Exodus President Agrees with ACLU Against Kansas Sex Law
Today at Ex-Gay Watch, Exodus President Alan Chambers agreed with me that homosexual and heterosexual sex crimes deserve equal punishment, and that the Kansas Supreme Court was right to overturn laws to the contrary.
As it happens, that position is shared by the American Civil Liberties Union, which has a long history of upholding both religious and personal freedom.
My compliments to Chambers on his support for some degree of equality under the law.
Whether we agree on a reasonable prison sentence for teen-age sex in general remains to be seen….
This is interesting, but what does it really mean? Does Chambers propose increasing the penalty on heterosex? I suspect that he might, but ain’t go’in no where. (To use my Southern accent).
At some point this grandstanding among the ex-gay squad is getting ever more ludicrous.
This is both hopeful and curious.But where does this leave Mike Haley and Melissa Fry(and lift)rear???
No, that was childish.Remind me not to be silly with people’s names, even if an absurd statement has stayed in my mind. The ref is to the “rear end boosters” apparently required to “make” one a woman.
P.S that was me, grantdale. Don’t know why it forgot me. Stopping now rather than cause worse.
The sex crime and age of both involved in the sex crime would be what determines my opinion on an appropriate sentence.
When it comes to most teenage criminals (especially minors), regardless of whether the crime is sexual in nature, I am opposed to lengthy jail sentences, wholeheartedly opposed to any jail time in adult facilities and unwaiveringly opposed to the death penalty (in general-adult or otherwise). I believe that we as a society must rehabilitate minors whenever possible while imposing some sort of punishment along with confinement to a juvenile facility.
Oh, and, I find the medias increasing exposure (showing their photos on the news) of underage criminals repulsive.
Alan, in Canada, we have the Young Offenders Act which makes it illegal to publish the names of those who commit a criminal offence under the age of 17. I hear a lot of opposition to this but media exposure to an adolescent who commits an offence is traumatic and should not occur. This is badly needed in the US to stop needless exploitation of minors by the media.
Tim, I would lobby for and wholeheartedly support such a bill in the U.S.