This week, reporter Itay Hod wrote a Facebook post somewhat outing Rep. Aaron Schock (right). It is a bit lengthy, but here's an excerpt:
people always say, no one has the right to out anyone. that coming out is a private matter. i disagree. as you can imagine, not a very popular opinion. but bear with me.
here's a hypothetical: what if you know a certain GOP congressman, let's just say from Illinois, is gay... and you know this because one of your friends, a journalist for a reputable network, told you in no uncertain terms that he caught that GOP congressman and his male roommate in the shower... together. now they could have been good friends just trying to conserve water. but there's more. what if this congressman has also been caught by tmz cameras trolling gay bars. now what if you know that this very same guy, the darling of the gop, has also voted against repeal of don't ask don't tell, opposed the repeal of doma, is against gay marriage; and for the federal marriage amendment, which would add language to the us constitution banning gay marriage and would likely strike down every gay rights law and ordinance in the country?
Hmmm, a very interesting bit of information. However, when you look at what's presented here, it's nothing more than a bunch of rumors. Itay provides no concrete evidence or proof of these claims. If anything, it just seems like something you gossip about at the lunch table in high school. If Itay really wanted to make a statement, he should have provided pictures, videos, or something to give some validity to these claims.