I’m simply outraged, enough to drag myself out of bed and write this blog while my levels of outrageousness are still really high.
I find it beyond my comprehension that two grown men adopted a child and then abused that child in a way that makes me feel sick. I have no words that I would use here that begin to show my utter disgust and contempt for these two. They play the perfect gay parents and hid their actions with a bunch of lies and fooled everyone for a very long time.
I’ve seen this behaviour before. When I was in the Scouts back in Hamilton and we discovered a paedophile in our midst. Someone that I had worked with for many years. I had no idea. His best friend had no idea and his wife had no idea. He used his position of trust to abuse the young boys in his charge. At the time, as we went through various debriefings, it became clear that this is the way that paedophiles operate, they get in on the trust of the parents and manipulate them to gain access to their children.
Just look at the Catholic Church and those priests that offend, they behave in exactly the same way.
I find it disgusting. My experience meant that I was doubly cautious with my own children and barely left them alone with anyone else.
When coming to terms with my sexuality one of the big battles I had to overcome was my internal homophobia. I was so frightened that beneath the public me I was a dirty paedophile. That’s the scary shit that I was dealing with. An attitude that had been embedded in my psyche by a homophobic society that thought if you are homosexual you must be a sexual deviant, a rapist, and a child-abusing paedophile. It took me a few years to work out that I wasn’t any of those things, I am plainly and simply a man, father of two and gay. I’m normal and the public me is really the internal me.
Can you imagine then how much it hurts to have to read the words of religious bigots who go out of their way to demonise me and all others like me simply because of my sexuality. I’m talking of christian fundamentalist Bill Muehlenberg.
It is exactly his sort of attitude that led me in one of my counselling sessions to say to my counsellor “If I ever thought I would sexually abuse my children I would kill myself first”. Because in the early days of my coming to terms with myself I was unable to make a distinction between the two. In my mind they were linked. I understand now just where that link comes from.
How wrong was I? Never in my reality has sexual abuse of children been a consideration. Not once. But I know the impact of society’s homophobia and I’m so shocked and disappointed to find that its still out there, there are people so insidious that they continue to spread the lies and distrust around.
And why do they continue with this abuse? Because I want to get married. In his mind I’m evil because I’m gay and I want to destroy marriage, abuse children and bring society down so his view of Satan can rule the world.
I’ve placed the links to the relevant blog posts below from Bill Muehlenberg. His blogs are full of hate, not love as he likes to pretend. He never corrects himself or admits that he is wrong.
When the story first broke regarding the two gay men who abused their own adopted son, Muehlenberg posted this:
That is because it involves two things which sadly can often go together (homosexuality and paedophilia) – but things which the lamestream media usually refuses to be honest about. Our mainstream media outlets are dominated by homosexuals and those who are pro-homosexual, so they are loathe to report on anything other than absolutely positive coverage of all things homosexual.
Several things must be noted here. As mentioned, while some of the MSM did run with the story, it has been very squeamish to openly state what was actually going on here: homosexual paedophilia. Sadly we know that even though homosexuals are such a very small part of the general population, they have a substantial degree of involvement in child sexual abuse.
The story did break in several MSM – main stream media outlets (or the lamestream as he likes to call it) and none of them were particularly reserved. There’s a long article in The Age, published twice, and covered on the ABC news.
Muehlenberg then went on to post a follow-up blog where he said this
While most people rightly condemn child abuse, there are in fact certain forms of child abuse which are now acceptable – at least by our secular left elites, and the activist lobby groups.
This is a truly vile statement. Show me one secular left elite or an activist lobby group who says child abuse is OK. They just don’t exist. One of the paedophiles in this case has been jailed for 40 years. 40 years! That doesn’t sound like a smack on the wrist punishment to me, it doesn’t sound like child abuse is acceptable.
One is obviously horrific and perverted abuse… The first case I have discussed before. It involves an Australian homosexual couple who bought a baby from Russian surrogates, and then not only sexually abused the toddler, but shared him around various paedophile networks in different countries.
The prolonged sexual abuse by these homosexual paedophiles was so utterly diabolical and monstrous that a judge did not want a jury to hear the case. One US state attorney said this about the case: ”For more than one year and across three continents, these men submitted this young child to some of the most heinous acts of exploitation that this office has ever seen.” Actually for the first six years of his poor life he was subject to repeated abuse.
The reason I discuss it again is quite simple: all over the Western world we are being told we must accept not only homosexuality, but homosexual adoption rights. The activists along with a fully duped media are pushing their agenda, without a bit of care about the consequences.
He makes the irrational and outrageous remark that somehow homosexuals are all child abusers. He dismisses all the sexual abuse that happens in the home between a father and daughter, all the sexual abuse that clergy have inflicted upon boys and girls. He simply says that we, the gay people, have duped everyone into accepting our agenda. How grossly arrogant of him to say so without a care in the world. He shows no concern as to the impact his type of bigotry has on young gay guys trying to find answers. Let me tell you from my worldly experience of being a religious nutter – Jesus is not the answer. Oh, and my gay agenda tomorrow includes getting up going to the gym, going to work, cooking dinner and before bedtime I may undertake a bit of world domination.
Indeed, consider this: our ABC actually strongly promoted this very same homosexual couple just a few years ago. The GayBC is among the most pro-homosexual media outlets in existence in this country. They gave this couple plenty of airplay and newsfeed.
Yes, that’s right. These two gay dads pulled the wool over the eyes of the media by lying. It’s not the first time the media has been fed the wrong information. They simply made a mistake. One that they have now corrected.
In typical lamestream media style, this story is designed to pull all the emotional heart strings, and make anyone opposed to it look like a callous and heartless ogre. Personal interest stories are always used by the activist MSM. Contrary facts and evidence can easily be overcome by simply showing a happy “family”. Emotive stories will always trump rational argument and evidence-based debate.
The ABC in particular and the MSM in general do this constantly. It is a way to short circuit debate, and put the homosexual activists in the best possible light. Of course they will never show the opposite. They will never feature lengthy stories with big colour pics about children who have been harmed in homosexual households. They will never do personal interest stories which may cast homosexuality in a bad light.
Tonight, the ABC’s 7.30 program showed us 8 minutes of these two abusers and what they did to their adopted son. Nothing held back, we got the full story. They even express dismay about their original story. Contrary to the assertions of Muehlenberg they didn’t suggest that all gay guys are paedophiles, they did spend some time going over how they’d been fooled. It was a very balanced report.
Muehlenberg is aware of the report on 7.30 – two comments as I write have been posted on his blog by him that shows he is aware. But he’s not amended or taken his blog down.
In 2013 why must I still read and hear about these sort of outrageous comments? All the research and science shows that he and his ilk are wrong. They are wrong because they base their hatred purely on a few verses in the non-scientific bible. His world view flows only from that and he ignores anything that isn’t somehow connected to a religious point of view.
His view is parroted by the many people who visit his pages and comment, those people have children or access to children where they continue to spread this misinformation. This is where the real harm is caused. To those young people trying to establish their identity and they are confronted with the wrong information about who they are. That leads to depression, self-harm and sometimes death.
Muehlenberg often states that people like me are out to shut him down. I’m not at all. But he really does need to temper his language and catch up with where the world really is in relation to sexuality, paedophilia, religion and bigotry. He needs to stop the vilification of the likes of me.
I am the gay dad of two children. I am not a paedophile. I resent the implication.
Now is the time that the Australian Government should be looking at vilification laws. It’s great to have the recent amendments to the Sex Discriminations Act to include GLBTI rights, but it needs more.