The Foley Crimes: A Call for Prayer

It looks as though this country may be ready to lose it’s mind.  Again.

Already, the correlation between homosexuality and pedophilia runs rampant through conservative punditry.  (One dare not call this sort of sloppy association”news.”)  For example, courtesy of thinkprogress.org:

Ben Stein, American Spectator:

On the one hand, we have a poor misguided Republican man who had a romantic thing for young boys. He sent them suggestive e-mail. I agree, that’s not great. … I hope it won’t come as a surprise to anyone that a big part of male homosexual behavior is interest in young boys.

Linda Harvey, WorldNetDaily:

Open or suspected homosexuals should never be elected. The problem with homosexuals is that they frequently don’t have common sense and don’t acknowledge appropriate boundaries. Weird sex, public displays of “affection” and nudity, and sex with youth are built into the “gay” sub-culture.

Jonah Goldberg, National Review:

The funny thing is that you would think the left — particularly the gay left — would be a bit more interested in not having 16 and 17 year old teenagers classified as young children for legal/sexual/political purposes. If that were the case, then a whole lot of dirty old men would need to be prosecuted for felonies when they pick up street hustlers.

Wall Street Journal, editorial:

But in today’s politically correct culture, it’s easy to understand how senior Republicans might well have decided they had no grounds to doubt Mr. Foley merely because he was gay and a little too friendly in emails. Some of those liberals now shouting the loudest for Mr. Hastert’s head are the same voices who tell us that the larger society must be tolerant of private lifestyle choices, and certainly must never leap to conclusions about gay men and young boys. 

Tammy Bruce, political analyst:

All I want, frankly, is a gay person in office who is not a sexual compulsive. I mean, is that too much to ask for?

Cliff Kincaid, Accuracy In Meda:

In fact, the entire scandal might have been avoided if Foley’s homosexuality had been exposed and confronted, rather than protected, over the last several years.

You know and I know that being gay not only has nothing to do with pedophilia, but that a majority of the pedophiles who are caught and convicted are straight.  But the straight world doesn’t want to hear that.

So today, I’m praying for those who are gay, want to confess that to someone and deal with those feelings in a safe environment.  Yes, this situation is going to make that harder.  I’m also praying for those who have been abused by pedophiles.  Nothing worse than dredged up memories, especially when they’re dark ones.

To both groups, may God extend you additional grace, love, and strength to deal with these insane times.  Know that you are loved, prayed for, and I offer this place and my inbox if you need to talk.

Peace.

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~ by WriterRand on October 3, 2006.

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