Here’s a typically hysterical article from the Worldnutdaily: Canada new destination of choice for pedophiles? The article, predictably, is highly inaccurate. They’re trying to whip up some irrational fear as a result of the Canadian Supreme Court’s recent ruling that legalized group sex clubs in that nation. Here’s the CNN report on the ruling:
Group sex among consenting adults is neither prostitution nor a threat to society, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled Wednesday as it lifted a ban on so-called “swingers” clubs.
In a ruling that radically changes the way courts determine what poses a threat to the population, the top court threw out the conviction of a Montreal man who ran a club where members could have group sex in a private room behind locked doors.
“Consensual conduct behind code-locked doors can hardly be supposed to jeopardize a society as vigorous and tolerant as Canadian society,” said the opinion of the 7-2 majority, written by Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin…
Attorneys for Labaye and the owner of another swingers’ club in Montreal argued that consensual sex among groups of adults behind closed doors was neither indecent nor a risk to society.
The Supreme Court judges agreed.
“Criminal indecency or obscenity must rest on actual harm or a significant risk of harm to individuals or society. The Crown failed to establish this essential element of the offense. [Its] case must therefore fail,” McLachlin wrote.
All perfectly reasonable. Notice how the article mentions “consenting adults” several times. Now let’s see what the WND does with it, with the help of our old pal Judith Reisman, she of the “erototoxins rot our brains” nonsense:
Judith Reisman, a world-renowned scholar and author of four books, including “Kinsey: Crimes and Consequences,” said that since under Canadian law 14-year-olds are legally considered “consenting adults,” the court’s controversial decision “will now make Canada a sex traffic playground for pedophiles.”
A former consultant to three U.S. administrations, Reisman, who is also a WND columnist, says the court’s decision sends a clear message to pedophiles: “You don’t have to go to Asia anymore. Pedophiles can have the blond, blue-eyed kids in Canada, too.”
Except that one has nothing to do with the other. The club is for swinger couples, not for prostitution of any type. In fact, the court specifically ruled that there was no prostitution involved and that’s why it was legal. The court also certified that there was nothing non-consensual about the clubs, as is obviously the case with underage prostitution. If Canada’s age of consent was already 14, then there is no more risk of pedophilia now than there was before. The moment any such club began engaging in childhood prostitution or anything non-consensual, they would be illegal.