Monday, January 3, 2011
The ‘Bishop Eddie Long’ gift keeps on giving
Posted by Timothy Beauchamp at 1/03/2011 03:00:00 PM
One of the things our community must do is to use every opportunity to point out how hypocritical the other side is when it comes to their endless false assertion that their relationships are somehow superior to ours.
One way to do this is to not allow the mainstream media to sweep big stories, like the Bishop Eddie Long fiasco, under the rug.
With little fanfare or news coverage, the four sexual coercion lawsuits confronting Bishop Eddie Long had the first hearing recently, with both sides opting for mediation to avoid a trial.
Why no major news outlet or editorial columnist has discussed the implications of such a move is nothing less than egregious in nature. Despite the initial media crush and coverage and the incessant analysis of Bishop Long’s statement on his website and “sermon,” there’s been nary a peep in response to the quest for mediation.
Where is the mainstream media on Bishop Eddie Long’s end-run? If a charismatic fundamentalist church leader publicly presents their marriage as superior and then resorts to mediation to settle gay sex allegations by young members of his flock then that is news. BIG NEWS.
Bishop Eddie Long agreeing to mediation of sexual coercion charges is an end-run around the universally accepted moral and ethical responsibilities of any ecumenical leader. Mediation of sexual allegation grievances is tantamount to an admission of “some” guilt, “some” form of ministerial misconduct. Innocent folk don’t make deals if the claims against them are baseless and untrue. Mediation for the accused is a forfeiture of the right to ever claim innocence, and readers should be absolutely clear on this point.
It is important to use every gift of cognitive dissonance given us by the other side to prove they have no corner on human morality, and we deserve every single right they enjoy that they would gladly deny us while reminding all voters those rights are enshrined in our constitution.
Posted on Advocate.com December 08, 2010
H.S. Wrestler on Trial for “Butt Drag”
By Michelle Garcia
A 17-year-old high school wrestler has been expelled from school and charged with sexual battery for using a controversial wrestling move that has been deemed legal for decades.
Preston Hill, a Buchanan High School student from Clovis, Calif., was punished for his use of the “butt drag,” in which a wrestler grabs his opponent’s butt cheeks and places his finger in the opponent’s anus for leverage, according to the Fresno Bee. Hill’s trial before the Fresno County Superior Court begins Thursday.
Hill’s father said coaches taught his son the “butt drag” when he was in middle school and that it was a common move. The Clovis police, however, said Hill went too far when he inserted his fingers deeply into a freshman teammate at a July 15 practice session. The unidentified freshman’s father said Hill targeted his son because the 14-year-old stood up to Hill for bullying. Now Hill’s friends who are still in school are bullying the freshman student for speaking up about the encounter in July.
Hill was captain of the team and was up for several college scholarships. He is now being home-schooled and taking additional classes at Center for Advanced Research and Technology in Clovis.
In 2007, South Dakota wrestler Jerome Hunt, then 17, was found guilty and sentenced to probation after being charged with rape for performing the same move on at least six other wrestlers.
Natural Porn Killers
Returned To Florida To Face Murder Charge
The 2nd porn performer suspected in the Pasco County sex party murder is back in Florida. Jason Andrews (known also as Addison from SeanCody) was booked into the Land O Lakes Dentention Center late Tuesday night. US Marshals arrested Andrews last Thursday in Chattanooga, Tennessee where he was working as a manager of a billiards club.
Before the New Port Richey murder, and his arrest in Tennessee, Andrews was a bisexual Chicago DJ known to speak with a British accent, although his Pasco County charge report says he was born in Lungstahl, Tennessee. His chiseled jaw and good looks landed him roles in countless gay porn videos. Amanda Logue was a married, bleach-blonde Georgia woman who once owned a lingerie shop, dabbled in prostitution and starred in several X-rated videos herself.
Together, investigators say they stabbed and bludgeoned a 41-year-old tattoo shop owner to death with a sledgehammer — and hatched some of their plans in typo- and expletive-laden text messages.
“I’m so glad you’re really commited to this take. Keep eyes for a knife, etc for me!” Andrews typed on his BlackBerry hours before the slaying, according to a transcript of the messages included in court records.
Logue replied in a nearly incomprehensible text that she was excited — and she wanted to have sex after they killed him.
Nearly two months after Dennis “Scooter” Abrahamsen was found dead in his New Port Richey home, Logue and Andrews were indicted by a grand jury on first-degree murder charges. Logue is being held without bail at the Pasco County Jail — her attorney didn’t return calls for comment — and Andrews was arrested Thursday in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Pasco County investigators say the pair killed Abrahamsen in the early morning of May 15 and swiped $6,000 cash, his credit cards and a video camera.
Abrahamsen had hired Logue — whose porn name is “Sunny Dae” — to work at a sex party at his house, and police said that’s when Logue and Andrews set him up. They traded dozens of text messages about their homicidal plan, police said.
According to an affidavit, Logue would later deny that she had anything to do with the killing and claim Andrews was the one who bludgeoned Abrahamsen.
“Logue told (the detective) that Andrews grabbed the back of her hair then twisted her arm behind her back. Andrews forced her to view Abrahamsen’s crushed skull and told her that’s what would happen to her if she told anyone.“
Logue and Andrews met on the set of a porn video late last year and fell in love — even though Logue was married to a man in Leesburg, Ga., authorities and friends said. Her husband did not return phone calls from The Associated Press.
Andrews’ Chicago friends find it difficult to believe he was involved in the killing. The Facebook and MySpace pages for Andrews, under the name DJ Veritas, feature several video clips of him playing techno music in large clubs.
“He was a really straight up dude,” said Michael Sarkowicz, a Chicago club photographer.
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Andrews, is featured in a HubPages article titled “Guys and Gals of Chicago You Should Know,” which refers to him only as DJ Veritas and refers to him as a “triple threat.”
“He is not only a DJ, but producer as well and dare we say a bit of eye candy,” the article says.
He was also known to some fans as Addison on an adult Web site, according to the Chicago GLBT blog and podcast “Feast of Fun.”
The 28-year-old Logue seemed like a decent person, said Kristen Cameron, a Florida-based model who met her last year. According to several profiles on modeling websites, Logue did bikini and fetish modeling.
“She was professional, prompt and seemed all around normal, well so I thought,” Cameron wrote in an e-mail to the AP. “She was nice to me and was a great model! I felt a connection to her since we both have southern backgrounds.“
But Cameron’s opinion changed this spring when she saw how Logue acted around Andrews, her new boyfriend.
“Amanda wasn’t the Amanda I knew,” Cameron wrote. “She wouldn’t talk, all she did was text with Jason.“
Andrews, Cameron said, was obnoxious and brash. He often bragged about his military service, of which Cameron was skeptical.
In April and May, according to their Twitter accounts, Logue and Andrews spent several weeks in Florida, shooting porn videos, ling on the beach and professing their love for each other. Photos on Logue’s Facebook show the pair grinning and hugging.
On May 14, Andrews posted a link to a pornographic photo of Logue and wrote on his Twitter account: “therealsunnydae and I are killing time waiting for a party to find us!“
The next day, detectives said, Abrahamsen hired Logue to have sex on camera during a party at his house. During the party, Logue texted her boyfriend several times, witnesses told investigators.
Text messages retrieved from Andrews’ BlackBerry show the couple discussed vinyl gloves, when other guests would leave Abrahamsen’s home and what was inside a safe.
According to an affidavit, everyone at the party left Abrahamsen’s home around 5 a.m. May 15 — except for Logue. Andrews waited outside in his car, still texting her.
“Just get him on his face either bash or tell me to get in and. Where to go,” Andrews wrote.
“K I’m horny! I’m getting him to play music,” Logue typed.
“Wicked. Ill just be waiting. Really. Take. Your. Time,” Andrews replied.
Abrahamsen was found dead in his house by a family member some 18 hours later, face down on a massage table with blood splattered on the walls and ceiling fan.
At 4:29 p.m. on May 16 — less than a day after the murder — Logue wrote on her Twitter account, using Andrews’ Twitter name “Hearveritas:” “Taking it easy with hearveritas! Laying around eating popcorn and watching movies!“
At 5:20 p.m., Andrews tweeted: “therealsunnydae and I wanna go watch a movie tonight, any suggestion?“
As detectives pieced together the slaying, Logue and Andrews were arrested May 18 in a neighboring county after trying to use Abrahamsen’s credit card at Home Depot.
But officials didn’t have enough evidence to link the pair to the killing, and released them. On May 19, she went home to her husband and child in Georgia.
On May 21, Andrews wrote on his Twitter account in Hebrew: “Amanda please let me know when you are ok, really. My heart can’t take the weight of the fear that I would never see you again.“
It’s unclear whether Logue ever saw Andrews’ plea, or whether she replied to him. On May 26, she was arrested in Georgia and taken to a Florida jail, where she awaits trial.
Watch this 1:29 long news clip on YouTube:
In America the term “Sexual Offender” is used to classify anyone who has ever been convicted of any sex related crime.
Everyone from pedophiles and serial rapists to 18 year old persons who have sex with someone who is 17 or less even if the sex is consensual but the parents press charges.
Somehow this blanket classification seems wrong to me. These so called “Sexual Offenders” are required to register in the community in which they live with the Police Dept and have their name and address listed in an online registry that is public.
They are required to inform any prospective employers or landlords. This has the effect of preventing them from gainful employment or housing.
Even pedophiles need jobs and housing. I can understand families with children not wanting any pedophiles living near their children. The problem is what does society do with these pariahs? Create a “Ghetto” for them and just cordon them off from the rest of us?
Serial rapists are a threat to women (and sometimes men) so what should be done to keep them from continuing to harm others? The same ghetto as the pedophiles?
How is this problem handled elsewhere?
Last year a case here in Georgia involved an 18 year old who had sex with his girlfriend who happened to be 16. They were in high school together. Her parents found out and pressed charges against him. An eager prosecutor foaming at the mouth over such an easy case and to make a name for himself helped convict the young man and he was sentenced to 5 years in prison. He was turned down for early release but finally got out last year.
When I was in high school seniors and sophomores routinely dated and I’m sure had sex. The quarterback and the cheerleader, so to speak. No one was ever charged with a sex crime. I don’t know when it became a crime for high school students to have sex