The National Field Director and deputy political director for the Republican National Committee Daniel Gurley solicited unprotected sex and multiple sex partners in an online profile at Gay.com, in seeming contradiction with the Party's call for abstinence and positions on gay issues.
His adult chat profile soliciting men for unprotected sex and said he has sex three to five times weekly was discovered yesterday by activist Michael Rogers of blogACTIVE.com.
Gurley admitted to RAW STORY Tuesday he had a profile in his America Online screenname.
That screenname is the same name which appeared in his Gay.com profile yesterday, which was deleted early this morning.
Gurley said he deleted his profile around the time RAW STORY ran an interview with him Sept. 27. He suggested that someone might have re-registered under his name.
Gay.com, however, disagreed. Public relations directed an inquiry to a customer service representative who said that would not be possible.
"We don't allow screennames to be reused," she said.
His public profile states that he is seeking "action/sex," is in an "open relationship" and that his partner and himself "enjoy playing together when we can." His private adult profile is more direct, soliciting unsafe sex and detailing more personal information.
Asked if he remembered soliciting unprotected sex, Gurley said, "I don't remember specifics." He declined to discuss any details of his original profile.
Gurley said that he would not allow gay.com to release their logs which might prove that he deleted the profile months ago.
"I would not authorize Gay.com like I wouldn't authorize them to look at my bank records, or anything else electronic," he said.
In a September interview published by RAW STORY, Gurley said he would not speak about anti-gay marriage flyers the party mailed in the South, which said liberals would ban bibles and legalize homosexual marriage. As National Field Director, he would have a hand in political mailings.
He did, however, intimate that he might not agree with some of the party's tenets.
"I, like anyone else, have policy disagreements with any number of elected officials," Gurley said. "I don't expect to agree with everything that everybody says."
He stated that he had read the 2004 Republican Party platform, approved in August.
It begins, "Ronald Reagan believed that people were basically good, and had the right to be free. He believed that bigotry and prejudice were the worst thing a person could be guilty of."
The platform includes a bolded section titled, "Ensuring Equal Opportunities." The section leads with the sentence, "Our nation is a land of opportunity for all, and our communities must represent the idea of equality for every citizen."
This doesn't, however, apply to gay Americans.
"We believe that neither federal nor state judges nor bureaucrats should force states to recognize other living arrangements as equivalent to marriage."
"After more than two centuries of American jurisprudence , and millenia of human experience, a few judges and local authorities are presuming to change the most fundamental institution of civilization, the union of a man and a woman in marriage."