Conservatives Using Pro-Pedophilia Group To Tar Opponents

In an apparent effort to deflect controversy from the congressional page scandal, some prominent conservatives have begun baselessly accusing their opponents of being allied with the North American Man/Boy Love Association (NAMBLA).

NAMBLA is a group that promotes pedophilia and has called for the “abolition of age-of-consent and all other laws” regarding sexual relations with minors. Some examples:

Rep. John Doolittle (R-CA):

Rep. John T. Doolittle — under fire for his connection to disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff — has been attacking his Democratic opponent, Charlie Brown, for belonging to the ACLU. To Doolittle, Brown’s membership in the ACLU is enough to characterize him as an extremist liberal, since the group has defended sexual predators such as the North American Man Boy Love Assn. in the past.


“It is astounding that anyone could defend a group dedicated to aiding and abetting pedophiles,” Doolittle said in a recent press release. [LA Times, 10/17/06]

Political pundit Pat Buchanan:

[House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)] has marched in gay pride parades with the North American Man/Boy Love Association, NAMBLA. Which, who are pedophiles who are trying to get the laws repealed for sex between men and boys. If she’s been marching with pedophiles, is she credible standing up there saying I’m shocked, shocked that some Republican is after 17 year old pages? [CNN, 10/8/06]

Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell (R):

With Republican Ken Blackwell trailing by double digits in almost every poll, Blackwell’s campaign Tuesday tried to link his Democratic opponent to child sex predators…

Blackwell also reiterated charges Tuesday that Strickland had voted in stride with the North American Man/Boy Love Association, which supports pedophilia. [Cincinnati Enquirer, 10/18/06]

Political pundit David Limbaugh:

Does Mrs. Pelosi truly support the National American Man/Boy Love Association (NAMBLA) or just proudly march in parades with them and receive 90 percent approval from their enablers in the American Civil Liberties Union? Inquiring minds surely want to know. [Washington Times, 10/12/06]