This wasn't just any guy convicted of forcible sodomy and object sexual penetration of children. It was Stephen McPherson, a former assistant dean at Regent University Law School -- the law school that is a part of Pat Robertson's right-wing Regent University. It's even got a law review that regularly publishes hateful articles about LGBT people. That's what first caught my eye reading the Washington Post.
A child molester of GIRLS...why didn't they say so?
It was just a short article. I read it twice. It took awhile to sink in. The article didn't say whether the guy's victims were boys or girls! This really matters. I think most people read "sodomy" and think man-on-man sex, so I'm thinking most people reading this piece think man-on-boy forcible sex.
I investigated. I had to go back to the articles on McPherson's indictment to learn that his victims were GIRLS. I think this matters. The myth of gay men as pedophiles persists -- thanks in some part to the authors who publish in Regent University's law review. And it turns out that the guy has been indicted again for indecent liberties on three girls he supervised as a house parent (along with his wife) at a Christian-based home for troubled girls. It gets worse. After the couple stopped working at the home, they adopted three girls. If McPherson's victims had been boys, we'd be hearing calls to ban gay adoption in Virginia.