A popular Columbia professor was charged Thursday with incest - accused of a sick sex relationship with a female relative, prosecutors said.So if you are of the ilk to back same sex marriage let me ask you some questions about this case.
Political science Prof. David Epstein, 46, bedded the young woman over a three-year period ending last year, according to court papers.
He was arraigned before a Manhattan judge on a single felony incest count.
"We ask that everyone remember that he is innocent until proven otherwise and that these allegations are nothing more than allegations," said Epstein's defense lawyer Matthew Galluzzo.
University spokesman Robert Hornsby said that Epstein "is now on administrative leave and will not be teaching students."
Epstein, who specializes in American politics and voting rights,
has taught at Harvard and Stanford and often is quoted by news organizations. He also has blogged on The Huffington Post.
Does the thought of having sex with a relative make your skin crawl?
Even the article references the relationship as a "sick sex relationship". How is it that the author of this article can judge this relationship as sick but yet call someone a bigot if they believe the thought of a man sticking a penis into another man's anus is just as sick? After all, I thought we established a long time ago that our sexual preferences were a result of "being born that way".
If you knew David Epstein personally, would his actions here change your opinion of him?
Instead of being charged with a crime, shouldn't he be allowed to marry this relative?
Why hasn't the relative been charged with a crime? Wasn't she a consenting adult engaging in the same behavior? They won't even publish her name?
I'm guessing that Columbia offers same sex benefits to their employees. Shouldn't Epstein be allowed to marry his honey so he can add her to his benefits?
If Epstein had sex with a male relative, would he have been charged?
So under what criteria does someone who believes in same sex marriage deny the obvious attraction between two consenting adults the same "right"?
My point here is that we have all kinds of laws regulating sex in this country, and actually few laws against gays that are enforced. In addition, we all have sexual preferences we find disgusting and/or perverted. Yet if you find the act of homosexuality one of those acts, you're labelled a bigot.
So if you think of this man as some kind of disgusting creep, are you not every bit as "bigotted" as people who do not want same sex marriage?