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Judge Says Defendant is 'Gayer Than a Sweet Smelling Jock Strap'

By Cynthia Hsu, Esq. on May 13, 2011 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

All you athletes out there, take out your jock strap. Go ahead and put your nose into it. Take a deep whiff. Smell that?

Judge Philip Kirk of Wisconsin sure does. Demonstrating his knowledge of sweaty undergarments, the judge not only declared that jock straps smell "sweet," but that they are also "gay."

"I think you were born gayer than a sweet smelling jock strap," were his exact words to convicted molester Delton Gorges during his sentencing, reports Fox 6.

Gorges, who was a school bus driver for 33 years, pleaded no contest to charges that he sexually assaulted young boys, reports The Appleton Post-Crescent.

Gorges has repeatedly denied that he was gay. Judge Kirk decided to school the former school bus driver on his sexuality.

"I think that if anyone believes that in the last 10 years or 15 years all of a sudden you developed an interest in homosexuality and young boys, then I must have looked ravishing in my prom dress this year," Kirk said in court, according to Fox 6.

So, why bring up prom dresses and jock straps? According to Gorges' attorney, Judge Kirk "will tell you what he is thinking even if the expression of those thoughts is... unconventional," reports Fox 6. Judge Kirk apparently believes that Gorges himself was a victim of homophobia in the 1940s and 1950s.

Wait, so... why bring up prom dresses and jock straps?

"No one knew there was a closet to come out of in those days. You know you had to be very careful, because you could have found your penis floating in the Wolf as a walleye bait. It was a terrible life to have to life," Judge Kirk said, reports Fox 6.

Undoubtedly, the 40s and 50s were a terrible time to be homosexual in America. Rampant homophobia meant gays had to put up with demeaning insults. Kind of like a barb about how a "sweet-smelling jockstrap" is gay. Or people making a mental link between pedophilia and homosexuality.

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