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originally posted by: Shamrock6
a reply to: Chrisfishenstein
No worries. It's a little ambiguously worded and I can totally see how you got what you did. When I read your reply my first thought was "oh crap I read that WAAAAY wrong!" Which is still possible of course.
I think it's an interesting question, though. A few decades ago, gays were beaten, attacked, locked up, run out of town, had to hide their sexuality, etc (not opening the debate as to whether that still happens, of course it does but not as much as it used to). Homosexuality was thought of as a disease of the mind. Stuff like that. But now it's accepted by society in general. Could society ever get to that point with people who have these other taboo sexual proclivities?
But I think that's a whooooole other thread, too.
originally posted by: Gryphon66
a reply to: headb
Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that being gay doesn't harm anyone, and that being a pedophile does harm someone?
Just spitballin' for you normals.
originally posted by: MystikMushroom
a reply to: Gryphon66
Agreed. The way I see it, children aren't mature enough or old enough to know when they are being exploited. Children are also still growing/maturing and their childhood plays a big part in who they will be as adults.
There is a big difference between two grown men who consent to engage in a relationship and an adult and small child. Children place a lot of trust in adults, and having that trust abused can really harm them for life.
originally posted by: Mousygretchen
The judicial system is ryfe with overarching tones of discipline for young suspects, and people of status/wealth/money are often coddled by the court. The whole thing disgusts me.
For now, he is being placed on home detention with GPS monitoring and is not in jail. The date of his next court appearance has not been set, and the government, which said its investigation is ongoing, reserves the right to present additional evidence when Jared Fogle is sentenced.
originally posted by: Chrisfishenstein
Oh, since the ancient greeks did this then we should as well...
Why even post this nonsense? Hey we are sacrificing people to make it rain in Cali next Tuesday....We did it thousands of years ago...