombies are a result of homosexuals engaging in the illicit acts of buttsechs. So you stop the zombies by stoppin’ the gays from the buttsechs! Are we on the same page here people?

    But seriously, that is some fucking bullshit.

  4. Hadrian999 | Jul 30, 2013 at 4:09 am |

    I will never understand why some people are so obsessed with who strangers are sleeping with

  5. “Gosh, mister, you sure do spend a lot of taxpayer-subsidized man/hours thinking about homosexuals,” no one had the courage to say to the armed sheriff.

    • Some fat redneck sheriff that hasn’t spent 10 minutes on a range in 20 years? I’ll say whatever I want to him.

    • emperorreagan | Jul 30, 2013 at 9:42 am |

      That’s the kind of letter I regularly write to public officials!

      My days of saying inadvisable things to the faces of cops are probably over, though. I feel like you can only tell so many cops that “you can show them where some actual crime is happening if they can stop ogling girls outside of the club for 2 minutes” before it will turn out badly for you.

  6. Gay people oppress Christians by existing, and Christians screaming that all gays must die is somehow not oppressive, except that gay people refuse to just die, further oppressing Christians.

    This is the entirety of the right wing anti-gay spiel.

  7. Bruteloop | Jul 30, 2013 at 8:33 am |

    Maybe gay men should boycott the US as well as Russia.
    Seems to have stopped over here in the UK. But only comparatively recently. Back in the late 90s I once walked back through Hyde Park late one night and somewhat worse for wear and decided to check out the cruising area (in and around the rose garden quaintly enough). Just on the outside of any perceived activity stood one young buck who followed me. He was far too young for my tastes but also irritatingly persistent. Really bizarrely persistent. When I stopped and turned to suggest he look elsewhere his whole manner was off. I got it straight away and told him I was allergic to bacon. He got a little flustered at this and asked me what I said. “Entrapment. Fuck off.” I walked away. Further along I stopped and looked back and sure enough he is dragging some poor old cove along in handcuffs to a patrol car. I still worry that my attitude had fueled his anger and the old bloke had suffered because of that.
    Ironically, not long after I had a very good time with a dog handler cop based in the park.
    Further irony was I was a bouncer on the door of a gay fetish and sex club. The local police treated us well. There was often trouble as we were located directly above a very popular ‘jungle’ club. Naive souls leaving our place in blue rubber shorts and little more were often mugged when they took the short cut through the car park opposite. The police were always more sympathetic than I was. I thought they were muppets for taking that risk. The cops also used to warn us when we were due a ‘raid’ so that I had ample time to walk through to the backroom, explain that Her Majesty’s boys in blue were about to drop in and watch various politicians, clergymen and, indeed, members of the constabulary absent themselves post-haste.

    We should never underestimate the importance of hypocrisy as a bulwark in society so called.

    If I didn’t know any better I would think the deputy has issues.

  8. rhetorics_killer | Jul 30, 2013 at 10:53 am |

    The indicted guy should consider as a defense to show the multiple examples of homosexuality in the animal community. Almost every mammal behaviour feature homosexual acts. What does ‘against nature’ mean considering this? Would animals be capable of doing things against nature? First time I would hear such an argument. And good luck to the prosecution trying to convince a jury in these terms. This is a unique opportunity to ridiculize such a law, and with it the bloody pigs who try to enforce it.

    In a broader perspective there is quite a logical contradiction: this civilization consecrates real nature destroyers, gives wealth and power to oil and industry owners, and in the same time dares to invoke nature to inhibit sexual behaviour. Christianism is a self-deceiving doctrine.

  9. BuzzCoastin | Jul 30, 2013 at 1:39 pm |

    whores busting gays
    shows that the whores have no real crimes to fight
    now the cruise the parks to justify their jobs

    • InfvoCuernos | Jul 30, 2013 at 10:12 pm |

      same as the military. Spend all that time dressing up, and no one to blow (up).

  10. It seems that the Judeo-Christian tradition is pretty messed up when it comes to sexuality. Jesus born but there was no sex. Jesus is described as a strong masculine fellow… he threw out the money changers and went toe to toe with the Devil all alone in the desert. But his gentle, nurturing feminine side is pretty strong too… he’s also depicted helping and healing and feeding and caring for people. Some of the paintings of him look quite feminine. He sort of rejected his mother and hung out with a prostitute. There’s only the father and the son and the holy ghost… no girls allowed in the trinity. Homosexuality increases in all-male monasteries, just like in prisons. *celibate* priests get busted for abusing boys… Both Christian and Muslim fundamentalists have serious issues with women and women’s right to own their own bodies.

    Buddhist and Hindu traditions have both male and female deities. And when Dan Brown gives the feminine more credit and importance in his books, people eat that stuff up and he becomes a millionaire. Guys worshiping a feminized Jesus seems just a bit “gay” doesn’t it?

    And then there’s those lovely phallic batons… do they come in silicone?

  11. Woobniggurath | Aug 6, 2013 at 12:03 am |

    Incidentally, the anti-sodomy law was already long known to be ruled unconstitutional and un-enforcable secondary to a supreme court decision about a decade ago, but Louisiana lawmakers have refused blankly to remove the law from the books. The men ‘stung’ were not prosecuted, which makes the sheriff’s actions mere harassment.
    N.B. – Please do not hold this against New Orleans. We have many of our own problems, but ignorant intolerance is not one of them. Our racism is very well integrated and tolerant. The real reason we are desperate to preserve the wetlands surrounding the city is so that the rednecks will not be able to close in on us.

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