CHILD MOLESTATION AND THE HOMOSEXUAL MOVEMENT


CHILD MOLESTATION AND THE HOMOSEXUAL

MOVEMENT

Steve Baldwin
*

Lately, the gay movement seems to be making large gains in its war

on America’s Judeo-Christian culture. Gay characters have become the

norm on sitcoms; it has become fashionable to attack the Boy Scouts;

homosexual propaganda inundates many of our public schools; nearly all

the mainstream religious denominations have "revised" their

understanding of Biblical teaching concerning homosexuality; and the

gay "rights" legislative agenda is succeeding beyond the advocates’

wildest imaginations.

And yet the destructive impact homosexuality has upon Western

Civilization is rarely discussed by columnists, reporters, religious

leaders, politicians or by anyone else for that matter. Even some

conservative publications choose to ignore the issue and instead have

published articles arguing for greater tolerance of the gay lifestyle.

Indeed, on the homosexual issue, conservatives seem divided

between a "live and let live" attitude and one that concludes that the

homosexual agenda will have to be curtailed if the Judeo-Christian

culture is to survive. However, overwhelming evidence supports the

belief that homosexuality is a sexual deviancy often accompanied by

disorders that have dire consequences for our culture. A vast amount of

data demonstrating the deviant nature of the gay lifestyle is ignored by

the media as well as the leadership of the psychological, psychiatric, and

medical professions.

It is difficult to convey the dark side of the homosexual culture

without appearing harsh. However, it is time to acknowledge that

homosexual behavior threatens the foundation of Western civilization

the nuclear family. An unmistakable manifestation of the attack on the

family unit is the homosexual community’s efforts to target children both

for their own sexual pleasure and to enlarge the homosexual movement.

The homosexual community and its allies in the media scoff at this

argument. They insist it is merely a tactic to demonize the homosexual

*
The Honorable Steve Baldwin is a long time author, researcher, and speaker on

homosexual issues. Elected to the California State Assembly in 1994, Baldwin chaired the

Assembly Education Committee where he fought the homosexual community’s efforts to

insert pro-gay curriculum into California’s public schools. He has appeared on numerous

radio and television shows including Larry King Live, the Michael Reagan Show, and the

Dr. Laura Show. He is the author of two books; one on Nicaragua and one on Education.

Baldwin has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Pepperdine University.

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movement. After all, they argue, heterosexual molestation is a far more

serious problem.

Unfortunately, the truth is stranger than fiction. Research confirms

that homosexuals molest children at a rate vastly higher than

heterosexuals, and the mainstream homosexual culture commonly

promotes sex with children.
1 Homosexual leaders repeatedly argue for

the freedom to engage in consensual sex with children, and blind surveys

reveal a shockingly high number of homosexuals admit to sexual contact

with minors.
2 Indeed, the homosexual community is driving the

worldwide campaign to lower the legal age of consent.

This trend comes at the expense of our children’s safety. The

incident in Los Angeles involving group homes operated by the Gay and

Lesbian Adolescent Social Services (GLASS) exemplifies this danger.

GLASS receives taxpayer monies to take in troubled youth referred to

them by the social service departments of various southern counties in

California.
3

GLASS’s own website should have been warning enough. GLASS

believes that some children are born gay (a view not backed by any

science) and announced that they target "youth who are confused about

their sexual identities."
4 The website links to a myriad of gay sites

targeting the youth, including one promoting a book that promotes sex

with children.
5 GLASS’s founder and former executive director, Teresa

DeCrescenzo, edited a book that helps youth
discover their

homosexuality.
6

1
See W.D. Erickson et al., Behavior Patterns of Child Molesters, 17 ARCHIVES

S
EXUAL BEHAV. 1, 83 (1988); see also K. JAY ET AL., THE GAY REPORT: LESBIANS AND GAYS

S
PEAK OUT ABOUT SEXUAL EXPERIENCES AND LIFESTYLES 275 (1979); Eugene Abel et al.,

Self-Reported Sex Crimes of Nonincarcerated Pedophiliacs
, 2 J. INTERPERSONAL VIOLENCE

3, 5 (1987) (“Child molestation, by comparison, was a relatively infrequent crime, occurring

from an average of 23.2 times by a pedophile (nonincest) with female targets to an average

of 281.7 times by a pedophile (nonincest) whose targets were males.”); R. Blanchard et al.,

Fraternal Order and Sexual Orientation in Pedophiles
, 29 ARCHIVES SEXUAL BEHAV. 464

(2000); K. Freund & R.I. Watson,
The Proportions of Heterosexual and Homosexual

Pedophiles Among Sex Offenders Against Children: An Exploratory Study
, 18 J. SEX &

M
ARITAL THERAPY 34, 34-43 (1992).

2
FRANK YORK & ROBERT KNIGHT, HOMOSEXUAL ACTIVISTS WORK TO LOWER AGE

OF
CONSENT (1999), available at http://www.frc.org/get/bl057.cfm (last visited Apr. 2, 2002).

3
See Plaintiff’s Complaint at 3, In re Gay & Lesbian Adolescent Soc. Serv. Inc. v.

California Dep’t of Soc. Serv. (March 15, 1996) (No. 6395284001) (on file with author)

(hereinafter Plaintiff’s Complaint) (At least five Southern California Counties contracted

GLASS to receive troubled children which resulted in GLASS receiving federal, state, and

county funding).

4
Gay and Lesbian Social Services, Our Mission, at

http://www.glassla.org/company.htm (last visited Apr. 2, 2002).

5
See PAT CALIFLA, PUBLIC SEX: THE CULTURE OF RADICAL SEX (2000).

6
HELPING GAY AND LESBIAN YOUTH: NEW POLICIES, NEW PROGRAMS, NEW

P
RACTICE (Teresa Decrescenzo ed., 1994).

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It came as no surprise that the California Department of Social

Services found "on numerous occasions beginning at least as early as

1994, adults affiliated with GLASS, including staff members, members

of the GLASS board of directors and volunteers, sexually abused or

molested children who were placed with GLASS."
7 The Department of

Social Services found that DeCrescenzo, aware of the allegations of

molestation, determined staff conduct not to be inappropriate.
8

Apparently, DeCrescenzo believes molestation is part of the "coming out"

process that she glorifies in her writings.

One would think that a molestation factory disguised as a group

home would be a good reason for the State of California to shut down the

whole GLASS group home operation. Remarkably, the state of

California, allowing GLASS to continue operation, removed a few

individuals and placed GLASS on probation.
9 Even though additional

molestation incidents occurred at GLASS facilities in 1999, they remain

in operation until this day.

A
Los Angeles Times investigation found that, in some cases, "it

appears authorities never fully investigated those reports."
10 Indeed, not

one person has been charged with child molestation or endangerment by

state Attorney General Bill Lockyer, an avid promoter of the gay

agenda.
11 After all, that would be hateful. If such a group home were

operated by heterosexuals, the facilities would be shut down, any

existing licenses revoked, and numerous criminal charges filed.

Homosexuals are targeting not just youth group homes, but all

groups that work with youth. When a California family sued the Scouts

in 1993 for exposing their son to a Scout leader who molested him, the

Scouts were ordered to turn over 25,000 pages of documents to the

plaintiff. This unprecedented glimpse into the world of Scout pedophiles

revealed that thousands of boys had been molested by Scout leaders and

other volunteers between 1971 and 1991 resulting in the expulsion of

over 1,800 Scout volunteers for pedophile activity.
12 The documents show

that some Scout leaders molested over forty boys before getting caught

7
See Plaintiff’s Complaint, supra note 3, at 4.

8
Id. at 8.

9
K.L. Billingsley, Gay Agency Probed for Child Abuse, WASH. TIMES, Sept. 21,

1996, at A2.

10
Bettina Boxall, Beleaguered Gay Agency Fights Back, L.A. TIMES, June 23, 1996,

at B1.

11
As a former member of the California State Assembly the author requested all

documents relating to this case from the Department of Social Services and found no

evidence of any proceedings initiated by the Attorney General’s office.

12
Brief of Amici Curiae Public Advocate et al., Dale v. Boy Scouts of America, 734

A.2d 1196 (N.J. 1999) (No. 99-699); Steve Geissinger,
Scouts Remove 1800 Scoutmasters for

Suspected Abuse Over Two Decades
, ASSOC. PRESS, Oct. 14, 1993 (on file with author).

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and that many, once caught, simply moved to a different Scout troop and

continued abusing boys.

Gay activists have spun the Scout molestation epidemic as a

heterosexual problem. Examination of many of the higher profile cases,

however, reveals that Scout molesters are attracted exclusively to boys

and many lead mainstream gay lifestyles. John Hemstreet is a typical

example. Hemstreet is a convicted child molester, former Boy Scout

leader, and currently the President of the Toledo, Ohio chapter of

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG). PFLAG is one of

the groups leading the nationwide attack on the Boy Scouts of America.
13

Incredibly, the pro-pedophile group, North American Man Boy Love

Association (NAMBLA), which calls itself a homosexual group, wrote a

letter to the national Scout office urging "the Boy Scouts of America to

cease its discrimination against openly gay or lesbian persons in the

appointment of its scout masters and scouters and in its membership.

This will permit scouts to be exposed to a variety of life styles and will

permit more of those individuals who genuinely wish to serve boys to do

so."
14

Using twisted logic, pro-gay academics argue in various social

science journals that the molestation of boys is not a gay lifestyle issue

and that such men are not really homosexuals. It is simply amazing that

gay propagandists and sexology "experts" are successfully bamboozling

the public and the media into believing that a man’s exclusive focus on

young males should not be defined as homosexuality! But if an exclusive

attraction of a male to other males
of any age is not homosexuality, what

is?

On one hand, homosexuals publicly claim that the molestation of

boys is not part of the homosexual lifestyle. On the other, they are

quietly establishing the legal parameters exempting the molestation of

boys from prosecution on anti-discrimination grounds. For example, in

Nevada a forty-two year-old man was arrested for molesting a sixteen

year-old boy but was not charged by the district attorney. The reason

given was that to do so would "discriminate against a class of people."
15

The deputy district attorney added that to charge the man "would be

singling out homosexuals."
16 For years, conservatives have argued that

13
Joe Farah, Who’s Afraid of the Boy Scouts?, WORLD NET DAILY, Aug. 23, 2000 at

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?Article_ID=15032;
see also Culture Facts

(Family Research Council, Wash., D.C.), Aug 24, 2000,
available at

http://www.frc.org/get/cu00h4.cfm.

14
Letter from Leland Stevenson, Co-Recording Secretary, NAMBLA, to Ben Love,

Chief Scout Executive, Boy Scouts of America (Nov. 1992)
available at

http://www.abidingtruth.com/pfrc/archives/livelybytes/3-21-2001.html.

15
Ryan Oliver, Detective Won’t Face Sex Charges, LAS VEGAS REV. J., Jan. 11, 2001,

available at
http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/2001/Jan_11=thu_2001/news/15209393.html.

16
Id.

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so called anti-discrimination laws would eventually lead to granting

legal protections for various homosexual deviancies. It appears that time

is coming sooner than expected.

Research on the homosexual lifestyle confirms it is almost

exclusively a
youth oriented culture.17 Very few gays exhibit a preference

for older men. Some admit to a focus on teenage boys, some on

prepubescent boys, and many cross over between categories. All are

subsets of the homosexual deviancy. Moreover, most pedophiles consider

themselves to be gay. In a 1988 study published in the
Archives of

Sexual Behavior
, 86% of pedophiles described themselves as homosexual

or bisexual.
18 Child prostitution expert Dr. Jennifer James reports that

the number of boy prostitutes who identify themselves as homosexuals

has risen from 10% to 60% in the last fifteen years.
19

Most of the public is by now aware of NAMBLA, a group that openly

promotes sex with minor boys and claims that boy-lovers respond to the

needs of the boys they love. NAMBLA is currently the target of a class

action lawsuit by parents of children molested and, in one case,

murdered by individuals associated with NAMBLA.
20 Publicly, the

mainstream gay organizations distance themselves from NAMBLA.

Clearly, this is merely a public relations ploy as the gay leadership

realizes its agenda would suffer greatly if the public knew the truth.

The reality is that NAMBLA not only describes itself as part of the

gay rights coalition, but its literature states that one of its goals is

"cooperating with the lesbian, gay, and other movements for sexual

liberation."
21 NAMBLA even "provide[s] financial and other assistance to

GLB [Gay, lesbian, bi-sexual] youth organizations . . . ."
22 Indeed, some

NAMBLA chapters meet at mainstream gay centers such as

Philadelphia’s Gay and Lesbian Community Center. NAMBLA’s

meetings and conferences always feature mainstream gay leaders and

speakers. For example, Don Kilhefner, of the Los Angeles Gay

Community Service Center, gave a speech to Los Angeles NAMBLA

members on the subject of "The Significance of Man/Boy Love in the Gay

Community."

17
Kent Paris, The Seduction of Our Youth: Christian Parents Are Discovering It

Can Happen Here
, NEWSLETTER, (Nehemiah Ministries & Fellowship, Urbana, IL.), Sept.

1, 2000
at http://www.exodusnorthamerica.org/infocenter/libraryarticles/a0000532.html.

18
W.D. Erickson et al., Behavior Patterns of Child Molesters, 17 ARCHIVES SEXUAL

B
EHAV. 77, 83 (1988).

19
Id. at 83-85.

20
Julie Foster, Pedophile Lawsuit Goes Class Action?, WORLD NET DAILY, Jul. 25,

2000,
at http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=17932.

21
NAMBLA, INTRODUCING THE NORTH AMERICAN MAN/BOY LOVE ASSOCIATION

(1980) (issued by the NAMBLA National Office located in New York City).

22
Letter from Roy Radow, NAMBLA, NAMBLA and Youth (Apr. 23, 1994), at

http://qrd.tcp.com/qrd/orgs/NAMBLA/nambla.and.youth.

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The most comprehensive gay networking website, the
Queer

Resource Directory
(www.qrd.org), links every gay group in the country

including NAMBLA and other homosexual groups that focus on youth.

NAMBLA marches in gay pride parades with the consent of the gay

leadership. Many of the homosexual movement’s most prominent leaders

endorse NAMBLA and its goals. Gay authors and leaders such as Allen

Ginsberg, Gayle Rubin, Larry Kramer (founder of ACT-UP), Pat Califia,

Jane Rule, Michael Kearns, and Michel Foucault have all written in

favor of either NAMBLA or man-boy relationships.
23 Harry Hay, whom

many consider the founder of the American homosexual movement,

invited NAMBLA members to march with him in the 1993 "March on

Washington" gay rights parade. He also marched in the 1986 Los

Angeles gay parade wearing a shirt emblazoned with the words

"NAMBLA walks with me."
24

Leading mainstream homosexual newspapers and magazines such

as the
Advocate, Edge, Metroline, The Guide, and The San Francisco

Sentinel
have not only published pro-NAMBLA articles and columns but

also many have editorialized in favor of NAMBLA and sex with children.

The editor of
The Guide, Ed Hougen, stated in an interview with

Lambda Report
, "I believe they [NAMBLA] are generally interested in

the right of young people to be sexual . . . . I am glad there is a group like

NAMBLA that is willing to be courageous."
The San Francisco Sentinel

was more blunt: "NAMBLA’s position on sex is not unreasonable, just

unpopular. [W]hen a 14 year old gay boy approaches a man for sex, it’s

because he wants sex with a man."
25

There is also the matter of NAMBLA’s membership status in the

International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA), recognized at one

time by the United Nations as the official Non-Government Organization

(NGO) representing the gay community worldwide. When NAMBLA’s

ILGA membership became public, a whirlwind of international

controversy erupted. Some gay leaders viewed this attention as harmful

to the gay movement’s image and goals and urged the expulsion of

NAMBLA for purely political purposes.

However, the media failed to report that ILGA itself had hosted

workshops on pedophilia and passed resolutions in 1985, 1988, and 1990

to abolish age of consent laws claiming that "same sex age of consent

laws often operate to oppress and not to protect" and supported "the

23
Letter from Roy Radow, NAMBLA, What People are Saying About NAMBLA and

Man/Boy Love, (Apr. 23, 1994),
at http://qrd.tcp.com/qrd/orgs/NAMBLA/quotes.

24
STUART TIMMONS, THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY HAY: FOUNDER OF THE MODERN

G
AY MOVEMENT (1990); Peter LaBarbera, Do Gays Discriminate on the Basis of Sexual

Orientation
, LAMBDA REP., Dec.-Jan. 1993-94, at 9.

25
Editorial, No Place for Homo-Homophobia, S.F. SENTINEL, Mar. 26, 1992 (on file

with author).

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right of every individual, regardless of age, to explore and develop her or

his sexuality."
26

Eventually, reacting to congressional legislation threatening the

reduction of $119 million in financial support, the United Nations kicked

out ILGA in 1995 for refusing to sever ties with a half dozen member

groups that advocated or promoted pedophilia. Revealingly, even though

ILGA did expel NAMBLA (many say it was for show), it could not muster

enough support among its membership to expel other more powerful and

discreet pro-pedophile organizations from Germany and other countries.

It is extremely revealing that the majority of members of the world’s

leading homosexual coalition, the ILGA, decided they would rather be

excluded from UN deliberations than vote out groups that advocate sex

with children.
27

Aside from support for NAMBLA by the mainstream gay

community, there is a wealth of evidence that homosexuals are the

prime force behind the escalating child molestation epidemic. Indeed,

over the last fifteen years the homosexual community and its academic

allies have published a large quantity of articles that claim sex with

children is not harmful to children but, as stated in one homosexual

journal, "constitute an aspect of gay and lesbian life."
28 Such articles

have appeared in pro-homosexual academic journals such as
The

Journal of Homosexuality, The Journal of Sex Research
, Archives of

Sexual Behavior
, and The International Journal of Medicine and Law.

The editorial board of the leading pedophile academic journal,
Paidika,

is dominated by prominent homosexual scholars such as San Francisco

State University professor John DeCecco, who happens to edit the

Journal of Homosexuality.

Indeed, the
Journal of Homosexuality is the premier academic

journal of the mainstream homosexual world and yet it published a

26
Peter LaBarbera, UN Kicks Out Gay Group – With NAMBLA’s Help, LAMBDA

R
EP., Feb-Mar. 1995, at 13; see also Peter LaBarbera, UN Grants Voice to Gay Group with

Pedophile Ties
, LAMBDA REP., Sept. 1993, at 3; Peter LaBarbera, U.S. May Reverse U.N.

Vote Over NAMBLA’s Ties
, LAMBDA REP., Nov. 1993, at 1-10; Joyce Price, Pedophiles

Resisting Expulsion from Gay Umbrella Organization
, WASH. TIMES, Nov. 27, 1993 at A4;

Aras Van Hertum
, U.S. Gay Leaders Urging ILGA to Oust NAMBLA, WASH. BLADE, Nov.

5, 1993, at A1.

27
Steffen Jensen, ILGA’s NGO Status with the Council of Europe, 43 ILGA

N
EWSLETTER (International Lesbian & Gay Association, Copenhagen, Denmark), Aug.

1996, at 1,
available at http://www.france.qrd.org/assocs/ilga/euroletter/43.html.

28
Helmut Graupner, Love Versus Abuse: Crossgenerational Sexual Relations of

Minors: A Gay Rights Issue,
37 J. HOMOSEXUALITY 23, 26 (1999), quoted in Culture Facts

(Family Research Council, Wash., D.C.), Nov. 10. 1999, at 1;
see also North American

Man/Boy Love Association (NAMBLA), Positive and Beneficial Experiences,
at

http://www.nambla.de/benefit.htm (last visited Apr. 2, 2002) for a list of studies in mostly

pro-homosexual journals which NAMBLA claims prove that the molestation of children is

not only not harmful to children, but, in some cases, beneficial!

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special double issue entitled,
Male Intergenerational Intimacy,

containing dozens of articles portraying sex between men and minor

boys as loving relationships. One article states that parents should view

the pedophile who loves their son "not as a rival or competitor, not as a

theft of their property, but as a partner in the boy’s upbringing, someone

to be welcomed into their home."
29

Similarly
, mainstream gay publications make no effort to hide their

pro-pedophilia views. For example
, BLK, a leading black homosexual

publication, defended pedophilia with an article entitled, "Must Men

Who Love Boys Be Guilty of Sexual Misconduct?"
30 San Francisco’s

leading homosexual newspaper,
The Sentinel, bluntly editorialized, "The

love between man and boys is at the foundation of homosexuality."
31

In 1995, the homosexual magazine
Guide stated:

We can be proud that the gay movement has been home to the few

voices who have had the courage to say out loud that children are

naturally sexual, that they deserve the right to sexual expression with

whoever they choose . . . [w]e must listen to our prophets. Instead of

fearing being labeled pedophiles, we must proudly proclaim that sex is

good, including children’s sexuality . . . . We must do it for the

children’s sake
.32

Without equivocating, the
Guide is saying that gays must molest

children for their own sake!

While the mainstream media has apparently refused to engage in

any kind of investigative expose of the gay movement, it is not difficult to

find support for child sex among key homosexual leaders in their

publications and literature. For example, the founder of the infamous

homosexual group, ACT-UP, Larry Kramer, wrote in his book,
Report

from the Holocaust: The Making of an AIDS Activist
, "In those instances

where children do have sex with their homosexual elders, be they

teachers or anyone else, I submit that often, very often, the child desires

the activity, and perhaps even solicits it."

In a letter to the editor of a gay newspaper, Andy Humm, a key

leader of one of America’s largest gay youth groups, Advocates for Youth,

said, "No one should be denied basic civil rights because of his or her

orientation, whether the person be homosexual, heterosexual,

transsexual, transvestite, pedophile, sadist, masochist, asexual,

29
Beverly LaHaye, Seduction of Innocence:

With the Twist of a Word, APA Study Legitimizes Pedophilia
, (Apr. 6, 1999), available at

http://www.cwfa.org/library/family/1999-04-06_pedophilia.shtml.

30
Lee Savage, Must Men Who Love Boys Be Guilty of Sexual Misconduct?, BLK

M
AGAZINE, Mar. 1994, at 7-11.

31
No Place for Homo-Homophobia, supra note 25, at 19. 32 The Real Child Abuse, THE GUIDE

1 comment:

  1. Will

    This is some bullshit. Do not equate every homosexual person to a child molester. This is some hate filled propaganda. Can not believe it is on this site that advocates freedom for all…this article should be removed.

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