In the wake of a developing story from Indianapolis in which a pair of sixth graders were caught engaging in sexual intercourse in a class room as their peers watched on, Fort Wayne candidate for Mayor Matt Kelty resolved to do everything within his power as mayor to curb a sex-saturated culture that contributes to today’s utter confusion and mayhem. Kelty says that a key place to start is passing ordinances to regulate and restrict sexually oriented businesses, or SOBs.
“My heart grieves over the horrible story developing from Raymond Park Elementary School in Indianapolis after WTHR Channel 13 confirmed that a pair of twelve year-olds were caught engaging in sexual intercourse in a class room while their peers stood nearby and watched,” Matt Kelty said.
“The people of Fort Wayne should not take one iota of comfort because this took place in Indianapolis rather than their own home town, for the youth of Fort Wayne has access to the same message of sexual nihilism as the rest of the country. We must do more to come together as a community and say ‘enough.’”
“The obvious place to start is exactly where our current leadership failed, in that there are virtually no meaningful ordinances that regulate SOBs. That’s why I’m calling a summit next Friday, March 16, 2007 among pro-family leaders, concerned citizens of Fort Wayne, and members of the press to explore how we can unite to bring about change.
“Many government officials—even members of my own party—have paid lip service to this need for change, but they seem to conveniently forget about the matter when the public fervor subsides. But the people of Fort Wayne need to know that this elephant won’t forget. City ordinances are supposed to be enforced by the Mayor’s office and as Mayor of Fort Wayne, my city attorneys will have clear marching orders to vigorously enforce existing regulations as well as advocate for better ones.”
Help me out here, but the last time I checked, 6th-grade students weren't allowed admission into these adult-oriented businesses. Blame the parents, or blame the schools for failing to maintain a healthy, enriching environment for properly educating children, but don't blame a business which had absolutely nothing to do with what happened in that classroom. This should serve as a warning to Fort Wayne citizens. Kelty is one of those religious right nuts who's always looking for someone to scapegoat for all that's wrong in society. I'm sure he also believes that the greatest threat to "traditional marriage" in this country is allowing same-sex couples to lawfully wed.
A big hat tip to Fort Wayne Observed, which has more here. Incidentally, the Warren Township school incident has been garnering national attention. WTHR's Sandra Chapman broke the original story, which was picked up by the Drudge Report. FOX News' Bill O'Reilly had a segment last night which featured an interview with Abdul Hakim-Shabazz. I suppose O'Reilly chose Abdul over Chapman simply because of WXNT's affiliation with FOX News. You can view a YouTube click of Abdul's interview with O'Reilly by clicking here.