After Bashing the Vatican, Will Gays Deny Abuse in Their Community?By Robert Oscar Lopez
Once upon a time, stigma kept bad gay men in the closet. When they misbehaved, the gay community could claim that the misbehavior was the result of their closetedness, or else they could say, "See, he says he isn't gay, so he isn't! We don't want him!"
This helped gay lobbyists swap stereotypes. The old stereotype was that gays were molesters. The new stereotype was that gays could never be molesters, only victims.
In those days, gay activists could pillory the Vatican over child molestation, because the gay community was shielded from scrutiny over its own sex abuse problems.
In 2006, Mark Foley was caught sending naughty messages to teenage boys. He was Republican, so he could be dismissed as a self-hater somehow. He also deflected blame by saying he was himself molested by a priest (what a cliché!).
But with more openness about homosexuality came more open homosexuals, including some who would have served the community better had they stayed in the closet.
When Tyler Clementi committed suicide at the age of eighteen in September 2010, there was a torrent of sympathetic coverage that blamed homophobia.
Clementi had a sexual affair with "M.B.," a man who was thirty, whom he met over the internet. His 18-year-old roommate video-recorded the tryst with a webcam and then posted it online. The resulting outrage led to the "It Gets Better" campaign and the Tyler Clementi Act.
Only recently, however, did I have a reporter ask for my perspective on Clementi from a different angle. What about "M.B."? Of course, none of us supports driving people to suicide, but why does it seem that Clementi, who had only turned eighteen, viewed it as banal to meet much older men on the internet? And to have sex with them? The reporter who called me asked, "Is it possible that this isn't a symptom of bullying, but rather, of a culture of organized online pederasty?"
Clementi had so much experience with online hookups that he must have started them prior to turning eighteen. When he was a minor, it's probable that he had liaisons with men who were older than eighteen and committing statutory rape. Seen through this lens, society failed not in fostering homophobia, but rather in allowing a culture of abuse to flourish online.
Scandals in recent years are making it harder for gay spokespeople to deny that a culture of sexual predation exists.
Lombard's case was particularly egregious; he was charged with offering his five-year-old adopted son to strangers over the internet for sexual exploitation. At the time, Mike Adams was one of the few courageous writers willing to call out Duke's hypocrisy. Here is what Adams wrote in Townhall:
Lombard's case hit the press in 2009. By 2013, when Walter Williams was nabbed by the FBI for participating in a global pederasty ring, it was getting more difficult for the gay press to scrub homosexual references.
Frontiers LA has a better track record than a lot of other gay mags when it comes to publishing inconvenient truths. Here is what Karen Ocamb had to say:
Lombard and Williams not only identified openly as gay, but also promoted the open-minded policies (adoption, multiculturalism) which they used to find and exploit victims. Lombard used the same-sex parenting movement as a way to find a black sex slave. Williams used his research as a way to travel from place to place and snatch up helpless ephebes.
Three shocking cases of gay men abusing their adopted sons have raised the ante. In England, the Telegraph reported on March 28, 2013 that a former Army cadet had come forward with a brutal tale of sexual abuse by the gay couple that adopted him. This time, the victim had proof that social services likely refused to save him because they were fearful of appearing homophobic. The report says:
Many details betray garnishes peculiar to gay social life. The 23-year difference between the two adoptive fathers hints at a daddy-son eroticism between the adult homosexuals, which may have spilled over into their relationships with the boy they adopted. The drugs are party favors common to gay gatherings. And it is evident that the couple hid behind the chic and novel nature of their family to deflect suspicion that otherwise would have led to early intervention.
Not long after the Telegraph's report of the Cannon case, the New York Daily News ran a shocking story, too. Two Glastonbury gays, George Harasz and Douglas Wirth, had nine adopted boys. They were married under Connecticut's same-sex marriage law. They pleaded no contest to charges that they molested two of the boys -- later, however, they withdrew the plea.
The Harasz and Wirth case bubbled up through the press in April, but the biggest shock was yet to come. As Mercator reported on July 1, 2013, Mark Newton and Peter Truong were a "married" gay couple convicted of buying a black-market baby through a Russian surrogate mother, smuggling the child back to Australia, and then using their purchase as an international sex slave:
One blogger did some research and found out that Truong and Newton were veritable poster boys for same-sex marriage and adoption as recently as 2010 (they were arrested in 2011). While Australia's ABC has since removed the story from its website, cached archives reveal that they ran a story entitled "Two Dads Are Better than One," celebrating this married homosexual pair as a promising sign of utopian times to come.
There are no signs that any of these abuse cases are isolated or anomalous. Walter Williams was one of the most famous gender studies professors in North America; Mark Newton and Peter Truong were consciously touted as icons of homosexual hope. Gay rights enabled their monstrosities. The gay realm is shared by upstanding homosexuals seeking to dispel stereotypes and repulsive creeps playing the victim to get away with rape and slavery.
The rudest awakening is looming, still unacknowledged by a press devoted to hiding the truth about the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell. As many critics of the repeal predicted, sexual assaults have increased by 35% since 2010, when DADT was repealed. The figures -- and many of the gay community's accusers -- do not lie, as much as we might wish to say they do. Homosexual males commit 55-60% of the alarmingly high number of sexual assaults.
When innocent victims' lives are at stake, political correctness should not be our number one concern. Yet the gay movement, much like the Vatican's hierarchy in the last days of Pope John Paul II, simply hasn't faced up to the reality of predators in their midst. Like the bishops now condemned by history, gay leaders say this isn't a homosexual problem, the predators aren't really homosexual, and we ought not worry.
Given how much famous gays like Dan Savage bashed the Catholic church, you'd think they could avoid the same mistakes. You'd think -- but you'd be wrong.
Robert Oscar Lopez edits English Manif.
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