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Homosexual activists have long sought to distance themselves from pedophiles, however Canada’s most prominent homosexual activist group has now demanded the lowering (of) the age of consent for anal sex to 16 from 18. Surprisingly, Canada’s National Post, regarded by some as a ‘conservative’ paper, has come out in favor of the proposal.br> The article goes on to quote a Canadian gay activist as saying, “There’s no reason to treat anal sex differently than other sexual acts except to stigmatize gay and bisexual men.”
In other words, lowering the age of consent to allow young boys to be the sexual partners of older men — men like Mark Foley - is being presented not, as it now is with the vast majority of Americans, as an issue of sexual predators and child molesting. The objective is to transform it into an issue of discrimination — a civil right.
Which brings us back to when Nancy met Harry — and her refusal to take the opportunity I offered her office, three times — to distance both Pelosi and the Democratic Party from Harry Hay’s agenda for America, an agenda that we now know is being actively pushed on the Canadian government by the powerful Canadian gay rights movement.
WHAT PRECISELY COULD A LEFT-WING gay rights agenda, sprung as a surprise after the November election as Bill Clinton did back in 1992, actually do about this with the control of a Democratic Congress headed by a Speaker Pelosi and a Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid? After all, the age of consent in the United States is frequently a state, not a federal issue.
Ironically, the very first thing they could do would have let Mark Foley himself off the legal hook. Foley is in potentially serious legal trouble because he may have violated a federal law that forbids communication over the Internet (those pesky salacious e-mails) for the purposes of enticing a minor — defined as under the age of 18 — to be involved in a criminal sexual act. Another: missing children. It is currently against federal law to transport a minor — again, a child under the age of 18 — across state lines to engage in criminal sexual acts.
There’s more, of course. But the question is how could Pelosi and her Harry Hay-minded allies use her power as Speaker to do this? Lowering the age of consent would be the charge of the House Judiciary Committee. In a Pelosi-led House that would mean a Judiciary Committee chaired by same-sex marriage and gay adoption advocate Congressman John Conyers (D-MI). On the Senate side it would be heard by a Democratic-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee chaired by Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy. Vermont, of course, is the very liberal home of the first civil union legislation in the nation, signed by then-Governor Howard Dean, now the Chairman of the Democratic National Committee.
So does the repeated refusal of Nancy Pelosi to apologize or back away from her connection to the late Harry Hay’s agenda have any meaning for the future of America beyond just another tired double standard? What do you think?
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H/T to National Review Online