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If someone were a pedophile, which party would they choose? (Original Post) gulliver Jun 2022 OP
A republican or a pastor/priest. keithbvadu2 Jun 2022 #1
In my opinion, ForgedCrank Jun 2022 #2
That really is a personal question. Kid Berwyn Jun 2022 #3
I think pedophilia cuts across XanaDUer2 Jun 2022 #4


(37,665 posts)
1. A republican or a pastor/priest.
Sat Jun 4, 2022, 02:01 PM
Jun 2022

A republican or a pastor/priest.

Even a super Christian like Josh Duggar.

Republican Sexual Predators, Abusers, and Enablers Pt. 26



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2. In my opinion,
Sat Jun 4, 2022, 02:21 PM
Jun 2022

making such assertions is why we are mocked and ridiculed so much in the mainstream.
Pedophiles are sick and not aligned with a political party, it infects everything across the entire spectrum pretty much equally.
This is the sort of unnecessary division that keeps us from getting enough support to get anything useful accomplished.

Kid Berwyn

(15,691 posts)
3. That really is a personal question.
Sat Jun 4, 2022, 02:35 PM
Jun 2022

So, let’s look at the historical record:

The Strange Tale of a Pedophile in the U.S. Justice Department

Legal Schnauzer, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2010

The U.S. Department of Justice generated plenty of strange stories during the George W. Bush years. But one of the strangest involved John David "Roy" Atchison, an assistant U.S. attorney in Pensacola, Florida, who committed suicide after being caught in a pedophilia sting in Detroit.

Atchison's sad story has many connections to Birmingham and Alabama. And it raises this question: How did a guy with a shaky work record and a history of run-ins with the law get hired by the world's supposedly foremost crime-fighting organization? Did Atchison attain his lofty position because he had connections to powerful figures in the Alabama legal world?

Investigative journalist Margie Burns examines these questions, and much more, in a series of posts about the Atchison case at her blog, margieburns.com.

Burns begins with the actions that turned Atchison into a national figure in fall 2007:

This is not the story of a man who engaged in pedophilia for years or decades before being caught. It is the story of a man whipsawed by the strain of living up to a high-achieving family rooted in Birmingham, Ala., whose high-functioning connections assisted him for years in developing a career for which he turned out not to be suited. On Sept. 16, 2007, Assistant U.S. Attorney John David Roy Atchison, serving as a federal prosecutor in the Northern District of Florida, was arrested on credible charges of basically pedophilia. Atchison committed suicide in federal prison Oct. 5.

A dead pedophile might not sound like a tragedy. But Atchison was thought to be participating in a pedophile ring, and his death removed a useful informant from law enforcement resources. The question of how he was enabled to kill himself rather than being preserved for justice is one of the loose ends left hanging in his case.

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