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December 13, 2005

Another Anti-Climactic Sex Scandal

The funny thing about Joe Redner stating that he's gay in a federal lawsuit against Hillsborough County commissioners, who banned the county from acknowledging or participating in gay pride events, is that no one seems too surprised or even appears to care much.

Outside Redner's Mons Venus in Tampa - one of the nation's most
renowned nude clubs - employees said they were mildly surprised by
Redner's disclosure, but most shrugged it off as no big deal. To them,
Redner is an honest boss and a brilliant businessman.


Most of Redner's dancers seemed indifferent to Redner's sexual

"I don't understand what his sexual preference has to do with it,"
said Autumn Mullens, 25, a dancer for six years. "If anything, it would
mean he would be more open-minded about sexuality in general on a
stereotypical level."

For those of you unfamiliar with Joe Redner, in addition to his stake in Mons Venus, he's a prominent businessman, an outspoken libertarian, he ran for County Commission last year, and I feel quite certain he shares my not-so-secret desire to bludgeon Ronda Storms over the head with a rusty crowbar.

Whether you agree with his politics or not, one thing is for sure. Joe Redner is not a liar and he's not a hypocrite.

It seems these coming out of the closet thingys are only fun if the new openly-gay person has been hypocritical or has bashed guys himself/herself for personal or political gain. And Joe has done none of that.

I wish Joe the best of luck in both his private affairs and his legal affairs.