2016 Banquet


LISTEN: Peter LaBarbera Discusses New Atlantis Study Finding Homosexuals Much More Likely to Have Been Sexually Abused as Children – Janet Mefferd Interview

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Study “eviscerates the born gay myth,” says AFTAH founder

The following is an interview between Christian radio talk show host Janet Mefferd and Peter LaBarbera of Americans For Truth that was published October 3, 2016. The portion with LaBarbera begins at 25:22; click the arrow in the orange circle at the top left to listen, then find the minute mark at the bottom. You can also listen to the program HERE; in fact, if you pause the app below, when you click on it to restart playing it takes you to the permanent SoundCloud URL.

The two discuss a recent study in The New Atlantis journal that comes to some politically incorrect conclusions about homosexuality–e.g., that “childhood sexual abuse” is a disproportionate factor among homosexuals compared to heterosexuals. Go HERE to read a PDF of the study or to order a copy:

VIDEO: Documentary Film ChickenHawk: Men Who Love Boys – Exposes NAMBLA and Pederasts’ Mindset

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

Twenty years later, a movement grows to build an intellectual case for tolerance and respect for pedophiles — whom B4UAct calls “Minor Attracted People”

Seducing Boys into Sex - It is very hard to watch something so evil, but note how NAMBLA leader Leyland Stevenson rationalizes the sexual seduction of boys in the film, "ChickenHawk."

Seducing Boys into Sodomy: It is very hard to watch something so evil, but note how NAMBLA leader Leyland Stevenson–interviewed in the 1994 film, “ChickenHawk: Men Who Love Boys”–rationalizes and explains his methods for sexually seducing boys. See video below.

This award-winning documentary “ChickenHawk: Men Who Love Boys” was produced in 1994. It was directed by Adi Sideman, who allowed NAMBLA (North American Man/Boy Love Association) members (and leaders) to speak in their own words, describing their evil actions and thoughts involving boys.

Note how Leyland Stevenson,  the über-creepy former NAMBLA secretary whose interview is at the center of this film, clsims that the boys are looking for sexual contact with men.  This is the central and sickening rationale of all “boy lovers.”

More than two decades ago, I met Stevenson in the course of Americans For Truth’s predecessor, Lambda Report’s, efforts to expose NAMBLA and pro-pedophile groups worldwide. AFTAH’s and LR’s investigative reporting inspired a 1994 American law barring U.S. taxpayer funding to any international organization with pedophile connections.

History note: NAMBLA was once allowed to march in homosexual “pride” parades.

One thing NAMBLA is right about: pederasty–sex between men and boys–has ancient roots and must be included in the history of (male) homosexuality.

Building sympathy

Two decades after the release of “ChickenHawk,” there is a growing effort afoot to encourage tolerance and a type of respect for pedophiles–renamed (note the softening language) “MAPs” (Minor-Attracted People”); see this B4UAct.org website. The “MAP” advocates are using the same strategies to gain recognition and build acceptance for this perverse “identity” as homosexual and “transgender” activists used to normalize their deviant identities and behaviors.

That means, in part, portraying adults whose “orientation” includes desiring sex with children–as a kind of “victim”; see B4UAct’s commitment to “stigma reduction” for MAPs (pedophiles/pederasts). That’s a very hard sell to Americans, but we would never doubt the tenacity of sexual revolutionaries in attempting to achieve it. — Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH

WARNING: Some offensive sexual descriptions, but film is mostly interviews and shows nothing sexual in nature

*USS Predator*? U.S. Navy Readying to Name Ship After ‘Gay’ Activist Icon Harvey Milk – Potential Statutory Rapist Who Lured Fellow Sailors into Sodomitic Encounters

Friday, July 29th, 2016
  • Homosexual activist icon preferred “boyish-looking” young men as sexual partners;
  • Had sexual relationship with a minor boy while in his thirties;
  • Tricked fellow male sailors into coming to his apartment for deviant sex;
  • He likely staged a fake “hate crime” against himself;
  • Milk himself was molested by homosexual men as a boy
  • He led “active homosexual life” by age 14


Man-Boy Love? This photo of Harvey Milk and his teenage homosexual lover, Jack Galen McKinley, appears in Randy Shiltz book, "The Mayor of Castro Street." Note the caption:

Man-Boy Love? The side of Harvey Milk that liberals ignore: This photo of Harvey Milk (left) and his teenage homosexual lover, Jack Galen McKinley, appears in Randy Shilts’ book, “The Mayor of Castro Street.” Note the caption: “Harvey Milk with Jack Galen McKinley and their dog, Trick. (courtesy of the estate of Harvey Milk).” McKinley was 16 or 17 at the time, while Milk was in his mid-thirties. “Trick” was named after the “gay” slang word for the client of a homosexual hustler (prostitute). Milk preferred “boy-looking” young men as lovers. By repeatedly honoring Milk as an American civil rights hero, President Obama is dishonoring the United States of America, and now our Armed Forces. Click to enlarge.


TAKE ACTION: Contact your U.S. Representative and Senators and ask then to fight this outrage of naming a United States Navy ship after a sexual predator, homosexual activist politician Harvey Milk. According to his biographer, Milk as a sailor actually used trickery to lure other sailors into sodomitic encounters, and he had a sexual relationship with a minor boy when he was in his thirties. Call the House at 202-225-3121 and the Senate at 202-224-3121; find your federal representatives HERE.


Operation Seduce Fellow Sailors: While in the U.S. Navy, Harvey Milk reportedly used trickery to seduce fellow sailors into sodomitic encounters.

Operation Sodomize Fellow Sailors: While in the U.S. Navy, Harvey Milk reportedly used trickery to seduce fellow sailors in San Diego who were en route to Korea into sodomitic encounters–by inviting them to crash in a bed at his apartment in San Diego, where they soon found out there was just a single bed. He also lied about being dishonorably discharged to win public sympathy.

Folks, Barack Obama’s Navy is about to honor a potential statutory rapist by naming a ship after assassinated openly homosexual San Francisco politician Harvey Milk, who is credited by LGBT advocates with being the first ardent homosexual activist politician to mobilize mass “gay” political power to win public office.  U.S. Naval Institute News was first to report:

The Navy is set to name a ship after the gay rights icon and San Francisco politician Harvey Milk, according to a Congressional notification obtained by USNI News.

The July 14, 2016 notification, signed by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, indicated he intended to name a planned Military Sealift Command fleet oiler USNS Harvey Milk (T-AO-206). The ship would be the second of the John Lewis-class oilers being built by General Dynamics NASSCO in San Diego, Calif.

The Secretary of the Navy’s office is deferring releasing additional information until the naming announcement, a Navy official told USNI News on Thursday.

As the late celebrated homosexual journalist Randy Shilts documented in his hagiography on Milk, “The Mayor of Castro Street,” Milk, then in his thirties, had a sexual relationship with a 16 year-old boy, Jack Galen McKinley. (Another Milk biographer claimed that McKinley was 17, not 16.)

While in the Navy, stationed in San Diego, the promiscuous (and devious) Milk lured sailors en route to Korea to his apartment off base. Instead of crashing on the floor at the YMCA, Milk would tell the sailors, why not sleep in a comfortable bed in his apartment? “The guests often would not know that Milk’s apartment had only one bed until they walked in the door,” writes Shilts (see below). Shilts also lied about being dishonorably discharged from the Navy to win sympathy [see below; AFTAH will have more on Shilts in future posts.]

Read the rest of this article »

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 »

Subscribe to our Newsletter

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.