When Ted Haggard, who pastored New Life Church in Colorado Springs and was the leader of the NAE was revealed as engaged in having an ongoing sexual relationship with another man back in November of this last year, it was absolutely all over the news. It was headline news everywhere you looked.
Keep in mind when you read the article below (from ABCNews), that ABCNews ran this, the Associated Press ran the story, and The Washington Post did print it, although it was an itsy bitsy piece about it buried in the SECOND section.
This was NOT reported on at all by The New York Times, CNN, CBS, NBCNews (as well as MOST other “news” outlets). Funny (in a very sad way) how we are constantly being told that the American media has no bias, no liberal agenda – it is just reporting the news. Uh-huh. Sure….
Former ACLU Chapter President Arrested for Child Pornography
Complaint Alleges Virginia Man Accessed, Downloaded Graphic Child Pornography
By JACK DATE
accessed 2-28-07 4:30pm CST)
Feb. 23, 2007— Federal agents arrested Charles Rust-Tierney, the former president of the Virginia chapter of the ACLU, Friday in Arlington for allegedly possessing child pornography.
According to a criminal complaint obtained by ABC News, Rust-Tierney allegedly used his e-mail address and credit card to subscribe to and access a child pornography website.
The complaint states that federal investigations into child pornography websites revealed that “Charles Rust-Tierney has subscribed to multiple child pornography website over a period of years.”
This is not a one-off, or a sudden change by him – he has been at this for YEARS!
As recently as last October, the complaint alleges, “Rust-Tierney purchased access to a group of hardcore commercial child pornography websites.”
Rust-Tierney admitted to investigators that he had downloaded videos and images from child pornography websites onto CD-ROMs, according to the complaint.
So he has admitted not only looking at them online, not only downloading them, but burning them to disc for storage…safe-keeping.
The videos described in the complaint depict graphic forcible intercourse with prepubescent females.
In plain English, as difficult as it is to read/hear (write): the pictures and videos show little girls being forcibly raped. Not merely “fondled” or “touched”, as horrific as even that is, but forcibly raped!
One if the girls is described in court documents as being “seen and heard crying”, another is described as being “bound by rope.”
Little girls, tied up, held captive, and forcibly raped.
The investigation is being conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents and the Arlington County Police as part of the Northern Virginia and District of Columbia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.
Rust-Tierney made an initial appearance in a federal court in Alexandria, VA, Friday. He is being detained pending a preliminary hearing scheduled for Wednesday, February 28.
Youth Coach, Argued Against Restricting Public Internet
Rust Tierney coaches various youth sports teams in and around Arlington, Virginia, according to court documents.
In the past, Rust-Tierney had argued against restricting Internet access in public libraries in Virginia, writing, “Recognizing that individuals will continue to behave responsibly and appropriately while in the library, the default should be maximum, unrestricted access to the valuable resources of the Internet.”
Yes. Rust-Tierney, while with the ACLU, while serving as its President, continually championed open and totally unrestricted access to the Internet anytime, anywhere, and for anybody.
Calls to Rust-Tierney’s home were not answered and calls to the ACLU of Virginia were not immediately returned.
If this doesn’t make your blood boil or your heart weep…
But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption; And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time. Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you; Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: a heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children: Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness; – 2Pe 2:12-15