Sunday, March 23, 2014

Speaker Philip Gunn, Child Abuse, and Irony

Yesterday, House Speaker Philip Gunn (R-Clinton) participated in a charity run to help victims of child abuse and human trafficking. Let the irony sink in for a moment.

This is the same Philip Gunn who back in 2011 led the task of hushing any discussion of alleged child abuse that took place at Gunn's Morrison Heights Baptist Church. This went so far as to discourage people from talking with the police about reports of criminal activity against a child.

To recap:

1. In 2011, Gunn claimed a secrecy provision to keep members of his church from talking to the police and county prosecutors about alleged child abuse.
2. Yesterday, Gunn has the nerve to participate in a race to help victims of crimes he once tried to ignore and silence.
3. For the next 22 months, he will be a top Republican leader in Mississippi as he serves as Speaker of the House while professing to uphold family values.


Mark Belenchia said...

A viper sitting on a high seat... What a hypocrite!

New BBC Open Forum said...

I think the word you're looking for is "hypocrisy," not "irony." Or perhaps "gall." That one comes to mind, too.