Why are they telling their stories now? Because they were offended by Larry "Republican Family Values" Craig's insistence in his press conference that "I am not gay". From the Idaho Statesman.
David Phillips is a 42-year-old information technology consultant in Washington, D.C., who says Craig picked him up at a gay club in 1986 and that they subsequently had sex.
Mike Jones is a former prostitute who told the world he had sex with the Rev. Ted Haggard last year. The former Colorado Springs evangelist at first denied it but eventually confessed. Jones says Craig paid him for sex in late 2004 or early 2005.
Greg Ruth was a 24-year-old college Republican in 1981 when he says he was hit on by Craig at a Republican meeting in Coeur d'Alene.
Tom Russell, now 48, is a former Nampa resident who lives in Utah. Russell said his encounter with Craig occurred at Bogus Basin in the early 1980s.
A fifth gay man, who is from Boise but who declined to be named for fear of retaliation, offered a recent and telling account: He was in a men's restroom at Denver International Airport in September 2006 when the man in the next stall moved his hand slowly, palm up, under the divider. Alarmed, the man said he waited outside the restroom and then identified the man in the adjoining stall as Craig, whom he had met in Idaho.
Incidentally, the article makes reference to a company that is marketing an Talking Action Figure of Craig. As Media Bistro says
The doll is 12" tall, wears an "I Am Not Gay" t-shirt (pictured), and is fully articulated so you can reenact airport bathroom shenanigans to your heart's content. Best of all, press a button and he reads from his press conference:
"Thank you all very much for coming out today. I will read a statement: 'I am not gay. I never have been gay."
If Spencer Gifts doesn't start selling this soon, we're gonna lose all our faith in humanity.