For years, conservatives have argued that liberals who fought for the rights of transgender folks to use the bathroom that matches their gender identity were on a “slippery slope” that would lead to advocating for pedophilia. Well, a new video has surfaced that makes their argument pretty awkward.
Conservative Milo Yiannopoulos, a keynote speaker at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), is considered the new face of the conservative movement. He has called for for transgender Americans to be kept out of public restrooms that match their gender identity to protect women and children from sexual abuse.
Then a video surfaced on Monday of a radio interview Yiannopoulos gave in 2015 with podcaster Joe Rogan. In that interview, the alt-right’s poster boy advocated for the sexual abuse of children by priests in the Catholic church.
“We get hung up on this sort of child abuse stuff…In the homosexual world, particularly, some of those relationships between younger boys and older men — the sort of ‘coming of age’ relationship — those relationships in which those older men help those young boys discover who they are and give them security and safety and provide them with love and a reliable, sort of rock, where they can’t speak to their parents.”
Yiannopoulos condemned the “oppressive” notions of consent supported by liberal anti-rape advocates and said that the sexual abuse by priests had been unfairly characterized. In every state, an adolescent boy is not legally able to consent to a sexual relationship with an adult since a child is not considered capable of understanding the physical and mental consequences of such a decision. Thousands of priests have been accused and too few have been exposed and punished for these crimes.
“They shouldn’t have been,” according to Yiannopoulos.
Despite networks being created to support and address the issues of survivors of these horrific crimes and the massive impact that survivors say they’ve suffered throughout their lives as a result of this abuse, Yiannopoulos argues that “adult priests should absolutely be allowed to have sex with adolescent boys,” since it happened to him and “I’m grateful for Father Michael. I wouldn’t give nearly such good head if it wasn’t for him.”
Meet the new face of the conservative party.
WARNING: This video contains strong and graphic language.