A Society Complicit in Child Abuse
If you get your news from the New York Times, cnn or pbs, you will have heard nothing about the Zulocks. If you get your news from almost anywhere else, you will.
William and Zack Zulock are a homosexual couple who adopted two boys, now ages 9 and 11. They became, literally, poster children for the lesbian-gay-bisexual-transsexual movement; their family regularly appeared on pro-lgbt material.
But instead of providing a loving home for these two young boys, they raped them and prostituted them out to nearby pedophiles. The couple videoed themselves attacking these children, while filling their Instagram feeds with pictures that appeared to show them as wholesome, loving parents.
It’s a disgusting story, but it shows the failings of more than just those two “parents.” It’s a failure of society, our lawmakers, our media and more.
It’s also an unsurprising story. This is what you might expect to happen based on certain findings of scholarly studies and surveys. It is also exactly what you would expect based on the Bible’s warnings about homosexuality.
But the media has refused to cover these studies—just as it is refusing to talk about the Zulocks. The media and a huge segment of society are complicit in the Zulocks’ crimes.
Everyone could, and should, have known we would see stories like this when homosexual “marriage” was legalized.
In 2012, for example, “The New Family Structures Study” looked at 15,000 Americans ages 18 to 39.
For children who grew up within their intact, biological family:
- 2 percent said they had been touched sexually by a parent or other adult while growing up.
- 8 percent said they had been forced to have sex against their will at some point.
- 5 percent said they became suicidal.
For those with a lesbian mother:
- 23 percent said they had been touched sexually
- 25 percent said they had been forced to have sex against their will
- 12 percent said they became suicidal.
For those with a homosexual father:
- 6 percent said they had been touched sexually
- 31 percent said they had been forced to have sex against their will.
- 24 percent said they became suicidal.
Children brought up by homosexuals are dramatically more likely to be abused or become suicidal.
A lot of effort has gone in to discrediting the study. And it’s true that for some of these categories the sample size is small—if you’re looking for adults in 2012 who were brought up by homosexual parents, you’re not going to find many, even if you ask 15,000 people. But the study made the best use of available data and none of the other criticisms are particularly convincing—they’re clearly from scholars trying to suppress something they don’t like.
And there’s a lot of other data. A range of studies have found that homosexual men make up somewhere in the region of 3 percent of the population, but commit 30 to 40 percent of all sex crimes against children.
Even academics who try to argue that homosexuality has no connection to pedophilia are forced to admit the opposite. For example, one researcher wrote, “Only 21 percent of the child molesters we studied who assault little boys were exclusively homosexual.” Given that “exclusively homosexual” men make up a tiny segment of society, it is remarkable that they make up 1 in every 5 child molesters.
Many mainstream outlets parrot the lie that there’s no evidence of correlation between homosexuality and child sex abuse. But they can only “prove” that result by redefining homosexuality. Of course, if you define homosexuals as “people attracted to those of the same sex but are not pedophiles,” then you’ll find that very few homosexuals are pedophiles.
In reality, pedophilia has been a core part of the homosexual movement for years.
New York’s Gay Activist Alliance was a key homosexual rights organization in the early days of the movement. It has been called “the most influential American gay liberation activist organization in the early 1970s,” and its headquarters is now a New York City landmark.
During the early ’70s, New York’s Gay Activist Alliance’s president was David Thorstad, who became a founding member of the North American Man/Boy Love Association (nambla)—a pedophile group that went on to be admitted into several lgbt umbrella organizations. “Boy-lovers were involved in the gay movement from the beginning, and their presence was tolerated,” Thorstad wrote. As recently as 2002, the International Lesbian and Gay Association was barred from being recognized as a nongovernmental organization at the United Nations because it “did not document that it had purged pedophile groups” like nambla.
In the United Kingdom, the Campaign for Homosexual Equality had a similar relationship with the Paedophile Information Exchange (P.I.E.), passing motions in favor of the P.I.E. on at least two occasions. In Germany, the Green Party pushed for the legalization of pedophilia in the ’80s and ’90s.
Around the same time, Allen Ginsberg used poetry to support the homosexual movement. He won the National Book Award for Poetry in 1974 and the National Arts Club gold medal in 1979. He regularly wrote for nambla.
Gayle Rubin is a professor at the University of Michigan. Her book Thinking Sex is considered a foundational text for the lgbt movement. In it, Rubin argues for the legalization and even normalization of pedophilia. Pedophiles, she says, have been subject to an unjust “witch hunt.”
“Like Communists and homosexuals in the 1950s,” they “are so stigmatized that it is difficult to find defenders for their civil liberties, let alone for their erotic orientation,” she writes. “Consequently, the police have feasted on them. Local police, the fbi, and watchdog postal inspectors have joined to build a huge apparatus whose sole aim is to wipe out the community of men who love underaged youth.”
Fiction books aimed at the homosexual movement were also full of pedophilia. The Weekly Standard wrote, “Gay fiction is rich with idyllic accounts of ‘intergenerational relationships,’ as such affairs are respectfully called these days.” Several of these ended up in anthologies like The Gay Canon: Great Books Every Gay Man Should Read.
The Journal of Homosexuality was one of the most mainstream publications of the homosexual movement. In 1990, it produced a series of essays titled “Male Intergenerational Intimacy: Historical, Sociopsychological and Legal Perspectives,” which was edited by a pedophile, praising pedophilia as a natural right. In 1999, the journal published an article stating: “Man/boy and woman/girl relations without doubt are same-sex relations and they do constitute an aspect of gay and lesbian life.”
As the lgbt movement became more mainstream, those leading it became more careful about what they said, fearing they could lose support among ordinary voters. Now support is so strong, the movement is doing less to hide these themes. Pedophilia has always been a key part of the lgbt movement—and now they don’t feel the need to hide that as much as they used to.
This is why a “drag queen” who has tweeted about performing sex acts on children was invited to the White House last month. Why a middle school in Michigan took kids pole dancing on a field trip. Why a New Jersey high school secretly allowed some of its students to perform a drag show for a select group of staff. It’s why children as young as 6 years old have been invited to Drag Queen Story Hour events—with New York City Public Schools spending $200,000 organizing these events. It’s why school libraries include explicit books on homosexuality for kids. It’s why homework assignments have required students to read or write about masturbation, or describe how comfortable they are with homosexual sex acts. It’s why pride shows now include a “kids korner” where children can play with sex toys. Why a theater in the UK advertised a “family sex show” with full nudity. It’s why Netflix produced a series called Cuties about 11-year-old girls dancing in skimpy outfits. Why Disney put homosexual characters in shows aimed at young children as part of their “not-at-all-secret gay agenda.” It’s why so much of the media and Hollywood erupted in outrage when Florida’s governor tried to keep homosexual propaganda out of elementary schools.
It’s also why a school counselor in Tucson, Arizona, who organized a drag queen event, was arrested for having a lesbian relationship with one of her students. Why Houston Public Library in Texas allowed a two-time registered sex offender to read to schoolkids in drag. Why performers at some of these events have been arrested for possessing child pornography.
What those two parents did in Atlanta should not surprise anyone.
Yet how many pushed for homosexual “marriage” and homosexual adoption? When people have complained about drag queen story hour or sexual material in schools, they’ve been attacked with the full force of the state. Businesses promote it, covering their logo in the pride flag. Hollywood has glamorized and pushed a homosexual lifestyle. The media has refused to expose the truth. Social media ban accounts that do so. And some governments imprison those who speak out.
In some cases, authorities have even directly enabled the abuse. For the Zulocks, they allowed a man who had already been accused of child rape to adopt two boys. The two “parents” were surprised how quickly the process went. Would it have been as smooth for a heterosexual couple?
In the UK, Star Hobson was murdered by her mother and her mother’s lesbian partner. When members of the public reported abuse against Star to the police, they were accused of homophobia. Star’s great-grandfather said that “we [were] dismissed as troublemakers who made the complaint because we didn’t like gypsies or same-sex relationships.” Were authorities concerned about looking homophobic if they stepped in? But if they had, Star would still be alive—instead of having her life snuffed out at only 16 months old.
We could easily have known that pushing homosexuality would harm children. And we did it anyway. All society is guilty. Some are deceived into supporting this movement. Others care more about looking tolerant and inclusive than protecting children.
This is why the Bible has such strong statements condemning homosexuality. It’s not the work of prejudiced men—it’s from the mind of a loving God.
In Exodus 22:22-24, God says, “Ye shall not afflict any widow, or fatherless child. If thou afflict them in any wise, and they cry at all unto me, I will surely hear their cry; And my wrath shall wax hot, and I will kill you with the sword; and your wives shall be widows, and your children fatherless.” God says He has heard the cry of those two abused boys. And that should fill more than just their attackers with fear.
Many of the arguments from the lgbt lobby sound loving and tolerant. Many Christian groups have thrown out the plain teachings of the Bible in the face of such arguments. Just last week, for example, the Church of England agreed to ask God’s blessing on homosexual “marriages.”
God calls this sin an abomination—because of what it does to those who participate in it, their victims and all of society.
Our booklet Redefining Family warns:
We need to recognize how toxic and destructive sin is! Sin—which is breaking God’s law (1 John 3:4)—cuts a person off from God and His positive influence (Isaiah 59:1-2). It blunts a person’s maturity and godly development. It distorts the thinking, becoming deeply engraved in the mind (Jeremiah 17:1), and searing the conscience (1 Timothy 4:2; Ephesians 4:19). Sexual sins in particular pervert wholesome thoughts and feelings. They undermine respect and honor for the opposite sex and appreciation for the family as God created it. And they tend to feed on themselves, creating addictive cravings for ever greater perversions.
In Romans 1, God says that those who engage in these activities are given over to a “reprobate mind.” Homosexuality is a perversion, and it leads to darker perversions, like pedophilia. The abuse of those two boys is the natural consequence of legalizing homosexuality and homosexual “marriage.”
It can be easy to justify tolerating this kind of sin. But if you step away from God’s revealed truth and look to your own reasoning, you’re on a slippery slope—to the point that we now have a society that tolerates the regular abuse of our most vulnerable members: children.
God says that “those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them,” (Romans 1:32; New King James Version). He holds our whole society accountable.
One of our core missions at the Trumpet is to “[c]ry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins” (Isaiah 58:1). God is bringing punishment on our nations. We have to explain why our societies deserve such severe correction.
This story helps show the kind of national repentance needed—a turning away from sin and a willingness to embrace the instructions in the Bible, whether we understand them initially or not.
Every individual who has ever lived has had his mind warped by sin to some degree. We all need to repent and change to see things the way God does.
Done right, family points us to God’s ability to help us change—and the wonderfully positive results if we do. When the Apostle Paul discusses marriage, and relations between a husband and a wife, he says, “This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church” (Ephesians 5:32). Family God’s way points to God’s plan for mankind.
Christ, as a husband, says that He will “sanctify and cleanse” His Church. He washes away the Church’s sin so that a group of once sinful people are “holy and without blemish” (verses 26-27). Soon, He will do the same for the whole world. Family points us to a plan whereby everyone can be saved from sin and have an incredible future with God.
This is why family is under attack today. It is yet another reason why this attack is so evil. Family done right is one of the greatest institutions for bringing joy and stability into the life of man. It points directly to a wonderful eternal future.
If you want to understand more about this institution, please request our free booklet Redefining Family.