Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Ah, the party of family values

If this doesn't disgust you, I don't know what will. The article is entitled, "Homeland Security Deputy Press Secretary arrested". Here's what's happened:

Brian J. Doyle, DOB 4/7/50, the Deputy Press Secretary for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Office of Public Affairs in Washington, D.C., was arrested this evening [April 4, 206] at his residence in Silver Springs, Maryland, on 23 Polk County charges related to the use of a computer to seduce a child and transmitting harmful materials to a minor. Doyle's arrest is the result of a joint investigation by the Polk County Sheriff s Office, working with Florida’s 10th Judicial Circuit State Attorney Jerry Hill s office, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Inspector General s Office.
On many occasions, Doyle instructed the victim, whom he believed to be a 14-year-old girl, to perform a sexual act while thinking of him, and described explicit and perverse sexual acts he wished to have with her, in addition to sending her numerous obscene .mpg files (digital movies). He also had sexually explicit telephone conversations with a detective posing as a child on his office line and cell phone. He attempted to seduce the girl during their online chats, encouraging her to purchase a web cam so that she could send graphic images of herself to him, and promised her that he would likewise send nude photos of himself. Many of the conversations he initiated with the victim are too extraordinary and graphic for public release.

I am so sick of these sanctimonious Republicans who going around acting like prudes all the while harboring sexual deviants like this piece of slime. It's time they got their house in order before self-righteously preaching abstinence to the rest of the populace.

Speaking of sanctimony, look at what the New York Times has to say about the abstinence policy and the fight against AIDS:

Insistence by Republican Congressional leaders that American money to fight the spread of AIDS globally be used to emphasize abstinence and fidelity is undercutting comprehensive and widely accepted aid models, the Government Accountability Office said in a report released Tuesday.

The report by the G.A.O., an investigative arm of Congress, examines the effect of a mandate from Congress that at least a third of United States money to prevent the spread of AIDS worldwide be devoted to sexual abstinence and fidelity programs.

It found that the provision had limited the reach of broader strategies to fight AIDS that include the use of condoms — a conclusion strongly contested by a senior Bush administration official. The report also said the requirement had meant that officials in some countries have had to reduce spending on programs to prevent the transmission of H.I.V. from women to their newborn babies, as well as other prevention strategies.

I really wish someone would do some scientific research to find out if Republicans are really more sexually virtuous than the rest of us. Numbers, do you hear? I want NUMBERS. I mean hard, cold statistics. (We already know that divorce rates are higher in the red states than in the blue. We also know that extra prostitutes had to be imported into New York City to meet the high demand during the Republican National Convention.) Then I want everyone who's on the receiving end of Republican self-righteousness to throw those numbers back in their smug faces.

UPDATE: Well, I'm not having to wait long for my research. This isn't replete with statistical analysis, mind you, but it's hard evidence all the same. Go read the Reuters articled entitled, "Sex tourism thriving in Bible Belt". They're talking about Atlanta here - not Bangkok:

"Men fly in, are met by pimps, have sex with a 14-year-old for lunch, and get home in time for dinner with the family," said Sanford Jones, the chief juvenile judge of Fulton County, Georgia.

A new federal law passed in 2003 ensures that American sex tourists landing on foreign soil and hiring prostitutes under the age of 18 can get 30 years in prison.

But in Georgia, punishment for pimping or soliciting sex with a girl under 18 is only five to 20 years, according to Deborah Espy, the Deputy District Attorney of Fulton County.

"Men are coming to Atlanta to have sex with a child," said LaKendra Baker, project manager for the Center to End Adolescent Sexual Exploitation (CEASE).

Half of the street-level prostitutes in Atlanta are believed to be under 18, according to experts.

And the right-wingers have a fit about what consenting adults do in private and want to prevent loving, faithful, gay and lesbian partners from adopting children, getting insurance benefits and having visitation rights in hospitals. They should be ashamed.

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