Fox News first reported that Rep. Mark Souder (R-IN) has announced that he will resign from his office, after news broke of an affair he was having with a part time staffer in his district office. Souder has been a vocal proponent of abstinence education and traditional family values, going so far as taping an interview on the benefits of abstinence with Tracy Jackson, the part-time staffer who is currently in news for having the extramarital affair with Mark Souder!
According to a website called Legistorm Jackson started working as “Special Assistant/Communications.” to Souder in late 2004. It is unclear what Souder’s resignation will do to abstinence education, but there is no way that this can be viewed as good news for those eager to spread the abstinence gospel.
(H/T Talking Points Memo)
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