Homosexual Seattle Mayor Resigns After Fifth Man, a Cousin, Accuses Him of Past Sexual Abuse

SEATTLE, Wash. — The openly homosexual mayor of Seattle has resigned from office after a fifth man, a cousin, has accused him of past sexual abuse.

Despite his decision to step down, Mayor Ed Murray continues to deny any wrongdoing. He has asserted that the accusations are political and meant to target him as a homosexual.

“While the allegations against me are not true, it is important that my personal issues do not affect the ability of our city government to conduct the public’s business,” he said in a statement on Tuesday.

Joseph Dyer, now 54, alleges that when he was 13, Murray physically forced himself on him as they shared a bedroom for a year at Dyer’s mother’s house.

But Murray says that no abuse ever occurred, and that the accusation is just part of a years-long familial fight.

“There’s been numerous fights between our two families for many years, and much ugliness. I guess they see me down and out, and they want to finish me off,” he told the Seattle Times.

As previously reported, earlier this year, concerns were also raised after Oregon Child Protective Services records from the 1980’s surfaced, showing that investigators had that concluded that Murray had abused foster son Jeff Simpson as a teen.

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Simpson is now 49, and has unavailingly sought to sue Murray. Simpson met Murray while living at the Perry Center for Children, where Murray worked with youth.

“When I was 13, it wasn’t just molesting; he raped me,” he told local television station KIRO. “But it’s something that for a while was happening daily.”

The outlet obtained the documents following a public records request, and learned that Murray was never charged because the Multnomah County prosecutor’s office found Simpson to be emotionally unstable.

While caseworker Judy Butler concluded in 1984 that “Jeff Simpson has been sexually abused by … Edward Murray,” Deputy District Attorney Mary Tomlinson also noted that prosecutors “could not be sure of meeting the high burden of proof in a criminal case—of proof beyond a reasonable doubt and to a moral certainty.”

“However, this in no way means that the District Attorney’s Office has decided Jeff’s allegations are not true,” she added.

Murray was prohibited from serving as a foster parent in the future.

When questioned about the matter in April, Murray’s spokesman, Jeff Reading, asserted that the the mayor was being targeted because he is homosexual. Murray “married” his partner, Michael Shiosaki, in 2013 at St. Mark’s Cathedral in Seattle. The two had met 22 years ago.

“The two older accusations were promoted by extreme right-wing anti-gay activists in the midst of the marriage equality campaign, and were thoroughly investigated and dismissed by both law enforcement authorities and the media,” Reading stated.

Three other men—Lloyd Anderson, Delvonn Heckard and Maurice Levon Jones—have alleged that Murray paid them drug money for sex in the 1980’s. Heckard has filed a lawsuit over the matter.

Murray has resisted calls to resign for the past five months, but following the latest accusation, he said he felt it was for the best that he leave office.

“I am proud of what we have accomplished together at the City during my time as mayor … but it has also become clear to me that in light of the latest news reports it is best for the city if I step aside,” he remarked in a statement. “To the people of this special city and my dedicated staff, I am sorry for this painful situation.”

Simpson expressed relief after receiving word of the resignation.

“I couldn’t believe it. I was like, you know what? God is good,” he told the Seattle Times. “When you’re doing the right thing and don’t quit before the miracle, God takes care of stuff. It’s just on His time.”

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  • Amos Moses – He>i

    /SMH …. so lets just SAY this is a false accusation …. i have no idea if it is true or not …….. even with five alleged victims ….. this is exactly what you can expect by allowing this kind of public “openness” of depravity ….. this is nothing new ….

    • brucewang

      The story mentions nobody publicly being open about depravity. The story is about a mayor who happens to be homosexual. Which isn’t a crime and wouldn’t cause anyone to not be able to function as mayor, especially when you look at the other openly gay politicians in the world. If the allegations against this man are true then it’s a different matter, but no one should assume they are just because he is homosexual.

      • Amos Moses – He>i

        openly homosexual is open depravity ……….. and he does not just “happen to be homosexual” ….. another lie of the world ………

        • brucewang

          Openly homosexual is only openly honest. You have no right to call people you don’t know depraved – there are homosexuals who do as the religious folk ask, after all, and never touch another human being. Given that those ones have bended to your ridiculous insistence that they avoid sexual contact, I don’t know how you can still call them “depraved”. Unless you now want to move into thought police territory.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            “Openly homosexual is only openly honest”

            it is being openly honest ABOUT being openly depraved …. no virtue there ……..

            “You have no right to call people you don’t know depraved”

            i do not …. SCRIPTURE DECLARES what it is …….

          • brucewang

            No, it’s only the bigoted and the willfully ignorant of medical science who would call something that is beyond anyone’s control “depraved”. Didn’t you read what I said? Homosexuality isn’t what you do. It’s what you are. So a person is born and discovers they are homosexual. By your understanding, scripture has already judged them and damned them before they’ve even lifted a finger. That’s nuts. No matter how you slice it, that’s nuts. Even if that person never has human contact at all, they are still homosexual.

            I thumbed you down for this comment. I just wanted you to know that. Because you are so utterly deserving of it.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            please …. you are boring me with your diatribe about science and truth … when you have none ……… homosexuality is depravity ….. this is a christian site … clean off your glasses and figure out where you are …………

          • brucewang

            That’s your whole problem, you think Christians are supposed to behave the way you are behaving.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            nope … CHRIST has said how we are to act and behave ……….

          • brucewang

            So why aren’t you following his instructions?

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            you do not know what he told us as YOU REJECT SCRIPTURE ….. and since YOU SAY THERE IS NO GOD ….. so what ……………. what do you care ……..

          • brucewang

            We aren’t talking about me, we’re talking about you. Stop deflecting, and tell me why you think it makes you more of a Christian to be less kind and less charitable to your fellow human beings. What kind of example are you setting for Christians, if someone were interested in becoming one?

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            nope ….. YOU are making an APPEAL to a MORAL STANDARD set by GOD …. and YOU have OPENLY REJECTED that standard and GOD ……. WHY do you think you then get to turn around and STEAL from that MORAL STANDARD that you openly state THAT YOU REJECT …….

          • brucewang

            We’re talking about YOU and your despicable treatment of homosexuals which you like to consider a loving act indicative of your Christian faith. If that is the moral standard you are living by I think you got something very messed up along the way. Hate is not a family value, as the meme so often says.

  • 5th one huh? Why wasn’t something done with the other 4?

    • Tangent002

      Ask Bill Cosby.

      • Who the heck knows? His money? People scare to stand up for truth afraid it would ostracize a whole race of our citizens & they be called racist? I don’t get that one either.

  • Jerome Horwitz

    So basically what we have is a serial sexual predator who needs to be in jail, but likely will never see the inside of a prison cell because he’s a homosexual in Washington state.

    • Basically

    • mr goody two shoes

      A evil life lead does no real harm except to itself in the end. A Luther quote.

  • Matthew 18:6 KJV
    “But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.”

  • Amos Moses – He>i

    Rosie O’Donnell’s Ex-Wife Michelle Rounds Reportedly Dies of Suicide

    Michelle Rounds, former spouse of Rosie O’Donnell and co-partner to their daughter Dakota, died on Monday, September 11 at her home of an apparent suicide. TMZ was first to report the news, which the comedian and former television host acknowledged in a statement to People.

    /SMH …. so sad …. and the unfortunate thing is ….. this is the way of things for those who reject Gods order and think they can order things as they deem fit …. and it seems that it is too late for Ms. Rounds ……

  • mr goody two shoes

    What’s worse for society murders or homosexuals.. I honestly don’t know for sure but would say homosexuality is worse since so many now accept it.