Cop, Preacher Among Men Nabbed In Police Cruising-Ground Sting in Tampa

Police in Florida are not having it when it comes to public sex. We recently reported on a massive operation involving the arrest of some 600 men in parks around Palm Beach. Now comes word that four men in the Tampa Bay area were arrested yesterday for soliciting sex in Peace River Park.

This wouldn’t have anything to do with the fact that the Republican National Convention will be in Tampa this summer, does it? Naaah.

If it did, it’d be pretty ironic considering some of the guys who were nabbed: Evangelical minister Matthew Preston Clark (right) and retired police officer Carl Robert Kitchen.

Why, it’s the very sort of people who enforce good wholesome traditional values!

We don’t think anyone should have the book thrown at them for a little public hanky panky, but the hypocrisy is so fresh you could smear it on a bagel.

“It never ceases to amaze me when professionals such as preachers and law enforcement officers are engaged in such outrageous behavior,” in a statement, Sheriff Grady Judd said. “That type of behavior is not going to be tolerated in our parks. We want to ensure that all of our parks are safe for children and their families to enjoy. ”

Just make sure no GOP delegates wander into the park come August, sheriff. Those people are freaks!

Photos: Polk County Police Department, Blessed Assurance Temple