Thursday, April 13, 2006

Google Hosts "Boy Love" Blog

Stacy Harp of Active Christian Media is another using the power of the Internet to safeguard children from pedophiles. She has been very busy of late trying to persuade Google-owned Blogger to cease offering its service to a group advocating sexual relationships between men and boys. A number of news media have taken note of her efforts including World Net Daily which reported the following two days ago:

A marriage and family therapist intern is trying to convince Google to drop a website from its popular, free blog host that promotes "boy love," sexual relationships between men and adolescents.

Stacy L. Harp of Orange, Calif., told WorldNetDaily one of the readers of her weblog pointed out the site, called "Paiderastia: The Boy Love Revival."At the top of its homepage, the site explains it's all about "erotic/mentor/spiritual love between adolescents and adults."

Harp said, however, that not long after she exposed it yesterday morning, the "Paiderastia" site removed its most recent posts, including one dated April 9.

Also removed, according to Harp, was a podcast – a file with a radio-style report – that mocked the FBI. It was created through the podcast provider Liberated Syndication.

The site now begins with a Feb. 15 post that outlines the "Boylove Code of Ethics," which includes this rule: "Intimacy with a boy should never develop into a sexual relationship without the boy fully consenting and understanding the social, legal, and health implications of the relationship."

Harp, who also has a company called Active Christian Media, said that as "somebody who has recovered from child sexual abuse and has been working for four years as a therapist" she got "ticked off" when she saw the "boy love" website.

Harp spoke with a secretary at Google's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., but was told she must go to the company's help-desk page online and fill out a complaint.

Harp had done that before with another complaint – when homosexual activists slandered her online – and got no response.

Google's Mountain View, Calif., office has not responded to WND's request for comment.

U.S. officials hunting child predators have considered websites like "Paiderastia" low priority because they are not explicit. But Harp fears such sites could lure children.

"It plays into the normalization of it," she said. "The more you have it out there the more it's available for children to see. Children are easily influenced."

Today, the contributors to Paiderastia are making a desperate attempt to take the moral high ground, claiming to be the victims of an attack by "certain conservative outlets, theocrats that have little respect for rational thought and freedom of speech." If you can stomach it, read the whole thing. From the comments left so far, it's obvious that their opposition consists of more than religious conservatives.

Check Stacy's blog for updates.

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1 comment:

shankar said...

Harp, you are absolutely right!

how can an adolescent be pitted against a man, who knows full well what he is doing; whereas the adolescent would never know the full implication of what he is getting into;

how this could impact on his personality, the irreversible changes to his psyche?

what the man is looking for, in plain words, is lust.

and lust between two of the same age is bad enough; to promote it between two of unequal ages is a crime, that has to be condemned.

i am myself a victim of child sexual abuse, now 39 years old, male, and live in India.

my story is on http://