Posted on | February 8, 2013 | 19 Comments
Item One: A judge in England refused to impose a prison sentence for statutory rape on an 18-year-old man who had sex with “a 13-year-old girl he groomed on Facebook” because Adil Rashid “went to an Islamic faith school where he was taught that women are worthless.”
So, basically, if you’re a Muslim guy in England, seventh-graders are fair game. “Go for it,” says Judge Michael Stokes.
Item Two: Laws requiring parental consent for underage girls to get abortions “reduce the minor abortion rate by 18.7 percent . . . In states with parental consent laws, the abortion rate declines by 23.1 percent for 17-year-olds, by 19.9 percent for 16-year-olds, and by 16.6 percent for 15-year-olds.”
No wonder liberals oppose these laws: Not only do parental consent laws reduce the abortion rate, but such laws may actually permit parents to discover that their underage daughters are having sex, which in some cases would actually be a crime, so that these laws could result in sexual predators going to prison. And this might be a bad thing for certain New Jersey Democrats.
Well, who are we to judge? I mean, there’s nothing suspicious — certainly nothing creepy — about gay progressives taking such a keen interest in what seventh-graders are taught about sexual orientation.
Nothing to see here. Move along.
Item Five: Kelly Watson, 34, was a teacher at a California school that “serves adolescent boys with emotional and learning challenges.” She pleaded guilty to having sex with a 17-year-old student and was put on probation. She is pregnant with her teenage lover’s child.
It’s California. What some people may consider weird — and possibly even wrong — is just an “alternative lifestyle” in California.
Item Six: Even in California, they have to draw the line somewhere: Samuel Gonzales was sentenced to 157 years in prison for a series of sex crimes “including a 13-year-old girl he impregnated and raped her again three weeks after she’d given birth. . . . Gonzalez’ crimes go back to the early 1990s, but were not investigated until 2011 when a 19-year-old female relative came forward to authorities claiming Gonzalez had fondled her breast. The young woman’s sister told investigators Gonzalez began abusing her when she was 8 years old, noting by the time she was 11 it was happening daily.”
Unlike Kelly Watson, Samual Gonzales isn’t a blonde school teacher. She gets probation. He gets 157 years in prison.
Item Seven: Why did the Southern Poverty Law Center want gay progressive Floyd Corkins to kill interns at the Family Research Council? “Corkins admitted that he wanted to ‘kill as many as possible and smear the Chick-Fil-A sandwiches in victims’ faces, and kill the guard,'” says Anna Maria Hoffman, 20, who was terrorized by the SPLC-inspired assassin that day last August. “I was one of those people who could have been his victim. I was on the 6th floor of the FRC building working on my pro-life internship assignments. I could have lost my life.”
Of course, the SPLC denies that its “Kill Map” of conservatives was intended to result in Floyd Corkins terrorizing Anna Maria Hoffman. Just like other gay progressives would deny that their fanatical interest in middle-schoolers and Boy Scouts is anything other than an egalitarian concern for social justice. And the only reason Robert Menendez took those trips to the Dominican Republic was to enjoy the sunshine.
Item Eight: North Carolina State University spent $304.69 to purchase butt plugs, vibrators, dildos and other sexual devices as prizes for a “Dirty Bingo” event. NCSU official Lauryn Collier says the purpose of “Dirty Bingo” is to “find ‘innovative’ ways to discuss sexual health on the campus … The certified educators plan to use some of the items … to demonstrate healthy sex practices.”
Does the phrase “certified educators” inspire . . . skepticism? Suspicion? An urge to cross-check the names of these “educators” against the national sex-offender registry? See, here’s the old-fashioned common-sense reaction to things like this:
“Wait a minute — these freaks are so interested in talking about sex with college kids that they went through some kind of special program to get ‘certified’ to do this? And then this ‘education’ takes the form of giving the kids dildos and buttplugs and lubricant? Because this is necessary to teach kids about ‘sexual health’? Get away from my daughter, you perverts, or I’ll call the cops.”
Suppressing this kind of common-sense reaction is what political correctness is all about. Old-fashioned common sense is categorized as “hate,” so that everybody is afraid to raise any objection to this kind of stuff, and next thing you know, Zack Ford is taking your seventh-grade Scouts on a camping trip with a knapsack full of Rohypnol.
You’re not even allowed to make jokes like that anymore. It is now considered “hate” to suggest that any gay man has ever had any sexual interest in anyone a day younger than 18, or to imply — as Justice Antonin Scalia did in his dissent in the 2003 Lawrence v. Texas decision — that the logic of the “gay rights” movement could lead to the legitimization of other forms of sexual deviance:
State laws against bigamy, same-sex marriage, adult incest, prostitution, masturbation, adultery, fornication, bestiality, and obscenity are likewise sustainable only in light of Bowers’ validation of laws based on moral choices. Every single one of these laws is called into question by today’s decision . . . The impossibility of distinguishing homosexuality from other traditional “morals” offenses is precisely why Bowers rejected the rational-basis challenge. “The law,” it said, “is constantly based on notions of morality, and if all laws representing essentially moral choices are to be invalidated under the Due Process Clause, the courts will be very busy indeed.”
Two years ago, there was an uproar over a Baltimore gathering of “mental health professionals” who wanted to “de-stigmatize” pedophilia and have it removed from the American Psychiatric Association’s listing of mental disorders. As I pointed out at the time, the president of the organization behind the conference was a self-confessed “boy lover” named Richard Kramer who had written:
“We need to confront the stigmatization, demonization, and stereotyping that exists due simply to our attraction to children or adolescents, regardless of our behavior.”
Kramer established the Male Homosexual Attraction to Minors Information Center in 2003, and no one can accuse Kramer of representing a larger threat without risk of being labeled a “hater.” Yet if we see matters drifting steadily in a certain direction, are we wrong to ask whether the effect of certain arguments is identical with the intent of those arguments? That is to say, isn’t it common sense to suspect that some “unintended consequences” are actually intended?
Well, political correctness cannot tolerate common sense as a basis for objecting to the progressive agenda. Start asking too many questions about their agenda, and the Southern Poverty Law Center will designate you as a “hate” group, with your own star on the SPLC “Kill Map” and — tut, tut — it sure would be a bad thing if any crazed progressive fanatic took that designation seriously and decided to shoot you.