PENN FOOTBALL CHILD RAPE SCANDAL OPENS DOOR TO ELITISTS
NWV News Writer Jim Kouri
Posted 1:00 AM Eastern
November 16, 2011
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Law enforcement officials are attempting to combat the sex crimes committed against the most vulnerable members of U.S. society. At the same time, there are adults who believe having sexual relations with children should not be viewed as a crime but merely as an alternative lifestyle.
Pennsylvania State University’s assistant football coach, Mike McQueary, has been placed on administrative leave and will not attend the team's final game. McQueary has claimed he witnessed former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky sexually molesting a 10-year old boy in the locker room shower in 2002.
The probe into alleged abuses by Sandusky -- who denies the allegations -- has stretched from Pennsylvania to the state of Texas. He is accused of sexually abusing at least eight boys over the last 15 years.
The sex scandal has already left the celebrated head football coach Joe Paterno and the university's president unemployed.
To many observers, the lack of interest on the part of Penn State's executives had to do with the perceived threat to the almighty dollar which is lifeblood of academia.
"The faculty and staff at universities decry capitalism and those who accumulate wealth by working hard, long hours, but they are the ones who will sacrifice a young boy and allow a pedophile to continue working on a campus," observes political strategist and attorney Mike Baker.
As happened during the Catholic Church sex scandal the Penn State case has renewed debate on the issue of child sex abuse, especially men who prey on boys.
Sexual assault and rape are usually portrayed as a female issue; that women are the only ones who are and can be victimized; and that it's up to women to end sexual assault. Unfortunately, men are victims and survivors of sexual assault and rape, too. Their victimization is just as important to take seriously and end as women’s victimization.
“About 3 percent of American men -- a total of 2.78 million men -- have experienced a rape at some point in their lifetime” according to the Centers for Disease Control. (Tjaden & Thoennes, 2006).
The range of sexual abuse against children includes rape, incest, child sexual assault, ritual abuse, statutory rape, sexual exploitation, sexual contact, sexual harassment, exposure and voyeurism.
While predators of children often rationalize their actions and desires, sexual contact with a child is a crime. As with the rape of a woman, it is motivated by the need to control, humiliate, and harm. It is not motivated by sexual desire. Rapists use sex as a weapon to dominate and hurt others.
Former New York City Police Department Detective Ellen King, who served on the NYPD's sex crimes squad -- the precursor of what's now called the Special Victims Unit (SVU) -- often refers to rape and sexual assault as the anti-sex crime, since it has more to do with the attacker exerting power over the victim.
According to the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence, about 15% of reported rapes involve men or boys, and that 1 in 6 reported sexual assaults is against a boy and 1 in 25 reported sexual assaults is against a man.
As with male sexual violence against women, sexual violence against men is motivated by the desire to dominate and use sex as a weapon against the victim. Male victims experience similar effects of sexual violence as female victims such as shame, grief, anger and fear.
Law enforcement executives, child protection workers and church leaders are attempting to combat the sex crimes committed against the youngest and most vulnerable members of U.S. society. At the same time, there are adults who believe having sexual relations with children should not be viewed as a crime but merely as an alternative lifestyle.
On August 17, the pedophile advocacy group B4U-ACT hosted a conference in Baltimore, Maryland. B4U-ACT was established in 2003 as a 501(c)(3) organization to publicly promote services and resources for self-identified individuals (adults and adolescents) who are sexually attracted to children and seek such assistance, according to author and political consultant Nathan Tabor.
According to child advocates Matt Barber, Vice President of Liberty Counsel Action, and Dr. Judith Reisman, a visiting law professor at the Liberty University School of Law, about 50 people attended the conference including pedophiles and *pederasts. The group even has a politically correct euphemism for these practitioners of deviant sex – Minor-Attracted Persons.
Barber and Reisman report that there were several “supportive” mental health professionals in attendance. In fact, Johns Hopkins University’s well-known “sexogist” Dr. Fred Berlin was a keynote speaker who stated: “I want to completely support the goal of B4U-ACT.”
On the group’s web site, Dr. Berlin is quoted as saying: “Just as has been the case historically with homosexuality, society is currently addressing the matter of pedophilia with a balance that is far more heavily weighted on the side of criminal justice solutions than on the side of mental health solutions.”
Many conservative leaders believe the society as a whole sexualizes children at younger and younger ages. In some school districts, children as young as 8 or 9-years old are taught about sex -- both heterosexual and homosexual -- without regard to the fact that parents don't wish their 9-year olds experimenting with sex at such a young age, according to Baker.
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President Bill Clinton's Surgeon General Jocelyn Elders told the American
people that children should experiment with masturbation, those who
objected were denigrated as religious fanatics or unsophisticated by
the elitists in politics, journalism and the social sciences.
"Heck, kids were being told by the staff of the President of the United States during the height of the Monicagate scandal, that oral sex wasn't really sex. In the name of protecting a leftist, draft-dodger sitting in the White House, millions of American children were being taught a lie," said former NYPD SVU detective Stanley Burgos.
"Kids are taught to trust their elders. So when their elders advise them to perform sexual acts, they aren't shocked and many times they're compliant with adults who molest or rape them," Burgos said.
*Pederasts are men and women who have sexual relations with post-pubescent children.
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