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Former HRC
employee responsible for Foley ordeal

Former HRC
employee responsible for Foley ordeal

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The gay rights group Human Rights Campaign announced Wednesday that one of its employees was responsible for creating the blog that first published the e-mails sent to teenage male pages by former congressman Mark Foley.

The gay rights group Human Rights Campaign announced Wednesday that one of its employees was responsible for creating the blog that first published the e-mails sent to teenage male pages by former congressman Mark Foley. The employee, who was acting independently of HRC, was a junior staff member hired in September to assist in organizing HRC members in Michigan, according to The New York Times. The blog, www.stopsexpredators.blogspot.com, first published on September 24, triggered the events that eventually led to Foley's resignation. A spokesman for HRC said that when the group learned of the employee's actions, it immediately terminated him for unauthorized use of the company's technology to create the blog. "The minute we learned about it, we took decisive action," said spokesman David Smith. The former HRC employee has declined to comment or identify himself to the media. However, he has updated the infamous blog by urging the media to ask about "when the Republican leadership knew about [the Foley incident], what they did, how they were connected, what favors took place, etc." The update also states that "the true hero here is the page who reported the e-mails in the first place." (The Advocate)

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