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In the midst of a close presidential race there is a hugely important
story that is receiving scant attention. It involves an organization
called NAMBLA, the North American Man/Boy Love Association.
That group is being sued for $200 million by the father of Jeffrey
Curley — a 10-year-old boy who was raped and murdered by two men in
October of 1997. One of the men, Charles Jaynes, was a member of
NAMBLA. Jaynes and his cohort Salvatore Sicari were convicted of the
brutal killing and sentenced to life in a Massachusetts prison.
The boy’s father, Robert Curley, and his attorney Lawrence Frisoli
are charging that NAMBLA incited the rape and murder of young Jeffrey
and have as evidence the diary of Charles Jaynes. In that journal,
Jaynes wrote about being influenced by NAMBLA’s newsletters and website
which, among other things, gives tips on how to approach and seduce
young boys and what steps to take if caught.
NAMBLA’s own self-description says this: “We call for fundamental
reform of the laws regarding relations between youths and adults. We
believe sexual feelings are a positive life force. We support the
rights of youth as well as adults to choose the partners with whom they
wish to share and enjoy their bodies.”
In its literature, NAMBLA writers have put forth that boys as young
as 8 years old are capable of deciding for themselves whether or not to
have sex with adults.
It is statutory rape in most states to have sex with children under
the age of 16, but that is not the case in Thailand. Attorney Frisoli
says he has evidence that NAMBLA is financing an orphanage in that
country which provides young boys to NAMBLA members who visit Thailand.
Now, most logical people will quickly see that NAMBLA is much more
than an advocacy group bent on changing laws. It is actually a
law-breaking organization that aids and abets the heinous crime of
statutory rape. But it is even more than that. It is a worldwide
terrorist organization if you adhere to the definition of terrorism as
defined by “The American Heritage Dictionary”: “Terrorism n. The
unlawful use or threatened use of force or violence by a person or an
organized group against people or property with the intention of
intimidating or coercing a population.”
Put yourself in the shoes of a young orphan in Thailand who is being
fed and housed in return for giving his body to NAMBLA members and will
be expelled if he doesn’t submit. Is that not violent coercion?
In a sane society NAMBLA would be prosecuted as an ongoing criminal
enterprise in the United States and as a worldwide terrorist outfit.
But shockingly, the U.S. Justice Department has allowed the group to
operate openly since 1978 despite a report written by FBI agent Kenneth
V. Lanning which concludes: “Their greatest threat to society, other
than criminal acts of individual members, is as a source of support and
validation for child molesters and pedophiles.”
Aiding and abetting a crime is a crime. Are you listening Janet
But there is more to this story than an apathetic Justice
Department. Defending NAMBLA in the lawsuit brought by Robert Curley
is the American Civil Liberties Union, which claims this is a free
speech issue. That, of course, is arrogant nonsense. Verbally
threatening to blow up an airplane is a crime because it endangers
society. You cannot threaten to kill another person and you should not
be able to promote the rape of children either. This is a threatening
action. The statutory rape of a child is a violent crime.
The ACLU knows this, of course, and I demolished its protected speech
argument in about three minutes on
“The O’Reilly Factor.” I believe Mr. Curley will win this lawsuit against NAMBLA and I also believe the ACLU has seriously damaged its credibility.
We in America have reached the point where the nation’s laws cannot protect our children. The bizarre parsing and twisting of each constitutional right has eroded our fundamental right to live in a country where violent behavior is prosecuted to the full extent of the law. We have violent felons out on parole, we have sellers of hard narcotics characterized as “victims” of a punitive criminal justice system, and now we have a group that prints primers on child molesting allowed to distribute their wares worldwide and even provide young Thai boys to their members.
The U.S. Justice Department, the ACLU, and anybody who believes this NAMBLA outfit has a right to do what it does should be ashamed. But, of course, they are not. And that is one of the reasons 10-year-old Jeffrey Curley from Cambridge, Mass., is no longer living.