This is Alabama’s fervidly antigay governor. He just got ‘caught having phonesex affair’ with an aide.

Gov. Robert Bentley (R-Ala.)

Gov. Robert Bentley (R-Ala.) AP

Despite having recently divorced his wife of 50 years, Alabama‘s governor Robert Bentley is a staunch supporter of “traditional marriage,” and has called gay marriage a “social experiment” that  “destroys the rights of children to be connected to their biological parents”.

Now, he’s been caught red-handed having phone-sex with an aide. Allegedly, Bentley was having an affair with Rebekah Caldwell Mason while still married to his wife; a tryst that ultiamtely led to the divorce.

Spencer Collier, the former secretary of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, says he saw text messages and heard recordings of highly explicit conversations between the two. Part of that recording was then published after Bentley denied the accusations.

In the recording, Bentley says he longs to fondle Ms. Mason’s breasts. Then he professes his love for her, evidently getting the order of this strategy confused.

Governor Bentley has apologized for it all. Yet he continues to claim he’s had no sexual relations with that woman.

Nevertheless, it’s desperately hypocritical behavior from a man who claims he’s “always believed in the Biblical definition of marriage as being between one man and one woman”, a tradition that has “been deeply rooted in our society for thousands of years”.

As Towleroad observed this morning, Rachel Maddow was quick to expose the Governor’s hypocrisy on her MSNBC show.

“This isn’t just a personal story,” she says.

“Governor Bentley ran for this office that he holds on the grounds that he was a family values candidate… a God fearing family man—whose campaign ads featured him talking about the Bible while posing with his wife and all of his grandkids.

“He ran as a man who so believes in the sanctity of traditional marriage that he would fight same-sex marriage with every fiber of his being.”

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