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Rent Boy ‘Raid’ a
Today, there should be unified national
Less than a week after ISIS beheaded an
archaeologist in Syria, Homeland Security has
beheaded Rentboy.com in New York.
This is from the ‘you can’t make this up
In closing down Rentboy’s New York office,
federal agents were deployed from the offices
of Homeland Security.
Is that why we mobilized a federal agency to
combat international terrorism? To use those
ass-ets to targets boy’s ass-es? Our nation, our
government, those prosecutors should be so
ashamed of themselves. It is unconscionable,
unbelievable, and almost surreal.
Seven years ago, banks all over this country
conspired to virtually bring the nation to a
financial standstill, defrauding consumers,
robbing lenders, destroying your credit,
foreclosing your mortgages and robbing you
blind. Stocks collapsed, careers were lost,
and portfolios were ruined. Everywhere you
turned, people lost their wealth and standing.
Barely a soul was prosecuted.
But as one of the largest gay websites in
the world, with over 10,000 men plying their
trade gets popped – seven people are already
in jail. This, my friends, is why governments
everywhere are held in disgust.
Ultimately, legalizing the sex trade for
adults is the next step in everyone’s civil rights
struggle. It’s all about free choice. While you
may find prostitution morally
objectionable, the fact that it
offends your sensibilities is
insufficient to deny that right to
another party. Legalizing the sex
trade means respecting the free
choice people have to make their
own moral decisions without
interference by another agency.
Some people want to buy
couches; other people cocks.
Deal with it. The matter is not for
you to judge. Adult men seeking
masseurs and escorts should have
that unfettered right. Rentboy.
com provided the Internet vehicle
wherein consenting adults made
While the site has disclaimers
stating that the advertisements
are for companionship and not sexual services,
prosecutors say Rentboy.com is designed
primarily for advertising illegal prostitution.
“As alleged, Rentboy.com attempted to
present a veneer of legality, when in fact this
Internet brothel made millions of dollars from
the promotion of illegal prostitution," Acting
U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New
York Kelly Currie said in a statement.
The agent from Homeland Security
jumped in and said it was
part of a “global criminal
enterprise.” Really? Hiding
in open sight, for anyone to
The criminal enterprise
is the use of our nation’s
resources to attack an LGBT
enterprise and diminish
our rights. America created
a Department of Homeland
Security after 9-11 to
combat terrorism, not
With more than 20,000
followers on Facebook and
Twitter, and nearly 11,000
men listed as contractors,
you have to wonder
what the Department of
Homeland Security is going to do with the
cartons and boxes of data they carried out
of the Rent Boy offices. Your privacy will be
Think about the absurdity of this. It’s
beyond imagination. While terrorists are
arming themselves with AK47’s to hijack an
Amtrak train heading from New York City to
Albany, some Homeland Security Agent is
going to be contacting a kid name Dante in
Fort Lauderdale to ask him whether Andre in
Chicago had a happy ending to his massage.
Look, Rentboy may be the world’s largest
gay prostitution site ever. I don’t know. I do
know that consensual male prostitution is not
the greatest threat to our homeland.
I do know that if we are utilizing the assets
of our Department of Homeland Security to
target a consensual adult hookup site that the
people who so authorized this investigation
should be hookup and strung by their genitals
to the nearest light pole.
I do know that we live in a world where
terrorists bred in South Florida flew passenger
planes into the World Trade Center. I know
things have not got better since then, not
with citizens anywhere being threatened with
brutal massacres by terrorists everywhere.
I know that the National Security Agency
should not be monitoring your twitter
account, and that Homeland Security should
not be worried about a gay adult escort site.
If there is a story here, it is not about gay
men seeking hookups. It is about a national
security agency so misdirecting its energies,
efforts and equipment that we should all be
astonished and appalled.
want to buy
with it. The
matter is not
for you to
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