Originally created 05/04/02

Let's not mince words



In the national discussion about priest pedophiles, the press has pussyfooted around an almost forgotten term for people like Father Paul Shanley, the Catholic priest who openly promoted the activities of the Man Boy Love Association.

These men used to be called perverts, a word that has fallen out of favor during our politically correct times, when every behavior from alcoholism to shoplifting has been relegated to an illness model.

It's time to call adults who prey on children what they are: Child molesters, perverts, deviants, sickos.