World Net Daily Dredges Up Ancient ’Obama Gay’ Rumors
The ultra-conservative website World Net Daily is drumming up rumors that President Barack Obama has a hidden gay past. The ancient allegations are resurfacing less than two months before an election that polls show Obama prevailing over his GOP rival.
The website reported that "a prominent member of Chicago’s homosexual community claims Barack Obama’s participation in the ’gay’ bar and bathhouse scene was so well known that many who were aware of his lifestyle were shocked when he ran for president and finally won the White House."
Kevin DuJuan, a gossip columnist and blogger in Chicago, told WND that it was "preposterous" that Obama would try to hide his gay lifestyle.
"Nobody who knew Obama in the gay bar scene thought he could possibly be president," DuJan, who is the founder and editor HillBuzz.org, a website supporting Hillary Clinton, said. DuJuan claimed he had "first-hand information from two different sources" that "Obama was personally involved in the gay bar scene."
"If you just hang out at these bars, the older guys who have been frequenting these gay bars for 25 years will tell you these stories," DuJan said. "Obama used to go to the gay bars during the week, most often on Wednesday, and they said he was very much into older white guys." He added Obama is "not heterosexual and he’s not bisexual. He’s homosexual."
According to WND, "investigative journalist" Wayne Madsen, who also worked with the National Security Agency in the ’80s as a Navy intelligence analyst, "confirmed DuJan’s claims."
"It is common knowledge in the Chicago gay community that Obama actively visited the gay bars and bathhouses in Chicago while he was an Illinois state senator," Madsen told the website. A member of the East Bank Club in Chicago, (an upscale gym) also allegedly told WND Obama frequented the establishment. The site goes on to state that, while it is not a gay gym (whatever that is), several members of the local LGBT community "meet and engaged in sexual activity."
Madsen wrote an article in 2010 and made accusations that Obama and Rahm Emanuel, Obama’s former top aide and the current mayor of Chicago, "were lifetime members of the same gay bathhouse in uptown Chicago" popular among older men. "It has been in business for some 30 years and is known as one of uptown Chicago’s ’grand old bathhouses,’" Madsen wrote.
The site makes note of old rumors that Obama and his roommate at Occidental College were "gay" lovers and that the president once had a relationship with his personal aide and former "body man," Reggie Love.
DuJan also told the site, "Obama’s secrets would have to come out just like John Edwards’ secrets came out" and that the president stopped going to gay bars and bathhouses in Chicago when he ran for office in 2004.
"Back then, Obama could walk around Chicago and people generally wouldn’t recognize him, even though he was a state senator in the Illinois assembly at the time," DuJan added.
The blogger told WND that he isn’t a "racist, or that I hate Obama, I just knew the type of person Obama associated with in Chicago" and insists that the president’s gay past will be common knowledge someday.
The website many refer to as "World Nut Daily" became most famous (or notorious) for spearheading rumors that Obama was not born in Hawaii. Since the 2008 elections, World Net Daily publishes articles almost daily that variously allege Obama’s mother slept with everyone from a communist organizer to Malcolm X.
Various right-wing websites have also pointed to two murders of allegedly gay members of the controversial Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s church where Obama worshipped. They allege that the CIA or the FBI or Obama’s Chicago thugs or the Muslim Brotherhood (take your pick) was involved in a conspiracy to silent Obama’s gay posse.
Meanwhile, the allegations of Larry Sinclair, who had his Warholian 15 minutes when he alleged that he snorted coke and had sex with Obama in a limousine, have also resurfaced. Sinclair, Politico revealed back in 2010 that Sinclair had a rap sheet dating back 27 years that including forgery and deceiving a woman so he could cash her checks.