By John-Henry Westen
  ** See follow-up story in which Rod Wheeler and Bill O’Reilly apologize for inaccuracies in their reports on this issue: http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2007/jul/07072401.html

  MEMPHIS, July 3, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Last week, the Fox News’ O’Reilly Factor exposed what it claims is an increasing trend of lesbian gang violence terrorizing neighbourhoods and schools, especially in large cities across the United States.  According to FOX News crime analyst Rod Wheeler there are some 150 such gangs in the DC area alone, including Washington, Maryland, and Virginia.

  The gangs, known as Dykes Taking Over (DTO) or Gays Taking Over, are said to be forcing children into homosexuality. Wheeler told host Bill O’Reilly: "there is this national underground network, if you will, Bill, of women that’s lesbians and also some men groups that’s actually recruiting kids as young as 10 years old in a lot of the schools in the communities all across the country."

  In addition to carrying weapons and violently attacking people the lesbian gangs are alleged to rape girl victims they recruit. "As a matter of fact," said Wheeler, "some of the kids have actually reported that they were actually forced into, you know, performing sex acts and doing sex acts with some of these people."  (see the O’Reilly Factor segment: http://youtube.com/watch?v=CFgXVyeGh2A )

  An Eyewitness News Everywhere report from earlier this year brought in a police officer from the Memphis police department to discuss the growing problem of GTO gang violence in schools. Deputy Beverly Cobb from the Shelby County (Memphis) Gang Unit told Eyewitness News that GTO gang members "will sodomize [with sex toys] and will force (victims) to do all sexual acts, they are forcing themselves on our young girls in all our schools."

  Deputy Cobb noted that the assaults are becoming more frequent and more violent.   The GTO’s she says, "carry weapons . . .  they will use them quicker than any male that I’ve ever come upon . . .  to try and fight them you’ll get hurt."

  Two jailed GTO members who were imprisoned for robbery claim that the group which formed over a decade ago was originally set up as a support group for lesbians.  They admit however that the current generation of GTO members are raping girls and the Eyewitness News report notes that some GTO members are attacking other inmates in prison.  (See the Eyewitness News report here: http://blip.tv/file/165392/ )

  Homosexual activist bloggers are denouncing the O’Reilly Factor expose as falsehood.  The Eyewitness News report, however, also noted that homosexual activists had complained of the news special report.  It was presented, said the news station, out of concern for children and parents.  GTO incidents were reported in at least ten high schools in the Memphis area.

  The story on the GTO gangs is an old one but the story has not received wide media coverage.

  An NBC10 report from Philadelphia in 2004 titled "Students fear ‘lesbian gang’ at school" noted DTO members were harassing other students.  Young female students were interviewed for the report and told of being bullied to becoming lesbians, of being groped and harassed in gym and girls bathrooms. (see the NBC10 report: http://www.nbc10.com/news/2857417/detail.html )

  Violence by gays and lesbians is largely underreported in the mainstream media.  In 2004, a report by REAL Women Canada pointed out that homosexual parenting would be harmful to children.  One of the points made in the report speaks of "a higher rate of violence in lesbian and homosexual relationships than in married, heterosexual relationships."

"A study in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence examined conflict and violence in lesbian relationships," says the report.  "The researchers found that 90% of the lesbians surveyed had been recipients of one or more acts of verbal aggression from their intimate partners during the year prior to this study, with 31% reporting one or more incidents of physical abuse."  The findings, says REAL Women are verified by other studies.  (see the full report: http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2004/apr/040428c.html )

  See related coverage: 4-Year-Old Killed for Refusing to Call Mom’s Lesbian Lover "Daddy" http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2006/mar/06032407.html