Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Rafter in the eye

You probably recall that Bible verse that says something like 'before offering to remove the straw from your brother's eye, first remove the rafter from your own eye'. Well that's exactly what this news story reminded me of.

Right-wing Republicans and religious fanatics are often quick to associate gays with pedophilia when statistics show that pedophiles are more often heterosexual. Yet they insist on trying to 'remove the straw' from the eyes of gays while that great big 'rafter' is sticking out of their own eyes. Read for yourself:

Federal Prosecutor Arrested In Child Sex Sting

DETROIT -- A U.S. Justice Department official has been arrested on suspicion of traveling to Detroit over the weekend to have sex with a minor.

John David R. Atchison, 53, an assistant U.S. attorney from the northern district of Florida, was arraigned in U.S. District Court in Detroit Monday afternoon.

An undercover officer posed as a mother offering her child to Atchison for sex, according to police.

He is charged with enticement of a minor to engage in sexual activity.

According to authorities, Atchison made contact with a detective working undercover for the Macomb County Sheriff's department's.

The detective, acting as the child's mother, allegedly arranged a sexual encounter between Atchison and her 5-year-old daughter, police said.

In deposition, detectives said Atchison suggested the mother tell her daughter that "you found her a sweet boyfriend who will bring her presents."

The undercover detective expressed concern about physical injury to the 5-year-old girl as a result of the sexual activity. Detectives said Atchison responded, " I am always gentle and loving; not to worry, no damage ever, no rough stuff ever. I only like it soft and nice."

The undercover detective asked how Atchison can be certain of no injury. He responded, "Just gotta go slow and very easy. I've done it plenty," according to detectives.

Atchison, a member of the Florida bar association since 1984, lives in Gulf Breeze, Fla., near Pensacola.

He is president of the Gulf Breeze Sports Association, a youth athletics organization.

He described himself online as a family man. His wife is a science teacher at Gulf Breeze High School.

The Macomb County Sheriff's Department and the FBI were a part of the investigation.

Atchison remains in federal custody and a detention hearing will be held on Tuesday.

Drag Queen name of the day: Fannie Pack

1 comment:

tornwordo said...

I am so repulsed when I read about pedophiles. And then I'm reminded that that same revulsion is what people feel for me and my kind. I can readily see the (infinite) difference between homosexual acts and sexual crimes against children, so it's really unfathomable how we are lumped together like that.