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  • Sex offender accused of assaulting teen was in U.S. illegally, officials say [CA]

    07/21/2015 4:52:48 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 10 replies ^ | July 21, 2015 | Cindy Chang
    A convicted sex offender charged last week with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in Santa Clarita is in the country illegally and had recently been released on bail from immigration custody, according to federal authorities. Keane Dean, 26, a citizen of the Philippines, was released in April on $10,000 bond so he could be free while he contested his immigration case. He had been targeted for deportation because of his criminal record. The 14-year-old girl, who was found in Dean's garage, told investigators that Dean befriended her at a grocery store the previous day, according to the Los Angeles County...
  • How photo of a lesbian kiss led to the downfall of the Duggars and exposed their darkest family [tr]

    06/12/2015 1:11:21 PM PDT · by C19fan · 163 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 12, 2015 | Daniel Bates
    The Duggar family sowed the seeds for their own downfall nearly a year ago when they sent out a hate-filled robocall to their entire town, Daily Mail Online can reveal The sequence of events which ended with son Josh being revealed as a child abuser began last August when they sent out the message to all the residents of Tontitown, Arkansas. The call urged them to vote against new laws preventing anti-gay discrimination laws and among those who heard it was Tandra Barnfield, a lesbian whose family know the Duggars. In protest Barnfield posed outside the Duggar home kissing her...
  • Recent 911 call made regarding Duggar family in midst of alleged new investigation

    06/11/2015 8:18:07 PM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies ^ | June 11, 2015 | Tribune Media Wire
    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — A new investigation has reportedly been launched against the Duggar family, just days after molestation claims surfaced involving Josh Duggar. A report by In Touch Weekly says the family was being investigated as recently as late May when a Washington County Department of Human Services worker called 911 claiming they were being denied access to a minor in the Duggar family. On May 19, news broke that Josh had molested five girls when he was just 14. It later came out that four of the victims were his sisters, and in an interview that aired this month...
  • Moving on! Removal trucks spotted at disgraced Josh Duggar's D.C. rental home

    06/09/2015 6:15:05 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 107 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 9 June 2015 | DAVID MCCORMACK and HAZEL JONES
    With his political career in tatters following his admission that he molested four of his sisters as a 14-year-old, Josh Duggar and his family are moving away from Washington D.C. and back to Arkansas to be near the Duggar family compound in Tontitown. Moving trucks were spotted outside the 19 Kids and Counting star's five-bedroom home in Oxon Hill, Maryland, on Tuesday, just days after his parents and sisters sat down with Fox News' Megyn Kelly to try and defend his past 'mistakes.' Josh, 27, had lived in the home with his wife, Anna, and their three (soon to be...
  • Mike Huckabee continues vocal defense of Duggars

    06/10/2015 7:50:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Yahoo ^ | June 9, 2015 | Dylan Stableford
    Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee is continuing his vocal defense of the Duggars, stars of TLC’s top-rated reality show “19 Kids and Counting,” in the wake of the molestation scandal that has enveloped the Arkansas family. “In every family we deal with crises, we deal with issues,” Huckabee, a former Arkansas governor, told Fox News’ Megyn Kelly on Monday. “I was just stunned and shocked that, number one, the victims were exploited in this by the media for their own purposes — there was no interest in the media to protect those girls.”
  • How Should Christians Respond to Abuse Situations Like the Duggars'?

    06/10/2015 9:08:32 AM PDT · by Morgana · 46 replies
    Relavant ^ | June 5, 2015 | Boz Tchividjian
    We’ve been hearing about the issue of sibling abuse lately because of the Duggar situation. How should Christians handle issues of abuse? First and foremost, it’s important for parents to not ignore the suspected abuse. Sometimes the thought is almost too much to comprehend, so it’s easier to just assume the best and hope it’s not happening—and that’s a big mistake. The best thing parents can do is address the situation head-on. I would encourage parents to speak to a qualified child psychologist in their area. Then I always recommend that when it doubt, always contact law enforcement. This is...
  • Vanity: Perspective from Arkansas on Duggar Situation National Media Does Not Know

    06/10/2015 10:54:02 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 113 replies
    Hey guys! I live near and know the Duggars. I thought maybe I would provide a little perspective on why this is happening now. I'll use a timeline as that may be the easiest way to show events. Fall/November 2014 - Fayetteville Arkansas, a notoriously liberal and hippy community tries to pass a Trans-gender Equality law/ordinance. The ordinance would have forced businesses and churches to accept gays and trans-genders in their bathrooms and businesses. It was quite a heinous ordinance. Michelle Duggar began making robo calls against the ordinance. The Duggars used their influence, money and everything they had to...
  • The Gay Community's Contribution To Bringing Down The Duggars

    06/08/2015 1:16:50 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 252 replies
    Multiple | June 8, 2015
    In a minute, I will get to the two gay persons involved in exposing this and the porn history behind the magazine In Touch. First, I of course want to say that Josh Duggar’s actions were inexcusable, lest anyone accuse me of supporting what he did. I realize the media would have had no “dirt” on them had this not happened. That said, I listened to the interview with his parents, and I listened to the interview with the victims. I do believe the parents tried to do the right thing. They ultimately did get him help and contact the...
  • Duggar Parents Lying to Protect Son Josh? Expert Says '19 Kids and Counting' Parents were Untruthful

    06/06/2015 7:27:07 PM PDT · by Morgana · 323 replies ^ | June 6, 2015 | Keerthi Mohan
    Here are five times where Glass felt the "19 Kids and Counting" parents were trying to hide the truth, according to Radar Online. Michelle Duggar volunteers too much information – Watch closely the entire interview and one would easily note that Michelle is constantly giving away more information than required. This, according to Glass, is a form of deception. Michelle Duggar looks for reassurance – All throughout the interview Michelle looks at her husband for reassurance. This and the fact that she gives away too much information are hints that the whole thing was rehearsed, believes Glass. "Michelle Duggar it...
  • JOSH DUGGAR: Hideous Hypocrite Or A Broken Dude Trying To Do What's Right?

    06/06/2015 10:48:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    Townhall ^ | June 7, 2015 | Doug Giles
    I’ve never watched The Duggars' "Reality Show". The initial and subsequent promos for it never really flicked my switch. There wasn’t enough crap blowing up, guns blazing, mud soaked monster Jeeps slingin’ caliche, or… enough crap blowing up. For moi, sitting around and watching a couple with nineteen kids wearing Mormon dresses with Pentecostal hairdos do chores and squabble about Scrabble didn’t really pique my interests. Call me carnal. No, when I watch TV it’s either the news, Netflix, Hitchens on YouTube, chick flicks (for my wife), horror movies and/or warrior pics for me or one of Mark Sullivan's dangerous...
  • It Is Time to Dump the Duggars

    06/07/2015 2:45:25 PM PDT · by upchuck · 131 replies
    breitbart ^ | June 5, 2015 | John Nolte
    There is no moral world in which any of this is okay.
  • Meet the Terrible Porn Publisher Behind the Outing of the Duggar Abuse Story

    06/07/2015 10:10:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 449 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | June 6, 2015 | Paula Bolyard
    Jill Dillard: "They're used to exploiting women." In an interview with Fox News host Megyn Kelly that ran on Friday, two of the Duggar daughters who were victims of their brother’s inappropriate sexual touching called out the magazine that illegally released the records that not only revealed the identity of their brother Josh (who was a juvenile at the time), but also indirectly identified the victims.Jill Dillard, the second daughter of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, told Kelly that she suspected there might be an agenda behind the story. “I mean, I know that the tabloids that released this, even...
  • Pedophiles Off The Hook?

    06/06/2015 7:59:09 AM PDT · by snowcloud · 59 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 060515 | Leigh Bravo
    In this day and age of social media and technology, we have all been made more aware of sexual predators and their actions than ever before. The question remains, do we still believe that sex with children is a crime, or are we now giving a pass to pedophiles in the name of sexual freedom? Recently, all over the news and social media, ad nauseam, has been the story of the Duggars. This was a case of sexual abuse of 5 underage victims by Josh Duggar, when he was a teenager. The press had no issues with the questionable release...
  • An 11-year-old reported being raped twice, wound up with a conviction

    03/14/2015 3:35:31 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/14/2015 | Joanna Walters
    Almost seven years ago, a troubled 11-year-old girl reported that she had been raped — twice — in her Northwest Washington neighborhood. Despite medical evidence of sexual assault, records show that no suspects were arrested and the cases were given only sporadic attention by the police . Instead, in the second case, the police had the girl, Danielle Hicks-Best, charged with filing a false report. After Danielle’s family agreed to what her parents say was a poorly understood plea, she was convicted and made a ward of the court. She spent the next few years in and out of detention...
  • Police: Man booked for child sex abuse charges after incident in pool

    03/05/2015 4:25:11 PM PST · by Colofornian · 49 replies (Provo Herald) ^ | Feb. 25, 2015 | Kurt Hanson
    LEHI — Officers booked a man Wednesday afternoon after a 10-year-old girl disclosed the suspect had sexually abused her last summer. During an interview at the Children’s Justice Center, the victim said she was swimming at a neighbor’s home in Lehi during the summer of 2014. During that time, the neighbor’s uncle, Jeff Hunt, came out and got in the pool with the victim and with her friends. They started to play a game of “shark,” but during the game, Hunt, 42, reportedly made the victim grab and squeeze his crotch underwater. She also stated he had reached up and...
  • Three brothers ‘abused 54 girls in Rotherham - but remain at large’ ( UK )

    10/29/2014 1:14:17 PM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    Sheffield Telegraph ^ | 28 October 2014
    Three brothers alleged to have abused more than 50 girls in Rotherham remain at large - despite police being told about their activities more than a decade ago, it has been claimed. A former Rotherham Council researcher said mentions of the brothers, who are of Pakistani descent, featured ‘very heavily’ in a dossier she produced for police in 2001 on suspected abusers in the town. But the information was never acted upon - and the researcher has told MPs that the men have never been prosecuted for the alleged abuse, despite facing other charges on different criminal matters. In her...
  • Rotherham child sexual abuse scandal is tip of iceberg, says police chief ( UK )

    10/23/2014 6:55:29 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 15 October 2014 | Randeep Ramesh
    Child exploitation is a hidden crime, and offences at home are the biggest concern, says Norfolk chief constable Simon Bailey. There will be more Rotherham-style child sexual exploitation scandals unearthed in the coming months as the “stone is lifted” on the scale of abuse perpetrated on the young, one of Britain’s top police officers has warned. In an interview with the Guardian, Simon Bailey, chief constable of Norfolk police, who is the leading officer concerned with child abuse within the Association of Chief Police Officers, said that sex crimes involving children had for “too long been a hidden crime”. He...
  • Did you see this? Joe Paterno July 4 cloud

    07/06/2013 5:49:40 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 60 replies
    Big Ten Network ^ | 7-6-13 | Brent Yarina
    Before the annual July 4 fireworks Thursday in Happy Valley, an eerily familiar looking cloud emerged. Like, a cloud that resembled the school’s late football coach Joe Paterno. Seriously. Check out the picture sent to Paterno’s son, Jay, in this post.
  • 11-Year-Old Fathers Child With 36-Year-Old Woman

    06/15/2013 6:24:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Saturday, June 15, 2013
    Woman and boy live in the main North Island district of AucklandAn 11-year-old New Zealand boy was reported on Saturday to have fathered a child with the 36-year-old mother of a school friend, raising questions on why women cannot be charged with rape in the country. Counsellors working in the area of child sexual abuse said the case highlighted a lack of attention to women as potential offenders, according to the New Zealand Herald, which reported the story. The case has also prompted an examination of the law, under which the crime of rape applies only to men.
  • 'I Was Born This Way'

    06/09/2013 8:20:56 AM PDT · by neverdem · 70 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 9, 2013 | Clayton E. Cramer
    One of the more effective arguments used by those arguing for same-sex marriage and sexual orientation anti-discrimination laws is that homosexuals have no choice in the matter -- that sexual orientation is something that you are born with, and you can't change it. The claim is that this is a natural part of human variability, no different from skin color or hair color or how tall you are. As an acquaintance -- a generally conservative, gay high power rifle shooter (talk about being a member of the world's smallest cross-section of identity groups) told me once, "Why would anyone choose...
  • Woman charged with prostituting children

    03/16/2013 9:56:52 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 9 replies
    RN-T.Com Rome News Tribune ^ | March 16,2013 | by Kim Sloan, Staff Writer
    A woman arrested in December for allowing men to touch three young children is facing more charges along with her boyfriend, according to jail records and District Attorney Leigh Patterson. Dora Vanessa Gomez, 23, of 84 S. Orchid St., Ellijay, was booked into the Floyd County Jail on a bench warrant charging her with felony pandering a person under the age of 18, felony pimping a person under the age of 18, two felony counts of child molestation and two felony counts of sexual battery. Gomez was arrested on Dec. 7 on two counts of first-degree cruelty to children and...
  • Sources: Joe Paterno's statue stays

    07/14/2012 3:17:10 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 102 replies
    ESPN ^ | Saturday, July 14, 2012
    The embattled members of Penn State's Board of Trustees quietly have decided to leave Joe Paterno's statue standing -- at least for now and, some hope, forever, according to sources with firsthand knowledge of the trustees' private discussions this week. The trustees' reluctance to remove the statue is motivated, in part, by a desire not to offend alumni and students who adore the late coach despite the damning findings of his role in the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse cover-up detailed in the Freeh report, the sources said. Some trustees also said in interviews they want to resist being pressured...
  • Expert: U.S. AG's New Strategy to Stop Sexual Abuse of Children is Flawed

    08/05/2010 4:05:51 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 6 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/5/10 | James Tillman
    WASHINGTON, DC, August 5, 2010 ( - This Monday, Attorney General Eric Holder announced the "first ever National Strategy for Child Exploitation Prevention and Interdiction."  The strategy is meant to provide a comprehensive threat assessment of the dangers children face, including child pornography, online stalking, and child sex tourism, and to outline how to fight them.Robert Peters, President of Morality in Media (MIM), nevertheless pointed out that Holder's plan ignores an important fact: the proliferation of hardcore pornography leads to the sexual exploitation of children in a variety of ways.  Holder's plan, he believes, thus ignores an important cause of...
  • Radio Ad: If Dad Gives His Little Daughter a Bath and Puts Her to Bed, Call the Cops!

    07/26/2007 1:37:27 PM PDT · by PercivalWalks · 21 replies · 610+ views ^ | 7/25/07 | Glenn Sacks
    Background: In my recent blog post "If You See a Father Holding His Child's Hand, Call the Cops!," I called attention to the man-bashing Virginia Department of Health poster [see it here:]. I wrote: "If dad goes for a walk with his daughter and holds her hand, apparently Virginia Department of Health officials wants you to pick up the phone and destroy his life by reporting him as a possible sexual abuser. I would've thought this article about this campaign was from The Onion or some satirical publication, but it's for real. The picture above of a man holding...
  • Why was the Hardcore Porn Industry invited to a Child Protection Conference?

    02/27/2007 4:31:37 PM PST · by wagglebee · 15 replies · 442+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/27/07 | John-Henry Westen
    BELFAST, Northern Ireland, February 27, 2007 ( - A conference on 'Protecting Children Online' which took place in Belfast in November 2005 was initially billed as an event sponsored by the European Union and the Virtual Global Taskforce, an organization made up of law enforcement agencies from around the world. With the backing of the EU and international law enforcement, Belfast governmental authorities were pleased to host the conference and provide a civic reception. However once it was revealed that the conference invited the hard core porn industry, local government officials were outraged and demanded an explanation from the EU....
  • Immigration takes center stage in Ritter v Beauprez Colorado Gov race

    10/25/2006 2:09:37 PM PDT · by Lesforlife · 11 replies · 726+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | October 4, 2006 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER -- The immigration issue took center stage in the Colorado governor's race after reports that Democratic candidate Bill Ritter approved plea deals allowing legal and illegal aliens to avoid deportation during his tenure as Denver district attorney.     From 1998 to 2004, Mr. Ritter oversaw plea bargains in 152 cases that permitted defendants to plead guilty to agricultural trespass instead of more serious charges, including assault, drug trafficking and vehicle theft, that carry a penalty of mandatory deportation, according to court documents.     In one case, an attorney for Ernesto Leon Reyes, a resident alien facing deportation after being charged with...

    05/15/2006 7:01:13 AM PDT · by markchild · 20 replies · 917+ views
    New York Post ^ | May 15, 2006 | JEANE MacINTOSH
    SILVER'S BAD ACT 'LITTLE HOUSE' STAR' RIPS RAPE LOOPHOLE By JEANE MacINTOSH May 15, 2006 -- TV's original mean girl, "Nellie Oleson," is taking on an unlikely foe: power-wielding pol Shelly Silver, whom she accuses of blocking a vote that would prevent incestuous rapists from getting slap-on-the-wrist sentences. "Basically, New York law right now says that if you rape your neighbor's child, you're looking at as many as 25 years in jail. But if you rape your own child, it's a lesser felony - and you get off with virtually no time," said actress Alison Arngrim, the "Little House on...
  • Pro-Homosexual School Posters Fostering 'Intolerance,' Says Family Advocate

    01/30/2006 12:26:13 PM PST · by DBeers · 87 replies · 2,045+ views
    AgapePress ^ | January 30, 2006 | Jim Brown and Jody Brown
    Pro-Homosexual School Posters Fostering 'Intolerance,' Says Family AdvocateCFI Leader Says It's Wrong to Imply Teachers Approve of Dangerous Lifestyle (AgapePress) - A pro-family leader says five public school teachers in the San Francisco Bay area are putting their jobs on the line to protect their students from "propaganda" that homosexual activists have forced into the classroom.   Image compliments of WorldNetDaily   Five teachers at San Leandro High School have refused to abide by a school district order to display a rainbow flag poster in their classrooms. The notebook paper-sized poster sports the logo for the San Leandro Unified School District (SLUSD)...
  • Attention California FreepersSign the Petition to Put Jessica's Law on the California Ballot

    01/17/2006 7:10:02 PM PST · by GVnana · 11 replies · 283+ views
    As a victim of child sexual abuse myself, I can never say enough that children are completely dependent on us -- the adult world -- for their protection and justice.That is why I wholeheartedly support the efforts to create strict, mandatory sentencing guidelines for child rapists.Please read the information at the website URL and request a copy of this petition.Special thanks to Rick Roberts of radio 760 KFMB San Diego for publicizing this effort.
  • 70% of Americans Back Abortion Parental Notification Laws: Poll

    11/28/2005 5:46:56 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 12 replies · 804+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 29 November 2005 | Terry Vanderheyden
    WASHINGTON, November 28, 2005 ( – As the New Hampshire Attorney General gets ready to defend a challenge of the state’s parental notification law at the US Supreme Court, a recent poll has found almost 70% of Americans support the measure. A CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll conducted earlier this month found 69% of 1,006 adults questioned favored parental consent before a minor child’s abortion, with 28% of respondents opposed. The poll also found that 64% were in favor of spousal notification before abortion, while 34% opposed spousal notification. Although the majority of respondents opposed an all-out constitutional ban on abortion, more...
  • Teacher's arrest stirs skeptics Some in Berwyn question charges

    01/30/2005 7:42:24 PM PST · by inzone · 26 replies · 1,108+ views
    Riverside, IL News ^ | January 30, 2005 | Brett McNeil, Grace Aduroja
    A longtime elementary-school band teacher's arrest on sexual abuse charges--and conflicting accounts from police and school officials about who might have known what and when--has left many in working-class Berwyn wondering what the story really is. As Robert Sperlik Jr., 45, remains held without bail in Cook County Jail, many residents are expressing support for him and questioning the charges, which some believe have been exaggerated. "I am skeptical of this," said Michelle Nafziger, 41, who attended Morton West High School in the late 1970s, when Sperlik was a drummer in the school band. "He's being made out to be...
  • Ban MGM/UA over Kinsey Film! (Hollywood Sinks to New Lows)

    08/16/2004 1:41:18 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 33 replies · 2,862+ views
    myself, after seeing EW Fall Movie Preview | 8/16/2004 | Pyro7480
    This November, MGM/UA will be releasing a movie based on the life of Alfred Kinsey, an "academic" who released two "studies," Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, and Sexual Behavior in the Human Female, which legitimized the sexual revolution in the 1960s, and is still being used to legitimize sexually perverted behavior. Kinsey himself was a sexual pervert himself, being a homosexual, a probable pedophile, and a S&M freak. In Entertainment Weekly's fall movie preview, the movie is previewed. Liam Neeson plays Kinsey, and from the companion picture, Neeson indeed looks like Kinsey. The director and producer, Bill Condon, describes...
  • GOP lawmaker balks at Kinsey sex study funding

    09/07/2003 11:12:17 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 5 replies · 409+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Monday, September 8, 2003 | By Robert Stacy McCain
    <p>A division of the National Institutes of Health gave $263,038 in research grants to the Kinsey Institute during the past five years, congressional investigators have learned.</p> <p>The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development disclosed its grants to the Kinsey Institute in a letter to Rep. Mark Souder, Indiana Republican and chairman of the Government Reform subcommittee on criminal justice, drug policy and human resources.</p>
  • 254 'boy words'

    08/26/2003 7:53:07 PM PDT · by GrandMoM · 48 replies · 1,138+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 11/14/2000 | Dr. Reisman, president of the Institute for Media Education
    Tuesday, November 14, 2000 254 'boy words' -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Editor's note: The following column contains content of a sexual nature that some readers may find objectionable. Those debating whether homosexuals should be scout leaders should take a look at the dictionary to help decide whether or not homosexuals have an inordinate interest in young boys. Or is it really as gay rights leaders say -- they just labor in young boys' best interests. Let's look it up and see if pederasts (men who sexually assault boys) comprise just a small cadre within the much larger male homosexual population. The dictionary I...
  • Reagan's son talks about his abuse

    03/18/2003 6:38:51 PM PST · by Anomaly in Illinois · 34 replies · 922+ views
    (UPI) ^ | 1/30/2003 | By Kathy A. Gambrell
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- It was difficult for Michael Reagan to explain to his stepmother and father the immeasurable pain he had suffered for 30 years being the victim of sexual molestation. The fact that his father was president of the United States and the fear that photographs his molester took of him might surface in the media during the election campaign made his admission that much tougher. Reagan, now 53, is the adopted son of actress Jane Wyman and former President Ronald Reagan. His stepmother Nancy Reagan was present at the family's California ranch the day Michael decided...
  • Election Year Tool For Pro-lifers

    08/14/2002 1:28:21 PM PDT · by LDI · 4 replies · 288+ views
    Online Archive ^ | 08/06/2002 | jim 2002
    Pro-lifers should consider a practical new tool that they can use to kill two birds with one stone. In this election year will help to: (A) expose candidates who are do-nothing, lip-service only pro-lifers and (B) raise awareness of an issue that the pro-aborts don't want to have discussed in public -- and certainly not in a political contest where the media and the public would have to deal with this issue. This practical tool for pro-lifers is a question -- one that can be raised by pro-lifers in every candidate forum, in town hall meetings, in letters-to-the-editor and in...
  • Molesters Inc.

    03/02/2002 12:20:44 PM PST · by CalConservative · 67 replies · 2,396+ views
    Citizen Magazine ^ | March 2002 | Karla Dial
    MOLESTERS INC. Pedophilia advocates, unfazed by national outrage over a 1998 expose, continue the push to normalize the sexual abuse of boys. By Karla Dial It’s easy to imagine what pedophilia advocates were thinking in 1998 when they published a study suggesting that the sexual abuse of children wasn’t all that harmful. After all, they’d seen the vast cultural and legal gains the pro-gay movement had won since 1973, when homosexuality was removed from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual — the psychiatric profession’s blue book of mental disorders. Why not try to normalize molestation the same way? So Bruce Rind ...
  • The Difference Between "Sick" and "Evil"

    07/21/2002 8:27:39 AM PDT · by KatieLee · 19 replies · 390+ views
    PARADE Magazine ^ | July 14, 2002 | Andrew Vachss
    What We Must Do ... To Protect Our Children A CALL TO ACTION BY ANDREW VACHSS The Difference Between "Sick" and "Evil"By Andrew Vachss Originally published in Parade, July 14, 2002 Andrew Vachss, a PARADE Contributing Editor, is a lawyer whose only clients are children. For more than three decades, he has observed the devastating effects of child abuse firsthand. In light of recent headlines, we asked him to share his unique perspective on a subject of grave importance to us all. The shock waves caused by the recent exposures of so-called "pedophile priests" have reverberated throughout America. But beneath...
  • Church Paid Off Chicago Priest

    06/19/2002 7:35:50 PM PDT · by Palladin · 114 replies · 338+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | June 18, 2002 | Steve Warmbir and Cathleen Falsani
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago agreed to pay a priest dogged by allegations of sexually abusing boys a $200,000-plus settlement as he left the church, according to court records and interviews. The contract came to light during a search last week of the Chicago condominium of former priest Vincent McCaffrey as investigators looked for child pornography in his home. They found thousands of images of kiddie porn, and McCaffrey, 49, was ordered held without bond on Monday, authorities said. A spokeswoman for the archdiocese said it had "no knowledge" of the document prosecutors referred to in court papers, but...