When the aide (who began recording the bizarre conversation) refused to play Courser's game, the state representative got angry and sent the email himself from an anonymous address.
The email was received by several GOP operatives who read all about how Courser was both a "gun-toting, Bible-thumping, c**k-sucking freak" and a "bisexual porn-addicted sex deviant." His logic was flawless: If he wasn't in fact "f*****g and screwing man-on-man" like the emails claimed, then surely his alleged trysts with Gamrat were equally a bunch of made-up nonsense.
"To prove I'm not bisexual, I will now not have sex with a man! ... There!"
For a while, things seemed to have actually worked out for Courser ... until he fired the aide who had proof that the emails were phony. Of course, the aide went straight to the newspapers and offered up the recording, sending reporters and late-night comics into a state of utter euphoria. Courser resigned in shame, while Gamrat was expelled, which we suppose beats a double suicide by poison and dagger.