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Statement on the Foley Scandal from Wendy Wright, President, Concerned Women for America

Contact: Stacey Holliday, Concerned Women for America, 202-488-7000 ext. 126


WASHINGTON, Oct.3 /Christian Newswire/ -- The allegations that Rep. Mark Foley, a man entrusted with a position of authority and respect, engaged in sexually charged conversations and sought liaisons with underage males embodies one of the worst kinds of abuse.

Despite our culture’s sexual excess, including explicit messages and images from TV sitcoms to graphic curricula in schools, Americans remain rightfully appalled by this incident.  The fact that Americans find former Rep. Foley’s alleged conduct reprehensible shows we have not bought into the false ideology that “all sex should be celebrated” or that age of consent laws should be reduced as some special interest groups demand.  Not all “diversity” should be accepted and not all conduct or beliefs should be “tolerated.” In the real world, there is such a thing as right and wrong.  And Americans know that it is wrong for adults to take sexual advantage of minors.  Americans know that some lifestyles, such as aberrant sexual behavior, are just too damaging and dangerous to individuals, and that society and children especially should be protected from them.

Concerned Women for America is the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization.