Gay and trans people can scream from the top of our lungs in response to bad-faith accusations of “grooming”, but when an actual cis person (and a pastor no less) is actually proven guilty of child abuse, the silence is deafening.
This week, a Quincy, Illinois youth pastor named Isaiah Mikkelson was found guilty of two counts of sexual abuse, one against a minor of 13 years old. He recently plead guilty to two of a total of seven charges, involving child pornography and aggravated criminal sexual abuse.
Which just confirms what the queer community has been saying since the dawn of time: the real groomers, and the real predators, are straight.
Brand stands in the long shadow of public figures like Savile, who used their aw-shucks persona to wield sexual power over women and girls.
Now queer community members are using the latest church scandal to point out the obvious: it’s the church, not us, who are victims of messed up ideology.
Drag queens were never the problem.
And neither were trans people.
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