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Friday, September 3, 2010
WND Can't Tell Difference Between Domestic Violence, Hate Crime
Topic: WorldNetDaily

Bob Unruh uses a Sept. 1 WorldNetDaily article to serve up a bit of concern trolling from a "family group" that merely wants to hate gays.

Unruh writes about a purported epidemic of "lesbians attacking lesbians," and quotes Diane Gramley, president of the American Family Association of Pennsylvania, asking why these aren't being charged as hate crimes.

In fact, the three cases of "lesbians attacking lesbians"cited by Unruh appear to instances of domestic violence, not anti-gay hate crimes.

Unruh then brings on anti-Kinsey fanatic Judith Reisman to spout unsupported claims:

Judith Reisman, author of "Sexual Sabotage: How One Mad Scientist Unleashed a Plague of Corruption and Contagion on America," told WND her studies of sexual deviancy over the decades has confirmed that "gay-on-gay" battery actually is common.

"Indeed, it is statistically more significant than is heterosexual battery – that is often triggered by repressed memories of pederastic sex abuse," she said.

"My interviews with recovering homosexuals and those still in the 'life' confirm early sexual abuse as a motivating factor in their resulting homosexuality. This bitter background of betrayal supports a higher rate of same sex battery than is found in marital violence.

"This is especially true in lesbian relations. My in-depth interviews with lesbians confirm the data on their high incest rate – much more so than among male homosexuals," she continued. "The claims of low reporting due to police hostility means the high level of same sex violence is drastically underreported by male and female homosexuals."

Reisman went on to portray a book "Men Who Beat the Men Who Love Them," as describing "the commonality of homosexual and lesbian battery as reflecting a generally violent lifestyle." In fact, the book appears to do no such thing -- rather, it merely focuses on the then-taboo issue (at the time of its 1991 publication) of domestic violence in gay relationships, and Reisman offers no evidence that violence in gay relationships is any more "common" than in heterosexual relationships, let alone endemic to the lifestyle. Indeed, the authors, David Island and Patrick Letellier, write:

This book marks agurning point in the movement ot stop gay men's domestic violence. As a community, we must wake up, learn about domestic violence occuring in our midst, unambiguously condemn it, and state to work to eradicate it. We must end the violence.

This book, paradoxically, validates gay relationships and gay coupling by demonstrating through an intelligent analysis of this problem taht gay men are subject to the same problems that heterosexuals are. The time has come for a book written by gay men that gakes gay coupling seriously, while at the same time forthrightly examining the severe problem of domestic violence without blaming thte dominant, homophobic, and homohating culture for it.

Needless to say, Reisman blames all of this on Alfred Kinsey, and Reisman just happens to have written a new smear book about him.

Unruh, meanwhile, just can't stop lying about the hate-crimes bill:

The Hate Crimes Act, signed into law in 2009 by Obama, was dubbed by its critics as the "Pedophile Protection Act" after an amendment to explicitly prohibit pedophiles from being protected by the act was defeated by majority Democrats. During congressional debate, supporters argued that all "philias," or alternative sexual lifestyles, should be protected.

In fact, as we detailed, since the federal government's definition of "sexual  orientation" already excludes pedophilia and the other "philias" Unruh is hinting at, the amendment was redundant, and the law does not protect pedophilia.

Posted by Terry K. at 12:31 AM EDT

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