Photo op

Here’s the one photo this closeted GOP lawmaker wishes he could make disappear

Thank god it’s Friday? One Ohio-based Republican congressman had quite the week when it was discovered the ardent supporter of “committed natural marriage” was also fond of having gay sex at work.

Wes Goodman, self-described “Christian. American. Conservative. Republican,” resigned after getting busted for “inappropriate behavior” with another man in his office.

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In a statement released Wednesday, 33-year-old Goodman said:

We all bring our own struggles and our own trials into public life. That has been true for me, and I sincerely regret that my actions and choices have kept me from serving my constituents and our state in a way that reflects the best ideals of public service. For those whom I have let down, I’m sorry. As I move onto the next chapter of my life, I sincerely ask for privacy for myself, my family, and my friends.

We’re sure everyone will respect his wishes once their attention falls upon the next antigay politician caught having gay sex in the next day or so. In the meantime, let’s muse on this photo of Goodman in simpler times; those salad days when he could still proudly pose beside a sign promoting “Focus on the Family” — a listed anti-LGBT hate group — as dark clouds cinematically loom behind him.

There’s almost definitely something deeply ironic about all this.