Brooks D. Simpson -- FWIW, Ray O'Hara (who commented a great deal on Connie's blog and FB page after I booted him BEFORE those revelations, was arrested, but I have no record that he was convicted. Carl, of course, dabbles in kiddie porn ... as a writer.(1) To the best of my memory,Ray O'Hara never commented on any of my blogs.
(2) Ray O'Hara was removed from my Facebook Group Due South at the request of several other members. I did a search of the group to pinpoint the date that I announced to the group that, due to their requests, he was being removed. It's March 7, 2012. (This screenshot is of the search index; it does not show the entire post.)
(3) Several weeks after O'Hara was removed from Due South, I received a PM from a group member with a link to the news report of O'Hara's arrest for trafficking in child pornography, after it appeared in a Massachusetts newspaper http://patch.com/massachusetts/dedham/dedham-man-pleads-not-guilty-to-child-porn-charges. That was the first I'd heard of it. Here's a screenshot of the PM, dated 5/3/2012.
(4) Carl, of course, does not "dabble in kiddie porn ... as a writer." And we shall see why, so keep reading.
Brooks D. Simpson -- Meanwhile, the Flaggers once celebrated someone who was later revealed as a sex offender as a gift from God. We chose not to highlight the details.If it was "revealed later," how were the Flaggers supposed to know about it earlier?
(Simpson continues) -- Carl's a liddle sick puppy.Well, no, he's not...keep reading.
Kat McNeal -- Wait, why are they mad that you kicked someone out because of kiddie porn? That is one of the most morally unimpeachable reasons to boot someone. Frankly you should be fucking applauded.If this is about O'Hara and Confoy, after his arrest in Massachusetts for trafficking in child pornography, O'Hara was prohibited from using the Internet. Besides, Simpson says he booted O'Hara "before those revelations" so he can't take credit for booting O'Hara because of kiddie porn.
Confoy, on the other hand, enjoyed continued access to Simpson's blog comments until *I* posted a link to this: http://patch.com/virginia/chantilly/three-men-arrested-after-attempting-to-solicit-minors
So, Ms. McNeal, you can effing applaud ME since Simpson kicked that someone out because of information *I* posted here: http://mybacksass.blogspot.com/2013/12/the-crossroads-carnival-of-malice-part.html
Reluctantly kicked out, I might add. He wasn't real happy about having to boot Confoy (see http://mybacksass.blogspot.com/2013/12/sad-simpson-and-schadenfreude.html and https://cwcrossroads.wordpress.com/2013/12/17/some-sad-stories/#more-6930
Corey Meyer -- He is a walking piece of shit.I wonder how many of these hedonists who are impersonating self-righteous fundamentalists have even read Carl's fanfic. I have. That's how I know it's not "kiddie porn" -- not even close. It's not even erotica. It's not even "warm" or "spicy" romance.
Brooks D. Simpson -- I think he staggers and waddles.
Kristen Schroeder Konaté -- Heavens...
You see, many firms that publish romances, and sites that review them, have heat ratings, and Carl's story falls at the "sweet" end on all the following:
Long and Short Romance Reviews
Review Heat Level Descriptions
SWEET: no visual love scenes and no descriptive kissing; (Carl's story would be compatible with SWEET.)
SENSUAL: Contains a high degree of sexual tension, steamy kisses and passionate clinches, but all fully consummated love scenes will be implied, not described, and with the bedroom door firmly closed.
SPICY: Contains actual love scenes and may include detailed descriptions of foreplay and consummation.
HOT: Contains sizzling and very detailed love scenes throughout and graphic, explicit content which may be offensive to some.
All About Romance
(Carl's story would be "kisses" or "subtle")
According to RomCon's heat scale, Carl's story would be "Sweet" (No sex or scenes of physical intimacy except kissing. No profanity. No graphic violence. (e.g., Christian Fiction, Sweet Romance, Young Adult Romance...) The remaining levels --
5) Wild Ride
6) Blood Thirsty
Desert Breeze Publishing
These folks published my novel, Storm Surge. Here is their list of heat ratings.
Carl's would fall somewhere between Sweet/Blush and Warm
Sweet/Blush: Nothing more physical described in the book than handholding, brief kisses and embraces. Limited displays of affection. No discussion of arousal. If the characters are intimate, it is within the vows of marriage and only implied behind closed doors.
Warm: A step up from blush. Prolonged, sensual contact. Long, deep kisses. Touching. "Making Out." Sexual intimacy may occur, but description goes 'to the door' and stops. No details.
(They gave Storm Surge a "warm" rating.)
Carl's story can't be pornography because it has no sex scenes. Even if it did, it could not be child pornography because a child has to experience abuse in the making of it for it to be kiddie porn, which is what occurs when the abuse is photographed, filmed, videotaped, etc. Writing about underage sex doesn't qualify as it is not a visual depiction of actual child abuse...
"According to the Supreme Court case Ashcroft v. Free Speech Coalition (535 U.S. 234 (2002)), text alone is not illegal because it does not visually depict actual child sexual abuse." http://www.avvo.com/legal-answers/are-written-words-considered-child-pornography-und-1191402.htmlThese floggers and floggerettes are truly amazing -- addicted to denigration, dedicated to harassment and persecution, getting off on hurting people (or at least trying to), embracing the smear, the put-down, the lying -- all because somebody sees history differently than they do.
Carl knows that my only criticism of his fanfic story is that the characters are not married to each other, not that they are minors.