Sunday, October 01, 2006

Foley redux

So someone who was writing legislation to protect minors from inappropriate content on the internet writes inappropriate e-mails to an underage child. As Andrew Sullivan has in an article. the closet is corrupting. And others, like the Corpuscle have excellent articles on why the best protection from predators that gay men and lesbians have is dating not more laws.

Study after study and case after case shows that males who are heterosexually identified are the sexual predators who prey on children, not gay men or lesbians. Foley is but the latest example. We need to change our minds and our societies so that sexual orientation is not the big deal that some have made us. Consensual, age-appropriate loving relations is what we should be looking for rather than which genders are involved.

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