The conservative "Cybercast News Service" on the Family Research Council's take on the Foley situation:
(CNSNews.com) - "When a 16-year-old boy is not safe from sexual solicitation from an elected representative of the people, we should question the moral direction of our nation," a conservative advocacy group said on Monday.
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins noted that so many people -- Republicans and Democrats -- are "shocked" by former Rep. Mark Foley's sexually explicit instant messages to a teenage boy -- a House page at the time.
But we shouldn't be shocked, Perkins said: "This is the end result of a society that rejects sexual restraints in the name of diversity[. . .]
Meanwhile, on the issue of the new "interrogation" policy allowing all-American star-spangled torture? What's the FRC's stance on that?
In fact, they assert the GUARDS are the ones being abused:
There is abuse at Gitmo, as our Witherspoon Fellowship Alumnus, 1/LT Pete Hegseth, has said: it's the detainees abusing their guards. They are the ones who throw bodily waste on the guards and hit their own Korans! Some Capitol Hill liberals will not be satisfied until we've read all these terrorists their "Miranda rights" and turned the military tribunals into media circuses like the Moussaoui trial.
God forbid we should, you know, assume innocence until guilt is proved.
So, in the FRC's alternate reality, torture's hunky-dory while Mark Foley's lack of self-control should make us hang our national head in shame.
That's what you get when "morality" becomes a word that refers to nothing but sexual matters.