There is never an acceptable excuse or rationale for the type of deviant behavior former Congressman Mark Foley has admitted to. Homosexuality is every bit a part of the culture of death as is abortion and contraception. Not surprisingly, Foley was an ardent supporter of both, representing the interests of Planned Parenthood 64 percent of the time thus far in 2006.
Homosexuality, like abortion and contraception, denigrates the intrinsic dignity of and respect for human life. Support of these actions breed a mindset where life becomes a commodity and the highest achievement is self-indulgence, which inevitably leads to the reckless behavior we are now witnessing. It was embrace of depravity that led Foley to abuse the power and authority of his office and prey upon young, underage Congressional pages.
If his claim that he was the victim of sexual molestation by a clergyman, it only further proves that known homosexuals should not be admitted to the priesthood. Foley's actions were that of homosexual predator, not a pedophile. Homosexuals reproduce sexually by molesting children. This creates a cycle of violence and disordered behavior that creates future generations of abusers and predators.
This cycle must be broken if we are ever to protect our children. Foley should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law for his misdeeds, as should anyone guilty of perpetrating similar crimes on him as a teenager. Furthermore, any member of the leadership who knowingly covered up this despicable behavior should resign or be removed from office.
Jason Jones is director of public relations for Human Life International