Many times I find myself saying “Only in California…” But this time, the Golden State went way too far.
The sex offender registry hasn’t been around forever. In fact, it was created the year I graduated high school. Which was just five years ago. (Ok, it was 1994, but who’s counting?)
But all jokes aside, putting together the resources state by state to create and maintain that kind of database is a monumental task. But it keeps us just a little bit safer. And if we keep a few more children out of a predators sights, isn’t that the goal?
But now, one California Senator decided it’s not all bad to prey on little children. Full disclosure, I don’t actually care that this senator is gay. I don’t give a hoot which side you butter your bread on, just pay your taxes and be a decent human being. That might run a little different from the average conservative viewpoint, but sometimes we just have to agree to disagree.
Still, I can’t wrap my head around this notion of “lightening up” on sex offenders. But that’s exactly what just happened.
ALL IN THE NAME OF DISCRIMINATION!
Apparently, protecting children from pedophiles is a new way to discriminate against the LGBTQ xyz community.
According to the Sabria Report:
California is the modern Sodom and Gomorrah. The legislature in the Golden State has voted to relax the sex offender laws for sex with minors to prevent “discrimination” against LGBT people.
The legislation, introduced by Democratic California state Sen. Scott Weiner, “would exempt from mandatory registration under the act a person convicted of certain offenses involving minors if the person is not more than 10 years older than the minor and if that offense is the only one requiring the person to register,” the bill read, The Daily Caller reported.
Under the new bill, which has not been signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom, adults less than 10 years older than the minor who are convicted of having anal or oral sex with that minor would not automatically be added to the sex-offender registry, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
Current California law requires that adults must register as sex offenders if they are convicted of having anal or oral sex with a minor, though a judge may decide whether to place an adult male not more than 10 years older than the minor on the registry if he has vaginal intercourse with a teenaged girl, according to the Chronicle.
Consider this. If this legislation is signed into law by California Gov. Gavin Newsome, it would be ok for a 18-year-old to engage in sexual acts with a 9-year-old.
Even some Democrats see the fallacy in this!
This is not okay. In fact, it’s a giant step backwards, if you ask me.
The article continues:
“I cannot in my mind as a mother understand how sex between a 24-year-old and a 14-year-old could ever be consensual, how it could ever not be a registrable offense,” Democratic state Rep. Lorena Gonzalez said.
“We should never give up on this idea that children should be in no way subject to a predator,” she said.
But Sen. Weiner celebrated the news of his evil bill passing on Monday with a series of tweets heralding the news.
“Justice prevailed today for #LGBTQ youth, QAnon notwithstanding. The Legislature just gave final approval to #SB145, ending discrimination against LGBTQ young people on the sex offender registry.
“We need to stop criminalizing our LGBTQ youth. Thank you colleagues!” he said in one of his tweets.
Let’s get real here. We’re not talking about a 16 year old and an 18 year old in a consensual situation. We’re talking 8 year-olds with 18 year-olds. That doesn’t fly.
Is this world of fake news, it’s vital that we fact check everything we come across. Which is exactly what I did, and I found a few points the “other side” argues. In fairness, I will include them here. And you can decide where you fall on the spectrum.
According to SNOPES:
SB-145 would allow a sex offender who lures a minor with the intent to commit a felony (i.e. a sex act) the ability to escape registering as a sex offender as long as the offender is within 10 years of age of the minor.
SB-145 would add a section to the state’s penal code (Section 290.55) stipulating that as long as the offender is “not more than 10 years older than the minor,” they are not automatically mandated to register as a sex offender. There is no age limit or range specified, except for existing law which already excludes lewd acts with children under 14.
SB-145 appears to allow adults to victimize minors by luring them with the intent to have sex, and then shields the predator from being automatically registered as a sex offender, as in the case of a 25 year old luring a 15 year old for sex, or a 22 year old luring a 12 year old.
SB-145, as currently written, appears to allow certain sexual predators to live among the population without anyone being aware.
In other words, according to the left, we have a bunch of gay kids being prosecuted unfairly for hooking up with peers close to their age.
Slippery Slope of Leftism
Sadly, leftism creates a slippery slope and once you step out on it, you’re sliding out of control before you know it. And when it comes to sexual offenses, leftists just can’t make up their mind. One one hand, it’s #MeToo and on the other hand, it’s Hillary Clinton hiding her husband’s many crimes against women. Where are the clear boundaries?
Don’t jump to take my word for it. Read the law, it creates just enough room to allow a whole host of predators to beg for leniency. Is that the message we should send?
This is no better than Netflix exploiting young girls for money and normalizing pedophilia for profits. We’ve lost our moral compass as a society. And if we don’t stand up and reclaim something as pure and good as childhood, then we’re headed straight for the end of the world. Or at least (as REM would say it), the end of the world as we know it. Maybe California feels fine, but this Texas girl just can’t wrap her head around such idiocy.