The BLT: The Blog Of The LegalTimes has a post up entitled Opposing Gay Marriage, GOP Counsel Cited Pedophilia…
The new chief Republican counsel for the Senate Judiciary Committee wrote a blog post last month in which he linked same-sex marriage to pedophilia, according to a Web site that has since been taken down.
The post by William Smith responded to a recent speech by Steve Schmidt, a Republican campaign consultant who advised Sen. John McCain’s presidential campaign. Speaking in Washington to the Log Cabin Republicans, a gay rights group, Schmidt had urged Republicans to support same-sex marriage.
“I wonder if next week Schmidt will take his close minded stump speech to a NAMBLA meeting. For those unfamiliar with NAMBLA, the acronym is for North American Man Boy Love Association,” Smith responded on wsmith.org in a post dated April 20.
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) announced Smith as chief counsel May 13, after Sessions replaced Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania as the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee. Sessions named three other lawyers to top positions as part of a sweep of Specter’s former committee staff.
The page we have up is a capture of a Google cache of the blog entry where, a month ago today (he posted his gay = pedophile screed on April 20, 2009), Mr. Smith makes these comments about gay men:
Schmidt was speaking to the Log Cabin Republicans, a group that quickly embraced his message. I wonder if next week Schmidt will take his close minded stump speech to a NAMBLA meeting. For those unfamiliar with NAMBLA, the acronym is for North American Man Boy Love Association.
Schmidt would quickly tell you that he is not advocating that we support 60 year old men in their desire to rape 8 year old boys, but he would not classify his opposition as narrow minded. No! This is a principled position; there is some logic behind it, Schmidt would say.
Is Schmidt then going to take his close minded stump speech to the Bestiality Club? Again, his answer would be no, although there are a group of people who embrace this lifestyle.
Schmidt and other gay lifestyle proponents would say that my opposition is based on the slippery slope approach. I say that it is based on principle and that it is no more close minded than their position for gay unions. The difference between me and Schmidt is that I’m not a maverick. I’m guided by something called Christian principles. And I don’t need people in California, New York and Washington to tell me what the principles should be.
By the way, the BLT informs us that:
The mailing address, e-mail address, and phone number on the Web site’s domain name registration match the address and phone number on Smith’s Alabama bar registration.
In other words, no question that the same guy who wrote the screed we quoted above is the same guy who Sen. Sessions just hired as the new Republican Chief Counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
So, all you Log Cabin Republicans out there take note: Sen. Sessions, with this hire for the Senate Judiciary Committee, seems to be sending the message to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community, as well as to the religious right community, that he believes a significant number of gay men are pedophiles.
Hey, no doubt the army of gay, Republican predators can join us trans, Democratic women in public restrooms as potential bathroom predators — the gay predators can take over the men’s restrooms, and the crossdressed/transgender predators can take over the women’s restrooms.
H/t: Christopher Geidner at Law Dork, 2.0