crossposted on Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters
Yesterday, I featured an awful story in my news briefs about a gay adopted father who has been accused of molesting his adopted five-year-old African-American son and offering him up for sex with strangers on the Internet.
Discredited researcher Paul Cameron was exploiting the situation to push one of his junk science studies about gays molesting children.
Other than Cameron and Mike Adams, a columnist with the conservative Town Hall, the “gay angle” of this awful situation has not been getting much play.
But that has changed. This is a One News Now article:
A professor of criminology at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington says the outrage over a homosexual statutory rape case at Duke University is a deafening sound of silence.
Frank Lombard, associate director of Duke University's Center for Health Policy, has been accused of molesting his adopted five-year-old African-American son and offering him up for sex with strangers on the Internet. Lombard's homosexual partner, who resides in the same house with Lombard, was allegedly unaware of the activities.
The professor is columnist Mike Adams by the way. The angle of the article seems to be that the media isn't covering this case with the same fervor as they covered the infamous “Duke Lacrosse team rape case” a few years ago.
The Duke Lacrosse team rape case was when several white students were on the college's lacrosse team was unfairly accused of raping a black stripper.
And now conservative columnist Michelle Malkin has taken up the charge.
Let's be honest about this mess. Neither Michelle Malkin nor Mike Adams and especially not One News Now care that a child may have been hideously victimized. None of these folks care one iota about the little boy in the center of this mess.
They only care that a gay man has been charged with the crime. And now they are trying to spin an angle into this situation as a way of both demonizing the lgbt community and dividing black heterosexuals and gays at the same time.
For the record, various newspapers and media services have been covering this situation. Of course it's easier to describe the media as a politically correct singular boogeyman when you are trying to drive a wedge between blacks and gays.
This is what Adams said about the situation:
The Associate Press (AP) did not mention the fact that the five-year old offered up for molestation was black. Bringing that fact to light might be damaging to the political coalition that exists between blacks and gays. Nor did the AP mention that the adopted child is being raised by a homosexual couple. Bringing that fact to light might harm the gay adoption movement.
I wrote this column because I believe that certain coalitions must be broken. And certain movements must be harmed. Let the political fallout begin.
I suppose it would be beating a dead horse to say that not one word in Adams's piece voiced any concern for the child. He seems to be so busy with attempting to destroy “certain coalitions,” coalitions that he is too chickenshit to go into detail about.
But we all know what coalitions he is alluding to.
No one in their right minds (and I know I am stretching by saying that considering some of the readers of Town Hall and One News Now) will buy the claims put forth comparing the Duke Lacrosse case to this mess.
And very few (except the extremely homophobic) will use this case to claim that gays shouldn't adopt.
But here is the thing that bothers me.
A child has possibly been victimized. His innocence has been taken from him.
But to some people, pointing out the sexual orientation of the person accused of the crime is more important than the child's welfare.
That's the real sad story here.