Thursday, July 14, 2005

NAMBLA - I am disgusted




So there's this group. It's called the the North American Man/Boy Love Association
(NAMBLA). This group's goal is to "end the oppression of men and boys who have freely chosen, mutually consensual relationships".

**Before I go on, please note that my disgust has NOTHING to do with the fact that the members of this club are gay. I have gay relatives as well as gay friends. If this group promoted men with little girls or women with little boys, I would feel the same way.

Basically, this group is saying that if it is consentual, it is okay for grown men to have sexual relations with little boys. The fancy-shmancy it up, but that's basically it in a nutshell.

NAMBLA sells a publication comprised of many letters and articles by youth who (in my opinion) have been brainwashed by the group. While the actual letters are not available to read online (the publication costs $5.95) here are an example of some of the titles, along with boys' ages. Again, I have nothing against the sexual orientation basis of the letters - I have everything against the fact that these are from children speaking about their adult male lovers. Make sure to note the ages:
  • The Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me, Greg, age 16
  • I Love Him, and I Know That He Loves Me, Darrel, age 16
  • It Shouldn't Be a Crime to Make Love, Bryan, age 12 1/2
  • I'm Not Going To Be Kept Away from Him (An Interview), Thijs, age 11
  • Sex Is Really Beautiful with My Friend, Dennis, age 13
  • Thank God for Boy-Lovers, Victor, age 14
  • For The First Time in My Life I Felt Wanted, Gabriel, age 16
  • I Need My Lovers, Tyrone, age 16
  • He Was Very Special and Kind, Barry, age 17

Seriously, I could puke. The men in this club are pedophiles, without a doubt. And they talk about ageism as an argument. Basically their take is that just because they're children, they have a right to some good lovin' from an older man too. Bullshit. These guys are disgusting, creepy, perverts who should be behind bars.

Kids can not make these decisions for themselves. Surely when I was younger I thought I knew best, but I can almost guarantee that there's not a single adult alive that doesn't look back on their youth and realize that they made a stupid decision that, at the time, seemed like the best thing to do.

If you're not outraged by this, well then I personally think there's something wrong with you.

This group could just as easily be called NAMGLA or NAWBLA. You get my drift. Anyway, it's wrong. And sickening. And now I'm leaving work, for my 1.5-2 hour commute home with a really bad taste in my mouth.

From an angelfire article I found:

"I was watching America’s Most Wanted, when they aired a story concerning an organization called North American Man/Boy Love Association or NAMBLA. John Walsh stated “That he and the FBI has tried for years to stop NAMBLA, and that all members of NAMBLA are sexually abusing young boys.” Stephen Davis Lewis was wanted for child sexual abuse and Leyland Stevenson who has been in prison for child pornography, said in his interview, that he and all the members have sex with young boys; they go to the park, library, and such, to pick up young boys for sex and there is nothing wrong with it.”

I called NAMBLA’s phone number in New York City and a recorded message said “If you want information about NAMBLA send a stamped self addressed envelope to PO Box 174, NY, NY 10018.” I sent the request and received a pamphlet concerning NAMBLA and a membership form. In order to stop NAMBLA we needed to gather information on them. I sent a $25.00 American Express money order and became a member using an alias.

NAMBLA was featured on America’s Most Wanted again, this time they arrested Stephen Davis Lewis, he was with a 15 year old boy.

I received my membership package. It contained a NAMBLA Bulletin with hand drawings of young nude boys, and stories of men sexually abusing young boys."

Click on the above quote to read the rest. I don't know if it's true or not, but I don't doubt it.

I'll leave you with an excerpt from the NAMBLA web site:

"The outcomes of sexual experiences between adults and younger people primarily depend upon whether the sex was consensual. Also, sexual experiences are powerfully influenced by expectations and the attitudes toward sex which have been passed on to younger people by their parents and social environment. Rigidly anti-sexual attitudes and fears can predispose anyone to harm. Boys often approach sex with great interest and enthusiasm, so that their consensual sexual experiences are not harmful.

Once sexual experiences have become known to others, secondary harm to youngsters can be induced by the inappropriate reactions of parents, police,
social workers, lawyers and other adults, where no apparent harm results from the sexual contact itself.

If people are not taught to despise their bodies and fear sex, if their sexual choices are not forced on them by others, and if they are not subjected to harsh or tigmatizing reactions to their sexual choices and experiences, they will not be harmed by having sex, regardless of how old or young they are or with whom they have sex."


GROSS. Ridiculous. I hope this is just a sick joke, but unfortunately, I don't think it is. How the hell does this group even exist? They should ALL be in jail.

11 Comments:

At 5:12 PM, Blogger Lil DC Diva said...

That is outrageous. They are committing a crime and all belong in jail. Same thing goes if there is a group out there that promotes relations to underage girls. Children's minds are not developed and need time to learn and grow without focusing on lovers and sex! (We have PLENTY of time to worry about that in the adult world!!!) And its downright wrong and and HUGE criminal act. ugh...what is wrong with this world?

 
At 5:13 PM, Blogger megastein said...

When I first found out about this organization I was mortified that it existed. Thank you for exposing it for what it truly is on your blog. Keep up the important posts!

 
At 7:20 PM, Blogger sprtsjunkie said...

Tha is just straigh up gross. What is wrong with this world. What happened to men having great sex with women, and little boys playing cops and robbers??? These men belong in jail. I think I'm gonna go puke.....:(

 
At 9:31 PM, Anonymous slingblade said...

Yew just made me puke up a mess of french fried pataters.

 
At 9:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The sad thing is in their minds they think its right. For class I had to watch videos on this organization and it really is a sick way of thinking. But they truely believe what they stand for is right. I personally think its a disease. I think it is gross too.

 
At 10:40 AM, Blogger Genevieve said...

I actually don't believe that they think it is right. I think that they know what they're doing is wrong, but they want to do it anyway, and they are simply looking for a way to validate it so they can more easily fulfill their sick and sordid desires.

Of course, I'm a huge supporter of the 1st Amendment and a group like this can't(unfortunately) be shut down. But since all the members are openly admitting having sex with minors, why can't they be prosecuted and sent to jail? Sounds like the legal system is dragging its feet once again.

 
At 12:07 PM, Blogger cuff said...

NAMBLA has been around for a long long time. While I personally find their concept revolting, think on this for a while:

Age of consent in many states is 16 years of age, and even as low as 14 some states. In some countries, it's 13 yrs.

Let me be clear: I think NAMBLA is full of sexually stunted perverts and the organization basically facilitates a criminal activity.

 
At 12:17 PM, Blogger Miss Penny Lane said...

Wow. I thought I'd heard of everything. This is awful. OK, as Mass says, age of concent, blah blah blah... that doesn't change the fact that the men in this so-called-association are most likely pedophiles and are living out their sickest fantasies. Let's check in with the boys in 10 years and see how they reflect upon this...

Sounds like a good premise for Law & Order: SVU!

 
At 1:43 PM, Blogger Crazy Girl City said...

I read up on this organization about a year ago and was disgusted by it.

 
At 5:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You bigot. Age ain't nothin' but a number. Would you be this upset if it was a 19 year old hooking up with a 17 year old? Would you still be demanding the 19 year old be locked up and left to rot in jail?

It strikes me as disingenuous to say that somebody 17 years and 364 days old is too young to make decisions for themself but that a single extra day magically transforms them into an 'adult.'

 
At 5:16 PM, Blogger cuff said...

So, anonymous, who's your "daddy"?

 

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