Scottish Gay Rights Activists Found Guilty of Pedophilia Sentenced to Life Imprisonment

EDINBURGH, Scotland, November 3, 2009 ( - An influential gay rights activist and youth group leader, and another homosexualist activist, have been jailed for life for their involvement in the largest pedophile ring ever uncovered in Scotland.

James Rennie, one time co-coordinator of the homosexual rights group LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) Youth Scotland and a former teacher, and Neil Strachan, the former secretary of a Celtic boys club and campaigner on homosexual issues, were convicted in May on charges including sex attacks on children, conspiring to abuse children, and possessing and distributing child pornography.

Rennie and Strachan were the ringleaders of the pedophile network which was uncovered in 2007 after an intensive police investigation, codenamed Operation Algebra.

The investigation led to the arrest of six other men besides Rennie and Strachan, and to the seizure of over 125,000 images and videos of child abuse.

Rennie, 38, was convicted of 14 offenses, including molesting a young boy who was left occasionally under his care by friends over a period of more than four years, beginning when the child was three months old. Rennie was sentenced to life with a minimum of 13 years behind bars.

Strachan, 41, was convicted for nine offenses, including attempting to sodomize an 18-month-old boy and sexually assaulting a six-year-old boy. He was sentenced to life with a minimum of 16 years in prison.

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And are you trying to say there’s an intrinsic link between pedophilia and homosexuality?

There isn’t.

What is your problem? I am reporting a news story. Everything is copied as it is from the website.

Yeah, but that’s no reason for someone to not set up a strawman and then use it to imply you’re dishonest. This is the Internet after all.


– Mark L. Chance.

Who set up a strawman? I am confused.

Mea culpa.

As we all know, a strawman is “an argument or opponent set up so as to be easily refuted or defeated.” It is often used as a way to mischaracterize what one person is saying. For example:

Nothing you posted indicates you were trying to say what the question asks. It is an inference that is only a step removed from “When did you stop beating your wife?” sorts of questions. Immediately after this inferential strawman has been set up comes the knock down:

This completes the implication that you’re being dishonest. Also, notice that the dismissal of something not claimed is laid out as a bald assertion. No effort is made to offer evidence. Instead, you’re dismissed as wrong based on nothing more than your accuser’s presumed authority.

– Mark L. Chance.

How in the world did you jump to that conclusion?:confused:

Report that a gay man engaged in pedophilic acts and you’re accused of being a homophobe, report that a priest engaged in pedophilic acts and you’re just relaying sad news.

Nope, no double standard here. :rolleyes:

Are there any statistics on how many heterosexual men sexually abuse boys?

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