Christopher Johnson at Midwest Conservative Journal, a non-Catholic who has taken up the cudgels for the Church so frequently that I have named him Defender of the Faith, explains one of the basic rules when it comes to sex crimes in contemporary America: some animals are more equal than others:
or, “There’s Never A Massive Earthquake Around When You Need One.”
Frisco? A bunch of us were shooting the breeze the other day and we decided that if you and the rest of Cali ever wanted to secede from the Union and rejoin Mexico, join Canada or form your own basket case of a country, none of us Tea Party wingnuts will stand in your way. Why? Larry Brinkin:
Larry Brinkin, who worked at the Human Rights Commission for the City of San Francisco for 22 years and was a prominent homosexual rights activist for more than 40 years, pleaded guilty to felony child pornography possession last week.
Brinkin is expected to serve six months in jail, five years of probation, and register as a sex offender for the rest of his life when he is sentenced on Mar. 5. But he likely will get to keep his city pension because possessing and viewing child porn apparently is not considered a crime of “moral turpitude” under San Francisco’s retirement/pension rules.
More on that last sentence in a few moments. I’m not posting this to make points at the hands of homosexuals. You and I both know that gays with a conscience will be horrified at all this, particularly at one of Brinkin’s e-mails reproduced in the story. The language has been cleaned up but I’m not going to copy it here.
It’s that bad.
I mention this only to note that the very people who would be shrieking like banshees if Brinkin were a Catholic priest are closing ranks.
After Brinkin’s initial arrest, Theresa Sparks, executive director of San Francisco’s Human Rights Commission, told the media, “It’s almost incredulous, there’s no way I could believe such a thing. He’s always been one of my heroes, and he’s the epitome of human rights activist – this is the man who coined phrases we use in our daily language. I support Larry 100%. Hopefully, it will all come out in the investigation.”
Bevan Dufty, who served on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and now is director of Housing Opportunity, Partnerships and Engagement in the mayor’s office, following Brinkin’s arrest said, “I have admired and respected his work for the LGBT community. I respect and am confident that there will be due process.”
Did you know that in Frisco, possessing and viewing kiddie porn does not constitute “moral turpitude?”
Concerning whether Brinkin will retain his city pension, his attorney Randall Knox said he did not think the felony child porn possession conviction was relevant because it apparently does not fall under “moral turpitude,” as explained in the city rule Proposition C.
“This is not a moral turpitude crime,” Knox told the Bay Area Reporter, and it is “not something that happened when he was working for the city.”
Go here to read the rest. Faithful Catholics were rightfully scandalized by predator priests and the Bishops who protected them. Why? Because we wish to protect kids and because we understand that every sexual act has a moral element and that no sexual act can be committed in a moral vacuum. On the cultural left that belief is usually not present. Many of them truly believe in a separation of sex and morality. Oh sure they will rail against Catholic priests who are accused of abusing kids, but that is purely tactical, a club with which to hit their main enemy, the Church. A more accurate reflection of the attempt to empty sexual acts of morality, that is the norm on the cultural left, is the ongoing effort to “normalize” pedophilia. A familiar pattern is at work here:
3. Treat as a protected minority.
4. Laud in popular entertainment.
5. Stigmatize opposition.
6. Teach in schools.
7. Pass laws criminalizing “discrimination” against the favored group.
When one holds that morality can be divorced from sex, the public acceptance of any type of sexual act or sexual conduct becomes merely matters of time and how feverishly activist groups are willing to work for the mainstreaming of their favored sexual perversion. The roadmap has already been created.