Jewish World Review May 14, 2003 / 12 Iyar, 5763

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L.A. Times Book awards honor a child abuse manual | There are times when I think liberal elitists can't be any more outrageous. And then I read a story like the one today, about the book awards handed out this year by the L.A. Times. Hold on to your seats.

EVER HEARD of the book 'Harmful to Minors?' If not, you're going to hear about it now. The book gives a green light to pedophiles and encourages Americans to be more accepting of children and grown men having sex. The book calls for lowering the age of consensual sex to 12. It suggests that when young children want to have sexual contact, grownups should butt out.

It also gets lots of its quotes and research from so-called experts who openly support pedophilia. And that's not the most outrageous part of this story: The most unbelievable part is that this child abuse manual just received the Los Angeles Times Book Award. In doing so, the Times judges praised the book as "a cogent and passionate critique of the war against young peoples' sexuality."

Oh really? How about telling that to Elizabeth Smart. How about telling that to the thousands of children molested, raped and exploited by adults every year. How about telling that to young teenage girls who get pregnant while they're in middle school?

It's beyond outrageous. It's just plain crazy to think the L.A. Times has embraced the concept, through this award, that 50 year-old men should be able to have "consensual sex" with 12 year-old boys.

Just when you think the elitists in the media couldn't get any more out there, they prove you and me wrong.

You know what? Wackos write books all the time. That's not news. But what is news is that now, the L.A. Times has put its Good Housekeeping seal of approval on child abuse. It is all that is wrong with modern day liberalism.

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