Pedophile Hysteria

I certainly have no sympathy with child molesters, but I do have some great doubts about putting people in jail because of their taste in pictures.

~ Tom Flanagan (1944-03-05 age:73) Persona Non Grata: The Death of Free Speech in the Internet Age

His remarks caused a firestorm. Those who opposed him wanted people who view child porn put in jail, not because of the effects on the child models, but because they found it disgusting. They made no distinction between molesting children and looking at lewd pictures, even drawings made without models. This is understandable, but still irrational.