Pro-Homosexual Political Correctness Sowed Seeds for Foley Scandal
Democrats seeking to exploit the resignation of Rep. Mark Foley (R-FL) are right to criticize the slow response of Republican congressional leaders to his communications with male pages. But neither party seems likely to address the real issue, which is the link between homosexuality and child sexual abuse.
Foley, an unmarried 52-year-old representative, had always refused to answer questions about his sexual orientation. Now that his emails and messages to teenage male pages have been revealed, it appears clear that Foley is a homosexual with a particular attraction to underage boys.
While pro-homosexual activists like to claim that pedophilia is a completely distinct orientation from homosexuality, evidence shows a disproportionate overlap between the two. Although almost all child molesters are male and less than 3% of men are homosexual, about a third of all child sex abuse cases involve men molesting boys--and in one study, 86% of such men identified themselves as homosexual or bisexual*.
Ignoring this reality got the Catholic Church into trouble over abusive priests, and now it is doing the same to the House GOP leadership. They discounted or downplayed earlier reports concerning Foley's behavior--probably because they did not want to appear "homophobic." The Foley scandal shows what happens when political correctness is put ahead of protecting children.
Tony Perkins, Family Research Council
I broke Perkin's blog into paragraphs for clarity. Obviously this pious knucklehead skipped English class in pursuit of other pleasures. And it makes me wonder what his spelling might be like without the aid of "SpellCheck" freatures on this computer? Hey, don't get me wrong I'm not the greatest speller in the world, or typist for that matter.
As Foly represented a typically gerrymandered Florida federal district, he ran against only token opposition, but, in the parlance of today's politics, he was a "good fundraiser." And raise funds he did.
Foley's resignation from Congress does not affect his $3 million war chest.That's why GOP House leaders looked the other way while Foley diddled teenaged men. Political correctness had nothing to do with anything.
Federal campaign finance laws allow former lawmakers to use surplus campaign funds to pay certain legal expenses and other continuing costs, such as campaign-related record-keeping. They also are allowed to donate the money to other candidates or political parties, within contribution limits, or to make contributions to charity.
In the past, many former lawmakers have kept their campaign funds alive for many years, long after their political careers have come to an end.
*Using Perkin's math, and I'm bad at math, this means that two-thirds of all children molested are girls! Therefore, the vast majority of child abuse is meted out by heterosexuals. Lord, save us from heterosexuals!