A disgraced Ohio lawmaker, who was an outspoken LGBT opponent, had been sending male college students lewd messages and naked photos before he was forced to step down over claims he had sexual relations with a man in his office. Wes Goodman, who is married to wife Bethany and consistently touted his view that 'natural marriage' was between a man and a woman, would also allegedly trawl Craigslist for random gay hookups.
Goodman was confronted about rumors he was gay by Ohio House officials over the summer after they were being presented with screenshots of his private messages discussing sex acts with men, Brad Miller, spokesman for the GOP House caucus and Speaker Cliff Rosenberger of Clarksville, told The Dispatch.
However, some quick-thinking recipients used another device to take a photo of the messages before they disappeared.
Another source said the representative had reached out to him out of the blue when he was just 17 and living in another state.
'The ideals of a loving father and mother, a committed natural marriage, and a caring community are well worth pursuing and protecting,' the site says.
Yet the messages, and many people who have come forward in the wake of the scandal suggests he was living a secret life.
In one of the Facebook messages, he wrote: 'I have a couple of bi frat brothers so thankfully getting (oral sex) isn't that hard lol.' The Facebook shots show a photo of Goodman and his wife as the profile picture.
The 33-year-old conservative Christian denied the messages were his and claimed that 'fake screenshots were being circulated,' Miller said.
That led to Goodman's departure from the Council for National Policy.'Wes Goodman, who was just caught having sex with a man in his office, begged me to have sex with him and/or his wife (Bethany Goodman, seen right) on several occasions while I went to school in Ohio,' Caleb Hull (left), a conservative journalist, alleged on his Twitter account on Saturday In public, he was a family values conservative - a far cry from the behavior he allegedly displayed in private, according to
When asked why he'd message him, the politician replied: 'No reason at all.
Like to say hi and encourage other folks in the fight to keep going and stay strong.'He later messaged the teen 'happy birthday' when he turned 18, telling him it was 'the big one'.
The former state representative would then invite them to connect over Snapchat where they say the conversation became sexually explicit.'I'm so hard,' he reportedly messaged one man.
While to another, he wrote: 'You should be here, getting your d**k sucked.''I bet that big c**k needs work,' he messaged another.