This is one of the reasons that we as parents have to be very careful who has access to our children. Because there are people like Phillip Distasio, 34, of Rocky River, Ohio who are out there believing that it’s fine for him to smoke pot and have sex with children because it’s part of his religion.
A suburban Cleveland man accused of sexually assaulting nine disabled boys told a judge Wednesday that his apartment was a religious sanctuary where smoking marijuana and having sex with children are sacred rituals protected by civil rights laws.
The admitted pedophile offered a surprising defense Wednesday to 74 charges of rape, drugs and pandering obscenity to minors.
He told the judge, “I’m a pedophile. I’ve been a pedophile for 20 years. The only reason I’m charged with rape is that no one believes a child can consent to sex. The role of my ministry is to get these cases out of the courtrooms.”
Distasio, a self-professed pagan friar, is representing himself on 74 charges. He said he’s the leader of a church called Arcadian Fields Ministries, and that some of his congregants are among the victims in his case.
It wasn’t just normal children that he took advantage of, but those that were handicapped and autistic. He kept journals of what he did and believes that it was healthy for what authorities claim are sadistic sexual acts that he did on these children– children who could not accurately report what he did to them.
The line still exists here– the general public will still consider this man wrong, but mostly because it was with disabled children. There is coming a time (and it may not be that far into the future) when NAMBLA is going to succeed, following the lawsuits that have given us gay marriage, in allowing this kind of man-boy love. It’s sick. It’s perverse. And it is the fruit of what we are seeing today in the growth of America’s addiction to sex and sexual perversion.