CHILD MOLESTATION AND THE HOMOSEXUAL
Lately, the gay movement seems to be making large gains in its war
on Americaâ€™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 advocatesâ€™
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
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 communityâ€™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 communityâ€™s efforts to
insert pro-gay curriculum into Californiaâ€™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
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
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 childrenâ€™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
GLASSâ€™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
5 GLASSâ€™s founder and former executive director, Teresa
DeCrescenzo, edited a book that helps youth
See W.D. Erickson et al., Behavior Patterns of Child Molesters, 17 ARCHIVES
EXUAL BEHAV. 1, 83 (1988); see also K. JAY ET AL., THE GAY REPORT: LESBIANS AND GAYS
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) (â€œChild 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.â€); 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 &
ARITAL THERAPY 34, 34-43 (1992).
FRANK YORK & ROBERT KNIGHT, HOMOSEXUAL ACTIVISTS WORK TO LOWER AGE
CONSENT (1999), available at http://www.frc.org/get/bl057.cfm (last visited Apr. 2, 2002).
See Plaintiffâ€™s Complaint at 3, In re Gay & Lesbian Adolescent Soc. Serv. Inc. v.
California Depâ€™t of Soc. Serv. (March 15, 1996) (No. 6395284001) (on file with author)
(hereinafter Plaintiffâ€™s Complaint) (At least five Southern California Counties contracted
GLASS to receive troubled children which resulted in GLASS receiving federal, state, and
Gay and Lesbian Social Services, Our Mission, at
http://www.glassla.org/company.htm (last visited Apr. 2, 2002).
See PAT CALIFLA, PUBLIC SEX: THE CULTURE OF RADICAL SEX (2000).
HELPING GAY AND LESBIAN YOUTH: NEW POLICIES, NEW PROGRAMS, NEW
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.
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.
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
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
See Plaintiffâ€™s Complaint, supra note 3, at 4.
Id. at 8.
K.L. Billingsley, Gay Agency Probed for Child Abuse, WASH. TIMES, Sept. 21,
1996, at A2.
Bettina Boxall, Beleaguered Gay Agency Fights Back, L.A. TIMES, June 23, 1996,
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 Generalâ€™s office.
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.
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
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 manâ€™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
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."
The deputy district attorney added that to charge the man "would be
singling out homosexuals."
16 For years, conservatives have argued that
Joe Farah, Whoâ€™s Afraid of the Boy Scouts?, WORLD NET DAILY, Aug. 23, 2000 at
see also Culture Facts
(Family Research Council, Wash., D.C.), Aug 24, 2000,
Letter from Leland Stevenson, Co-Recording Secretary, NAMBLA, to Ben Love,
Chief Scout Executive, Boy Scouts of America (Nov. 1992)
Ryan Oliver, Detective Wonâ€™t Face Sex Charges, LAS VEGAS REV. J., Jan. 11, 2001,
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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
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
, 86% of pedophiles described themselves as homosexual
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.
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
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
Philadelphiaâ€™s Gay and Lesbian Community Center. NAMBLAâ€™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
Kent Paris, The Seduction of Our Youth: Christian Parents Are Discovering It
Can Happen Here
, NEWSLETTER, (Nehemiah Ministries & Fellowship, Urbana, IL.), Sept.
W.D. Erickson et al., Behavior Patterns of Child Molesters, 17 ARCHIVES SEXUAL
EHAV. 77, 83 (1988).
Id. at 83-85.
Julie Foster, Pedophile Lawsuit Goes Class Action?, WORLD NET DAILY, Jul. 25,
NAMBLA, INTRODUCING THE NORTH AMERICAN MAN/BOY LOVE ASSOCIATION
(1980) (issued by the NAMBLA National Office located in New York City).
Letter from Roy Radow, NAMBLA, NAMBLA and Youth (Apr. 23, 1994), at
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The most comprehensive gay networking website, the
(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 movementâ€™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."
Leading mainstream homosexual newspapers and magazines such
Advocate, Edge, Metroline, The Guide, and The San Francisco
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
, "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: "NAMBLAâ€™s position on sex is not unreasonable, just
unpopular. [W]hen a 14 year old gay boy approaches a man for sex, itâ€™s
because he wants sex with a man."
There is also the matter of NAMBLAâ€™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 NAMBLAâ€™s
ILGA membership became public, a whirlwind of international
controversy erupted. Some gay leaders viewed this attention as harmful
to the gay movementâ€™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
Letter from Roy Radow, NAMBLA, What People are Saying About NAMBLA and
Man/Boy Love, (Apr. 23, 1994),
STUART TIMMONS, THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY HAY: FOUNDER OF THE MODERN
AY MOVEMENT (1990); Peter LaBarbera, Do Gays Discriminate on the Basis of Sexual
, LAMBDA REP., Dec.-Jan. 1993-94, at 9.
Editorial, No Place for Homo-Homophobia, S.F. SENTINEL, Mar. 26, 1992 (on file
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right of every individual, regardless of age, to explore and develop her or
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 worldâ€™s
leading homosexual coalition, the ILGA, decided they would rather be
excluded from UN deliberations than vote out groups that advocate sex
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
Journal of Homosexuality, The Journal of Sex Research
, Archives of
, and The International Journal of Medicine and Law.
The editorial board of the leading pedophile academic journal,
is dominated by prominent homosexual scholars such as San Francisco
State University professor John DeCecco, who happens to edit the
Journal of Homosexuality.
Journal of Homosexuality is the premier academic
journal of the mainstream homosexual world and yet it published a
Peter LaBarbera, UN Kicks Out Gay Group â€“ With NAMBLAâ€™s Help, LAMBDA
EP., Feb-Mar. 1995, at 13; see also Peter LaBarbera, UN Grants Voice to Gay Group with
, LAMBDA REP., Sept. 1993, at 3; Peter LaBarbera, U.S. May Reverse U.N.
Vote Over NAMBLAâ€™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.
Steffen Jensen, ILGAâ€™s NGO Status with the Council of Europe, 43 ILGA
EWSLETTER (International Lesbian & Gay Association, Copenhagen, Denmark), Aug.
1996, at 1,
available at http://www.france.qrd.org/assocs/ilga/euroletter/43.html.
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,
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 boyâ€™s upbringing, someone
to be welcomed into their home."
, 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 Franciscoâ€™s
leading homosexual newspaper,
The Sentinel, bluntly editorialized, "The
love between man and boys is at the foundation of homosexuality."
In 1995, the homosexual magazine
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 childrenâ€™s sexuality . . . . We must do it for the
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,
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 Americaâ€™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,
Beverly LaHaye, Seduction of Innocence:
With the Twist of a Word, APA Study Legitimizes Pedophilia
, (Apr. 6, 1999), available at
Lee Savage, Must Men Who Love Boys Be Guilty of Sexual Misconduct?, BLK
AGAZINE, Mar. 1994, at 7-11.
No Place for Homo-Homophobia, supra note 25, at 19. 32 The Real Child Abuse, THE GUIDE