• Maple Engineer@lemmy.world
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    “Young woman” is what that greasy sack of shit child sex trafficker Matt Gaetz called his victim. It’s an attempt to age them in the listeners mind.

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      It finally clicked for a friend when I asked him if he knew how old the “young women” were in another case, and he said “I don’t know… 25?” which then got corrected to “16 or 17” when I reminded him that the “young women” in question were minors.

      So finally I called out and asked his daughter to show us the cool picture she was working on in the study, and she excitedly runs in to show us. She was 9 at the time.

      I asked him how he enjoyed the picture that “young woman” drew for us. I literally saw the change on his face when it clicked.

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        And not just any megachurch pastor, one of Trump’s so-called spiritual advisors.

        Trump’s buddies- Epstein, Gaetz and this dude.

        I’ve never even had one friend who I knew was a pedophile.

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        He was (he just resigned) a pastor at a megachurch in the most racist suburb of Dallas (Southlake).

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      I do know quite a few nice evangelicals who try to be counterweights to the crazy. But the evangelical culture definitely does produce lots of bigots, unfortunately.

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    For an institution belonging to a religion supposedly focused on protecting children, Gateway made an awful lot of references to this monster’s sins, but precisely zero reference to his horrific crimes.

    How odd.