Jesus Cures Sex-Abuser

Ed Brayton points to a story about an Independent conservative candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates who had a same sex relationship when she was a junior high gym teacher.

Linda Wall, 61, said that she is a completely different person from the time when the relationship occurred, and now she consistently speaks out against legislation that she feels promotes homosexual lifestyles.

‘Forty years ago I was a different person. I was a heavy pot smoker with… impaired judgement and made some bad choices,’ she told a local Associated Press reporter.

‘You do that in college sometimes. Some people do, some people don’t,’ she continued.

Ok, so she was a lesbian affair when she was young and now regrets it. Her guilt makes her feel that all homosexual relationships should be prevented.

What makes this different is that the girl in question was one of her students, and now she  takes full responsibility for her actions. Or not.

On her campaign website, Ms Wall attributes her lesbian relationship to the wayward ways of her liberal college teachers.

‘When I went away to Longwood College, I allowed liberal professors to destroy my Judeo-Christian upbringing. I guess one could say I became the ‘prodigal daughter’. But when my rebellious years came to a close I knew it was the Lord that I needed.’ she writes on her campaign website.

Not her fault after all. It was the ‘liberal times’. Didn’t we hear that as one of the reasons paedophilia was accepted by the Catholic Church in the 60s and 70s?  Perhaps accepting Jesus means never having to say you’re sorry.

She now considers herself an ‘ex-gay’ and is very verbal in her prediliction towards laws that support the ‘traditional’ family.

She currently lobbies on behalf of a conservative group opposed to same-sex marriages and adoption by same-sex couples called the Family Foundation.

She acknowledges that it was a lesbian affair, but that is not the real issue. Her primary sin was in having sexual relations with a minor under her care. That doesn’t seem to figure into her equation at all. Like so many conservative anti-gay bigots she can’t see the difference between child abuse and homosexuality. In her mind, the lesbian aspect is the worst part, the part that she needed forgiveness for.

We can only hope that the young woman she abused comes forward to press charges. This woman is a sex offender and should be labelled as such.

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