Saturday, July 26, 2008

The Innocent Have Nothing to Fear (by Phila)

A religious group called Christian Voice is angry about a new, "sexually suggestive" outfit for Barbie:
“Barbie has always been on the tarty side and this is taking it too far. A children’s doll in sexually suggestive clothing is irresponsible – it’s filth.”
In Georgia, meanwhile, a woman who was convicted of sodomy at 17, because she had oral sex with a 15-year-old boyfriend, is finding it hard to settle down.
[Wendy] Whitaker, 28, has moved twice because of the sex offender law's restrictions that say an offender cannot live within 1,000 feet of places where children congregate. Whitaker was recently told by a sheriff she must move again because her home is within 1,000 feet of a church.
Ms. Whitaker is currently seeking legal remedies that will allow her to remain in the home she and her husband just bought. On Thursday, the state attorney general's office filed a motion reminding interested parties that:
"Assuming there is actual enforcement of an existing provision of the sex offender statute, [its] purpose ... is to protect the most innocent of victims, Georgia's children"....