This history of humanity is tragically littered with an almost innumerable catalog of crimes. Some are relatively minor like shoplifting a couple of candy bars. Others are hideous beyond imagination such as the mass murders committed over millennia where tens of millions of innocents were brutally tortured and then killed. The sheer magnitude horrifies us to the point where we simply cannot take it all in.
Some of the most reprehensible categories of crimes are those committed against children, who are, by definition, innocents. While sexual abuse rarely results in death, fortunately, it is a violation that leaves deep emotional scars that typically cause emotional suffering in one form or another for the rest of that child’s life. It is the robbery of childhood.
The left seems interested in reducing the penalty for such offenses, and some of those within the psychological community are arguing that sex between minors and adults can be beneficial for the child. What a twisted thought. Hard-core leftist and openly gay mayor of Seattle, Ed Murray, has now had state investigators confirm that he sexually abused his foster son 30 years ago.
“The state’s investigation into charges filed by foster son Jeff Simpson substantiated the teen’s claims that Murray sexually molested him in the 1980s, the Seattle Times reported.
“‘In the professional judgment of this caseworker who has interviewed numerous children of all ages and of all levels of emotional disturbance regarding sexual abuse, Jeff Simpson has been sexually abused by … Edward Murray,’ the report by CPS caseworker Judy Butler said.
“Murray, an openly gay man elected as Seattle mayor in 2013, was never charged with the crime.
“In reply to the revelations, Murray was adamant that they are meaningless. ‘The system vindicated me,’ he said, noting that charges were never filed.”
Now that’s an interesting defense. Murray claims that since he was never charged, that he has been vindicated as though a lack of legal action is proof of innocence.
In fact, the district attorney at the time believed that Murray was guilty, but did not purse prosecution because he did not believe he could meet the burden of proof.
“‘It was Jeff’s emotional instability, history of manipulative behavior and the fact that he has again run away and made himself unavailable that forced my decision,’ Deputy District Attorney Mary Tomlinson wrote in a 1984 letter.
“‘We could not be sure of meeting the high burden of proof in a criminal case — of proof beyond a reasonable doubt and to a moral certainty. However, this in no way means that the District Attorney’s Office has decided Jeff’s allegations are not true,’ Tomlinson added.”
He may never be charged for his offenses, but Murray has been disgraced and has chosen not to run for re-election, hopefully ending his political career.
“During the last year, Murray has been hit with a wave of accusations that he molested several young men in the 1980s. He initially denied the claims, but the accusations became so intense that Murray decided not to run for re-election, despite earlier claims he would never step down.”
And yet we continue to be told there is no connection between homosexuality and child abuse.