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Kerry selected molester as godfather to daughter

Discussion in 'Legal' started by nipprdog, Oct 31, 2004.

  1. nipprdog

    nipprdog Participating Member

    Feb 20, 2004

    Kerry selected molester as godfather to daughter

    Folksinger-friend Peter Yarrow convicted
    of sex offense 3 years before birth of Alex

    Posted: October 31, 2004
    1:00 a.m. Eastern

    © 2004 WorldNetDaily.com

    When Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary agreed to do a fund-raising concert for a Texas congressional candidate last month, the appearance had to be canceled at the last moment when it was revealed the singer was convicted of child molestation in 1970 and pardoned 11 years later by President Carter.

    Nevertheless, Yarrow has been campaigning for his good friend, presidential candidate John Kerry, throughout the year. And why shouldn't he? He has been friends with Kerry for more than 30 years and is godfather to his daughter Alex.

    Only once during the presidential campaign has Yarrow become an issue.

    At a primary season party for supporters in Ames, Iowa, Yarrow was performing "Puff the Magic Dragon." As reported by the Washington Post's Ceci Connolly, "Kerry lifted his fingers to his mouth for a quick toke on an imaginary joint. You can almost see his thick mane of silver hair returning to the shaggy brown 'do of those days."

    Yarrow has denied the hit song of yesteryear was about puffing marijuana.

    The folksinger pleaded guilty to taking "immoral and improper liberties" with a 14-year-old girl back in 1970.

    As reported at the time, the girl and her 17-year-old sister went to Yarrow's hotel room seeking an autograph. Yarrow answered the door naked and made sexual advances that stopped short of intercourse. The 14-year-old resisted his advances but did not call for help. Yarrow served three months of a one- to three-year prison sentence and was pardoned by Carter in 1981.

    The singer has acknowledged the incident as "the most terrible mistake I have ever made."

    Last month, however, the crime was back in the news when Rep. Martin Frost, Texas Democrat, canceled a fund-raising appearance with the singer after learning of Yarrow's offense.

    Frost, in a tough race against Rep. Pete Sessions, told the Associated Press: "I do not believe it is appropriate for Mr. Yarrow to campaign on my behalf."

    Despite having become an issue in a congressional race, somehow Yarrow's efforts on behalf of Kerry have never been addressed. So close are Kerry and Yarrow that the singer even played at his 1995 wedding to Teresa Heinz.

    "He is in touch with his emotions," Yarrow said of Kerry in an NPR interview recently. "He is in touch with his joy at something beautiful. He has enough of the artist in him to know that there is that side of the human being."
  2. c_yeager

    c_yeager Mentor

    Mar 14, 2003
    Good Lord. How is it that Carter managed to avoid a torch weilding mob after THAT?

    Ok, i'm seeing a patern here. Democrats in leadership positions like child molesters. Thats just lovely.
  3. Hawkmoon

    Hawkmoon Senior Member

    May 5, 2004
    Can someone ... anyone ... explain what the heck this says?

    More importantly, can anyone explain how THIS in any way remotely recommends the man to be President of the United States?

    On the other hand, can anyone confirm the original story? I thought Peter Yarrow was (is) Jewish. Kerry is (nominally, and when it suits him) a Catholic. A Catholic cannot name as a god-parent even another Catholic who isn't fully in the good graces of the church (such as a Catholic who has divorced and remarried without getting the first marriage annuled by the Church).

    So if Peter Yarrow is Jewish, something is very wrong about this story.
  4. Yooper

    Yooper Active Member

    Sep 18, 2004
    U.P. Michigan
    Kerry has no convictions. At least he is consistent.
  5. feedthehogs

    feedthehogs Participating Member

    Jan 8, 2003
    I'll translate later after I huff some freon and dring some angel trumpet tea.
  6. Sylvilagus Aquaticus

    Sylvilagus Aquaticus Senior Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    Dallas, Texas
    It failed to mention that Martin Frost, after uninviting Mr. Yarrow to appear, declined to return the $2000. campaign contribution Yarrow submitted to his re-election campaign.

    What a couple of princes among men.

  7. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

    Dec 24, 2002
    Idahohoho, the jolliest state
    Despicable and despicable.

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