To: I got the rope
Let me add that I think the man who molested him should be prosecuted if it is not too late. If it is, he should be exposed by name so that he cannot victimize anyone else. Nothing makes me more angry than the sexual abuse of children. But it doesn't change the truth about this guy's own sinful heart, lusts, deeds, etc., any more than a child who is beaten has an excuse to grow up and to beat his own offspring. Everyone has a story. It's no excuse. You sin because you are a sinner, not because you were sinned against.
posted on 04/30/2006 6:08:26 PM PDT
by The Ghost of FReepers Past
(Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light..... Isaiah 5:20)
To: The Ghost of FReepers Past
I'm not convinced it was a man (i.e. an adult). From the article: (bold emphasis mine)
There was no father figure around and, as a boy, he was molested by a male in his church. The molestation started when he was 13 years old and continued until he was 17.
But from the time Foster was 11 years of age, he was attracted to other boys. He didn't have a name for the strange feelings he was experiencing, but he knew he was different from other boys.
Sounds like it was consensual (as much as it can be, at least) activity with another teen probably around his age, especially since he claims the attraction predated the supposed molestation. It happens.
posted on 04/30/2006 11:49:09 PM PDT
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