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State agencies refusing to enforce required CORI criminal background on homosexual adult volunteers for "Youth Pride" activities.

Outrageous inaction by Mass. Attorney General and others

May 9, 2008

Massachusetts has a strict law that requires a state CORI (criminal offender record information) investigation of any adult volunteering for activities involving minors. A mother who wants to volunteer at her child's high school will be told she needs a CORI check. A Little League coach in Massachusetts needs a CORI check.

As M.G.H. Ch. 6, Sec. 172H says: "[A]ny entity or organization primarily engaged in providing activities or programs to children 18 years of age or less that accepts volunteers, shall obtain all available criminal offender record information from the criminal history systems board prior to accepting any person as a volunteer."

But there's one "unofficial" exception. Homosexual activists working with schoolchildren seem to get a free pass. They have never to our knowledge been required to get a CORI check.

And the worst situation is the annual "Youth Pride Day" and the "Transgender Prom" that evening. The homosexual groups openly advertise on their websites for adult "volunteers" for this event. As we've pretty well documented, some very depraved-looking people show up, volunteer, and freely mingle with the kids. And as we've reported, at least one former member of the Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth, Bill Conley, has been arrested for soliciting oral sex from students.

Seeking to get the law enforced

Yesterday, we decided to see that the CORI law gets enforced for Saturday's "Youth Pride" Day. This was a truly enraging - and frightening - experience.

We started out at the state agency responsible for CORI checks - the Criminal History Systems Board (CHSB). We talked to their Deputy General Counsel. He seemed interested in the situation, but as soon as we mentioned "gay" he started passing the buck. He insisted that the CHSB only processed the CORI checks, but did not actually go out and enforce the law. That's the Attorney General's role, he told us.

It gets ugly

So we called the Mass. Attorney General's office. The receptionist transferred us to the "criminal officer on duty" who identified himself as a State Police trooper. He seemed cooperative and interested as we began to describe the situation. But when we mentioned that they were "gay activists" he became very hostile and abusive. He wanted to know about our organization and how big it was.

He said it was up to the City of Boston, which gives the permit for the event, to make sure they had CORI checks. We insisted that it was the Attorney General's responsibility to see that the laws are enforced.

He told us that we needed to have a "good reason" for believing someone might have a criminal record to request a CORI check (not true). We reiterated that there are some very disturbing people mingling with kids at these events, and that the Attorney General needs to make sure the law is enforced.

"I think I know your agenda," he told us. "You seem to have a problem with gay people. The state's Attorney General is not going to investigate this." He said he had nothing more to say to us and ended the call. 

To hear this from a State Police officer working in the Mass. Attorney General's office was very disturbing, to say the least.

Calling up the City of Boston

So we called the City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department, which gives the permit for the events. The department head we talked to was very polite but it was a very strange conversation. He confirmed our belief - he said that his department handles thousands of permits a year and it's never been their job to also deal with CORI checks; it's clearly the job of the Attorney General.

But he also said that he'd personally been to the Youth Pride events and the Transgender Prom, as a park official, and that he'd never seen anything there that was troubling to him. Really? We offered to send him the links to the horrific photos we've taken, but he declined. He didn't want to see them.

"We promote First Amendment rights and tolerance," he told us. Fine, we said, but what about men in dresses, cavorting with middle school kids? This stuff shouldn't be happening anywhere, much less in Boston City Hall, we told him. He didn't want to talk about that. He wanted to stay in his comfortable "tolerance" comfort zone, and not go any further, so we said goodbye.

So that's it. Mothers need criminal checks to volunteer at their child's school. But no CORI checks are required for the hordes of weird homosexual activists "volunteering" for tomorrow's Youth Pride Day activities.

Don't stand for it.

Call Attorney General Martha Coakley's office: 617-727-2200 / Web site

DEMAND that the Attorney General enforce the CORI law for the homosexual activists at "Youth Pride Day" and the "Transgender Prom" on Saturday, May 10 in Boston.

Don't let the homosexual movement take over your government.