This is a must read story from Katy Faust and Stacy Manning, writing for The Federalist:
Last week Brett B1omme, 38, a judge with strong ties to top Democrats in Wisconsin, was charged with possessing child p0rnography depicting the sexual abuse of underage boys, including toddlers. According to the criminal complaint, B1omme accessed the child p0rn at both his home and his judge’s chamber. Each of the seven counts carries a maximum sentence of 15 years.
B1omme’s involvement with kids extended beyond his courtroom. He was also invested in grooming Milwaukee’s preschool crowd. While a judge, he was also president and CEO of the Cre4m C1ty Foundat1on, which operates the Milwaukee Dr4g Queen Story Hour for local children.
[…]But the most disconcerting access B1omme has had to kids is in his own home, where he and his same-sex partner live with their two adopted children. Were these children placed with these two men because of the mistaken belief that these adults had a “right to adopt,” or because it truly was in the best interest of these children?
I should also point out that this man is a child court judge, which means that he makes decisions about how children will live, and who will have responsibility for them.
This story reminds me of the Two Gay Dads story that I wrote about previously, where a white female progressive journalist did a fawning story about two g4y dads and their new boy adopted from Russia. She titled her article, “Two Dads are Better than One”. She was so proud of herself for being all affirming, tolerant and compassionate. Children do much better with two gay dads, than with the mother and father who made them, she argued.
But then, the Sydney Morning Herald reported how this example of g4y adoption went awry.
Standing before an American court convicted of the most heinous of child sex crimes, the double lives of Australian citizen Mark J. Newt0n and his long-term boyfriend Peter Tru0ng were laid bare.
[…]Moments later Newt0n was sentenced to 40 years in prison for sexually abusing the boy he and Truong, 36 from Queensland, had ‘‘adopted’’ after paying a Russian woman $8000 to be their surrogate in 2005.
Police believe the pair had adopted the boy ‘‘for the sole purpose of exploitation’’. The abuse began just days after his birth and over six years the couple travelled the world, offering him up for sex with at least eight men, recording the abuse and uploading the footage to an international syndicate known as the Boy Lovers Network.
[…]Evidence before the court revealed the abuse began before the couple returned to Australia. One video is said to show Newt0n performing a sex act on the boy when he was less than two weeks old.
Judge Barker said the pair brainwashed the child to believe the sexual abuse was normal. Newt0n was also said to have trained the boy to deny any inappropriate behaviour if he was ever questioned by authorities.
Newt0n and Truong came to the attention of police in August 2011 after their connections to three men arrested over the possession of child exploitation material came to light. The couple had visited the three men in the US, New Zealand and Germany with their son.
[…]Newt0n and Truong claimed they were being targeted because they were homosexual.
I could show you a dozen examples like that without even trying. Duke University administrator. Penn State University coach. USC professor. Head of a Scottish youth organization. San Francisco Human Rights Commission staffer. Same-sex marriage activists. Seattle mayor. Co-founder of g4y advocacy organizations. Designers of education curriculums designed to sexualize children. It’s everywhere and it happens all the time. Children don’t have any rights, only selfish adults have rights.
But stories like that don’t matter to most people on the secular left. People on the secular left aren’t trying to be accountable to some sort of objective moral standard. They aren’t working backwards from children’s needs to decide on obligations to place on adults. They’re looking around at who is wealthy, powerful, attractive, popular, etc. and trying to agree with them so those people will like them. People today just want to feel good and be liked. It would just be too hard for most people to tell Brett B1omme that what he was doing was morally wrong. That would make them unpopular, and being unpopular is “wrong” because it makes them feel bad.