Jeffrey Epstein, who didn’t kill himself, was found hanging in his jail cell. Had he lived to make it to trial he would have no doubt been convicted, and he would have no doubt rotted in jail for the remainder of his life. This fact is difficult to dispute.
Any type of sexual encounter with an underage child is viewed as a serious offense. This is of course unless you reside in the most liberal of all states, California where the laws pertaining to such a vile act have been softened.
But, even in the land of whackos, walking away unscathed from such an offense does not apply to heterosexuals. They will still suffer the consequences of their dastardly deed. In order to be let off the hook, one must be a member of the LBGTQ community.
California Senator Scott Wiener, an openly gay Democrat, introduced bill SB 145. The bill calls for any adult who performs oral sex, or even worse, sodomizes a minor, to not have their name listed on the official sex registry which would forever damage their personal character.
If the victim of the pedophilia crime is between the ages of 14 and 17, and there is no more than a 10-year difference between the minor child and the offender, they should be given special consideration. Really???
Astoundingly, the passed through the California Senate with a vote of 23-10. Even more astoundingly, it then passed in the Assembly by a vote of 41-18. What in the world are these fruits and nuts thinking? Did someone drug their water supply?
According to Wiener, (an appropriate name,) the bill “eliminates discrimination against LGBTQ youth in our criminal justice system.”
Under current California law, the judge in a case involving a man who had vaginal intercourse with a minor has the discretion of whether or not the pedophile needs to register as a sex offender. But if the act, whether it was oral, anal, or vaginal, was performed with anything other than an actual throbbing penis, the guy must register.
Their logic, or lack thereof? Vaginal intercourse can cause pregnancy so to make the father register as a sex offender would have a detrimental impact due to the social stigma it would cause. The perpetrator of the crime might have too difficult of a time finding decent employment.
The next step of the process will be decided when the proposed bill lands on the desk of Democratic Governor, Gavin Newsom. The bill is expected to pass without questioning its lack of morality. But once again, this is California, so who’s surprised? We aren’t.
This is not to infer the bill has not met with at least some resistance. Democratic State Representative Lorena Gonzalez expressed her opposition when she stated, “I cannot in my mind as a mother understand how sex between a 24-year-old and a 14-year-old could ever be consensual, how it could ever not be a registerable offense. We should never give up on this idea that children should be in no way subject to a predator.”
It should also be noted how Wiener is the same scumbag who is responsible for passing legislation that lowered the penalty for anyone knowingly responsible for spreading HIV. The penalty was downgraded from a felony to a misdemeanor for a crime that affects the remainder of the victim’s life, if not even causing them to even die.
Under these circumstances, perhaps it would have been better for Epstein to have taken up full-time residence in California. Had this been the case he might still be running free as he added additional underage girls to his list of conquests.
Even the slightest of infractions regarding sexual contact by an adult involving a minor child, whether the accused is straight or LGBTQ, should be met with the strongest of severity in a court of law.
But California’s unofficial motto appears to be, “Live and Let Live.” But we have to ask, what about the victims who may very well require years of therapy while pedophiles are turned loose to strike again? This makes no sense to us, and hopefully not to you either.
Let us know how you feel about this? We’re anxious to read your comments.