by Duane Lester | May 6, 2009 11:40 am
Back in September of 2007, I wrote the definitive history on the effort to legalize pedophilia. It was called “The Shadow Sexual Revolution – The Push to Legalize Pedophilia.” In it, I discussed everything from Kinsey to the ACLU’s push to “make the sale and distribution of child porn…safe under the First Amendment.”
A new chapter is being written today, though not by me. It is being written by Congressional Democrats in the form of “hate crime” legislation. H.R. 1913, titled the “Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act,” was adopted by the House on a 249-175 vote.
The Senate version of the bill has been called the “Pedophile Protection Act.”
This bill creates “a special class for homosexuals and others with alternative sexual lifestyles and provides them protections against so-called ‘hate.'” The term “alternative sexual lifestyles” includes pedophilia along with numerous other sexual deviancies.
Republican Congressman Louis Gohmert spelled out what the legislation does:
If a mother hears that their child has been raped and she slaps the assailant with her purse, she is now gone after as a hate criminal because this is a protected class. There are other protected classes in here. I mean simple exhibitionism. I have female friends who have told me over the years that some guy flashed them, and their immediate reaction was to hit them with their purse. Well now, he’s committed a misdemeanor, she has committed a federal hate crime because the exhibitionism is protected under sexual orientation.
I know my friend said that we have a definition in the law, but there is nothing in this bill that references the definitions in the Hate Crimes Statistical Act…it’s not there. We asked that it be added so we could get a specific definition. It is not there.
And having reviewed cases as an appellate judge, I know that when the legislature has the chance to include a definition and refuses, then what we look at is the plain meaning of those words. The plain meaning of sexual orientation is anything to which someone is orientated. That could include exhibitionism, it could include necrophilia (sexual arousal/activity with a corpse) … it could include Urophilia (sexual arousal associated with urine), voyeurism. You see someone spying on you changing clothes and you hit them, they’ve committed a misdemeanor, you’ve committed a federal felony under this bill. It is so wrong.
Republican Congressman Steve King (R-IA) proposed an amendment excluding pedophiles. It read:
The term sexual orientation as used in this act or any amendments to this act does not include pedophilia.
Democrats rejected it.
Later, in the same meeting, Tom Rooney (R-FL) offered an amendment to include veterans in the same protected class as pedophiles and necrophilacs. The Democrats not only shot it down, but “attacked the Republicans for even thinking veterans might need protection under hate crimes legislation. After all, who but Democrats in Congress hate veterans?”
Only today’s Democrats would extend protection to pedophiles, but refuse to grant the same protection to veterans.
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