Did ANYONE really expect him to come clean?
Despite mounting evidence against Joe Simpson that points to validity behind reports that he's been involved in gay affairs with both a male escort and a 21-year-old aspiring actor that have led to his upcoming divorce, don't expect to hear anything but denial from him regarding the claims!
But according to closes close to the former Christian youth pastor, it's not because the stories are false!
“Joe doesn’t want to publicly admit he’s gay. Despite his alleged dalliances with gay men, he’s still a devout family man. He knows he’s deeply embarrassed Tina, Jessica and Ashlee, especially by the way he’s been outed. As a matter of respect to them, he’s decided that he won’t be commenting about his sexuality; it’s a private discussion for their ears only. He feels terrible for hurting Tina in such a way, especially because their relationship was built upon the foundation of a beautiful friendship. Joe’s also afraid of destroying his reputation as a pastor and a Christian. In his youth group he spoke against homosexuality and taught his kids that it was wrong. He would look pretty hypocritical if he came out now.”
While we certainly sympathize with him wanting to spare his family from humiliation, if all of this is true, we'd have to argue that by deceiving them and attempting to hide his behavior, the damage is already done!
At this point, all he'll be doing is lying to himself, and seeing as that's what put him in this mess to begin with, we have to question what makes him think that it will work now?
The only place to move now is forward, and we sincerely hope that he can come to realize that!
ESPECIALLY if he's going to be color-coordinating his pastels! LOLz!
[Image via Pacific Coast News Online.]