Only the Christians would come out against a bill to try to help children under 16 who are forced into being prostitutes.
The weight of the state’s Christian right movement just came down in opposition to a pair of bills that would steer young girls under the age of 16 into diversionary programs instead of arresting them on charges of prostitution.
“Decriminalizing that means the police would have absolutely no interest in it at all,” said Sue Ella Deadwyler, who writes a Christian conservative newsletter. “They wouldn’t arrest the girls, they wouldn’t pick the girls up, they wouldn’t protect them from influence on the street from the pimps and the johns. It would be an absolute cultural upheaval in our state. Never in the United States, as far as I known, has juvenile prostitution been legalized.”
Last time I checked, there are some… stronger laws dealing with forcing children under 16 into having sex. And by definition of the law, they can’t give consent, so I would imagine that most officers would be very interested in finding out more information about the johns and in particular the pimps who were involved.
Sometimes I wonder if these people really have any brains at all.
As Ghandi once said “I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.”Criminal, Law, Political