File under how freaking stupid can you be, pay for sex with a prostitute with checks and then claim you lost your check book.. what a wicked web we weave. Never mind his GOP affiliation and being an outspoken advocate for conservative christian groups, unbelievable. Maybe it would be easier for the GOPOWERFUL to legalize prostitution, then they could legalize their GOPERVERTINESS and stop embarassing their poor families. http://www.charlotte.com/407/story/204465.html KANNAPOLIS --Coy Privette, a retired Baptist pastor, conservative lawmaker and outspoken advocate for Christian groups, was charged Thursday with paying a prostitute for sex acts. The 74-year-old Cabarrus County commissioner was arrested at his home in Kannapolis early Thursday. He appeared before a Rowan County magistrate on six misdemeanor charges and was released on a promise to appear in court Aug. 22. He did not return e-mails or calls to his cell and home phones, and no one answered the door at his Kannapolis home. Privette, a prominent Republican with a 30-year career, is one of the state's most vocal opponents against alcohol sales and legal gambling. He also serves on the State Baptist Convention of North Carolina and as president of the Christian Action League of North Carolina. At a news conference in Raleigh late Thursday, the league's executive director announced Privette's suspension as president until his court case is resolved.