18 August 2007

Why the Coverup? Why the Name?

Here is a story you won't read very many places.
A Google cache of an Internet page for Milwaukee's homosexual "PrideFest" reveals that its outreach coordinator, now facing felony sex charges for allegedly trying to meet a 14-year-old boy, was the contact person for the event's children's attractions.

Authorities have reported David W. Bodoh, 42, of Wauwatosa, Wis., apparently made contact with a boy from Oconomowoc, and eventually set up a meeting with an undercover state agent who posed online as the child.

The boy's foster mother is said to have discovered explicit e-mails between her son and Bodoh in January, and contacted police.

... Bodoh was the "contact" for events including "ComedySportz for Children," an event that was on the daily schedule twice, as well as "Kids' Story Time with Broad Vocabulary," which also was scheduled twice.
Now my point is not that gays are all ephebophiles (attracted to adolescents); they are not. Nor am I surprised that a person who volunteers to work with children is inappropriately attracted to them; we face this all the time in churches. And I do not really care that the sponsoring group took his name off the webpage as soon as they could and the authors of the present piece had to find it on a chache; everybody tries to keep their best face forward.

But I do have two points: First, if this had been a pastor, or a church volunteer, it would have been all over the state-wide news. So why is the media so quiet?

Second, I know that the the Stonewall Riots are regarded as a seminal event in the history of the gay movement in this country.

Historian Martin Duberman wrote a book, Stonewall, in which he described what led up to the police raid which turned into a riot. (This quote citing the book is, unfortunately, from someone else who does not care for gays. Apologies. It is the best citation I can find right now.)

In his well-documented book Stonewall (Dutton, 1993), the pro-homosexual Martin Duberman ... reveals how middle-aged men “cruised” in “Stonewall” looking for underage male prostitutes. He quotes one homosexual activist as saying the bar was a haven for so-called “chicken hawks,” adult males who coveted underage boys. Another homosexual activist says “Stonewall” was “a real dive, an awful, sleazy place set up by the Mob for hustlers, ‘chickens’ to be bought by older people.” Duberman tells how the doorman at “Stonewall” was accused of “purveying drugs and young flesh there” and how he was involved in taking payoffs from the Mafia and New York cops.
(I suspect the author means "making payoffs", not taking them.)

So, since there is no truth to the notion that all gays are child molesters (ephebophiles or pedophiles), why would you name the children's activity area at a gay pride festival after a bar that was known for underage prostitution?

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