|Bill Pryor in the NLU band|
Why did U.S. Circuit Judge Bill Pryor use his real name to be published with a gallery of nude photographs that appeared at the badpuppy.com gay-pornography Web site in 1997? That has been a frequently asked question since we broke the story in 2013 of Pryor's foray into gay porn while a student at Northeast Louisiana University (NLU, now University of Louisiana Monroe).
Shane Rogers-Mauro, who says Pryor sexually harassed him (and others) while the two were classmates at NLU in the early to mid 1980s, has a likely answer: It was Pryor's way of trying to fit in with a campus gay community that tended to see him as an annoying gossip because of his abrasive personality and oft-espoused right-wing views. Says Rogers-Mauro, in an interview with Legal Schnauzer:
Bill was crazy, and it was crazy to do that photo shoot. He was trying to fit in. He did that to be higher up in the gay community., he thought it might push him ahead. That is definitely his face.
That's the kind of off-centered thinking that makes Pryor a poor fit for any kind of judicial role, Rogers-Mauro says:
Bill never did have a conscience in the time I knew him. I don't know about his childhood, but it must have been a bad one. It must be horrible to have him in court because he's not impartial. and cases before him must be a sham.
A person without a conscience is, by definition, a sociopath. Rogers-Mauro does not use that term to describe Pryor, but he speaks to traits that point to sociopathy, including an incident where Pryor outed Rogers-Mauro to members of a band honor fraternity at NLU:
He toyed with closeted gay folks. Back then, it was a demon, and he was into outing certain people. That's a nasty thing. He would mess with people's lives and didn't give a second thought. It was part of his illness. . . .
This is very personal for me. It's not where our country needs to go; we deserve better. We can deal with a conservative on the court, but not like this. Bill is cruel. Smashing the head of a kitten is equal to Bill Pryor. He's that nasty.
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