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Thread #55581 Message #949240
Posted By: GUEST
09-May-03 - 08:31 AM
Thread Name: BS: Pete Townshend a Child Fondler?
Subject: RE: BS: Pete Townshend a Child Fondler?
Townsend told the truth. He paid to view child pornography. Research, my ass.
Paying to view child pornography is not the moral equivalent of paying to view adult pornography. Not by a long shot. Does it make him a sex offender? Certainly not in the sense of luring and engaging children in sex acts. Is there a correlation between those who pay to view child pornography and those who commit sexual crimes against children? Yes.
It matters not one iota to me what Townsend claims his motives were. They weren't legitimate. He is not above the law. And the circumstances surrounding his case, including all the celebrity testimonials from friends and co-workers he has had his publicity machine churn out, hasn't impressed me a bit.
I wouldn't let the guy anywhere near MY kids, that is for sure.