This is not an easy subject to post about, having had more than one encounter with pedophilia in my own childhood. I'm actually more comfortable relating those stories as anecdotes from my past than I am posting about the problems we are facing today.
There is a blog called "Paiderastia" The Boy Love Revival. It is among the most disgusting things I have read online, and that says alot. WND reports that Stacy L. Harp of Orange, Calif., is trying to convince Google to drop the website from Blogspot, which also is the home of my three blogs. The fine folks at STOP THE ACLU have also weighed in on this, which is where I found out about it. Read those links, and the other blogs that linked to STOP The ACLU (and the comments). I like Lobo in OK's idea to flag the blog as offensive, for starters.
I want to take on a couple of common liberal arguments in favor of pedophiles' right to "free speech."
I will protect a pedophile's right to free speech, unless it advocates pedophilia. We, as a nation, have tolerated advocates of murder, as in "kill the pigs," a phrase that was prevalent in my youth. While we tolerate these kind of politically-inspired rantings, we wouldn't tolerate them from murderers, or suspected murderers. If one is not a known murderer, but wrote a blog about how beautiful and loving an act murder can be, he/she might reasonably be a suspected murderer. This is similarly why some rap artists, whose "art" is tolerated (protected), are under intense police scrutinization, as these pedophiles should be. Advocacy of pedophilia, murder, or any violent crime is not protected under the first amendment, and should be restricted.
A theoretical debate about this sick act is also protected from government censorship as "free expression." This is true, but Google is not the government. They are a publicly-held corporation, and as such, are not bound by the same rules that government is, regarding censorship. I know that I may be going against my own interests here. A whole bunch of people I've offended may someday try to do this to LEAVWORLD. I also worry that criticizing blogspot might cause me some trouble, but I will have to deal with that if it happens. Blogspot should shut down "Paiderastia."
In the age of South Park, we can expect some people to think that this blog is no big thing. If the blog stays up, I will write more about it, as I do about many other blogs I passionately disagree with. I haven't commented there yet, or even read the comments. It just is too revolting. The best course is to publicize it as much as possible, with the hope that O'Reilly will pick it up. When that happens, the blog will dissappear. That's my two cents.
UPDATE: I went there, and commented. I hope they do the same here, specifically Justice and Ashleigh; please debate what I have written here. Also, everyone check out Ashleigh's blog "neither here nor there." -for more sick rantings. These people won't go away, unless they are put away.
UPDATE II: The PEDERASTIA blog now is subtitled "in absentia,: and is authored by someone called "CLAYBOY." It's first post starts with this:
This blog is being kept and will be handed over to the original Paiderastia authors if and when they should want it.
It gets uglier after that. It's at the same link as above, if you want to get sick (again).