Statements by Hackett, Costello and Komaniecki on Chicago S&M ‘Perversion Museum’ – Leather Archives

Friday, June 12th, 2015

Joyce Kilmer Elementary School (right) is located on Greenview Ave., just three blocks from the deviance-honoring “museum,” Leather Archives (left), which sits at 6418 N. Greenview Ave., near Devon Ave., in  Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood. Two other public schools are also within walking distance of the mainly homosexual-oriented sadomasochistic perversion “museum”–which celebrates “fisting’ and other depraved homosexual acts, including porn that eroticizes adult-child sadistic sex. See AFTAH PDF Flier about the despicable “museum” HERE.

The following statements were issued by Illinois pro-family leaders at the Americans For Truth press event held May 22, 2015 directly in front of the Leather Archives & Museum at 6418 N. Greenview Ave., down the street from Joyce Kilmer Elementary School, in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago. Links to related stories on the LA&M S&M “Perversion Musuem” are at bottom:

Mary Anne Hackett, President, Catholic Citizens of Illinois:

“We were shocked to hear that there is a museum in a Chicago neighborhood, Leather Archives & Museum, dedicated to celebrating obscene and offensive sexual practices. Does tolerance have any limits? Are families supposed to welcome a museum dedicated to perversion in their neighborhood? Can parents protect the innocence of their children from exposure to behaviors that should not even be practiced or celebrated in private? The Leather Archives & Museum is located in a neighborhood of families. Children walk to the Joyce Kilmer Elementary School and the Roger C. Sullivan High School within blocks of the ‘Museum.’

“This weekend, the annual International Mr. Leather convention will take place in Chicago and it is anticipated that thousands of homosexuals will arrive in our city to ‘celebrate’ this event. We call upon the Mayor of Chicago and the people of Chicago to stand against the degradation of our communities and to uphold standards of decency to protect families and children.”


Nick Costello, Board Member, Catholic Citizens of Illinois:

“The ‘cultural’ underpinning the Leather Archives & Museum reflects the general disintegration of our sexual sanity as a nation. Of course, proponents of this “leather” deviance (rooted in sadomasochism) will present it with a smile as harmless sexual expression, while hiding the harmful effects spiritually, psychologically, and physically on those who practice it. This museum should be nowhere near Joyce Kilmer Elementary School and area parents must be put on notice. If the proprietors do not have the decency to close this ‘museum’ or relocate to an area unfrequented by children, then area parents have every right and duty to demand it. May God’s Holy Spirit lead us to a just and peaceful resolution to this pitiful situation!”

Read the rest of this article »

WATCH: Dennis Hastert Allegedly Homosexually Abused Teen Student Steve Reinboldt, Who Became ‘Gay’ and Died Young of AIDS

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Hastert allegedly chose homosexuality for his young student and coach’s assistant, who later died at 42

…you may be sure that your sin will find you out.” (Numbers 32:23, NIV)


A Denny Hastert Victim? Yorkville, Illinois High School student Steve Reinboldt (shown here in his school yearbook)–told his kid sister Jolene that his first homosexual sex experience was with then-Yorkville High wresting coach Dennis Hastert. The latter abused Reinboldt thoughout the boy’s high school years, according to Jolene, before going on to become a U.S. Congressman and ultimately Speaker of the House. Meanwhile, Reinboldt embraced a “gay” identity and died of AIDS at the young age of 42 in 1995. Reinboldt would be 62 today. See video below and full ABC online story HERE.

Dear AFTAH Readers,

There are few things as evil and tragic in this fallen world as an adult who abuses the trust of a child–be it a son, daughter, niece, nephew, student, family friend, etc.–to fulfill his (or her) own selfish sexual lusts. I urge you to watch the ABC News interview video below, then watch it again–and then share it far and wide. I applaud Jolene Burdge, sister of the late Steve Reinboldt, for fighting for years to get out the story about the former high school wrestling coach who destroyed her brother’s life, then went on to become a famous legislator before the weight of his past sins came crashing down upon him. That man is former Speaker of the House, Republican Dennis Hastert, who has just pleaded “not guilty” to federal charges of lying to the FBI as the target of an alleged extortion scheme involving–according to an anonymous leak–a former sexual victim. Hastert is not being prosecuted for his sexual crimes alleged by Burdge, but he should be.


Trust Abused: Young Steve Reinboldt and his wrestling coach and alleged sexual abuser, Dennis Hastert. Photos taken from Yorkville High School yearbook.

There is a gripping aspect to this story that most media would dare not cover nor investigate: the sad reality that there are many ostensibly “gay” “Steve Reinboldts” out there: victims of adult homosexual predators–victims whose “gayness” was effectively chosen for them by alleged abusers like Hastert. The media and the powerful LGBT Lobby want us to believe that men and women are “born that way,” or at least that being homosexual (or bisexual or transgender) is their “natural” sexual or gender identity. Yet the many testimonies of homosexual men and women who recall being sexual abused as a child by an adult–or an an older teen or a sibling–suggests otherwise. (They might not call it abuse.) Common sense tells us that such predatory assaults scar, confuse and embitter the victim–and influence his or her volitional choice to embrace a deviant and immoral sexual lifestyle. Common sense also tells us that homosexuals who acknowledge childhood sexual abuse in their past yet claim that it has nothing to do with their out-and-proud “gay” identity are in deep, deep denial.

Stephen_Reinboldt_gravestoneWhat would have come of young Steve Reinboldt had he not been cruelly detoured in his formative years by a secret pervert’s manipulations? Only God knows, but it is fair to assume that his name would not be carved into a tombstone as it is today. Perhaps he’d be enjoying his children and maybe even his grandchildren. — Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH; Twitter: @PeterLaBarbera


Related Stories/Videos 


Mike Heath on ‘Macho Sluts’ Fan – Prof. Wendy Chapkis – An Old Crow and a Young Chick

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Pedophilia Promoter? U.-Southern Maine professor Wendy Chapkis, posing with her gender-bending mustache, wrote an introduction extolling “transman” Patrick Califia’s lesbian porn book “Macho Sluts.” The book contains a story about a young girl who becomes the sex slave of her sadistic mom–thus combining pedophilia, incest and BDSM into one vile tale.

WARNING: Graphic descriptions of BDSM “fiction”

Folks, below my friend Mike Heath writes about Wendy Chapkis, a professor at the University of Southern Maine. Until a couple of weeks ago, Mike and I had never heard of Ms. Chapkis, a proud lesbian who wrote the celebratory Introduction to a wicked book, “Macho Sluts,” which is housed in the homosexual Leather Archives & Museum.” LA&M is a “museum” dedicated to honoring, as it were, the grossest sexual perversions invented by mankind (e.g., “fisting”). One of its collected works is the lesbian S&M book “Macho Sluts” —  by female-to-male “transman” Patrick Califia. In that horrid book is a short story, “Finishing School,” that manages to combine pedophilia, incest, and sadomasochistic cruelty into one sicko tale involving the sexual torture of a young girl by her own mother.

Writing her vulgar Introduction in 2009, Professor Chapkis extolled “Macho Sluts” and Califia. “This is classic Califia, queering every encounter,” she gushed. “Nowhere in this collection does anyone sacrifice their own pleasure for another. Tops take what they want, bottoms get what they deserve, in all the best ways.” Really, professor? So a young girl–even in some perverted S&M fantasy–deserves to become the sex slave of her mommy? And she deserves to get beaten–Sadists call it “disciplined”–with a cane to the point of bleeding by said mom?

So repulsive is “Finishing School” that even the radical feminist Professor Chapkis, proudly sporting a mustache above, noted in her Introduction that she could “barely get through” it. Yet somehow that didn’t stop the gender-bending social justice crusader from enthusiastically endorsing Califia’s vile “Macho Sluts.” Such are the twisted priorities of “progressives,” but I think I’ll let Mike or someone else do the in-depth review of Chapkis’ obscenity-laden Intro. — Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH; Twitter: @PeterLaBarbera

P.S. I wonder how many U.-Southern Maine moms and dads–you know, the types who created families and never once considered turning their kids into sex slaves–would be aghast to learn that their daughters (and sons) sat under a radical like Chapkis in the name of higher learning.

Related stories: 


Merica.  A sign in Jr.’s Garage.

An Old Crow and a Young Chick

By Mike Heath

The 2004 Honda Accord sedan that my wife and I drive was compromised by a couple annoying issues.  One of the issues was a non-functioning cruise control.  Another was an intermittent radio.  It worked sometimes, and didn’t work other times.

I spent $150 to find out that the cruise control problem was a broken throttle body connector.  The Honda garage specifically described the problem and recommended putting in a new throttle body.  $700.  That seemed extreme to me, since they described the problem as a broken connector between the cruise control cable and the throttle body.

Read the rest of this article »

WATCH: HRC Co-Founder Terry Bean’s Neighbor Says Bean ‘Likes the Young Ones’ and Brought Home Underage Boys

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014
Above is a take from a page from the Human Rights Campaign blog

TERRY BEAN AND HRC: Above is taken from a 2012 blog post on Human Rights Campaign website, noting co-founder Terry Bean’s appeal for Federal Club major donor memberships. HRC President Chad Griffin has blasted “police abuse” in the grand jury’s non-indictment of policeman Darren Wilson in the Furguson, Missouri shooting of Michael Brown–but is silent about a Lane County, OR indictment of HRC benefactor Bean on Sodomy and Sex Abuse charges. Red line emphasis added by AFTAH; click to enlarge.

Terry Bean–the 66-year-old co-founder of two major homosexual/transgender activist organizations — Human Rights Campaign and the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund — used to bring teenage “young” men and boys to his home who were “under 18 for sure,” says his Portland neighbor, Jeff Warila.

Warila described Bean’s arrival at home with the what appeared to be minor boys in tow as “weird.” Both Bean and his 25-year-old former “boyfriend,” Kiah Lawson, face a trial on two counts of Sodomy in the Third Degree and a single count of Sexual Abuse in the Third Degree. [See AFTAH stories with videos HERE and HERE.]

Warila made the observation about Bean’s peculiar dating habits to KOIN-6–which appears to be the only Portland TV station seriously covering the Bean/Lawson pederasty scandal. (Most major media are ignoring the story.) He told a KOIN-6 reporter:

“The ones that Terry likes are the young ones. They look like they’re under 18 for sure. And his friends come and they’re usually adults, but when Terry comes he has these boys with him. And I’m like [thinking], ‘That’s weird.'”

Below is the KOIN-TV interview containing the interview with Warila; go to the 1:27 mark on the 2-minute video [watch it on YouTube HERE]:

Bean has pleaded Not Guilty to the sex-crime charges. See the KOIN-6 story on Bean’s plea HERE.

WATCH: Mother of Kiah Lawson, Young Homosexual Boyfriend of Terry Bean — Human Rights Campaign Founder and Accused Sex Predator – Says Bean Groomed Her Son

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Mom says Bean gave her son with alcohol and Viagra to entice teen boy victim; neighbor says Bean frequently brought underage boys to his home; HRC, “gay” Victory Fund stay silent on sex abuse case

Alleged sex predators, 66-year-old Terry Bean (left) and his ex-"boyfriend," Kiah Lawson, in their mug shots following their Nov. 19 arrest by the Portland Police Bureau’s Sex Crimes Unit.

CHARGED WITH MAN-BOY SODOMY: Homosexual activist and Democrat Party power-broker Terry Bean, 66 (left)–who co-founded Human Rights Campaign and Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund–is shown in police mug shot beside Kiah Lawson, his 25-year-old ex-“boyfriend.” Bean and Lawson were arrested Nov. 19 by the Portland Police Bureau’s Sex Crimes Unit. The two men allegedly together sodomized a 15-year-old boy in a Eugene, Oregon hotel. HRC and GLVF are staying silent on the Bean sex crime scandal.


  • Kiah Lawson is the 25-year-old ex-“boyfriend” of HRC donor, 66-year-old Terry Bean; both are charged with sodomizing a 15-year-old boy in a Eugene, OR hotel last year. But Lawson’s mom says Bean used her son to “get young kids” for sex.  
  • Lawson’s mother told Portland KOIN-6 that Bean “groomed” her son, giving him alcohol and Viagra to entice the minor boy victim.
  • Bean’s neighbor in Portland says he saw Bean bringing home underage-looking boys–which he thought was “weird.”
  • The two major homosexual lobby groups that Bean co-founded–Human Rights Campaign and Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund–remain mostly silent on the sex-abuse case.
  • Watch the two KOIN-6 news videos below.


Folks, the first television news segment below was aired November 21, 2014 by Portland’s KOIN-6 news–the most aggressive station covering the sex predator scandal involving Democrat/Obama donor Terry Bean–a co-founder of two powerful “gay’transgender” organizations, Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund [see original AFTAH article HERE]. In the first video news segment below, Tim Nouanemany, the mother of Kiah Lawson, the 25-year-old former “boyfriend” of the 66-year-old Bean, accuses Bean of “grooming” her son and using him to “get young kids” for sex. She says Bean gave Lawson alcohol and Viagra to entice the 15-year-old boy whom both Bean and Lawson are accused of sodomizing.

Pedo-file-graphicNow let’s be honest: I doubt that Lawson is a real victim in this case–and certainly Bean isn’t. (The latter’s lawyer claims Bean was taken in by an extortion ring and that he never had sex with the minor boy; see this Dec. 3 KOIN story where Bean pleads innocent.) Based on the testimony of Bean’s neighbor, who says he saw a revolving door of underage boys visiting Bean’s Portland house [see second video below], the man others are calling a  “human rights pioneer” and great “humanitarian” apparently used his money and power to procure young men to fulfill his lust for deviant, pederastic sex. Pederast is a word with Greek roots (paiderastes) meaning literally “lover of boys,” and though its definition varies–Merriam-Webster online has it as “a man who desires or engages in sexual activity with a boy”–its very existence testifies that this has been a long and consistent feature of male homosexuality. [See this story on “gay” icon Harry Harry, who backed NAMBLA; and this article on Larry Kramer; this revealing video by Walter Lee Hampton; more on this in AFTAH’s ongoing “Pedo-File” series.]

All the sordid facts of the case will come out in the trial, but even if it turns out that Bean–a real estate developer who helped acquire HRC’s shiny headquarters building in Washington, D.C.–actually was set up by his four-decades-younger “ex,” most observers would say he deserved it–sort of like the “john” who gets robbed by the prostitute.

The Headquarters that Terry Bean Helped Build: D.C. headquarters of the homosexual lobby group Human Rights Campaign, which 65-year-old  co-founder  HRC co-founder Terry Bean--arrested for allegedly sodomizing a 15-year-old boy--helped acquire.

The HRC Headquarters that Alleged ‘Gay’ Predator Terry Bean Helped Build: Swank D.C. headquarters of the homosexual lobby group Human Rights Campaign, which 65-year-old HRC co-founder and real estate developer Terry Bean–arrested last month for allegedly sodomizing a 15-year-old boy–helped acquire. HRC President Chad Griffin complained about so-called “police violence” in Ferguson, MO, but HRC has had little to say about the alleged sex crime of its benefactor.

Where are HRC’s and GLVF’s condemnations? Speaking of trials, isn’t it interesting that HRC joined the chorus of leftists condemning the grand jury’s decision not to indict Darren Wilson, the cop who shot alleged burglar and assailant Michael Brown (in self-defense) in Ferguson, Missouri? HRC President Chad Griffin inveighed: “As advocates for equality, it’s our job to show solidarity with a growing national movement to break this cycle of police violence.”

How odd, then, that almost a month after the sex-crime arrest involving their major benefactor, neither HRC nor the homosexual Victory Fund have put out any meaningful statements on the Bean-Lawson scandal. No offers of sympathy for the minor boy. No pledges of “solidarity” with the youthful victim of pederasty. No sober reflections on the inherently exploitative nature of sexual “relationships” between rich old men and twenty-something guys.


So much for “equality.”

Read the rest of this article »

Human Rights Campaign’s Predator Problem: Founder Terry Bean, Major Obama & Democrat Fundraiser, Accused of Sexually Abusing Boy

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Bean gave $1 million to HRC; also founded Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund; is largest Oregon donor to Obama; envisioned and funded HRC’s D.C. headquarters building; HRC finally comments on case after five days of silence

Obama Chickenhawk Money-Man? In better days, Portland homosexual activist Terry Bean poses for a photo with Barack Obama. Bean--who was arrested for sodomizing a 15-year-old boy--was a major Democratic fundraiser who raised more money for Obama than anyone from Oregon. "Chickenhawk" is an old "gay" slang term for men who prefer sex with teenage boys (called "chicken")--as appears to be the predilection of the 66-year-old Bean.

Obama’s ‘Chickenhawk’ Campaign Contributor? In better days, Portland homosexual activist and Democratic power-broker Terry Bean is shown posing for a photo with Barack Obama. Bean–who was arrested for sodomizing a 15-year-old  boy–was a key behind-the-scenes “gay” activist who raised more campaign cash for Obama than anyone from Oregon. “Chickenhawk” is a “gay” slang term for homosexual men who pursue sex with minor and teenage boys (derisively called “chicken”)–as appears to be the predilection of the 66-year-old Bean. Kiah Lawson, the 25-year-old former boyfriend of Bean, was also arrested for sodomizing the minor boy (see arrest photos below).

By Peter LaBarbera

Folks, once in a while a story with such sordid and shocking details breaks through the leftist media’s pro-“gay” censorship to reveal the stark truth about the perverse lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender-“queer” (LGBTQ) movement. The child-sex arrest of Terry Bean–a founder of both the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund; Obama money-man; and major Democratic power-broker–is one of those cases. Below is a TV news collage– including commentary by pro-family leaders Scott Lively and Bryan Fischer–of the story of the 66-year-old Bean’s arrest last Wednesday for committing sodomy with a 15-year-old-boy.

Williamette Week reports on the charges against Bean:

“Law enforcement sources familiar with the case say Bean will be charged with two counts of sodomy in the third degree, a felony, and sex abuse in the third degree, a misdemeanor. He will be arraigned later in Lane County, where the crimes allegedly occurred in 2013.”

Human Rights Campaign, the world’s largest and best-funded homosexual lobby organization (Executive Director Chad Griffin makes more than $400,000 annually), took the time to condemn the grand jury’s non-indictment of Ferguson, Missouri policeman Darren Wilson, and celebrate the “Transgender Day of Remembrance,” among other blog posts–but has yet to post anything on its website on the sex-crime arrest of Bean, who reportedly has donated more than $1 million to HRC. Bean has been removed from HRC’s Board of Directors pending the adjudication of his case.

AFTAH will carry multiple stories on this case and the twisted reality–dating back to ancient homosexuality–of older adult “homosexual” men sodomizing teenage boys. How telling is it that HRC–which routinely and recklessly castigates conservative, Christian pro-family groups like AFTAH–took five days to issue a bland, non-condemnatory statement on its predatory benefactor Bean? His arrest puts the powerful homosexual lobby group in a very tight spot: Bean, after all, is so central to the “gay” lobby’s success that he came up with the idea of HRC constructing of a swank headquarters building in Washington, D.C. More details and photos showing Bean’s enormous clout in Democratic circles follow the video after the jump:

Here are the arrest mugshots of Bean and Lawson, the former boyfriend four decades his junior, who was also arrested on sex-crime charges involving sodomy with a 15-year-old boy at a hotel in Eugene, Oregon. Various news and commentary links about the Bean sex-crime case follow the photo:

Terry-Bean-Kiah Lawson_Jail_Booking_Photo

News Links: Round-up on Terry Bean arrest:

  • Williamette Week (6/4/14; pre-arrest): “Terry Bean’s Problem: A prominent Portlander fights for his reputation after a love affair goes wrong”: “Bean says that last year he fell in love with Lawson. Bean paid him a $400-a-week allowance, put Lawson up in one of his homes and took him on international trips. Last fall, Bean brought Lawson to the White House and also introduced him to Obama…”In January, Lawson says, he discovered that Bean had a hidden camera in the smoke detector above Bean’s bed in his West Hills home. Lawson used this information to seek money from Bean, alleging that the camera captured videos ‘of at least a half dozen individuals in a state of nudity engaged in intimate acts with you.’ Lawson claims he is in more than one video.”
  • The Oregonian:  “Former boyfriend of Democratic fundraiser Terry Bean arrested on sex abuse indictment”: “Both Bean and Lawson are accused of having a sexual encounter with the same 15-year-old boy in a hotel in Eugene last year. They had arranged the encounter with the teen after meeting him via a website, investigators allege.”
  • KOIN-TV {contains video}: “Portland Gay Rights Leader Arrested in Sex Case”
  • NY Post: “Obama Fundraiser Accused of Sex with Minor”: “He’s a mega bundler for President Obama. He’s been on Air Force One. He’s shared a Christmas visit with Michelle Obama at the White House. And now he’s being accused of sex with a minor.”


Read the rest of this article »

REMEMBERING JESSE: The Deviant Homosexual Rape-Murder of Young Jesse Dirkhising

Friday, September 26th, 2014
The 7th-grade photo of Jesse Dirkhising, from the Lincoln School yearbook in 1999 -- the same year he was killed after being raped and sodomized by homosexuals (and lovers) David Don Carpenter and Joshua Macabe Brown.

This 7th-grade photo of Jesse Dirkhising is from the Lincoln (Middle) School yearbook in 1999 — the same year he was killed after being sadistically raped and sodomized by homosexuals (and lovers) David Don Carpenter and Joshua Macave Brown. Dirkhising’s murder was largely ignored by cultural elites — while homosexual Matthew Shepard’s murder was given extraordinary, worldwide media coverage (based on a false “hate crime” narrative).


Update 9/26/2014: Fifteen years ago today, a 13-year-old Arkansas boy, Jesse Dirkhising, was sodomized to death by two older homosexual men who used him as their “sex toy.” This account by my friend and AFTAH adviser Allyson Smith gives the sordid and astonishing facts of his sadistic rape-killing.

Both of Jesse’s assailants, the more sinister (and older), David Don Carpenter, who planned the sickening, penetrative assault on Jesse, and his (their)  lover, Joshua Macave Brown, were friends of Jesse’s mother, Tina Yates, who naively allowed the boy to go away with the men and stay the night in another town. Tragically, Yates’ “pro-gay” attitudes contributed to the cruel death of her son.

We remember this Victim of Homosexuality today. Jesse would be 28 and in the prime of his life today were that life not robbed from him by sadistic “gay” predators who used him for their deviant sexual pleasures. More coming on this. — Peter LaBarbera. AFTAH


The Homosexual Rape-Murder of Young Jesse Dirkhising

No National Cathedral memorial event for Arkansas boy — while “progressives” continue to stoke Matthew Shepard “hate crime” myth shattered by new Stephen Jimenez book

The following article by my good friend and AFTAH writer Allyson Smith is adapted from her definitive 2002 article on the horrific and gruesome murder of a 13-year-old Arkansas boy, Jesse Dirkhising — who died from asphyfixiation and drugging after being brutally and sadistically sodomized by a homosexual man, under the twisted guidance of another (his much older “gay” lover). As WND reported,

“Dirkhising was found by police unconscious on the floor of a Prairie Grove, Ark. residence around 5 a.m. Sept. 26, 1999, his hands bound with duct tape and his mouth gagged. Police later determined Dirkhising had been repeatedly raped over a period of hours, including with foreign objects, by [Joshua] Brown, then 22, and Davis Don Carpenter, then 38….[A]uthorities said after the last rape he was left bound and gagged while his attackers ate a sandwich. He died of suffocation, a coroner’s report found.”

The two homosexual lovers who sexually tortured the boy — Joshua Brown and his older partner, Davis Don Carpenter — were both friends of Jesse’s mother, who reportedly was happy to let her son hang out with the men and even stay over the weekend in their apartment in a town 32 miles away. [Go HERE to read a PDF facsimile of the initial police report of the crime.] In 2000, AFTAH’s flagship newsletter, Lambda Report, reported:

“Evidence from the Jesse Dirkhising case suggest the Arkansas boy’s killers were following bondage and sodomy rituals of the type laid out in scores of books and magazines fueling the growing “leather” subculture — popular among “gay” men — that eroticizes pain, dominance and humiliation.”

As fate would have it, only a year and a few days separate the anniversary dates of the rape-murder of Dirkhising (September 26, 1999) from that of the assault on murdered Wyoming homosexual college student Matthew Shepard (October 6, 1998). But only one murder — with its contrived, convenient and politically-correct “hate crime” story-line — became useful to pro-homosexual “progressives” and the liberal media, while the other was largely ignored.

Shepard’s 1998 murder (condemned by this writer and many pro-family groups and leaders at the time) drew worldwide coverage as a supposed “anti-gay hate crime.” It is still commonly commemorated as such — despite the publication of homosexual author Stephen Jimenez’s new book, The Book of Matt: Hidden Truths About the Murder of Matthew Shepard, which shatters that the longstanding media and LGBT activist narrative that Shepard was targeted and murdered “because he was gay.”

Jimenez, building on his groundbreaking 2004 ABC News 20/20 expose showing that Shepard’s death was largely a drug robbery, demonstrates conclusively that Shepard not only knew his killer, Aaron McKinney — who like him was a methampthetamine dealer — but partied with him and may even have been involved sexually with him. (In his murder trial, McKinney attempted a “gay panic” defense, claiming that he sought to punish the supposed stranger Shepard because the latter came on to him at a bar.) Jimenez interviewed ten sources who testified that McKinney knew and associated with Shepard.

National Cathedral marks Matthew’s death, not Jesse’s

Seemingly oblivious to the well-researched revelations in Jimenez’s book, the Washington National Cathedral, in the nation’s capital, held an anniversary event last weekend in remembrance of the Shepard murder in the context of “honoring gay youth.”

In contrast, there were no national commemorations last week of Dirkhising’s 1999 murder. Conservatives have attempted with little success over the years to get the “mainstream” media to acknowledge that the pedophilic, sadistic-sex killing of young Dirkhising by two homosexual lovers deserved as much coverage as the brutal beating of Shepard. But the response that often came back was that the Shepard case (as an alleged “hate crime”) had something to teach America (i.e., about “hate” and tolerance) while the Dirkhising case was merely another sordid sex crime.

Symbolizing the media double-standard, TIME magazine essayist Johnathan Gregg wrote back in 1999:

“The reason the Dirkhising story received so little play is because it offered no lessons. Shepard’s murder touches on a host of complex and timely issues: intolerance, society’s attitudes toward gays and the pressure to conform, the use of violence as a means of confronting one’s demons. Jesse Dirkhising’s death gives us nothing except the depravity of two sick men. There is no lesson here, no moral of tolerance, no hope to be gleaned in the punishment of the perpetrators. To be somehow equated with these monsters would be a bitter legacy indeed for Matthew Shepard.”

In a courageous work, openly homosexual author Stephen Jimenez has laid bare the many media myths surrounding the Matthew Shepard murder.

In a courageous work, openly homosexual author Stephen Jimenez has laid bare the many media myths surrounding the Matthew Shepard murder — which was a drug crime and not a “hate crime.”

Now the evidence continues to mount that the entire foundation of the Shepard story underlying Gregg’s tendentious thesis is bogus and its true lessons have nothing to with hate or “gay tolerance” — but rather the dangers of meth addiction, drug and alcohol abuse, family breakdown, reckless living and even the effects of homosexual molestation. (Ironically, the Dirkhising story teaches some of those same lessons.) Jimenez documents (HIV-positive) Shepard’s repeated sexual aggressions, and the book ends with this shocking revelation:

“Matthew Shepard was a victim of sexual abuse and molestation as a boy and as a teenager…Apparently, his wounds from being sexually victimized also manifested in another common, but tragic pattern: The victim becomes a perpetrator himself….At age fifteen Matthew was arrested for molesting two eight-year-old boys in his Casper [Wyoming] neighborhood…Matthew’s juvenile arrest record had been quietly concealed.”

Not all crime victims are equal

Unfortunately, there is a politically-correct hierarchy of victims in the United States — and (white, middle class) “gay” victims are at the top while, perhaps, boys seduced and abused by homosexual pedophiles are at the bottom. Most Americans have never heard the basic facts surrounding Jesse Dirkhising’s troubled upbringing and the savage sexual assault that cruelly cut short his life as a young teenager. On the other hand, most Americans have heard a false and grotesquely simplified ‘spinning’ of the Shepard murder that just happens to fit the needs of the “Gay” Lobby and the liberal media who have come to be its most important allies. — Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH

PS. Americans For Truth has obtained firsthand materials surrounding the prosecution of Dirkhising’s murderers and will have more on this story. We will also lay out in greater detail some of the startling facts about the Shepard murder brought forth by Stephen Jimenez in his The Book of Matt. [Allyson Smith’s article is after the jump]


Read the rest of this article »

Supreme Court Passes on Challenge to California Ex-‘Gay’ Change Therapy Ban – Mat Staver Reacts

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Law banning pro-heterosexual Reparative Therapy for minors now likely to go into effect


Mat Staver

June 30, 2014

The following is reprinted from (web links added by AFTAH); to donate to Liberty Counsel, go HERE:

Washington, DC—The Supreme Court passed on Liberty Counsel’s petition regarding California’s ban on change therapy in the case of Pickup v. Brown. Two lower court judges and two separate appellate panels have issued conflicting opinions upholding and blocking the ban on change therapy. A three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an injunction pending appeal, followed by a three-judge panel that upheld the law. That panel then agreed to continue the injunction blocking the law until he Supreme Court had a chance to weigh in on the case. Today’s decision by the Supreme Court to pass on the case means the proceeding will go back to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which could lift the injunction and allow the law to go into effect.

David Pickup left the homosexual lifestyle behind.

Former homosexual David Pickup says, “Reparative Therapy helped save my life.” Read his testimony HERE;  read other ex-“gay” and ex-lesbian testimonies on the PFOX website.

The California law was the first to restrict licensed counselors from offering, and minor clients and their parents from receiving, any counsel to change unwanted same-sex attractions, behaviors, or identity.

“I am deeply saddened for the families we represent and for the thousands of children that our professional clients counsel, many of whom developed these unwanted attractions because of abuse of a pedophile. The minors we represent do not want to act on same-sex attractions, nor do they want to engage in such behavior. They are greatly benefiting from this counseling. Their grades have gone up, their self-esteem has improved, and their relationships at home are much improved,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel. “These children have been victimized twice – first by the likes of Jerry Sandusky, and second by legislators and judges who have essentially barged into their private therapy rooms and told them that they must pursue their unwanted and dangerous same-sex sexual attractions and behavior,” said Staver.

Read the rest of this article »

Support Americans for Truth about Homosexuality

Americans for Truth
P.O. Box 5522
Naperville, IL 60567-5522

Americans for Truth Radio Hour

Americans for Truth Academy

Want to See Every New AFTAH Article?

If you don't want to miss anything posted on the Americans For Truth website, sign up for our "Feedblitz" service that gives you a daily email of every new article that we post. (This service DOES NOT replace the regular email list.) To sign up for the Feedblitz service, click here.