Anti-gay Indiana Lawmaker Caught in Rent-boy Sex Scandal

Friday, August 12, 2011

It’s said where there’s smoke, there’s fire which brings me to vicious anti-gay Indiana Rep. Phillip Hinkle.

Rep. Hinkle voted “Yea” on a constitutional amendment to make same-sex marriage illegal in Indiana. Here’s the roll call on the marriage bill for your perusal.

The problem is, Rep. Hinkle has a taste for Craigslist rent-boys. In a stunning report from the Indy Star:

Emails shared with The Indianapolis Star suggest that state Rep. Phillip Hinkle — responding to a local posting on Craigslist — offered a young man $80 plus tip to spend time with him Saturday night at the JW Marriott hotel.

The emails, sent from Hinkle’s publicly listed personal address, ask the young man for “a couple hours of your time tonight” and offer him cash up front, with a tip of up to $50 or $60 “for a really good time.”

The email exchange is in response to the Craigslist posting in which the young man — who lists his age as 20 in the ad but says he is 18 years old — says, “I need a sugga daddy.”

The young man told The Star that they met, but that he tried to leave after the man told him he was a state lawmaker. He said the lawmaker at first told him he could not leave, grabbed him in the rear, exposed himself to the young man and then later gave him an iPad, BlackBerry cellphone and $100 cash to keep quiet.

When contacted by The Star about the emails, Hinkle, a Republican who represents portions of Pike and Wayne townships, did not contest the emails but said, “I am aware of a shakedown taking place.”

Asked what he meant by shakedown, Hinkle would not elaborate. He directed further questions to his attorney.

Shakedown? Surely you jest, Rep. Hinkle. Here’s the email exchange between the Indiana lawmaker and the 18-year old rent-boy. You decide who was shaking down whom.

The Craigslist ad was posted at 7:37 a.m. Saturday. The ad shows two pictures of Kameryn Gibson, shirtless with pants pulled below the top of his underwear.

The ad’s text features one written line: “Email me and I’ll tell you everything you need to know!”

Forty-seven minutes later, he received a response from phinkle46 @comcast.net, with the email signature “Sent from Phil’s iPad.”

“Cannot be a long time sugar daddy,” the email reads, “but can for tonight. Would you be interested in keeping me company for a while tonight?”

The email offers “to make it worth (your) while” in cash, and offers a personal description: “I am an in shape married professional, 5’8″, fit 170 lbs, and love getting and staying naked.”

Fifteen minutes later, Kameryn Gibson replied: “Yes I can!” He also sent along his phone number.

What followed was an email exchange between phinkle46 @comcast.net and Kameryn Gibson. One email from Hinkle’s account asks “what will make you happy for giving me a couple hours of your time tonight?”

Gibson: “Wat (sic) can you give me?”

Phinkle46 @comcast.net: “How about $80 for services rendered and if real satisfied a healthy tip? That make it worth while?”

The two agreed on the price and discussed logistics. An email sent at 9:44 a.m., also with the signature “Sent from Phil’s iPad” and sent from Hinkle’s personal account, lays clear the parameters for the tip: “Final for the record, for a really good time, you could get another 50, 60 bucks. That sound good?”

Later, about 5 p.m., phinkle46 @comcast.net offered to pick up the young man at his Westside home and drive him to the JW Marriott hotel.

The final emails from phinkle46 @comcast.net come from a BlackBerry. One such email suggests: “If u want to consider spending night u might tell ur sis so she won’t worry. Would have u back before 11 tomorrow. No extra cash just free breakfast and maybe late night snack.”

Gibson responds only with his address. At 8:45 p.m., he receives one final email from phinkle46 @comcast.net: “I am here in parking lot between bldg 1 and 2. U here?”

Kameryn Gibson said Rep. Hinkle picked him up in a white car — his suit jacket was hanging in the backseat.

When they arrived at the hotel, Gibson said he was given the room key and told to go into the hotel. They couldn’t go in together, Gibson was told. About 15 minutes later, Hinkle arrived in the room, changed into a towel and then during small talk informed Gibson he was a lawmaker.

Gibson said the man showed him an identification card. The ID, Gibson said, gave a name: Phillip Hinkle.

Rep. Phillip Hinkle, 64, is married, Catholic and has been a member of Indiana House of Representatives 92nd District since 2000.

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27 Responses to Anti-gay Indiana Lawmaker Caught in Rent-boy Sex Scandal

  1. Sayingwhatneedsaying says:

    Question: How many Hypocrites does it take to make up the Rethuglican Party???? Apparently, ALL OF THEM!!!!

  2. Brigadoon says:

    ROFLMAO! Another Republican homophobe with a wife at home voting to limit and restrict the rights of gay and lesbian residents of Indiana all the while hiring underage, male prostitutes on Craigslist for some sweet loving. I tell you, the hypocrisy never ends with these people. Any word when Hinkle plans to announce he’s stepping down from office?

  3. Peace Nick says:

    Phinkle46 @comcast.net: “How about $80 for services rendered and if real satisfied a healthy tip? That make it worth while?”

    Wow. This should be enough to prosecute Congressman Hinkle on Indiana state prostitution charges.

    The sad thing is, the guy is married. Imagine the strife this will cause at home? It’s as if these older, closeted guys see their lives passing by so even though they are married, they want to try a different flavor at the buffet while their heart is still beating. It’s like an item on their bucket list.

  4. Harry says:

    Maybe Rep. Phillip Hinkle should rent a house on Fire Island with Mark Foley and Larry Craig for the summer? Aren’t Republicans da’ bomb?

  5. Tiny Dancer says:

    Don’t forget, Ted Haggard, Bob Allen and Ed Schrock.

    A house on Fire Island is EXPENSIVE. Three more can come in and rent a summer share. They can hang a sign outside saying “Silver Daddies Manse.”

  6. DMason says:

    So Rep. Phillip Hinkle is opposed to marriage equality but he has no problem with adults hitting up minors off Craigslist for money? Am I missing something here? This guy is an idiot. I hope his wife divorces him, takes all their money and he loses his congressional seat. I’m so sick and tired of the haters and the hypocrites.

  7. Rendaculous says:

    Hinkle is a familiar presence at adult bookstores in town. He loves sucking cock. I wonder what he tells his wife when he’s gone for three and four hours on a Saturday night? Attending Evensong services at St. Nichols?

  8. Mets Fan says:

    No extra cash but free breakfast? How could the kid resist an offer like that?

  9. Rachel says:

    Rendaculous – You live in Indiana and frequent the dirty bookstores? You should try to get a picture on your phone of Rep. Phillip Hinkle. Post it on the internet or better yet, on Christopher’s blog for everyone to see. It would become an internet sensation!

  10. Barb Dempsey says:

    Karma is a bitch…Hey Phil remember me on 10th St? You tried to run me out of business as a single mom trying to have a home business and raise kids….you know what they say THE BIGGER YOU ARE THE HARDER YOU FALL….Probably what happened was when the towel came off the kid said “Well, it looks like a penis only smaller”!!!

  11. Robyn says:

    The only shakedown here was someone’s penis when the towel came off.

  12. Abbey Peripatetic says:

    Congressman Phil Hinkle described himself as: “…in shape, married professional, 5’8″, fit 170 lbs, and love getting and staying naked.”

    I hate to sound bitchy but did you see the picture of Hinkle? Does he look “in shape” to you? I guess Hinkle could be considered “in shape” compared to Newman on Seinfeld or James Gandolfini on The Sopranos but, 5’8″, fit 170 lbs, isn’t what I consider “in shape.”

  13. Randy Arroyo says:

    Whenever a male, Republican politician has an antigay voting record, it’s safe to conclude they have issues. How many times have we seen this behavior in Republican lawmakers? It’s so common that it barely elicits coverage by the media. It’s like a news story about a pedophile priest. What make the story a newsmanker is a priest who behaves himself when alone with an underage boy. As for Rep. Phillip Hinkle, my guess is he will resign from office, never to be heard from again.

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  15. JollyRoger says:

    Klanservative Rushpubliscum “values.” Always the same, always the same.

  16. what a cheap ass bastard. repubecunts are the worse form of skanks.

  17. ♕2011 says:

    The world will be a better place when all these dinosaurs die off.

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  19. John Swindle says:

    What surprised me the most was that Christopher di Spirito, the author of this article, managed to write the whole thing without using the word “hypocrite”. That must have been difficult.

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  21. Tualha says:

    You know, the way Hinkle acted here, I have to think either he was high, or has early-onset Alzheimer’s. Come on, would anyone who’s managed to stay alive for 64 years and survive as a legislator for 11 years act this stupid, otherwise? He used his regular email address. He told the rent-boy he was a legislator. What the hell did he expect to happen?

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  23. chad says:

    So this is the guy that helped get “in god we trust” on the Indiana plates.

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  25. Steve says:

    He’s in shape. Round is a shape. Hypocrite! Now everyone’s going to be minding his sex life for a change.

  26. Barry says:

    Absolutely no surprise. As a rule of thumb I always say, ‘The bigger the mouth the bigger the closet and the bigger the closet the bigger the queen inside it’. This man is a fool, but then for a politician that’s not so unusual, what is unusual, is that he has lasted so long without being ‘outed’. Presumably this isn’t the first rent boy he’s had nor the first one he’s boasted to. For a fool he’s done remarkably well. As a boy I met so many like this that it became common place. In a way I feel sorry for them, they were born into an age (1940s) when double standards were evident everywhere, particularly in politics.

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