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  • Decriminalize incest, says German gvmt’s ethics council

    09/26/2014 7:28:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    LIFE SITE ^ | Steve Weatherbe
    A German advisory council on ethics has told the government it should decriminalize incest between consenting adults. But Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ruling Christian Democrats have wasted no time in rejecting the advice. On Wednesday the National Ethics Council voted, by a two-to-one margin, to call for the decriminalization of incest. “Criminal law is not the appropriate means to preserve a social taboo,” the council explained in a statement. “The fundamental right of adult siblings to sexual self-determination is to be weighed more heavily than the abstract idea of protection of the family.” Many might deem the “fundamental right…to sexual self-determination”...
  • Scores arrested in child prostitution crackdown (150 arrested)

    07/29/2013 10:39:08 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 55 replies
    CNN ^ | July 29, 2013 -- Updated 1719 GMT (0119 HKT) | Joe Johns and Tom Cohen
    Washington (CNN) -- In what it called its largest crackdown to date on child prostitution, the FBI announced Monday that a nationwide operation over the weekend resulted in 150 arrests, with 105 children rescued. Authorities said the operation, which took investigators to race tracks and truck stops, also targeted the use of social media sites for child prostitution activity. Overall, the three-day undercover roundup Operation Cross Country took place in 76 cities and involved 230 law enforcement units, according to the FBI. ... He said at a news conference that a prime environment for child prostitution is major sporting events...
  • Reid fends off questions about Menendez allegations

    02/02/2013 7:08:27 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/31/13 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) fended off questions about Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) at a press conference about immigration reform. The first question out of the gate was from CNN correspondent Jim Acosta, who asked Reid when he learned that Menendez had reimbursed a political donor nearly $60,000 for two trips he took on the donor’s private plane. Reid defended the Menendez as a “friend” and “outstanding senator” but declined to discuss any details he may have had with the New Jersey lawmaker about media reports of allegations that he had sex with prostitutes in the Dominican Republic. “First...

    09/10/2012 1:47:14 PM PDT · by massmike · 60 replies ^ | 09/10/2012 | n/a
    Writer-director Nick Cassavetes unveiled his new movie “Yellow” at the Toronto Film Festival this weekend and found himself defending the main character’s incestuous love affair with her own brother.... “I have no experience with incest,” he told TheWrap in an interview on Sunday. “We started thinking about that. We had heard a few stories where brothers and sisters were completely, absolutely in love with one another. You know what? This whole movie is about judgment, and lack of it, and doing what you want. Love who you want. Isn’t that what we say? Gay marriage – love who you want?...
  • Outrage at friar's claims that it is often the teenage boys who seduce priests...

    08/31/2012 8:03:38 PM PDT · by Morgana · 74 replies
    mail online ^ | 8.31.2012 | Daniel Miller
    FULL TITLE: Outrage at friar's claims that it is often the teenage boys who seduce priests in religious sex abuse cases... and he calls Sandusky 'a poor guy' A friar has sparked outrage after claiming it is often the boys who seduce priests in religious sexual abuse cases. In an interview with the National Catholic Register, Father Benedict Groeschel of the conservative Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, said he did not believe a priest found guilty of sexual absuse should go to jail if it was his first offence. He even went on to describe disgraced Penn State football coach...
  • Report finds Penn State had "total disregard" for child sex abuse victims

    07/12/2012 6:57:51 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 41 replies
    fox 59 ^ | 7 12 12
    In a statement released along with an extensive report, Louis Freeh -- a former FBI director and federal judge -- blasted top officials at the school. Freeh spearheaded the probe into how the school handled allegations of child sex abuse by assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. "Our most saddening and sobering finding is the total disregard for the safety and welfare of Sandusky's child victims by the most senior leaders at Penn State," Freeh wrote. "The most powerful men at Penn State failed to take any steps for 14 years to protect the children who Sandusky victimized." He went on...
  • McQueary on alleged rape: 'I did stop it,' did have discussions with police

    11/15/2011 2:35:03 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 52 replies
    The Morning Call ^ | Nov.15, 2011 | Mark Wogenrich and Andrew McGill
    Mike McQueary, the Penn State assistant football coach under fire for his reported lack of action in an alleged 2002 rape of a boy by Jerry Sandusky, said in an email to a former classmate that he stopped the assault in an athletic facility shower and discussed it with police. In the email obtained by The Morning Call, McQueary wrote that he "did have discussions with police and with the official at the university in charge of police" following the alleged incident between Sandusky, a former Penn State assistant coach, and a boy. McQueary also wrote that he "is getting...
  • Franco Harris defends Paterno, McQueary, blasts trustees

    11/12/2011 5:14:37 PM PST · by Winged Hussar · 301 replies · 2+ views
    CBS Sports ^ | 11/11/11 | CBS Sports
    Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back and Penn State alum Franco Harris blasted the school's Board of Trustees for its decision to fire Joe Paterno and defended Mike McQueary, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. "I feel that the board made a bad decision in letting Joe Paterno go," Harris told the Tribune-Review's Kevin Gorman. "I'm very disappointed in their decision. I thought they showed no courage, not to back someone who really needed it at the time. They were saying the football program under Joe was at fault. "They really wouldn't give a reason. They're linking the football program to the...
  • Penn State child sex-abuse scandal: When we had the facts, we ran the story

    11/10/2011 11:19:52 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 44 replies · 1+ views
    PennLive ^ | 10-10-11 | David Newhouse
    On Friday, The Patriot-News was the first news organization to report that former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky had been charged with child sex abuse. Since then, the national media have descended on Happy Valley and our own coverage has drawn 6 million page views on While many readers have expressed their appreciation for our coverage, some have asked: Forget Joe Paterno or Graham Spanier. Why didn’t The Patriot-News investigate these allegations sooner? That’s an important question. Here is the answer:
  • Let's Talk Sex, Hugs and Handjobs (Penn St. Daily Collegian)

    11/10/2011 11:03:40 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 52 replies · 1+ views
    Penn St. Daily Collegian ^ | 10-6-11 | Kristina Helfer
  • Nebraska Regent Fears For Player, Fan Safety at Penn State Game

    11/10/2011 9:10:29 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 60 replies · 2+ views
    Sports Illistrated ^ | 11-10-11 | SI/AP
    <p>LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- A University of Nebraska regent says he fears for the safety of the Cornhuskers' football traveling party and fans at Saturday's game at Penn State. He wants assurances a security plan is in place to protect them.</p>
  • Penn State Cancels Paterno News Conference Amid Scandal

    11/08/2011 9:35:01 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 253 replies ^ | 11-8-11 | Teresa Masterson
    About 50 minutes before it was about to begin, PSU administrators canceled Joe Paterno's weekly news conference Tuesday. Penn State administrators have canceled Joe Paterno's weekly news conference in which he was expected to field questions about a sex abuse scandal involving a former assistant coach. Paterno's son Scott tells The Associated Press on Tuesday that the decision was made by President Graham Spanier's office. Scott Paterno says his father was disappointed and was prepared to take questions about the scandal as well as the upcoming game against Nebraska. Rocked by an alleged child sex abuse scandal, Penn State issued...
  • “Anonymous” Now Fighting Child Pornography

    10/27/2011 8:32:40 AM PDT · by decimon · 6 replies
    Mashable ^ | October 24, 2011 | Zachary Sniderman
    Anonymous, the group of high-powered hackers famous for taking down websites belonging to Bank of America and Sony, has turned its vigilante brand of online activism to child pornography sites. The “hacktivists” are targeting web host Freedom Hosting and accusing it of knowingly hosting child pornography. This marks a shift for Anonymous, which is better known for hitting corporate and big-business sites with DDoS attacks, briefly taking over operations or scraping information.
  • Irish priests will refuse to break seal of confession if proposal becomes law (Ecumenical)

    07/19/2011 2:22:24 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    CNA ^ | 7/18/11
    Catholic priests in Ireland are prepared to “strongly” resist a proposed law that would require them to disclose information learned in confession. “More than any other issue, it is probably the one that will unite both the liberal and conservative wings of the Church,” said Father Tony Flannery, a priest with the Association of Catholic Priests, in a July 18 e-mail to CNA. “If even one exception was made to the seal of Confession, then the whole Sacrament would collapse,” he stated. “The truth of faith that this Sacrament is meant to convey is central to Christian teaching.” The legislation,...
  • Government Proposal to Break The Seal of Confession is Without Precedent [Ireland]

    07/15/2011 2:16:30 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    The Irish Catholic ^ | 7/14/11 | David Quinn
    The Taoiseach, the Minister for Justice and the Minister for Children are all indicating that a proposed new law will require priests to break the seal of confession if someone confesses to them the crime of paedophilia. This would make us the one and only country in the Western world to have such a law. Even Revolutionary France in the days of its worst violence against the Church did not pass a law requiring the breaking of the seal of confession. The justification for the law is that the crime of paedophilia is so heinous that no one who hears...
  • In France, Sex Sells — Even in Anti-Smoking Ads

    02/25/2010 4:01:15 PM PST · by FredJake · 18 replies · 1,385+ views World ^ | 2/25/10 | Bruce Crumley
    <p>The French aren't exactly squeamish when it comes to sex. Nor do they typically bat an eye when it comes to racy content in advertising. Now, however, a controversy has erupted over an ad that some feel has gone a step too far: it doesn't just evoke oral sex but actually seems to depict it. Worse still, the salacious images are targeting young people in what would otherwise be a laudable campaign — trying to stop them from smoking.</p>
  • Pedophilia Remains Rampant in Islam

    09/14/2009 1:35:17 PM PDT · by Psion · 45 replies · 3,141+ views
    The Last Crusade ^ | Sept. 14, 2009 | Paul L. Williams, Ph.D.
    <p>Paul L. Williams, Ph.D.</p> <p>If you think Muslims and Christians share similar values and that Islam should be welcomed into the United States and Europe, you might want to catch the latest headlines from Yemen.</p> <p>A 12-year-old Yemeni girl, who was forced into marriage by her parents, died during a painful childbirth that also killed her baby, a children's rights group said Monday.</p>
  • 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...
  • When and what did archdiocese know?

    11/11/2007 10:48:29 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 25 replies · 108+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | November 11, 2007 | SUSAN HOGAN/ALBACH
    concerned dad notified the Archdiocese of Chicago in December 2002 that the Rev. Donald McGuire was sharing a bed with his son and "overwhelming" another teen with porn and sex talk. Letters sent by the dad to the archdiocese also mention a third teen. But the archdiocese appears to have done only a minimal inquiry, didn't tell civil authorities or immediately strip McGuire of his ability to perform priestly duties in the region, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned. Rather, the matter was referred back to the priest's religious order -- the Chicago Province of Jesuits -- even though the dad...
  • Smacking raises pedophile fears (Dingbat theory of the day)

    04/20/2007 8:21:40 PM PDT · by bingoboy · 11 replies · 366+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 4.21.2007 | Carla Danaher
    PARENTS who smack their kids are putting them at risk of sexual abuse, a new book argues. Author and former police officer Amanda Robinson says smacked children are more vulnerable to pedophiles and less likely to tell their parents if they have been sexually abused. It's the latest argument in the heated smacking debate, which made headlines this month with the launch of a Federal Government-funded anti-smacking campaign. New Zealand parents have been marching against a smacking ban plan. Ms Robinson, author of The Silent Crisis: Simple Ways to Protect Children from Sexual Abuse, says smacking teaches children they are...
  • COMPUTER EXPERTS: Please explain how Foley IM's can be authenticated/vetted

    10/03/2006 11:43:28 AM PDT · by soozla · 33 replies · 1,420+ views
    SELF | Oct. 3, 2006 | SELF
    Can the computer expert Freepers explain how one can verify/authenticate the IM's attributed to Foley? Can it be done reliably and/or on the other side, is it possible for someone well-versed in computer technology to issue "phony" IM's, so it would appear as if Foley had sent them?
  • Muslim Man Sentenced to 30 Years in Iowa

    08/17/2006 4:42:11 PM PDT · by callthemlikeyouseethem · 28 replies · 1,886+ views
    self | 17 Aug 06 | self
    Help! I found an article that I cannot post because it's the DM register. But this is so hidden, there is nothing but one result for this man, "Abdel Mageed Fadl" 3 paragraphs at the bottom of the "dateline" page... here is link to link to this hidden news:
  • Scouts' Honor a pedophile scandal

    04/10/2005 7:28:44 AM PDT · by Daryl L.Hunter · 39 replies · 2,244+ views
    Post Register - Idaho Falls ^ | 03-2005 | Peter Zuckerman and Post Register staff
    "Scouts' Honor" tells the story that the Boy Scouts did not want you to read: How the Grand Teton Council leaders ignored multiple warnings and hired a pedophile to help lead a summer camp. The whistle-blower His first week of Boy Scout camp, 14-year-old junior counselor Adam Steed marched into the director's office and said: "Brad Stowell is molesting Scouts." Brad wouldn't do that, said the man behind the desk. Adam Steed "How can it be right that Brad goes into boys' tents alone, gives them massages and touches them where he shouldn't?" the Pocatello teenager asked. "We've talked to...
  • Schools to Get 'SpongeBob'('Gay')Tolerance Video

    03/10/2005 3:02:34 PM PST · by The Loan Arranger · 94 replies · 3,583+ views
    iWon News/AP ^ | March 10, 2005 | KAREN MATTHEWS
    NEW YORK (AP) - A children's music video that conservatives charge is part of an effort to encourage acceptance of homosexuality is being distributed to more than 60,000 schools nationwide, producers said Thursday. The video features about 100 children's TV characters including SpongeBob SquarePants, Miss Piggy and Oscar the Grouch singing the 1979 disco hit "We Are Family." It will be accompanied by a teaching guide that promotes tolerance of diversity. "The opportunity to bring that message to children around the entire country is truly exciting," said Caryl Stern, senior associate national director of the Anti-Defamation League. "We know at...
  • Ex-PTA leader pleads guilty in teen sex case

    01/25/2005 6:06:53 PM PST · by Fido969 · 7 replies · 869+ views
    Daily Breeze ^ | Tuesday, January 25, 2005 | By Denise Nix
    During an emotional court session, Torrance mother Sheryl Graham is sentenced to five years of probation and must register as an offender for the rest of her life. By Denise Nix Daily Breeze A Torrance mother of five pleaded guilty Wednesday to engaging in a sex act with a West High School student and was sentenced to five years of felony probation, community service and counseling, and was ordered to register as a sex offender for the rest of her life. While making her plea, Sheryl Graham, 42, cried hard enough to cause Torrance Superior Court Judge Mark S. Arnold...
  • Path Clear for Same-Sex Marriages in Mass.(Buh-Buh Mom and Pop Families?)

    05/15/2004 3:14:57 AM PDT · by Happy2BMe · 11 replies · 278+ views
    Path Clear for Same-Sex Marriages in Mass. 04:04 AM EST - May 15, 2004 The Associated Press BOSTON With the U.S. Supreme Court refusing to step in and block gay marriages in Massachusetts, same-sex couples planning to marry could be confident that, beginning Monday, they could tie the knot.Couples have been "nervous wrecks about whether they could marry starting Monday," said Arline Isaacson, co-chair of the Massachusetts Gay and Lesbian Political Caucus. "Now they can all breathe a sigh of relief."Without comment, the justices declined Friday to block municipal clerks from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples, clearing the way...
  • 50% in poll back SJC ruling on gay marriage

    11/23/2003 6:53:43 AM PST · by HostileTerritory · 127 replies · 397+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 11/23/2003 | Frank Phillips and Rick Klein
    Massachusetts residents, by a solid margin, said they supported the Supreme Judicial Court's landmark decision legalizing gay marriage, according to a Boston Globe/WBZ-TV poll. The poll of 400 people, the first survey of Bay State residents since the court's historic ruling, indicated that 50 percent agreed with the justices' decision, and 38 percent opposed it. Eleven percent expressed no opinion. The poll also indicated that a majority opposed efforts by the Legislature, Governor Mitt Romney, and Attorney General Thomas F. Reilly to block same-sex marriages and allow civil unions instead. A majority, 53 percent, also opposed a proposed amendment to...
  • Priest tells of struggle with pedophilia in therapy journal

    02/13/2003 5:18:57 AM PST · by Catspaw · 92 replies · 981+ views
    Louisville Courier-Journal ^ | 2/12/2003 | Peter Smith
    Priest tells of struggle with pedophilia in therapy journalMiller's comments indicate archdiocese officials knew decades ago about abuseBy Peter The Courier-Journal    The Rev. Louis E. Miller said: ''To print any part of my medical and psychological records is a violation of my human rights and confidentiality.'' In a journal written during 12 years of therapy, the Rev. Louis E. Miller describes a decadeslong struggle with pedophilia and says that, in 1961, an archbishop reassigned him to another parish despite being told Miller was accused of abusing children. The journal is part of a 246page treatment file obtained...
  • Ask the Imam-Young boys in Paradise?

    10/24/2002 6:21:20 AM PDT · by sharktrager · 10 replies · 391+ views
    Ask the Imam ^ | 10/24/02 | Mufti Ebrahim Desai
    QUESTION: Please help me uderstand what this means: DETAILS: I am considering joining jihad. I am confused about martyrdom, though. I know what service the virgins are to provide, but what of the beautiful young boys? Respected Brother-in-Islam Assalaamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullaahi Wa Barakaatuhu The second part of our question is not clear. Kindly elaborate. and Allah Ta'ala Knows Best Mufti Ebrahim Desai FATWA DEPT. Salaam I regret my poor clarity. It is written that the martyr wiil have either 70 virgins or 70 beautiful young boys waiting for him after his glorious departure from this life. Why would a...
  • Defense could pin hopes on insect life

    06/30/2002 2:28:31 PM PDT · by MizSterious · 90 replies · 735+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | June 30, 2002 | Kristen Green
    Defense could pin hopes on insect life By Kristen Green UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITERJune 30, 2002 In the first four weeks of David Westerfield's murder trial, jurors were schooled in scientific evidence such as blood and DNA, fingerprints and fibers. Now they'll get a crash course in the life cycle of flies. Westerfield's team of lawyers is expected to launch his defense this week, and lead attorney Steven Feldman has hinted that he will use insect biology to prove 7-year-old Danielle van Dam died after police and reporters began tracking his client's every move. That would mean Westerfield couldn't have killed...
  • Liberals And Lawyers Smell Blood In The Water

    03/28/2002 9:28:36 PM PST · by asneditor · 3 replies · 284+ views
    AllSouthwest News Service ^ | 3-29-02 | Bob Ward
    It would be easy -- and true -- to say the Catholic bishops got themselves into their present predicament. They had no business covering up instances of pedophilia on the part of parish priests. In some cases, the bishops dealt with the problem by simply moving the guilty priest to another parish. Because child-molesting is a crime as well as a moral lapse, a case could be made for charging the bishops with misprision -- concealing knowledge of a felony -- or even complicity by the act of setting the priest up in a new location where his proclivities are...
  • Homophobia and Pedophilia -- Joined at the Hip

    03/24/2002 7:10:59 PM PST · by Hillary'sMoralVoid · 259 replies · 361+ views
    Recent reports | 3/24/02 | HMV
    The Boy Scouts are right. There is no calling to sacred to keep gay pedophiles from their obsession. The recent revelations about Catholic priests is just another chapter in a growing body of evidence that homosexuality is not a "normal" human activity, rather it is obsessive in its victimization and recruitment of the young. What all this means is that homophobes are justified in their fears. In fact, it is very likely that homophobia has its roots in molestation. How many young boys have had their faith in God, their trust in the scouts, their confidence in adults, shattered by...
  • Priest Abuse Cases Focus on Adolescents

    03/18/2002 10:07:15 AM PST · by traditionalist · 5 replies · 231+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 3/17/2002 | Michael Paulson and Thomas Farragher
    <p>It has become the shorthand label for a sex abuse scandal that now haunts dioceses around the nation: the pedophile priest crisis. But the vast majority of priests who sexually abuse minors choose adolescent boys - not young children - as their targets, according to lawyers and academics who study clergy sexual abuse.</p>