Monday, June 23, 2008

"International BoyLove Day" (IBLD) Protest

Copyright © 2008 by Jan McMahan


Many people displaying "In Support of Children's Innocence" graphics on blogs and web sites may not understand the origin and history of the image - its text and white candle. One person, however, deeply understands the significance and symbolism. Her name is Jan McMahan, founder of OPAAT (One Predator at a Time).

Not only did she take the photographs of the white pillar and white taper candles used in the original protest IBLD graphics, she's also fully aware of how demeaning it is for pedophiles and criminals at Boy(shit)Chat to light blue candles on a day they "celebrate" their deviancy.

December 1999, the idea for protesting IBLD and stealing "thunder" from pedophiles hoping to celebrate - took root. McMahan and others contacted media and, for the first time, spoke out against IBLD. As an effect, she also learned about "Project Blue Light," launched by Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS) in remembrance of fallen law enforcement officers and in honor of those who continue to serve. Placing a blue light in a window during the (December/January) holidays shows support (for fallen officers); and, a white candle, in addition to representing children's innocence, denotes support for surviving officers still serving.

June 4, 2000, McMahan co-launched the Children's Protection Campaign protesting IBLD, something that, as unbelievable as it may seem to many, did not originate with AZ, although AZ has openly invited people to use McMahan's image-creation to support children while protesting IBLD.

June 21, 2008, known to perverts as "IBLD," I interviewed McMahan. The interview, which will be presented in its entirety in Q & A format, is the next entry that will be posted here.

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, take a look at Crysta's wiki article. lol! I thought you might get a kick out of it. :)

3:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see you're still overflowing with ignorance and arrogance, 3 years later.

Remember me? The 18 year old kid that completely told you off about 3 years ago for bashing my best friend Jeffrey "Gold" for not actually harming anybody? Yea, he's still in prison and I'm still pissed about it. I can't even get find a way to send my best friend a letter to let him know that somebody out here still gives a shit. I noticed that my second comment on that blog didn't show up, so you obviously didn't want people to see me completely obliterate you and your bullshit. I like my men older, I'm no pedophile by the way.

Yea, it's true, there are some pedophiles out there that are perverts and deserve prison, but not all of them. Some of them are good people with good hearts, and believe it or not, there are many cases of "boy love" that do no harm to either the "victim" or "offender". Honestly, the only damage done to me was the emotional damage of losing my best friend who did no harm to me or anybody, all because of ignorant, self-righteous people like yourself. People with twisted morals and the inability to understand or see anybody's point of view who opposes you. Maybe if you people focused on those who abduct children, who ACTUALLY rape them(as in, FORCED sex), who exploit and trick them, then there would still be some good people in this world. But you're just like the rest of society, condemn anything you don't like or don't understand. You probably think homosexuality is a disease too don't ya?

You're pathetic.

12:19 AM  
Blogger ILuv2Surf said...

LOL.

4:52 PM  

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