WHEN KIDS ARE MOLESTED BY SAME-SEX, WHERE WILL THEY TURN TO SORT OUT CONFUSION?
Eagle River businessman Matt Hickey was molested at age 13. He says the assault left him wrongly believing he was gay for much of his teenage years. Hickey says if he had proper counseling it would have saved him years of shame, self-loathing, and heartache.
Three openly gay members of the Anchorage Assembly — Christopher Constant, Felix Rivera and Austin Quinn-Davidson — are sponsoring an ordinance requiring counselors and even clergy to endorse and validate same-sex attraction or gender confusion when dealing with teenagers. Hickey says if the ordinance passes, it will deny teenagers the help he wishes he had after being sexually molested.
Hickey says the ordinance would be a huge win for pedophiles:
“If you can’t go to a counselor, pedophiles are going to love this because they’re going to be able to approach these kids even more and the kids are going to be afraid to say anything because there’s going to be nobody to talk to, “ says Hickey.
Hickey says the distant family member who targeted him for molestation was a sexual predator with multiple victims. He says his molestation greatly altered his teenage years.
“When a child gets molested, a boy is going to react naturally. He cannot help that, “says Hickey. “When a boy is being molested, he’s going to have an erection. He cannot help it. When you’re 13 and your hormones are flying you can rub up against a tree and have an erection.”
Hickey says as a 13-year-old, he knew nothing about sex.
“Now I’m thinking, oh my God, I’m enjoying this.” Hickey says of the experience. “It was a very confusing time and I told myself there was something wrong with me because I enjoyed the molestation, I thought I had something wrong with me.”
Hickey says he spent the next few years believing he was gay. Today, he is married has children. Hickey now says he’s “as heterosexual as you can get.” He credits God for delivering him of unwanted same-sex attraction.
Hickey believes Constant, Rivera, and Quinn-Davidson are sponsoring the ordinance forcing counselors and clergy to endorse homosexuality and transgenderism when dealing with teens to validate their own lifestyle.
“I lot of people that claim to be gay today have been molested. And they know it. They know what I’m talking about. They can deny it all day long but it’s a fact. You can just Google it,” says Hickey.
The data on whether most people living the gay lifestyle were sexually molested as a child is mixed and difficult to decipher. Leftist bent media conclude there is no link between sexual abuse and homosexuality while conservative media claims there is. On a personal note, every gay friend I have has confided in me that they were molested as a child. Admittedly, that is far from conclusive evidence proving a link between homosexuality and child sex abuse.
Hickey says it’s difficult for him to understand why the Assembly members sponsoring the ban on counseling can’t see how their ordinance would enable pedophiles.
“If they can’t see real simple and plain that this is going to hurt kids, that the kids are not going to be able to go to anybody when they’ve been molested. If they can’t see that little thing right there, then I’m going to have to probably worry about them, to be honest with you. Something is not right here. “says Hickey.
Mark Nelson is a former gay activist but is now straight. He says the ordinance proposed by the Anchorage Assembly is like other bills around the country.
Nelson, who works for the Christian organization Samaritan’s Purse, says the end goal of this type of legislation is to eventually prohibit all counseling that does not reaffirm and condone homosexuality and transgenderism. Even when counseling involves adults. Like Hickey, Nelson credits God with delivering him of his unwanted same-sex attraction.
It’s mind-boggling three members of the Anchorage Assembly are so radical they would propose legislation prohibiting counselors, pastors and clergy from helping teenagers overcome their shame, confusion, and self-condemnation as a result of being a victim of sexual abuse at the hands of a child predator.
As Matt Hickey said, “Something’s not right here.”
To hear my interview with Hickey, click on the link here.
Dan Fagan is a talk show host weekday mornings on Newsradio 650 KENI.