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If lesbians, male homosexuals, bisexuals and transsexuals should have the right to marriage licenses – as a few states, including Maryland, now provide – why should the real animal lovers (whose orientation is bestiality) not be allowed to marry?
The argument that animals are incapable of making a choice is surely invalid in that some animals choose to run away when fondled by humans, while others do not – which certainly indicates their ability to choose.
Have there ever been any reports that apprehended practitioners of bestiality have as high a rate of AIDS and syphilis as do homosexuals?
From NBC’s Channel 5 in Chicago and from Baltimore’s Channel 2 and the Baltimore News Journal last week came news reports of two instances of this alternative sexual orientation about which the so often outspoken LGBT organizations appear to be notably silent.
Headline in Chicago:
“Police Say Man Sexually Abused His Peacock”
Headline in Martyland:
“Harford County Public Schools’ Employee Stephanie Mikles Indicted on Deviant Sex Charges”
In the Illinois case, the subhead is: “Authorities Say Abuse of Bird Connected to Indecent Solicitation of a Child.”
And Channel 5 reports the following:
“A man from northwest suburban Roselle, in DuPage County, faces a charge of misdemeanor animal cruelty after police said he sexually abused his pet peacock.
“David Beckman, 64, … was charged with the crime after police learned the bird died while they were investigating Beckman about an alleged case of indecent solicitation of a child.
“Details surrounding the case with the peacock, reportedly named Phyl, were unclear Friday, as investigators said it was part of the case involving the child, the Daily Herald reported.
“Court records confirmed Beckman faces three charges of harassment by telephone, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, two counts of marijuana possession, attempted indecent solicitation of a child, cruelty to animals, and two counts of battery.
“He remained in the DuPage CountyJail on Friday on a $10,000 bond. An arraignment was scheduled for June 12.”
In Maryland, a behavioral specialist for Harford County Public Schools has been indicted, reported Channel 2. And the Baltimore News Journal reported:
“According to court records and photographic evidence, a grand jury indicted Stephanie Mikles with ‘unnatural or perverted sexual practice.’
“The indictment goes on to state that Mikles had ‘sexual intercourse with a dog,’ according to ABC 2 News.
“The incident happened in August 2008, say police, but in the state of Maryland there is no statute of limitations for these types of charges.
“The animal reportedly still lives with the family at their residence in the Jarrettsville area.
“Mikles has been placed on administrative leave without pay while the investigation wears on.
“Investigators say a separate investigation by the child advocacy center helped them make this stunning discovery.
“Mikles’ attorney says she’s fighting the charge and has filed motions to have the case dismissed.
“The educator is currently free on $5,000 bond.
“If convicted, the charge is a misdemeanor punishable with up to 10 years in prison and a $1,000 fine.”
In neither of these two news stories, or anywhere else that I know of, is there any comment whatsoever from the so often outspoken LGBT.