Perversions and Perverts

The perversions of Amerikans frustrates me. Today there was a story on CNN (see link) referring to a “swinger” group that coerced children into having sex.

Rampant sexuality scares people; definitions are definitely in order!

  • Swinging is between consenting adults. Pedophilia is adults on children.
  • Swinging involves consenting adults. Children, by definition, cannot consent.
  • Swinging is between singles and couples. Pedophilia is sexual assault on a child.

Please, don’t anyone think I approve of swinging personally. IMHO, marriage is between consenting adults, for the purpose of entering into a long-term relationship with a loved one. Or several. And “swinging” is for fornication with (sometimes randomly selected) people with whom there isn’t such a relationship. Morally, ethically (and, if there are kids involved, as a parent) I object.

But swinging is not pedophilia. And trying to mix the two together perverts, a very basic level, grownup decisions, however misguided, with violent sexual assault on children.

The case is before the courts is about the rape, pedophilia and illegal acts committed by the Mineola Swinger’s Club, which clearly consists not of consenting adults, but sick child rapists. But the media, not making the distinction between ‘swingers’ and ‘pedophiles,’ commits a grave sin of omission. It’s the media’s sacred responsibility to tell the truth, even if it’s not socially or conventionally convenient. Swingers, open marriages, gays, lesbians, polyamous couples and others all exist in the real world. We might not all agree or believe in their legitimacy, but it’s a cruel punishment to besmirth a societally unpopular label with the grotesque tar of rape.

Shame, shame, shame!

2 comments for “Perversions and Perverts

  1. Anonymous
    August 15, 2008 at 4:38 am

    I have been reading some of yoru comments, trying to figure just where you stand on these issues… such as these obvious perverts. You might re-read your blogs as it appears to me your actuallly almost defdning these folks, or at least what they do??? Or is it that you’re just a really bad writer?

  2. August 25, 2008 at 6:39 pm

    Dear anonymous:

    Not quite sure about _your_ writing. Something about spelling and grammar.

    I write a lot in my blogs, and “these folks” could be almost anyone. Assuming you meant swingers, I am defending them. Also you, for the right to do in your house as you see fit, so long as it doesn’t endanger minors or impinge on my rights.

    I’d defend cigar smokers (although Rush and (ex)Terminator are doing a good job of that), nudists, bible thumpers who want to wallow in snakes, or even those perilously unfamiliar with the English language. It’s the concept of a person’s inalienable right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

    I might disagree with rabid creationists, but I will defend to the death their right to live their life their way. And that’s the American way. You might want to re-read my blog articles to better understand this point of view.

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