Well, duh. And I'm not ashamed to admit it. The man I love, like so many others, made a mistake - as a terrified, desperate, viciously abused child. He hurt another child with his actions, and has been paying the price for over half of his life. Both of them, like victims of any kind of traumatic childhood event, have struggled in similar and different ways in their recoveries. As I live with the aftermath of what some survivors of childhood abuse endure on a daily basis, it isn't something I condone. It certainly is not something I would wish upon any child. My dream is that one day, all children and families are protected equally - via legislation and public attitudes that allow for this to occur.
I just figured this might be a good time to remind my readers, once again, that I am not, never have been, and never will be affiliated with NAMBLA. I do not agree with their objectives, nor do I advocate for changes that would further those objectives. Any person, website or entity which asserts otherwise is in danger of being sued for defamation, slander, libel or any combination of the three.
My last thought for today, that I heard from a fellow activist:
"The only people who get angry at you for telling the truth are those who are living a lie."