Tom Flanagan booted from Wild Rose for comments on child pornography

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Tom Flanagan booted from Wild Rose for comments on child pornography



Former Wildrose campaign manager Tom Flanagan has been dumped by the party over comments questioning the harm of child pornography.

In a speech at the University of Lethbridge Wednesday night, Flanagan — a University of Calgary professor and former adviser to Stephen Harper — said he had “grave doubts about putting people in jail because of their taste in pictures.”

It is a real issue of personal liberty, to what extent we put people in jail for doing something in which they do not harm another person,” he said


Yikes. I actually feel a little sorry for the guy. He just looks like he has no clue about social media and how quickly unconsidered remarks will go viral.

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He also said he was on the the National Man Boy Love (an organization for pedophiles) list server for years but he never looked at the pictures they sent to his e-mail.


It also bears repeating that he was the campaign chair when the Conservatives attacked the Liberals and NDP for supporting child pornographers. That attack was quickly called off when it bit the Cons in the ass.


Indeed. What was he thinking...

The NAMBLA stuff I take at face value. There are a number of reasons why someone might want to keep tabs on an organization like that. But surely he should be aware that children cannot legally give consent.



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