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Elected Official Says TSA Pat Downs Promote 'Homosexual Agenda'

7:13 PM, Nov 29, 2010   |    comments
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STERLING, Va. (WUSA) -- Eugene Delgaudio is an elected official on the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors. He is also President of Public Advocate of the United States.

Delgaudio writes for the Public Advocate, a conservative, non-profit organization.

A widely distributed e-mail written by Delgaudio for the Public Advocate about TSA, claims the pat downs are part of a "Homosexual Agenda." And he criticizes TSA's non-discrimination hiring policy.

"It's the federal employee's version of the Gay Bill of Special Rights... That means the next TSA official that gives you an 'enhanced pat down' could be a practicing homosexual secretly getting pleasure from your submission," Delgaudio wrote.

9NEWS NOW spoke with Delgaudio on the phone, but he said he would not comment on camera. He said his job for the Public Advocate is separate from his job as an elected official.

Some Loudoun County residents like Maria Afsharjavan, say elected officials should not be allowed to publish discriminatory opinions.

But others, like Russ Glaum, say politicians have a right to have a public and private job.

Delgaudio said he makes $40,000 a year as a supervisor. But he makes $150,000 as president of the Public Advocate. He says the voters that elected him three times, know about his private job.

Part of his official role on the Board of Supervisors includes representing the county in the Dulles Area Transportation Association.

Written by Lindsey Mastis
9NEWS NOW & wusa9.com

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