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Thread #55581 Message #865278
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
12-Jan-03 - 12:36 PM
Thread Name: BS: Pete Townshend a Child Fondler?
Subject: RE: BS: Pete Townshend a Child Fondler?
Same stuff is happening in the U.S. also. Paul Rubens was arrested in Florida for an act of "indecency" in an adult club several years ago. It ruined his career as far as his PeeWee Herman persona was concerned, though we would have continued to support him on that program. His was an adult mistake, not involving children. The latest charges against several men in Hollywood sound exactly like a witch hunt, with Rubens' name attached to a kid porn investigation just to get publicity, though it will probably be dismissed soon.
It's human nature to be attracted to these issues. I think the argument of "spiritual poverty" is a crock--people are interested in sex, religion or no. I agree with Spaw in his estimation of the "old fashioned" porn when compared to child porn. How do we raise our children to have what we consider a "healty" interest in sex? By making sure we don't telegraph that it ALL is nasty, and by being frank with them when they get up the nerve to ask questions. By being proactive and talking about these things ahead of time, and not being scandalized at how much they already know. The context is all around us. Use it now and hope for the best later.