…things were different, as Le Salon Beige reminds us, in this quote which appeared in a French gay magazine in 2001:
In France, homosexuality comes from a pedophile culture with André Gide. In 1968, there was even a pederast revolutionary action committee. In the speech of GLH at the start of 1975, there is a legacy of FHAR focusing on the pedophile issue. At the time, the emphasis was to liberate the body, to release its fantasies. Do not forget that at that time the age of adulthood was 21 years, which is very late. In the 1970s, everything was to be liberated including the child who was like the corseted woman, as was the homosexual. Today, we no longer talk at all about the same child. The child of the 1970’s was the slave of an old civilization, the child of today is extremely sacred.
Linking homosexual behaviour with paedophilia is a real “no-no” these days. Obviously the LGBT community–which this article reminds us used to include “P” for paedophile–doesn’t want the association.
Beyond that, however, bringing this back up throws into question the entire sexual revolution of the 1960’s and 1970’s on both sides of the Atlantic. The legitimacy of that legacy–and that, for Americans, includes Roe v. Wade–is core to many of those in authority in our society.
Since that time we’ve lived in a society where child molestation is brutally prosecuted but yet child sexualisation proceeds apace. Sooner or later this contradiction is going to crack, and the results will be very, very ugly. The link of the 1970’s will be made again and many lives of both children and their parents will be ruined.
In the meanwhile, speaking of prosecutions, if you’ve got the right prosecutor and judge, you can at least insinuate the link between homosexuality and paedophilia and get away with it, as we’re seeing in the Tonya Craft case in Georgia:
The judge in the Tonya Craft trial in Ringgold on Friday ruled that the prosecution could admit evidence of “prior bad acts” of a sexual nature by the former kindergarten teacher.
Prior to any testimony beginning in Friday morning’s session, the prosecution made it known that they would seek to call the evidence before the jury. Ms. Craft’s defense team had filed a motion the first day of the trial to omit this particular line of questioning.
Scott King, an Atlanta-based attorney for Ms. Craft, argued that the state was only attempting to bring this information in an effort to prejudice the jury against his client. Both sides argued from several points in Georgia case law. In the end, Judge Brian House announced he would admit the testimony based on a 1988 Supreme Court ruling.
The judge said his research of the matter showed that this case and others found a link between adult sexual behavior and child sexual abuse.
Ms. Craft is facing 22 counts of child molestation.
Going to the idea of Ms. Craft’s “prior bad acts” the prosecution asked the father of child witness #3 if he had knowledge of an instance where the defendant had done anything that might construed as other than heterosexual. His answer was that he knew of an instance where she had gone out one evening with a female companion and had not returned home until the following day.
He said she told him that she remembered having a few drinks at a nightclub and the next thing she realized was that she woke up at the friend’s home in the same bed with the girlfriend.