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World Net Daily Dredges Up Ancient ’Obama Gay’ Rumors

by Jason St. Amand
National News Editor
Friday Sep 14, 2012

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, 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.


  • gdhamf, 2012-09-14 12:57:50

    Next they will be saying he is from outer space and just wears a human suit. Who gives a rats ass what he does behind closed doors, do not fall into the trap of projecting your self hatred onto other folks.

  • Oh Jed said:, 2012-09-14 13:24:03

    This just makes me sick that these back biting fags feel the need to broach this subject regardless of its truth. The timing is suspect as well as the probable involvement of those Goproud twats. Geesh.

  • , 2012-09-14 17:59:10

    First he’s not born in America, now he’s allegedly gay, next they will say that he’s related to Will Smith bc of the ears...

  • , 2012-09-14 21:26:00

    World Nut Daily’s Farrah & his ilk have built their careers on this crap, so there must be a lot of haters who want to believe this nonsense, despite the "evidence" coming from, what, 3 people?

  • WayGay, 2012-09-15 16:51:45

    These guys are so F’ing stupid. I don’t know who is worse, the writer or the reader. Republicans never cease to amaze me on how rediculous they make themselves look.

  • , 2012-09-16 14:21:34

    To be fair, I don’t think the vast majority of Republicans believe this crap anymore than most Democrats think that (I’m thinking ...) oh well, something ridiculous about SOME Republican. OK, that Palin’s last kid was her grandkid. There.

  • Kenneth Barr, 2012-09-17 17:01:01

    Here’s the tell that WMD is nothing more than a phishing site, they quote a source as saying Obama was a state senator in the Illinois Assembly. Next thing you know, they’ll claim they have money for you in a Nigerian bank account.

  • YesISaidIt!, 2012-09-17 17:58:03

    Thiese claims are so preposterous that nobody, not even my best friend who believes most men at gay, believes any part of this. Some people just need lives!

  • Wayne M., 2012-09-17 20:55:38

    Anybody with an ounce of sense should surely realize that just because someone supports equality for LGBT people and is not afraid to speak out does not make them Gay. I notice that the right wing (political, religious and corporate) seems to be relying on silly claims that President Obama is Gay, is Muslim, is not born in the United States... ...all of which is proof they have no real substantive arguments to elect their candidate.

  • Bruce Majors, 2012-09-18 07:18:18

    Ancient? Isn’t Obama only in his 50s? Are these rumors from way back in the day when he sold pot at Occidental College?

  • Bruce Majors, 2012-09-18 07:20:48

    Hey hey hey! Just because he liked to smoke wrinkly old white pole at Chicago bath houses does not make him gay! He’s a Democrat! He did not inhale!

  • Bruce Majors, 2012-09-18 07:22:51

    If he were really gay wouldn’t he have been able to support gay marriage before he needed campaign donations? Like when North Carolina, with a Democratic governor, was making gay marriage illegal. Or back when he was running for President and he remained silent about Proposition 8 in California. Surely a real gay could not be such a flip flopping fair weather friend of gay rights?

  • , 2012-09-21 23:54:02

    What’s next that the leader of the Senate will say that a reliable source told him the Obama didn’t pay any taxes for the past 10 year’s? I guess the media wouldn’t look into that. As far as the inhaling goes I do think he said that was the whole point.

  • , 2013-11-19 21:05:05

    This article only denigrates WorldNetDaily without showing how reported facts are wrong. Please provide contradicting evidence. I want to learn something,not have my opinions confirmed.

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