Add activist blogger Mike Rogers to the list of people outing South Carolina Lieutenant Governor Andre Bauer.

Rogers, who claims a perfect outing record, said in a Monday post at that “Bauer is a closeted anti-gay politician.”

In June, openly lesbian politician Linda Ketner made a similar allegation about Bauer and two other South Carolina lawmakers during an interview published on the progressive political blog Fire Dog Lake.

“We have more gay people serving in South Carolina than probably in any place in the United States. They're just not out of the closet,” she said, then gave the examples of U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham, South Carolina State Senator Glenn McConnell and Lieutenant Governor Andre Bauer. Ketner, who came close to unseating incumbent South Carolina Representative Henry Brown last November, later apologized for her remarks.

As South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford resisted calls to step down over an embarrassing sex scandal in July, his likely replacement quickly went on the offensive, and without prompting denied rumors that he was gay.

“One word, two letters. 'No.' Let's go ahead and dispel that now,” Bauer said in an interview with The State, then added, “Is Andre Bauer gay? That is now the story. We're a long way from where we were a week ago.”

Bauer calls himself “South Carolina's hardest working elected official” and is considered a social conservative, appearing often with anti-gay former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee. He assumed office in 2003 after serving in both chambers of the legislature.

Rogers' work recently appeared in Director Kirby Dick's controversial documentary Outrage. The film looks at the lives of gay politicians who remain deep in the closet and actively support an anti-gay agenda.

In his post, Rogers cites several unnamed sources as confirming Bauer's sexual orientation, including one man who says: “I've had sex with him on two separate occasions.”

On the Net: Mike Rogers' blog is at