I think R. S. McCain has just solved the mystery behind the entire #FreeKate Movement. There are any number of us who have suspected that the whole purpose behind the ‘con’ of the Free Kate Movement was to keep her from going to trial by harassing and bullying the Smith family until the simply surrendered. Lo and Behold if that might not be the case after all! Evidently, in 2004, Steve Hunt, while a cop in West Melbourne, pressured and harassed a victim into not filing a battery charge. If he did that in 2004, would he not be capable of doing that, now?
I don’t know about you, but I’m sick and tired of the Kate Hunt Melodrama. It is a train-wreck. It is also a sociological paradise, with societal questions and implications that the Hunts and their brutal supporters cannot even comprehend. This is NOT about gay/lesbian issues. This is about a parent’s right to protect their minor children.
- Do parents have a right to say just who their minor children should or should not associate with?
- Do parents have a right to prevent certain people from being near their children?
- Do parents have a right to attempt to impose rational societal values on their children?
- Do parents have the right to do these things and not be damned by society?
- Do parents have a right to protect their child and not be harassed while doing just that?
We’re not talking about people in a cult, or some strange life-style. We’re talking about an average, run of the mill, socially liberal, Obama supporting, mixed race couple who goes to church, believes in Christ, and just wants the best for their child. Do they have any rights? The way you see them being portrayed, they’re some sort of extreme weird right wing religious cult who want to destroy anyone who is even remotely ‘liberal’.
This is not a liberal or conservative issue.
It is not a Democrat or Republican issue.
It is not a religious issue.
It is not about gay/lesbian rights.
This is about the law, and about parents having a say about what their 14-year-old child can and cannot do. Bottom line, they pay the bills, they tell her what she is and isn’t going to do.
Have you ever watched the Dan Aykroyd – Tom Hanks Dragnet? The premise behind it was that a nationally known TV preacher was really a bad guy. His ‘evil’ organization was all about destroying innocence and killing the good. That’s what Steven Hunt and Kelley Hunt Smith’s family life seems to be, destroying innocence. What Kate Hunt did to the 14-year-old Smith girl was just that. It is becoming more and more obvious that she deliberately stalked the innocent child, in order to corrupt her. It is possible that Hunt had a thing on her. She could have been obsessed. Teenage obsession is a very dangerous thing. It usually has a bad ending. If she wasn’t obsessed, and did what she did out of cold blooded, narcissistic self will, then it is nothing sort of evil.
“…Shows clearly she was eighteen before a relationship began, and that the younger girl was fourteen.The press conference today stated very clearly that the younger girl is a cooperating complaining witness and actively cooperated with the police to press charges, not under duress.There has been a ton of misinformation spread around. This clears some of it up. Moreover, the parents tried to get the girls to stop dating and only moved forward with charges when they found out the two had sex and the younger girl was so emotionally screwed up that she was acting out, running away, and in constant emotional upset. The kid was too young to have sex, period. (That tidbit came directly from the family of the younger girl. I used to live very near there. They live next door to my best friend).And Kate Hunt was never expelled. Rather, because of the criminal charges and the admission to sex on campus, she was brought before an administrative expulsion hearing officer who ruled that she go to the Alternative School rather than be expelled. I personally know all of the expulsion officers in Indian River County. Up until we moved, my husband was one of them. None are bigoted or biased and most are actually criminal defense attorneys, family law or children’s rights attorneys or education attorneys who volunteer their time. And the ruling that she attend the alternative school was lenient. My husband has stated that given the facts of the case (the sex on campus twice, the enticing the younger girl to run away, and the persistence to carry on the relationship knowing the younger girl’s parents disapproved, she was warned by others, including, apparently, school administration, and was aware that the relationship was illegal if it became sexual, the younger girl has had some very rough emotional issues) that he would have reluctantly ruled to expel her.He also pointed out that she is lucky they aren’t pursuing charges relating to the overnight run away incident as according to the law, she committed at least two felonies by picking up the younger girl and taking her to her house while knowing that the parents did not consent to the younger girl leaving/going to her home….”
The Hunt family is not the sort of family I would want to have anything to do with. To put it succinctly, they are what my mother calls South Florida low-life white trash. Sorry, but sometimes the truth can be brutal. I don’t know about you, but I have standards when it comes to my friends and associates. When my sister and I were growing up, our parents were very careful about who we could associate with. My sister was the same way with her children. If I had children, I would be a total bitch about it.
Parents still, in this country, have a right to say just who their children can associate with or not. In public school you take your chances and hope your child emerges unscathed. When one considers that, next to parental abuse, a child is more likely to be molested by a teacher or in a school setting, the prospect of even sending a child to school is terrifying.
If I had kids, I would not want them anywhere near the likes of the Hunt family or their off-spring. You are playing with Ebola with people like that. They have no boundaries. There are no rules except for self-gratification. Their behavior is little more than a step above the way animals live. A parent has a right to keep their children away from people like that, and not be damned and harassed for it.
The local chapter of Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, as reported by R. S. McCain, don’t think ‘discrimination’ is applicable to the Hunt Case.
Amber of Amber’s Cove has a strange version of reality.
“…Laurie Smith made all of these statements you see above, and she wants the public to believe that she had no part in lying about her homophobia, and that her daughter actually made these statements against Kaitlyn voluntarily? At this juncture, one can’t help but believe that Laurie might very well be acting out on her own insecurities in regards to sex and sexuality. Jim, it would be nice of you two would answer this: Does Laurie act frigid in bed? Does Laurie have fears of doing intimate things with you that most women usually don’t have any problems with? Does Laurie force her religious and moral views on your daughter, and / or force her to attend church or other religious activities? Why did you delete your Facebook account? Is there something there you are hiding…hmm?
Here’s another bombshell…the Smith’s didn’t start coming forward with their version of having spoken with Kate and / or her family until AFTER Kelley Hunt, Kate’s mother, made the allegation that the Smith’s went to the law first and they obviously saw the argument made by Kelley that the Smith’s never contacted her or Kate at all. Why does the AFTER THE FACT statement made by the Smith’s directly speak to the allegation made by Kelley Hunt in the exact way it was made in public?…”
“...There is a ton of misinformation out there being spread by the family of the older girl. Many people are up in arms claiming that the reaction was unreasonable, that the younger girl is refusing to cooperate and her parents went ahead with charges, etc. But my best friend knows this girl personally. She has babysat for her while my friend does yard work and things around the house. My friend has known her and the family for years. And according to her, the girl was fine, well behaved, good grades, etc. up until mid December of last year. Then she started to go off course. By January she was running away.
The only place that anybody has heard that the younger girl’s parents are pursuing this because they blame Kate Hunt for making their child gay, is the Hunts. It has not been repeated by anyone else, nor verified by any neutral party. The parents maintain that the older girl manipulated their daughter into doing things she was not ready for, regardless of whether it was homosexual or heterosexual. Not only that, but their daughter is now being leered at at school and teased by the boys, getting invites for threesomes, etc. because the entire school knows something very personal: that her first sexual encounters were with a girl, which, to teenage boys, is very attention grabbing.
And the girl who has been charged does not have as pristine of a reputation/history as the family and supporters would have you believe. I am not privy to the details, but am aware that Kate Hunt is not what her parents are painting her to be, which is obvious to anybody with any familiarity with the case or the local area. It is a pretty small town….”
Amber thinks this is damning to the Smiths.
“…This author personally observed Laurie Smith’s Facebook page and took screen shots of what is clearly character evidence that damns the Smith / State of Florida case in court…”
The Pink Flamingo has redacted part of this tweet. I don’t use language like that and will not allow it used near me.
Perhaps the most ironic part of this is that the Hunts are asking for people to pray for their daughter. They are going all religions all of a sudden, but, the Smiths are ____ (I don’t use that word) Bible Thumpers, then that doesn’t say much for them, does it? It’s all about merchandising, selling a product, and trying to bully and harass decent people into letting a terribly disturbed child with terribly disturbed family values go free. It is about refusing to acknowledge that a young person Kate’s age can be a pedophile.
It looks to me like the whole tawdry movement is starting to stall. If you check out the #FreeKate twitter feed, you can see how pathetic it is. It makes me wonder just how many actual signatures they actually have on actual petitions, etc. I’m also not seeing much in the way of real support for the Hunt family, aside from a bunch of foul mouth bullies on Twitter.
Maybe it’s time that we start evaluating manners, standards, rules, and behavior. For too long, people have been allowed to get away with just about anything. We can’t hurt anyone’s feelings. You can’t have a dress code, and can’t tell a kid to sit down and shut up. That’s a shame. This is the end game. We’re dealing with people who are truly not socially acceptable in any society but that of abject low-life.
I’m sorry, but The Pink Flamingo has standards. I have manners, and I know how to use them. To me, the sign of a well-educated person is to know how to behave properly, at all times. When you’re hanging out with friends, and want to get into a belching contest, no problem. When you’re out in real society, no way. People are slobs. Their table manners are repulsive. Now, even in nice restaurants people, well dressed, seemingly professional people have the table manners of a bunch of grunting hogs. A young lady Kate Hunt’s age should know how to dine at McDonalds and how to do the same at the White House and Buckingham Palace. One should know which fork to use, not to lean over the table and lap one’s food like a dog, and the rudiments of proper behavior. A young lady does not spout four letter expletives, fight on a beach, and whore around with anyone and anything.
Deliver me from having to associate with people like the Hunts. I never have and I never will. We live in a free country where people have a right to associate where they want. Parents have a right to keep their 14-year-old daughter away from low-life white trash, and not be bullied and harassed by associates of low-life, white trash, for having standards.
These people are disgusting and repulsive, at least to me. It isn’t a social class thing. Someone who truly knows how to behave in public, should know how to be comfortable with all social classes, without adopting their behavior. I would not want my children associating with theirs.
There’s something else about this. The Pink Flamingo has a very real problem with any parent who allows their minor child to get a tattoo. No, it’s not because I find them absolutely repulsive, but because they’re going to change their mind. If it were up to me, I would make it illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to get one. For the same reason. What I would have wanted when i was 21 is something I would not want today. So what if a 50 year old man wants to get one as part of his mid-life crises. He’s 50. He knows what he’s doing, even if he is disfiguring one of the most beautiful bodies this side of Olympus.
As for the fact that Kate Hunt’s supporters are suggesting that Christians be reprogrammed, then, if they don’t do what they want we should be burned at the stake until well done. That’s a fine so-called liberal attitude that I’ve never really heard any real liberals ever express. I’ve only heard it out of the mouths of extremely immature individuals who are probably guilty of the same behavior they are endorsing.
It seems to that, if they don’t approve of the way parents are raising their minor children, which they have every right to do as long as those minor children are not being abused, maybe they need to volunteer to raise them. I do seem to remember, unless a minor has been emancipated, or custody of the minor has been given to another party, what a parent says, goes. it’s also the law. The problem with the Hunts and their supporters is that they don’t appear to give a damn about the law.