In the winter of 2009, Georgia state legislator Rep. Calvin Hill (R-Canton) led a high-profile campaign against the teaching of public university courses that dealt with sexual health and related topics. Hill was joined by a small cadre of other conservatives who sought to end the teaching of courses dealing with topics such as male prostitution and gay history, and some of his acolytes even called for firing professors who taught these courses. Hill even appeared on CNN and boasted about an award he received for leading the battle to shut down courses dealing with sexuality. “Our public colleges are not the place for our young adults and future leaders to experiment and experience these types of sexually explicit behavior,” Hill said at the time.
Now, the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Jim Galloway reports that, while Hill may think that sex is too hot of a topic for the young adult students at public colleges in the state to handle, he’s perfectly fine making a buck off it. Galloway writes that Hill’s Democratic opponent, Stephanie Webb, has discovered that the company Hill serves as CFO of, Gila Distributing, sells numerous sex gadgets and gay pride paraphernalia through the company. These products include “stress relievers” in the shape of male sex organs and Gay Pride flag lapel pins:
Stephanie Webb is Hill’s Democratic opponent. One night, her husband/campaign manager was perusing the Gila Distributing web site and discovered more than antlers for sale:
– Foam “stress relievers” in the shape of a woman’s breast, or the male sex organ;
– “The Little Black Book of Sex Secrets,” allegedly by the author Dee Flower;
– A “safe sex” kit that includes a condom, anti-bacterial wipes, and two Lifesavers breath mints;
– And Gay Pride flag lapel pins.
Webb, a 50-year-old homemaker, has set up an Internet site displaying the products. “It wasn’t to be mean, but to show the hypocrisy,” she said.
The products being referenced can be found here, here, here, and here. “With 600,000 products, there is always a possibility that something slips through,” Hill told Galloway. “It’s certainly nothing we would sell knowingly.” The legislator also said he sees “no relationship whatsoever” between his anti-sex advocacy and the profit he makes partially by selling sex toys. “Yes, Rep. Calvin Hill talks a good game about patriotism, morals, and religion, but when money comes into the picture all those convictions go out the door,” writes the blog Georgia Politico.