I received this message over the weekend:
From: Nina & Buzz
Sent: Saturday, November 06, 2004 7:38 AM
Subject: Your statement requested.
Child sex abuse, as you may be aware, is increasing in America.
Why don’t homosexual writers and activists make a statement about it?
It is a natural "public image" makeover for your contribution to society.
Let me know if I’m off here. Only trying to help bridge the hurts on both sides.
My mom was a bi-sexual and then a lesbian. Really miss her. (She passed on in 1998.)
Quite simply, gay and gay-tolerant writers and activists do condemn child sex abuse, despite the absence of a connection between homosexuality and pedophilia.
Since I answered the question, I think it’s fair to ask some of my own:
Why do antigay political organizations refuse to address the overwhelming majority of child sex abuse cases, which involve opposite-gender offender and victim/survivor?
Why do these organizations oppose comprehensive sex-education programs to teach children how to prevent and report abuse?