Bruce Barclay Update: Accuser recants, but Bruce is still a perv

We can’t decide whether to 1) make a crack about how much Bruce Barclay looks like Drew Carey, or 2) ask if Karl Rove was a client (or employee?) of Anyway, this picture, lifted from Barclay’s Web site (which now bars the whole world from seeing it, but you can see an archived version on The Wayback Machine), has been making the rounds on the Web. And getting laughed at. A lot. Click to enlarge.

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So, William Marshall McCurdy, the 20-year-old hustler who accused Bruce Barclay of rape, was lying, and now the kid faces charges of “making false reports to law enforcement authorities and unsworn falsifications to authorities. The former charge is a second-degree misdemeanor punishable by up to two years in prison and a $5,000 fine … and the latter is a third-degree misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in prison and a $2,500 fine.”

So, if Barclay was innocent, why did he resign? Because there’s still that little business about having sex with hundreds of callboys in his home, and videotaping the encounters without their knowledge. This is not debatable; Barclay admitted it.

Ironically, it was the video of Barclay and McCurdy having consensual sex that exonerated Barclay and protected him from a rape charge — yet ended his political career, and could still result in criminal charges.

So, Bruce Barclay remains a permanent inductee, in bad standing, in the Conservative Babylon Hall of Shame — regardless of whether or not criminal charges are ever filed against him.

As for William McCurdy, if he were actually anyone important, he’d get his own entry in ConBab, because — well, get a load of this:

William Marshall McCurdy was enrolled at Messiah College, a Christian school in Grantham, for three semesters…

Messiah College’s “Community Covenant” lists homosexuality as one of a list of “sinful practices” students are to avoid.

McCurdy was also an Eagle Scout — you know, the highest rank in the rabidly anti-gay Boy Scouts of America.

Here are some interesting factoids (not facts, mind you, but factoids) from the U.S. Scouting Service Project:

What happens to a Scout? For every 100 boys who join Scouting, records indicate that:

* RARELY will one be brought before the juvenile court system

* 2 will become Eagle Scouts

. . .

* 12 will have their first contact with a church

* 1 will enter the clergy

* 5 will earn their church award

* 18 will develop a hobby that will last through their adult life …

Well, McCurdy did develop an interesting hobby!

Meanwhile, Mechanicsburg Area Senior High School really needs to re-think the naming of its newly renovated auditorium, no matter how much money the “honoree” donated.

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Bruce Barclay

Claims to fame: Republican Monroe Township (Cumberland County), Pennsylvania, commissioner (2004-2008); member, Children’s Services Advisory Board, member, Victim/Witness Policy Board; member, South Central Assembly for Effective Governance; member, Military Heritage Board; member, DUI Advisory Board; member, Holy Spirit Hospital Corporation board; former chair, Monroe Township Municipal Authority; recipient, Award of Excellence, Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association; self-made businessman; current host father to two high school exchange students; past host of 15 others; closet case; voyeur; rape suspect; idiot

Moral apex: Became “focus of a state police rape investigation” after a March 30, 2008, rape allegation by an adult male triggered a raid on Barclay’s home April 2nd. Barclay resigned from his county the same day, when the news went public (although details are sketchy; a judge has sealed search-warrant documents for 60 days). As of this writing, no charges have been filed.

But wait! There’s more! Barclay has a thing for male prostitutes — and for videotaping his sexual encounters with them, without their knowledge.

Memorable observations:

In the 30 years after he graduated from high school, Bruce Barclay’s name became a synonym on the West Shore for hard work, philanthropy and homegrown goodness.

April 3, 2008

It is clear in my client’s private life he has made an error of judgment.

— Attorney Matthew Gover
April 9, 2008

In Electrical Contracting, Reputation Means Everything

Home page, BBEC, Inc.
(Bruce Barclay, Electrical Contractor)

Suggested Bible reading for Mr. Barclay:

And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire.

— Matthew 18:9

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