Archive for March, 2013

Allegations of Oral Sex Among Preschoolers at California School

By Jerry A. Kane

Last month KABC-TV in Los Angeles reported allegations of a shocking story of sexual activity among 4- and 5-year-old preschoolers at the First Lutheran Church of Carson School in Carson, California. According to the allegations, some preschoolers engaged in oral sex during nap time, in the tunnel slide on the playground, and in an outside bathroom.

The California Department of Social Services has cited the school for one sexual encounter as well as an “overall lack of supervision and an improper teacher-child ratio.” The Department’s investigation determined that there was an “immediate risk to the children in care,” and the school has been shut down.

“There were times when teachers would let aides in the room for hours at a time to watch the kids. During naptime, the aides would be sleeping and the children would have been molesting each other during this time.”— Greg Owen, attorney for the parents who have joined his lawsuit against the school

In October, a teacher allegedly caught Richard McCarthy’s 4-year-old son in the bathroom receiving oral sex from a 5-year-old girl. McCarthy said his son had received oral sex from the girl on several occasions at the school and that girl performed oral sex on at least one other boy.

“He told me about all the bad things that girl had been doing to him. … I just had to keep yelling in his ear, ‘You’re not in trouble; you’re not in trouble!’ And I just told him. ‘You’re never coming back here again for these people to do this to you.'”— Richard McCarthy, parent

McCarthy said his son is unable to fully understand the feelings that the sexual activity provoked and has become troubled.

“The two boys that have been introduced to this feeling that they don’t know how to process are still looking for it, and trying to make it happen. … There’s no way I can just take him to another school and be that parent that just lets a predator loose. How else do you explain it?”— Richard McCarthy, parent

Jane Doe” the mother of the girl who had been caught performing oral sex on McCarthy’s 4-year-old son in the bathroom said. “I never expected to have this talk with her at 5.”

“I said, ‘Where did you see this? How did you know that this was something to do? ‘She said, ‘I saw another little girl do it.’ I said, ‘Well, where?’ ‘Here at school.’ ‘When?’ ‘During nap time.'”Jane Doe

Owen said that several girls were involved in the oral sex acts on multiple occasions.

“There were many children lying there, and they watched these acts. In our business and in psychological terms, that’s sexualizing a child at a young age.”—Greg Owen, attorney

Owen said the families for four girls and two boys have joined his lawsuit against the school. The sheriff’s department is conducting an investigation into the allegations and will be interviewing children, parents, and staff about the incidents.

Immorality and wickedness run rampant throughout America. Its moral and political decadence has corrupted the whole world.

Man’s wickedness is now such that men are more ashamed of chastity than of lechery. … for man’s wickedness is now of such proportions that no one is considered a man unless he is overcome by lechery, while one who overcomes lechery and stays chaste is considered unmanly.”—Augustine of Hippo, Sermons 1-19

I.M. Kane

For more on the story, see Carson preschool sex case: Campus shut down, pastor speaks out, Lutheran school closes as stunned parents learn ‘their five-year-old children were performing oral sex on each other’, Carson preschool sex case: Mother of girl speaks out – Exclusive, Carson preschool to close after alleged student sexual activity, and Sexual Encounters Allegedly an ‘Everyday Thing’ Among Students at California Preschool

Preschool Boys Recieve Oral Sex At Naptime at First Lutheran Church of Carson 2:48 Video

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Pastor Gets 27 Months for Helping Ex-Lesbian and Daughter Flee Country

By Jerry A. Kane

Two days ago U.S. District Court Judge William Sessions III sentenced Mennonite pastor Kenneth Miller to 27 months for helping Lisa Miller (no relation) and her seven-year-old daughter, Isabella, flee the country in 2009 to prevent her former lesbian partner, Janet Jenkins, from taking custody of the child.

The horror of this cannot be overstated.”—William Sessions III, U.S. District Court Judge

Last August, Miller was found guilty of aiding in international parental kidnapping and has been locked up on a contempt-of-court charge since January 24 for refusing to testify before a federal grand jury seeking information about others who were involved in helping the mother and her biological daughter flee the country.

I’ve already surrendered my freedom to Christ, and if this is the path he chooses for me, I will walk it. I am willing to accept the consequences. I am at peace with God. I am at peace with my conscience. I give it over to God.”—Kenneth L. Miller, Mennonite pastor

Miller told Sessions that the idea of same-sex marriage offended his religious convictions and he helped the woman and her daughter get out of the country to keep the girl from being raised by Jenkins and exposed to her lesbian lifestyle.

“He didn’t see her [Jenkins] as a human being. He saw her primarily as a homosexual associated with the powers of darkness.”—Christina Nolan, Assistant United States Attorney

At the end of Monday’s hearing, Sessions dropped the contempt charges saying it was unlikely that more jail time would compel Miller to testify. The judge also agreed to put Miller’s sentence on hold until the appeal process is finished. Miller plans to appeal his conviction on the grounds that the case was wrongly tried in Vermont because no part of the crime or its planning occurred in the state.

In 2000, Jenkins and Miller were living in Virginia and moved to Vermont to obtain a civil union. The couple separated, and Miller renounced her homosexuality. She returned to Virginia with Isabella.

In 2008, a Vermont court granted Jenkins unsupervised visitations with Isabella, but the court’s visitation order was nullified by a Virginia judge after the state’s ban on same-sex marriage took effect. The Virginia Court of Appeals then reversed the judge’s ruling and ordered Miller to obey the Vermont court order. Miller refused to give Isabella to Jenkins for visitations, so in November 2009 a Vermont judge awarded Jenkins custody of the child.

In September 2009, the Mennonite pastor took Miller and Isabella by car from Virginia to Toronto, Canada, where the two boarded a flight for Central America to live with Mennonites in Nicaragua before the court could award Jenkins custody of the child.

In November 2009, a Vermont judge awarded Jenkins custody of the child.

The Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 made it illegal to help fugitive slaves flee the country, yet some people ignored the law and put themselves in harm’s way to help fugitive slaves travel the Underground Railroad into Canada and Mexico.

During World War Two, people from many countries ignored Nazi laws and risked their lives to help the Jews escape genocide. They did it because they believed it was their “moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.”

An unjust law is no law at all.” It inflicts harm and creates chaos. It tramples freedom of conscience and does the exact opposite of what a just law is meant to do.

“[A]n individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for law.”—Martin Luther King, Jr., “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”

Well done, Pastor Miller. Our Constitutional Republic could have been saved had more Americans possessed the courage of your convictions.

“No provision in our Constitution ought to be dearer to man than that which protects the rights of conscience against the enterprises of the civil authority.”—Thomas Jefferson

I.M. Kane

For more on the story, see Pastor Sentenced in Vt. Lesbian Custody Case, Vt. Court to Sentence Pastor for Helping Ex-Lesbian, Child Flee Country, and Up to 3 years sought in Vt. custody dispute.

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