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  • FreeKate? Movement to Normalize Pedophilia Finds Its Poster Girl (Kaitlyn Ashley Hunt)

    05/23/2013 1:47:19 PM PDT · by drewh · 117 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 5.23.13 @ 10:09AM | By Robert Stacy McCain
    In January, Rush Limbaugh warned that there was “an effort under way to normalize pedophilia,” and was ridiculed by liberals (including CNN’s Soledad O’Brien) for saying so. But now liberals have joined a crusade that, if successful, would effectively legalize sex with 14-year-olds in Florida. The case involves Kaitlyn Ashley Hunt, an 18-year-old in Sebastian, Florida, who was arrested in February after admitting that she had a lesbian affair with a 14-year high-school freshman. (Click here to read the affidavit in Hunt’s arrest.) It is a felony in Florida to have sex with 14-year-olds. Hunt was expelled from Sebastian High...
  • Officials Say Man, 52, Dressed Up As Woman To Stalk Boy, 15, For Sex [Sodomy]

    05/04/2013 10:12:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Officials in Simi Valley say a 52-year-old man — dressed up as a woman — to hit up a 15-year-old boy for sex. More surprising, police said they didn’t know they had a man under arrest until they took the suspect in for questioning. The man allegedly approached the boy in the parking lot of a strip mall in the 2400 block of Sycamore where police say the alleged act occurred.
  • Scout leader sentenced to 8 years for assaulting boys

    04/15/2013 8:09:20 PM PDT · by Loyalist · 13 replies
    Winnipeg Free Press ^ | April 15, 2013 | Aldo Santin
    A former local Scout leader was sentenced to eight years in prison this afternoon for sexually assaulting three scouts. Provincial court Judge Ray Wyant said Stuart Garret Young’s actions were "reprehensible, degrading and disgusting and abhorrent." Court was told that Young, 40, was trusted and admired by the boys, and that he singled them out, grooming them to become his victims. Young had been a volunteer with a Southdale Scout troop. The boys were subjected to a program Young had developed that they were told was to build up their self-confidence but instead the boys were "brainwashed" while Young subjected...
  • Ambridge man [300 lb sodomite] accused of assaulting boy, 14 [more victims]

    07/12/2012 5:56:11 AM PDT · by kevcol · 10 replies
    TimesOnline ^ | Jul 11, 2012 | Bill Utterback
    AMBRIDGE -- An Ambridge man is facing multiple charges for serving alcohol to teenagers and then sexually assaulting a 14-year-old boy, according to an Ambridge police report. Von Gene Barbee, 44, of 616 Olive Lane was charged with aggravated indecent assault, indecent assault and endangering the welfare of a child for assaulting the boy, according to the criminal complaint. Barbee was charged with two counts each of corruption of minors and furnishing alcohol to minors for providing beer to the teens in his home. The victim said he and two teen girls were drinking beer in Barbee’s home on...
  • Why are we surprised with the push for ‘pedophile rights’?

    08/31/2011 3:37:59 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 32 replies ^ | Wed., Aug. 31, 2011 | Dr. Michael L. Brown
    August 31, 2011 ( - Many Americans have been shocked by reports about a recent pro-pedophilia conference in Baltimore in which psychiatrists and other mental health professionals, representing institutions like Harvard and Johns Hopkins, sought to present pedophilia in a sympathetic and even positive light. But why should this surprise us? Academic articles in scholarly journals have been presenting pedophilia in a sympathetic light for years, and, as Matthew Cullinan Hoffman noted, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) released a report in 1998 “claiming that the ‘negative potential’ of adult sex with children was ‘overstated’ and that ‘the vast majority of...
  • Child Molestation by homosexuals and heterosexuals (Lots of Stats)

    05/01/2010 5:01:11 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 91 replies · 1,564+ views
    HOMILETIC & PASTORAL REVIEW (PDF) ^ | Brian W. Clowes and David L. Sonnier
    Many homosexual leaders have admitted that there is a natural link between a homosexual orientation and child sexual abuse. Child Molestation by homosexuals and heterosexuals By Brian W. Clowes and David L. Sonnier The Church has always had a small number of priests and other religious who have taken advantage of their positions of authority and influence in order to gain sexual favors or to take advantage of the helpless. The problem of clerical child sexual molestation, particularly in the United States, has been widely exposed and publicized over the last several years. The numerous recent revelations have exposed the...
  • Another Example of Backwards Islamic 'Culture'

    01/29/2010 10:44:35 AM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 36 replies · 1,196+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 01/29/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    U.S. troops in Afghanistan are having a hard time understanding what is a strange Afghan cultural practice to them. The practice can be summed up in the ages old Afghan phrase, "women are for children, boys are for pleasure." Yes, that phrase means what you think it means. It has been well known for a long time that some parts of Afghanistan have an odd sexual practice ensconced in its culture. Men have sex for pleasure with boys often eschewing women. Sometimes these men even claim to be disgusted by the idea of sex for pleasure with a woman. Yet...
  • Polygamist Warren Jeffs gets life

    11/20/2007 2:03:38 PM PST · by SpaceBar · 81 replies · 125+ views
    ABC radio network news | 11/20/07 | ABC radio news
    Just heard on the radio, Warren Jeffs was sentenced to two consecutive life terms. Nothing further.
  • Bishop calls for limits on sex-abuse damages

    11/11/2007 10:51:12 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 7 replies · 152+ views
    CHICAGO — A prominent Chicago bishop is suggesting legal changes that would shield Roman Catholic institutions from paying excessive damages in sex-abuse lawsuits, which he says jeopardize the mission of the church. Auxiliary Bishop Thomas Paprocki, a civil and canon lawyer, recently suggested in a homily to Catholic lawyers and judges that decisions to award large sums to victims of clergy abuse place an excessive burden on the free exercise of religion for American Catholics. "This burden needs to be lifted," Paprocki said during a special Mass for judges and attorneys in Grand Rapids, Mich., last month. "The settlement or...
  • L.A. Catholic Church Abuse Cases Could Yield Half-Billion Dollar Settlement (announcement Monday)

    07/14/2007 8:13:55 PM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 27 replies · 996+ views
    Daily News ^ | 7.14.07 | TONY CASTRO, Staff Writer
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles is close to a historic multimillion-dollar settlement that is expected to total at least $500million but could range even higher for hundreds of victims of clergy abuse. In what would be the largest payout in the church's sexual-abuse scandal, sources close to the archdiocese said Saturday that terms of a settlement were being worked out this weekend. The news came just two days before the first of more than 500 clergy abuse cases is scheduled for jury selection Monday. The Associated Press reported Saturday that the archdiocese and its insurers are set to...
  • Lottery pays for girls aged 12 to be quizzed about their sex lives

    05/24/2007 11:24:46 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 10 replies · 679+ views
    This is London ^ | 24 May 07
    Girls of 12 were questioned about their sexual preferences by lottery-funded researchers, it has emerged. Participants were encouraged to discuss their favourite sex acts and positions as part of a £242,000 study. The initiative, financed by the Big Lottery Fund, was aimed at exploring young women's attitudes to safe sex. But the project has come under fire for involving girls up to four years below the legal age of consent. Campaigners hit out at "crude" exercises which involved asking participants to create posters describing "What I do and don't like about sex". They also questioned the use of National Lottery...
  • Teacher of Year accused of having sex with student

    05/24/2007 6:07:38 AM PDT · by Terrence DoGood · 60 replies · 2,542+ views
    The Post and Courier ^ | Tuesday, May 22, 2007 | Nita Birmingham
    Goose Creek — Westview Middle School's Teacher of the Year has been arrested by North Charleston and Goose Creek police on charges she had a sexual relationship with a female student under 16. She is also the girl's Sunday school teacher, according to an affidavit. Goose Creek police charged Kanesa Hopkins, 31, of Goose Creek, with two counts each of committing a lewd act upon a child under 16 and second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor. North Charleston police charged her with one count of criminal sexual conduct with a minor. Hopkins was held Tuesday night at the Charleston...
  • Buddhist Priest Arrested for Underage Sex (Paid for Sex w/Underage Girl; Blames "Stress")

    03/10/2006 8:49:32 AM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 8 replies · 585+ views
    SwissInfo ^ | 03/10/2006 | Reuters
    TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese Buddhist priest who was arrested on suspicion of having paid sex with a teenage girl said he was under stress and had given in to lust. Itsushi Ehara, 73, chief priest at a temple in the western Japanese prefecture of Hiroshima and also head of a nursery school, paid the 15-year-old girl 80,000 yen ($675) to have sex in a hotel in downtown Tokyo, a police spokesman said on Friday. "I could not resist my lust. A lot of stress built up from running the school," Ehara was quoted by Kyodo news agency as telling...
  • Lay Off the Boy Scouts !!!

    02/12/2006 9:17:16 AM PST · by genefromjersey · 50 replies · 1,333+ views
    The Morning Paper-Snowstorm edition | 02/12/06 | vanity
    Lay Off the Boy Scouts !! I’ve had it with the vicious attacks on the Boy Scouts of America ! I’ve seen them called “ a Brownshirt Taliban” , “KKK for Kiddies”, and worse ! The main bone of contention seems to be that the organization uses its free association rights (upheld by the Supreme Court) to screen out potential Boy Scout leaders who are openly gay : a precaution most parents whole-heartedly endorse. “This is discrimination !” , the protestors howl. “ There is no scientific evidence that gays are more likely to be pedophiles than heterosexuals are.” I’ve...
  • Modern psychology and priest sex abuse

    07/22/2004 9:27:17 AM PDT · by AskStPhilomena · 2 replies · 421+ views
    Culture Wars ^ | May 2004 | Patrick Guinan
    The current crisis of sexual abuse by priests has shaken the self confidence of the American Catholic Church. The role of the complicity of and cover up by the bishops is significant, but the essential problem in about 90 percent of cases appears to be sexual abuse of adolescent males by priests. This is, by definition, homosexual behavior and is technically called ephebophilia. While priestly sexual abuse of this sort has always occurred, its incidence seems to have increased in the 1970s and 1980s. Why is this so? It is the contention of this essay that there were significant changes...
  • Pedophiles Seek Online Support, Societal Acceptance

    06/13/2003 8:17:51 AM PDT · by kattracks · 374 replies · 7,178+ views ^ | 6/13/03 | Steve Brown
    (Editor's Note: Contains information some readers may find objectionable.) ( - There's something for everyone on the Internet - even for pedophiles who seek support and acceptance for their fixation on children. Some of the websites that "celebrate" adults' love for minor children are very careful to monitor their content so they don't break any laws. Pornographic images, erotic literature and other sexually explicit content are nowhere to be found on these sites, but advocates for children find them very troubling nevertheless. At the website Girl Love Garden, pedophiles claim to be on a quest for social acceptance of their...
  • Former Cardinal Law says he relied on others in handling allegations against priest

    01/14/2003 9:56:50 PM PST · by Incorrigible · 7 replies · 207+ views
    Newark Star Ledger (AP) ^ | 1/15/03 | DENISE LAVOIE
    Former Cardinal Law says he relied on others in handling allegations against priest whose case sparked national scandal By DENISE LAVOIE The Associated Press 1/15/03 12:09 AM BOSTON (AP) -- Deposition transcripts released Tuesday support Cardinal Bernard Law's repeated assertions that he relied on subordinates and the opinions of doctors in dealing with abuse complaints, including those against a priest whose case sparked the clergy sex scandal.The transcripts released Tuesday describe a letter that claimed the Rev. John J. Geoghan molested boys and which arrived on Law's desk in September 1984, six months after he became leader of the Archdiocese...
  • Hang tough...

    12/14/2002 12:13:09 PM PST · by Greg Swann · 1 replies · 287+ views ^ | December 14, 2002 | Greg Swann
    Hang tough... by Greg Swann To my shame, I actually do have an opinion about what Senate-Majority-Leader-to-be Trent Lott ought to do in his current predicament. My advice to Lott would be the same counsel I would give to Pope John Paul II, to Bernard Law, now the former Cardinal of the Archdiocese of Boston and to Thomas O'Brien, Bishop of the Diocese of Phoenix. I would offer to all of them the same guidance, and all for the same reason.My advice, for whatever it's worth:Hang tough.The news we know, of course, is the same old blah, blah, blah:...
  • The Real Issue Behind the [Church] Scandals in the US

    06/06/2002 8:51:14 PM PDT · by topher · 26 replies · 381+ views
    Part 1: The Real Issue Behind the Scandals in U.S. According to Gladys Sweeney of Institute for the Psychological Sciences ARLINGTON, Virginia, JUNE 6, 2002 ( The key problem involving scandals with priests in the United States isn't what the media generally lead us to believe, says a Catholic psychologist. Dr. Gladys Sweeney, president and dean of the Institute for the Psychological Sciences, gave her insights into what lies behind the scandals that have rocked the Church in America. Sweeney formerly held a faculty appointment at the Division of Child Psychiatry and Department of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins Medical School....

    05/01/2002 12:39:44 PM PDT · by ThomasMore · 56 replies · 205+ views
    Catholic Dossier ^ | 2001 | James Hitchcock
    ENTANGLED ON THE WEBby James HitchcockLast year there was a brief sensation over the revelation of the existence of a website called St. Sebastian’s Angels, where homosexual priests throughout the English-speaking world regularly exchanged messages. Official reaction to this revelation (more accurately, non-reaction) leads to the inescapable conclusion that activities of this kind are not taken very seriously in hierarchical circles. Of the public reaction, far more outrage was directed at the group called Roman Catholic Faithful, which discovered the site, than to its contents. Charges of “sexual McCarthyism,” “prurience,” “invasion of privacy,” and other things were immediately hurled at...
  • A Translation of the Cardinals' Communique: A Study in Orwellian Newspeak

    04/26/2002 5:01:13 PM PDT · by traditionalist · 19 replies · 224+ views
    Roman Catholic Faithful ^ | 4/25/2002 | James Bendell
    The text of the statement released after the extraordinary two-day meeting held at the Vatican:        On April 23-24, 2002, an extraordinary meeting was held in the Vatican between the Cardinals of the United States and the leadership of the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops and the heads of several offices of the Holy See on the subject of the sexual abuse of minors.         The meeting was called with three goals in mind: on the part of the American Bishops, to inform the Holy See about the difficulties which they have faced in...
  • The Church's Scandal A Godsend To Some

    04/24/2002 7:39:05 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 16 replies · 190+ views
    The National Post ^ | April 24, 2002 | George Jonas
    The Church's scandal a godsend to some George Jonas National Post Thirteen American cardinals have answered what the press has described as a summons to Rome. The church fathers are there to receive guidance from Pope John Paul II on the reasons and remedies for the sex scandals besetting the Catholic Church in America. Voices in the media cite priestly celibacy as one reason for the scandals, but I cannot conceive of a person simple-minded enough to believe that letting priests marry would reduce the incidence of choir boys molested. The very notion is reminiscent of the naive Prussian queen...
  • The Gay Question (Catholic Church s current scandal)

    04/22/2002 9:49:37 AM PDT · by My Identity · 81 replies · 365+ views
    National Review ^ | April 22, 2002 | Rod Dreher
    he first thing to understand about the Catholic Church's pedophilia scandal is that it is not technically a pedophilia scandal. Despite the gruesome example of defrocked Boston priest John Geoghan, whose case started the current tidal wave of revelations, the overwhelming majority of priests who have molested minors are not pedophiles — that is, like Geoghan, among the rare adults sexually attracted to pre-pubescent children. They are, rather, "ephebophiles" — adults who are sexually attracted to post-pubescent youths, generally aged 12 to 17. And their victims have been almost exclusively boys.Stephen Rubino, a New Jersey lawyer, says that of the...
  • Cardinal Law Digging In

    04/19/2002 12:56:05 PM PDT · by ThomasMore · 13 replies · 130+ views ^ | April 18, 2002 | NewsMax
    Thursday, April 18, 2002Cardinal Law Digging InBernard Cardinal Law has no intention of resigning in the face of increasingly harsh demands that he give up his post as archbishop of Boston. During a meeting with Pope John Paul II, the cardinal said Tuesday night that the subject of his possible resignation was discussed, but neither he nor his Holiness concluded that a resignation was in the cards at this time. In a statement issued after his secret trip to the Holy See, Law vowed that "as a result of my stay in Rome, I return home encouraged in my efforts...
  • Media Myths Fuel the Clergy Abuse Scandal [The Men Who Changed My Life]

    04/09/2002 9:19:42 PM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies · 201+ views
    CatholicNet ^ | 4-10-02 | by John Burger and Kathryn Jean Lopez
    Media Myths Fuel the Clergy Abuse Scandalby John Burger and Kathryn Jean Lopez The Register interviews Philip Jenkins, professor of history and religious studies at Pennsylvania State University, who wrote Pedophiles and Priests: Anatomy of a Contemporary Crisis. April 10, 2002 / BOSTON — The way some of the media report it, one would believe the Church is overrun with pedophile priests, and bishops are protecting the abusers rather than the victims. No priest is to be trusted alone with children. It’s not safe for a kid to go to confession or to become an altar boy. Several assumptions...