Gov. Rick Perry Reportedly Invested In Porn In 1995

A new scandalous story about Texas Governor Rick Perry is circulating today. According to a post on Gather.com. the governor who has constantly sought the support of religious conservatives was a former investor in a movie rental business that rented pornography back in 1995 until the far right American Family Association urged a federal obscenity investigation of the business putting Rick Perry’s financial investment in the company in jeopardy.

Perry reportedly invested as much as $10,000 in Movie Gallery, a video rental business that rented pornography along with mainstream films, unlike some other large video dealers who avoided adult material and only rented the mainstream stuff. However, once the right wing AFA sought to spur a federal obscenity investigation of the company, Perry sought to cut his connection to company to avoid either losing his investment or possible prosecution for conspiracy or racketeering if the company was ever indicted or found guilty of obscenity distribution. The Clinton Administration Justice Department did scale back obscenity prosecutions back in those days from the much more aggressive level of prosecutions during the Reagan and Bush years where the government seized millions in assets from a number of companies that were successfully prosecuted of obscenity distribution.

This latest revelation about Perry follows another story about an ad purchased in an Austin newspaper by a Ron Paul supporter offering to pay cash to anyone who will step forward and state that they had sex with the governor and presidential candidate.

There are many sex scandal rumor stories now circulating that the governor, who is a darling of the religious right, has been involved in a lifestyle of sexual excess while publicly proclaiming himself to be some sort of a religious conservative. Another new story claims some connection between Perry and an organization that helps to supposedly turn gay persons straight. There is now some speculation that Perry may may consider himself to be an ex-homosexual. And another story once placed Perry at a drag queen show in Florida where he reported paid $75 admission to attend.

If these stories prove to be true, then Gov. Perry may have sexual excesses that far exceed those of Bill Clinton, Anthony Wiener, or others involved in major political sex scandals. You only have to wonder why someone would run for president when so much political baggage could only blow up and embarrass them. Never has any politician been accused of so many sexual scandals that has made a run for the presidency. This is an unbelievable story here.

Update: A story run on DailyKOS on Thursday now claims that Perry helped to pass laws to protect the porn industry as governor while publicly condemning porn and even sponsoring prayer breakfast events. One such law offered tort lawsuit shield protection to porn companies that illegally distributed porn over state lines. DailyKOS also claims that Perry’s investment in Movie Gallery helped to distribute films such as “Teens With Tits”, “Teen Power #4″ and “Teens Never Say No”. Very nice, governor. Very nice indeed.

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  • Anonymous

    Gay or not I wouldn’t vote for him. 
    How is it we are given such poor choices when it comes to important voting?Ron Paul is the one clear choice. Believe it.Don’t let someone else decide he’s electable or not. I only hope people would listen to Him. They’ll be amazed at what they’ve been missing.

  • Anonymous

    Perry got a D in economics and failed courses in his major while attending Texas A&M. Why would I vote for a man who got a D in economics to run the largest economy in the world? Just look at this guy I wouldn’t let Perry anywhere near my children he gives me the creeps big time.

  • Anonymous

    Let’s see… Rick Perry invested in a video chain that rented movies all across the nation, the vast majority of which were NOT x-rated, but did have a small room where adults could, if they chose, rent adult fare. And yes, he got a D in Economics. We knew he was stupid when he was young; after college, he spent almost 20 years as a Democrat, culminating in running Al Gore’s Texas campaign in 1988.

    What else ya got?

    J.

  • Anonymous

    And Perry’s parents wern’t married  when he was born, I believe? I don’t really care myself.  Perry could always say his dad was a Democratic politician, and he is now sincere about his faith, that would give him cover. This is the problem when you go for an all- American haircomb like Edwards, Perry, Clinton, Trump. Obama’s rabbit ears save him..but there are rumours too about Obama, about Hillary and….

    • Anonymous

      If you don’t care about Perry’s parents’ marital status when he was born, Steve, why bring it up at all?

      Oh, that’s right, you don’t care about it, but you know that some might, and hold it against him.

      I once read a sci fi novel that told how an alien race handled illegitimacy. The children were given full membership in both families, but the parents were ostracized. Far more logical to me, if you’re going to make an issue of it.

      So, Steve, how many more places you gonna spread the “Rick Perry’s a bastard — not that there’ anything wrong with it!” meme? And are you on commission, or are you whoring out the smear for free?

      J.

      • Anonymous

        JT, I have to ask you, are you planning on renaming this site Wizbang Porn?

        • Anonymous

          Epador, that would imply that I have actual power in the Wizbang hierarchy, and would want it extended here. Neither of which is true.

          J.

        • http://wizbangpop.com/ Liz Star

          @DocEpador – you mean you haven’t found the Wizbang porn site yet?

  • Anonymous

    Who gives a crap if Perry invested in porn at one time , if he did? is anyone perfect? He is not professing to be God almighty. or Jesus himself. He is not professing  to be a minister, a preacher.  He believes in God, which says a lot more than  for some of the people who are running him down. Perry has NOT run gays down. He has said though he is not for gay marriage  personally, , he respects the rights of states to legalize igay marriage, That is a very open minded person, if you ask me. It is someone who respects a person’s rights.  Texas is the  only state in the  nation that has not declined badly in the recession.  All the largest cities in the  USa are the cities to where people have been moving for jobs,  , This is not the sign of a governor or his administration that  does not know  what they are doing.Anyone running a state that has done as well financially as Texas should  be respected, Instead Perry, the  governor of 11 years of Texas, longest serving governor in the  USa history is being run down by people who have no idea what they are talking about. It is disgusting. Obama took away the National Day of Prayer, a day the USa had for decades, for all religions  to ask God to guide our country. Apparently Obama is  so arrogant he does not think he or the USa need God’s guidance.  Go to the  site of teh National Black Republican Association. This group has always said that Obama is NOT whom they want to represent their race in history. Martin Luther King was a Republican. Vote for Perry and you will get jobs and respect for state’s and individual’s rights. Vote for Obama and you will get food stamps, welfare,  and a racist who said his white  grandmother  showed”  ‘typical white behavior.” He said that during the primaries. No one is perfect. But those who love to ruin   others always think they are perfect.  It is disgusting.

  • Anonymous

    Point accepted, probably beneath me but i said it only in the context of the post. You have said politics is a contact sport, and so it is. Hillary when asked  if Obama were a muslim, said “As far as I know (wink) he isn´t” Perry recently from ABC NEWS

    I think you want a president who is passionate about America — that’s in love with America,” Perry said during a visit to the Iowa State Fair on Monday.
    At a Republican Party event Monday night, a reporter asked Perry whether he was suggesting that President Obama does not love America.
    “You need to ask him,” Perry responded. “I’m saying, you’re a good reporter, go ask him”.

     Anyway, every one knows it is unimportant. whether your mother was unwed . Obama´s mother was I believe, I think his folks never married  and no one gets their nose out of join,  .for that. Perry´s mother never changed her name, that is all i know or care to know.I was saying it partly because it is so trivial, compared to..well I would´t mention any gay rumors  if I were in the Democrat.campaign . enough said. It could get ugly!

    • Anonymous

      Steve, what the hell happened? You used to be at least moderately respectable.

      First, you bring up allegations of whether or not Perry’s parents were married, which has frak-all to do with anything. Even you admit it’s utterly irrelevant.

      And then you try to cover your ass with trying to say “hey, Obama’s a bastard, too!” without doing the slightest bit of fact-checking. It took me about 15 seconds on Wikipedia to find out that his parents were married on February 2, 1961 and he was born on August 4, 1961 — meaning that she was three months pregnant when she wed.

      Hell, the whole “father returned to Africa, leaving behind a pregnant wife” thing pretty much puts the nail in that coffin. Remember that bit from the Obama hagiography?

      Steve, I find myself wondering — were you ever really semi-responsible and sane, or was that perception of mine colored by the context of being associated with the late, unlamented L** W***? Next to him, anyone looks decent.

      J.

  • Anonymous

    Wow, I  think i am sane. Normally  I factually check statements, Jay, my bad but it was at the end of a long post on pop culture. though part of me was wondering why conservatives have never made an issue of it ,if he was?. Paul is partly to blame I have really  let  down my guard about this sexual innuedo stuff. How do you really check it. You have to make lots of suppositions. You can´t just look it up on wikipedia. 

    But the people that are interested in it, don´t seem to really try to fact check any of it.  in a credible way. They are believers not really verifiers. Birthers, truthers, whatever seem to act in a parallel universe. But millions and millions-it really is amazing,  believe in these conspiracy theories, several, and even more hare-brained ones, and the sexual deviance of our politicians. Sometimes, I think religion is a large conspiracy theory too, anecdodtal evidence passed down, nothing that can stand  up to hard empiracal evidence

    Except for the Kennedy assassination.. JFK, everyone must have at least one, I am a firm believer in the cock up, theory of history… at least the way the Brits use the term, so am I sane again?

  • Anonymous

    This is a point in his favor, as far as I’m concerned.  I’d rather have a “let the good times roll” type of guy than an Ayatollah Khomeni.

  • http://wizbangpop.com/ Liz Star

    Just fyi – back in 1995 he invested in a movie rental company like Blockbuster. The company rented adult movies as well as Disney movies and everything in between. This is an example of people skewing a story to get a good headline to turn people against a political opponent (not you Paul – but the people who are throwing this out there to see if they can get any traction on it).

    @DocEpador:disqus
    SteveCrickmore075 – does anyone really want to to go anyone’s parent’s marital status in this election cycle? How many wives did Obama’s father have and were his parents actually married at all? Seriously? Does anyone want to even go there?Perry hasn’t made any secret that he started from humble beginnings and worked his way up (unlike Obama who went to the most expensive private school in the country when he lived in the country while he was growing up – but claimed he was a poor child raised by a single mother when he wasn’t).Politics is dirty business and its getting dirty early this year. Looks like they are trying to throw any and everything at Rick Perry.