Even in my worst days as a drunk, there were things I did not do.
Alcohol never made me hit on teen-age girls (unless I was a teen-age boy at the time). I never sent heavy-breathing emails to interns who worked under me at magazines. I didn’t drive a bunch of kids to Morton’s for a steak. Maybe that’s because alcoholism and homosexual predation are two separate things, and I only suffered from the former. Foley trying to conflate the two is pathetic: I’m not making excuses, but demon rum made me a gay creep! Alcoholism is a serious disorder that begins when a person with the genetic predisposition starts drinking. Yup, alcohol makes you horny. But it doesn’t cause sexual perversion. As for the entire molestation causing the victim to molest thing, that’s above my knowledge to understand; I’m not a shrink.
I guess I’m just sick and tired of the way the once-Christian, once-tough, once great Alcoholics Anonymous has turned into Oprah’s green room. If you’re a drunk, you’re a drunk. Don’t drag in your sexual dysfunction. Then again, the way A.A. is going these days, Foley will probably fit in fine: