TORONTO, Oct 31 (LSN) – Shock and horror at the minimal sentence given to the man who had raped him drove Martin Kruze to suicide this week. Other victims of Gordon Stuckless, the former Maple Leaf Gardens equipment manager, stormed out of court noting that the judge had hurt them just as much as did the attacks. Stuckless received two years less a day for sexually abusing about two dozen young boys.
In a related case, pedophiliac rapist Robert Noyes, conviceted in 1986 for 19 sex offences, has been granted unescorted day passes from a Montreal-area jail, Global TV News reported today. Noyes, who was classified as a dangerous offender and has a history of violating pass conditions on escorted leaves was nevertheless granted unescorted passes.
The permissive attitude of the courts stems from Alfred C. Kinsey’s Kinsey Report. The ‘study’, published in the early 1950s, painted a picture ofpeople of all ages awash in secret sexual experimentation. The Kinsey Report formed the ‘‘scientific’’ basis of Hugh Hefner’s destructive Playboy Philosophy, which brought pornography, adultery, pre-marital and homosexual sex into the mainstream.
But the most disturbing element of the Kinsey Report is the overlooked chapter in the male volume entitled “Early Sexual Growth and Activity.” Featuring charts in which “trained persons” measured incidences of “orgasm” in children as young as two months, the Kinsey child sex material contains the seeds of a growing cultural movement to regard children as not only sexually viable but entitled to sex with adults.
To Kinsey, the sex between a husband and wife is no different morally, physically or socially from that of sex between the same genders, between children and adults, or even between humans and animals. And to Kinsey, age is not much of a factor. In the Female volume, he remarks, “It is difficult to understand why a child, except for its cultural conditioning, should be disturbed at having its genitalia touched.”
Kinsey’s works remain the most influential works in the study of sex. Their philosophy has spilled over, first to academia, then to the larger culture including our court systems.