I read PZ Myers’s recent item The Real Cancel Culture about the attempt to ban and burn books in Spotsylvania, Virginia. Especially about a book with a positive message for children who have been survived emotional and sexual abuse.
My immediate response was to ask, “I’ll bet a few baptist pastors in that town have abused children”.
Nope. It was far worse.
I searched for news articles and expected to find one or two recent articles about sexual abuse in that county. Instead it was a wall of stories, serial sexual abuse of children and other crimes. What the hell is wrong with people there that they are more concerned about a book in a school library? For a county of only 136,000 Spotsylvania has a serious problem that they seem unwilling to deal with, and would rather keep kids ignorant and vulnerable than protect and empower them with knowledge.
All these cases happened in Spotsylvania, and all involve different perpetrators.
2019: Virginia man gets multiple life sentences for recording repeated child rape and Virginia man raped child in RV ‘sex dungeon’ (same perpetrator)
1999: Richard Evonitz was a serial rapist and serial killer who lived in that county
1999: Man Charged in Slaying Of Va. Woman in 1990 (the crime included sexual assault)