February 09, 2007
Pedophiles of the GOP

The only man I ever knew who turned out to be a serial child molester was also an alumnus of The National Review’s editorial staff. Why was I not surprised when his crimes came out? Because the secret sinner all dressed up in sanctity, sobriety and family values was, after all, an old cliché.

All right, but how did it get to be a cliché? Well, someone calling himself or herself the Armchair Subversive (link via Librocrat, in a page titled “Republican Values Create Child Molesters,” has gone to the trouble of assembling a handy, pocket-sized guide to GOP pedophiles. No doubt the list has absolutely no clinical or statistical significance, but don’t let that stop you from clicking here.

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Posted by Jerome Doolittle at February 09, 2007 09:49 AM
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I wonder if, among “conservatives”, pedophilia could be interpreted as just a mere symptom of plain homosexuality. See, for a guy trapped in a conservative role, satisfying his homosexuality instinct is a recipe for shameful ostracism from his community. And, as we’ve seen in the case of the preacher from Colorado Spring, having gay sex with an adult, for a conservative is quite a big gamble.

The act of having sex with a kid, however, remains in general more surreptitious. Most kids feel too ashamed to relay the event to their parents, even more so if the perpetrator is a known preacher who is loved and respected by his community: parents themselves often have a hard time believing their own child with this kind of story.

Posted by: dante Lee on February 9, 2007 10:43 AM

This is low even for you, Jerome. I don't have the time to waste, but I'm sure a half hour of googling could turn up just as many Democrat pervs.

Posted by: Nugatory on February 9, 2007 6:39 PM

Maybe Nugatory (Nugatory?), but you'd have to look hard, go back beyond 50 years in the past, and it wouldn't involve people who bash homosexuals or try to create anti-sex, anti-choice laws because they're parading how their "Christianity" sets the morals for all human kind, vs. the idea of just being a good person.

For more, see: Ted Haggard

Posted by: Librocrat on February 10, 2007 1:12 AM

Lay off poor old Ted. At least he had the strength of character to check himself into gay camp and turn himself straight as an Eagle Scout in just three weeks. Wait a minute. Wasn't Mark Foley an Eagle Scout?

Posted by: CCRyder on February 11, 2007 9:27 AM

Scout leader but not an Eagle. Probably you're thinking of Speaker Tom Foley, who was an Eagle Scout all right but not gay. He was just smeared as being gay by Newt Gingrich. That's the Repuke way.

Posted by: Fast Eddie on February 11, 2007 10:02 AM

Maybe he was thinking of Terry Nolan or Roy Cohn. Or more likely J. Edgar Hoover. He was a Den Mother.

Posted by: Anonymous on February 11, 2007 11:01 AM
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