Ex-Gay Candidate Linda Wall Slept With Underage Student, Blames Weed

Linda Wall is a right-wing independent candidate for Virginia’s House of Delegates. She’s also a onetime lobbyist for the anti-LGBT Family Foundation who says Christian conversion therapy helped her become heterosexual.  Oh, and she slept with one of her underage female students back when she was a junior-high school gym teacher in the early 1970s. Oops.

In an interview with the Associated Press Wall confirmed she had “sexual relations with a minor” some 40 years ago when she taught phys ed. But while her homosexuality was a sinful lifestyle she had to exorcise, Wall, 61, seems to dismiss statutory rape as a youthful indiscretion.

“Forty years ago I was a different person. I was a heavy pot smoker with … impaired judgment and made some bad choices,” she said. “You do that out of college sometimes. Some people do, some people don’t.”

Technically Wall could still be prosecuted, as there is no statute of limitations on felonies in Virginia. But her victim would have to come forward and press charges.

Source:  AP via Towleroad