Anti-Gay “family-values” Republican Mayor of Stockton CA Arrested for Playing Strip Poker with a 16-year-old

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    Aug 08, 2016 9:54 PM GMT
    http://www.newnownext.com/mayor-arrested-strip-poker-teen-boy/08/2016/Anti-Gay Republican Mayor Arrested For Playing Strip Poker With 16-Year-Old Boy

    Meanwhile, a gun reportedly stolen from Mayor Anthony Silva's home was also allegedly used in the murder of a 13-year-old boy.

    The anti-LGBT mayor of Stockton, California was arrested Thursday morning at his youth camp in Amador County on several reported charges involving at least one minor and a game of strip poker.

    Anthony Silva, a “family-values” Republican who has held official town hall meetings at an anti-gay megachurch, was reportedly arrested on multiple charges, including secretly recording a male teen playing strip poker in the mayor’s bedroom at a summer camp

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    Aug 10, 2016 2:58 AM GMT
    This does seem to be yet another case of blatant hypocrisy, but it is his "family values" stance, and not necessarily his anti-gay stance that make him a hypocrite. I would caution against drawing a false equivalency between being gay and pedophilia. Very often, the anti-gay bigots on the extreme right equate pedophiles with homosexuals, which of course is fundamentally wrong.
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    Aug 10, 2016 8:56 AM GMT
    This shit is so predictable...

    (Religious) sexual repression --->
    Condemning others for doing 'wrong things' sexually while you advertise how 'good' you are --->
    Your repression oozes out in doing even shadier things than those you condemned to begin with.

    Snore!
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    Aug 10, 2016 4:21 PM GMT
    Republican Family Values.
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    Aug 10, 2016 4:25 PM GMT
    jeepguySD saidThis does seem to be yet another case of blatant hypocrisy, but it is his "family values" stance, and not necessarily his anti-gay stance that make him a hypocrite. I would caution against drawing a false equivalency between being gay and pedophilia. Very often, the anti-gay bigots on the extreme right equate pedophiles with homosexuals, which of course is fundamentally wrong.


    Yep. Never mind how that's misused by gay guys to troll relationships involving age disparity. And by that I purposely both left out the victim's gender in the title while including the Mayor's suburban stance in the quote. Though this is not a case of pedophilia, be that wrongly associated gay or not, rather by category it looks more like either hebephilia* or in this specific case ephebophilia**.

    I don't know CA law but I'd think someone his age with a 16-year-old is illegal. And then having recorded vids of under 16 playing strip poker I'd think would be considered child porn. But I'm just guessing. And even if 16 is legal with an adult which I doubt, then certainly we'd take gender into consideration, whereas pedophilia is thought generally gender-free because who normally even thinks of kids as sexual. Ick. I don't even consider twinky adults as sexual. No offense intended. So besides perving, he'd be a hypocrite in both the family values area and by being gay.

    That "they" (be they the heteros or the scumbaggery of some creepy gay guys) might seek to miss-associate gay men as pedos is not reason to deny that there can be such a case, though your caution is appreciated. And certainly we should not be afraid to call it out when it characterizes a hypocrite GOP mayor of such a city*** (during an election year--haha). Fuck him, we'll risk it.

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hebephiliatypically ages 11–14

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ephebophiliathe primary or exclusive adult sexual interest in mid-to-late adolescents, generally ages 15 to 19...Generally, the preference is not regarded by psychologists as a pathology when it does not interfere with other major areas of one's life, and is not listed by name as a mental disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-5), the ICD-10, or as a paraphilia.

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stockton,_CaliforniaStockton is the 13th largest city in California and the 63rd largest city in the United States. It was named an All-American City in 1999 and again in 2004.