I’ve been covering the rather cavalier attitude that regressive take towards child sexual abuse for a while now. Of course, the case of Kaitlyn Hunt is only one of the latest. But, it does show that the political and cultural left has an openly stated objective in mind…
They want to make it legal for adults to have sex with children.
With the Hunt case, the supporters were out in full force until several facts came to light.
1. The Hunt family lied about the ages of both alleged abuser and victim.
2. The Arrest Affidavit indicated that Kaitlyn Hunt knew that she was possibly committing a crime as she was continuing her allegedly illegal sexual relationship.
3. Gay rights groups found that heterosexuals were accused, tried, and convicted for the same exact thing. Needless to say, they pulled their support.
But, there are still supporters. The ACLU of Florida, for example…
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: ACLU of Florida Media Office, (786) 363 – 2737 email@example.com
The following is a statement from the ACLU of Florida on the case of Kaitlyn Hunt, a Sebastian, Florida high school student who faces felony charges for having a relationship with a female schoolmate.
The ACLU of Florida condemns the prosecution of 18-year-old Kaitlyn Hunt. The facts as we understand them suggest that the state is prosecuting Kaitlyn for engaging in behavior that is both fairly innocuous and extremely common. Such behavior occurs every day in tens of thousands of high schools across the country, yet those other students are not facing felony convictions (and, in Florida, the lifetime consequences of a felony conviction) and potential lifelong branding as sex offenders. This is a life sentence for behavior by teenagers that is all too common, whether they are male or female, gay or straight. High-school relationships may be fleeting, but felony convictions are not.
While effective laws are certainly needed to protect Florida’s children from sexual predators, one cannot seriously maintain that Kaitlyn’s behavior was predatory. Application of this law to Kaitlyn’s conduct is another example of the troubling trend in Florida and across the country of criminalizing teenagers. The school-to-prison pipeline is filled with students whose behavior is better addressed by school officials and parents, not by a criminal justice system that turns ordinary teenagers into convicted felons who are prevented from meaningfully contributing to society because of their unjust convictions. Even if Kaitlyn is able to avoid sex-offender registration, a felony conviction will harm her for the rest of her life, catastrophically damaging her employment prospects and even her right to participate in her community as a citizen and vote.
Her promising future could be ruined merely because she engaged in behavior that countless other students in every school operating under the state attorney’s jurisdiction also engage in. This prosecution does nothing to protect Florida’s young people but instead causes a great deal of harm.
Note: The ACLU of Florida is not providing legal assistance in this case. For more information about the ongoing legal case, contact the law office of A. Julia Graves.
Now, you’ve heard from the ACLU, and, a quick check of their press releases show that they have not issued another release on this topic. I highlighted a section regarding the following…
The facts as we understand them suggest that the state is prosecuting Kaitlyn for engaging in behavior that is both fairly innocuous and extremely common. Such behavior occurs every day in tens of thousands of high schools across the country…
Is the ACLU stating that we have an epidemic of sexual abuse that is so rampant and expansive, that we should just leave it alone?
They might be saying just that, because it is mirrored by another recent case of Planned Parenthood being stung…
The caller asked if her age would be a problem. The Planned Parenthood receptionist responded, “In Mexico, there’s no limit on when you can have sexual reproduction rights.”
The caller told the receptionist the age of her boyfriend and indicated he was “worried” that he would be reported.
Caller: Well, I’m concerned because I’m 14…but my boyfriend is the one who is going to be bringing me and he is worried because he’s 21.
Planned Parenthood: You need to come to your appointment and [unintelligible] that with the doctor.”
Caller: Will he get in trouble?
Planned Parenthood: That’s what you and the doctor would have to discuss. It just depends on what – the state law that we have to report. They probably won’t. This is something we see often. You’re certainly not the first one.
I added the emphasis there as well. It seems that either the regressives think that sex with children is OK, and we ought to ignore the “unjust” laws against it, or that it’s happening all the time, and we might as well go with the flow (and collect the revenue from all of the coerced abortions).
However, I think that this is something more-a part of the Cultural Merxist destruction of traditional morality.
In 1919, Georg Lukacs became Deputy Commissar for Culture in the short-lived Bolshevik Bela Kun regime in Hungary. He immediately set plans in motion to de-Christianize Hungary. Reasoning that if Christian sexual ethics could be undermined among children, then both the hated patriarchal family and the Church would be dealt a crippling blow. Lukacs launched a radical sex education program in the schools. Sex lectures were organized and literature handed out which graphically instructed youth in free love (promiscuity) and sexual intercourse while simultaneously encouraging them to deride and reject Christian moral ethics, monogamy, and parental and church authority. All of this was accompanied by a reign of cultural terror perpetrated against parents, priests, and dissenters.
Hungary’s youth, having been fed a steady diet of values-neutral (atheism) and radical sex education while simultaneously encouraged to rebel against all authority, easily turned into delinquents ranging from bullies and petty thieves to sex predators, murderers, and sociopaths.
Gramsci’s prescription and Lukacs’ plans were the precursor to what Cultural Marxism in the guise of SIECUS, GSLEN, and the ACLU–acting as judicially-powered enforcers–later brought into American schools.
Making it legal for adults to have sex with children is another nail in the coffin of traditional culture. The more depraved people become, the more disorder there is. The more disorder there is, the more government you need. And, of course, to have more government, the government itself must be given more and more power. Western Culture, to the contrary, with its focus on morality, self restraint, independence, work and especially Christianity all interfere with that. It’s kinda hard to control a people that manage themselves, so if the culture is the stumbling block, it has to go.
So, it’s obvious, at least to me, that #FreeKate, and any other attempts to change age of consent laws are just the latest in a long line of attempts to destroy Western Culture and exploit the disorder that results. They’ll attack it, like #FreeKate. Or just ignore it, like Planned Parenthood. Or, they’ll minimize it, like the ACLU and if kids have to be ruined in order to make it all work, so be it.