Judge Accuses Man of Being ‘Gayer Than a Sweet-Smelling Jockstrap’

Wisconsin doesn’t often see much gay blog coverage. Until NOW. Dun dun dunnnn!

Waupaca County, Wisconsin Judge Philip Kirk busted out the crazy during the sentencing of child molestor Delton Gorges. Kirk’s bizarre pre-sentencing talking-to included the following greatest hits:

I think you were born gayer than a sweet-smelling jockstrap.

“I think that if anyone believes that in the last ten years or fifteen years, all of a sudden you developed an interest in homosexuality and young boys, then I must have looked ravishing in my prom dress this year.”

“I can’t imagine in the ’40s or ’50s admitting your sexual orientation. No one knew there was a closet to come out of in those days. You know you had to be very careful because you could have found your penis floating in the Wolf as walleye bait. It was a terrible life to have to live.”

Fun! We’re going to go out on a limb and assume Kirk was referring to Wisconsin’s Wolf River.

Nobody here is negating the fact that Gorges should be locked away and punished for his crimes, but let’s get something straight here: sexually assaulting children doesn’t make you a homosexual. It makes you a pedophile. Attraction to children, no matter the sex, is a whooooole other bag of terrible, terrible worms. Gay is good. Sexually abusing children is bad. Clear?

What do you think of Judge Kirk’s remarks? And more importantly, has a jockstrap ever in the history of the world smelled sweet?

  • does not compute

  • tjkinzel

    am i wrong or is he blaming being a repressed homosexual a pedophile?!

  • Anonymous

    Being gay does not make you a pedophile. In most cases it is heterosexual men who are pedophiles and were molested when they were younger. Gay men like men, not boys, sorry for crushing your fantasy judge.

  • Trenton Flock

    I’m…confused… That last remark seems to be suggesting a certain level of pity, as if he was stating that living in the closet in those dark ages was what drove him to be a deviant. Uh…thanks, I guess, for acknowledging that those were dark ages and violence against queers was common (at least, more common than it is now), but on the bench such untenable explanations for predatory behavior are no bueno. It may be a response to the position of the defense. It’s quite glib, though, and his turns of phrase aren’t helping. Consider me more baffled than a bra stuffed with maxi pads.

  • how does the judge know what a sweet jockstrap smells like?
    bad form on this judges part

  • Paul E

    The stupid – it burns!

  • Brian Martin

    that was just all kinds of shades of wrong. and yes, i was once given and eatable jock strap for a present and it was quite sweet…lol.

  • Ciomar Matias

    the facts are that Judge P
    hilip Kirk
    is a closet case “queer” .. his B/S is out of date !!!!

  • Amy Cain Newsom

    yes I agree with what this says at the end it is horrifying to have that judges making that false association between gay and pedophile especially in light of all the trouble that conservatives are trying to stir up against the LGBT Community all the other clueless heterosexuals out there (especially the ones who only need someone to give them an excuse to lose their minds and go out and attack a gay person) will only be stirred up all the more and all over a false association that someone made. . .LGBT has naught to do with pedophile behavior!!!!

  • Anonymous

    KIRK, HON. PHILIP M. Br 1………………………(715) 258-6430Anyone want to tell the jusdge what you think? Here’s his number. I think his email address is: Phillip.Kirk@WiCourts.Gov.@WiCourts:disqus I think we as a community need to stop people from making statements like this. This is such a naieve point of view … why is this guy a judge?

  • Anonymous

    This judge needs to enroll in some sociologypsychology courses with a quickness! He probably spouted off more socially bogus crap than I’ve heard all year from the Family Research Council.