Monday, November 02, 2009

Paedophiles and incurious journalists

Proof, if proof were needed, that gay organisations now enjoy a kind of secular benefit of clergy. (Orwell's essay on this makes good reading) Earlier this year eight paedophiles were jailed for child pronography offences. Two of their number were jailed last week for sexual assault against young boys

The Scottish press has been remarkably incurious about one of these, James Rennie:
Rennie, 38, the ex-boss of LGBT Youth Scotland, an organisation dedicated to helping young lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, was convicted of molesting a young boy over more than four years, beginning when the child was aged just three months.

The ex-boss of LGBT Youth Scotland, for crying out loud. Like every right-minded person, I find the abuse of children abhorrent and disgusting. When priests abuse children it is a particluarly disgusting scandal and the papers pick it up, and they are right to do so. The hierarchy has finally come round to holding up its hands where crime and sin is disclosed and admitted where mistakes were made in handling it. Say what you like about the Catholic Church but Her teaching is unequivocal:
2389 Connected to incest is any sexual abuse perpetrated by adults on children or adolescents entrusted to their care. The offense is compounded by the scandalous harm done to the physical and moral integrity of the young, who will remain scarred by it all their lives; and the violation of responsibility for their upbringing.

Not one single Scottish journalist has raised the position of LGBT Youth Scotland. Look at LGBT Youth Scotland's website. Not a single reference in the news section nor a press release nor any reference on Stonewall Scotland's site nor on Scotsgay's (though Scotsgay do have a gleeful article about paedophile priests).

As far as paedophilia is concerned, gay organisations get a free pass.

It's hardly surprising when the most prominent gay in Scotland accepts a prize named in honour of a man who advocated sexual relations between adults and children.


Blogger Ttony said...

It struck me that this was something a decent Catholic debater could have raised with Hitchens and Fry, especially Fry: we could have carried their nonsense back to them.

"Mr Fry: is the gay movement to blame because one of its leaders is a pederast?"

8:14 PM  
Anonymous Bob said...

You just don't see - there's no link between homosexual acts and anything unnatural like child abuse. After all gays have never tried to normalise something that ordinary people find repulsive and which is illegal.

Its all the fault of the Catholic Church - they're the ones who keep telling us that sexual intercourse is about procreation rather than pleasure. Its that sort of dangerous idea that encourages dodgy sexual practices, doesn't it?

Or have we got everything all mixed up?

9:09 PM  
Blogger Martin said...


The blackshorts are on the march.

6:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Something else that should have been asked of Hitchens and Fry: 'Why, given that southern Africa is 95% non-Catholic, should they care what the Pope says about condoms?'

Anyway, back to the topic...

Bob - you're ignorant.

Why don't you go and look at what the cathechism says about sex? Then you might not spout such drivel as "they're the ones who keep telling us that sexual intercourse is about procreation rather than pleasure."

Oh, and nearly all priestly abuse cases involved teenage boys, not prepubescent children. That's homosexuality.

2:30 PM  
Blogger Paulinus said...


I think he was being ironic....

11:55 PM  
Anonymous Bob said...

Sorry Anonymous, I thought I lived in a country with a famously dry sense of humour.

Apparently I now live in Germany and so should avoid irony or humour at all costs.

8:12 AM  

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