Linda Wall, 61, a conservative
independent seeking a Virginia House of Delegates seat, has admitted
to having a relationship with a female minor when she was in her
In an interview with the Associated
Press, Wall confirmed that she had an affair with a student when
she was a junior high physical education teacher, but chalked it up
to a youthful indiscretion.
“I've never tried to hide that I was
in homosexuality,” Wall said. “If anybody Googles me, they would
find that out there.”
“Forty years ago I was a different
person. I was a heavy pot smoker with …. impaired judgment and
made some bad choices. You do that out of college sometimes. Some
people do, some people don't.”
Wall, who has lobbied lawmakers on
behalf of the Family Foundation, a group opposed to gay marriage and
allowing gay couples to adopt children, credited a Christian
conversion years ago with altering her sexual orientation.
After the district superintendent got
wind of the affair and confronted Wall, she resigned from the school
but was never criminally charged.