There have been a few stories flying around that he is being outed by his former personal assistant. According to Perez Hilton:
Green Bay Packer QB, Super Bowl MVP winner, and super decent guy… has just allegedly been outed by a rumored boyfriend! Earlier this summer there were rumors swirling about a major NFL star (or more) getting ready to step out of the closet, but it didn’t really happen. Apparently a lot of people were thinking it was going to be Aaron, and it sounds like it was the alleged relationship he was in that has done it for him!
So is Aaron Rodgers gay?
If he is, he’s obviously, like most normal people, decided to keep private matters private. We don’t hear about straight people being straight, and while some gays don’t hide it, they also don’t feel the need to be the grand marshall of the gay pride parade either. As a lover of freedom, I think whatever two or more consenting adults decide they want to do in private is their right. You all can debate if it is wrong in the eyes of God and all that, but I really don’t care. You are free to believe what you want, and they are free to believe what they want. It’s called freedom!
In my Facebook feed I noticed that a friend posted the article about Rodgers. Being a Packer fan I wanted to check the comments to see what people were thinking and I come across a rather vile comment from a well known, self-proclaimed Tea Party “leader.”
I immediately confronted Judson regarding his comment telling him that it was out of line… I would embedded the entire post, but it has since been deleted.
The fact that Judson Phillips attacks Rodgers and makes the insinuation that he has brain damage is beyond ignorant. At this point, all we are dealing with is rumors. Even if the rumors are true, it seems that Rodgers has no desire make his private life public. Judson’s belief that gays have brain damage is offensive and like many other failings of Phillips do not reflect well on Conservatives, or the Tea Party as a whole.
Phillips raises of money through his organization Tea Party Nation and attempted to hi-jack the Tea Party with the National Tea Party Convention. According to Wikipedia:
Several prominent conservative organizations refused to participate in the event due to its for-profit nature. The Tea Party Patriots advised members not to participate in December 2009. Erick Erickson of the conservative blog RedState.com described the convention as “scammy” on January 11. The American Liberty Alliance (ALA), initially a co-sponsor, withdrew its support on January 13. Later in January, Michele Bachmann and Marsha Blackburn cancelled their plans to speak.
A subsequent convention was booked for the following July, postponed until October, and ultimately cancelled. On July 18, 2011 the Venetian Casino Resort filed suit for unpaid bills allegedly totaling $642,144. A judge ordered Tea Party Nation founder Judson Phillips to pay $748,000, including the $554,000 hotel bill and $194,300 in accrued interest, for the 1,637 reserved rooms.
In the same way the Tea Party has policed it’s own events from the racist, swastika and Hitler-poster carrying idiots, we must make it clear to the world that Judson Phillips doesn’t represent us.