Thursday, September 30, 2010

Wisconsin GOP Senate Candidate Ron Johnson Versus Sexual Abuse Victims

     Earlier this year, Ron Johnson helped to defeat Wisconsin's Child Sexual Abuse Victims Act.  And Republicans are supposed to be for "family values"?  

     Below Keith Olbermann covers the story and he interviews Todd Merryfield, a victim of sexual abuse by a Green Bay priest, who is shocked that his candidate (Johnson) voted against his rights and the rights of other victims of abuse to have their day in court.

Senate Republicans Holding Up Funding of National Women's History Museum

     USA Today reports:
     A letter from two senators is the only thing blocking congressional approval of a decade-long effort to build a women's history museum in the nation's capital.
     Sens. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., and Jim DeMint, R-S.C., have placed a "hold" on a bill that would sell land near the Smithsonian Institution for the National Women's History Museum. A "hold" is a Senate practice that prevents bills from passing with unanimous consent — and implicitly threatening a filibuster.
     The senators say their concerns are financial: Though the museum would pay fair market value for the land, the group has raised little money. And they said the new institution would duplicate more than 100 similar museums — some of which already get taxpayer subsidies.
     Abortion politics are also in play: The senators' action came two days after the Concerned Women for America, a conservative group, wrote DeMint asking for a hold. The group's CEO, Penny Nance, wrote in July that the museum would "focus on abortion rights without featuring any of the many contributions of the pro-life movement in America."

More Homophobic Bullying & Suicide

     A Rutgers student commit suicide after two other students planted a camera in his room and live-streamed the student having sex with another male.

     An eleven-year-old Ohio boy was beaten so badly he got a broken arm after other students found out he was a cheerleader. 

Bishop Eddie Long's Sexual Abuse Victims Speak Out: Long's "Fresh Sperm" Job Description

     A couple of Bishop Eddie Long's alleged victims, Jamal Parris and Spencer LeGrand, spoke to the press about how Long grooms, controls, and sexually exploits boys.  Long uses scripture, money, gifts, jewelry, and trips to seduce fatherless boys in their mid-teens.  When they reach sixteen, the age of "consent" in Georgia, Long has sex with the boys.  After a few years, he dumps them for a younger fresher version and repeats the cycle of abuse again.

     Here are links to the allegations of the one, two, three, and four different lawsuits filed against Long.

     Here are a few quotes from the FOX 5 interview.  These are Jamal Parris' words.  This first quote is classic PTSD for a sexual abuse victim.  I know, because I have had similar experiences.
     I cannot get the sound of his voice out of my head.  And I cannot forget the smell of his cologne.  And I cannot forget the way that he made me cry many nights when I drove in his cars on the way home not able to take enough showers to wipe the smell of him off my body.
     Jamal had this to say to Long:
     That man cannot look me in my eye and tell me we did not live this pain.  While you can sit in front of the church and tell them that you categorically deny it, you can't say that to our face.  And you know this.  You are not a man.  You are a monster.
     The Jamal Parris interview, part one:

     The Jamal Parris interview, part two:

     Here is the Spencer LeGrand interview.  He gives no details of the lawsuit, but says that he is relieved to be living the truth and is praying for the bishop, who knows the truth.

     Here is Eddie Long fundraising for his sexual seductions of boys in the name of tithing to his god.

     Here is Eddie Long using an unfortunate metaphor: the word of god is like sperm.  So guess what the preacher's job is?