Saturday, July 02, 2005

Convicted Child Molesters Run San Diego Gay Pride Event

We learn from our friends at Traditional Values Colation that convicted child molesters are helping to run the San Diego "Gay Pride" celebration. And their governor sends his best wishes for their continued success.

This makes us ponder recent events at Brookline High School (the GLSEN conference), "Youth Pride" day in Boston, and the BAGLY gay prom, where the young people of our state were drawn into, perhaps, similar circles of adults. (And don't forget the regular meetings and special events run by the gay clubs in our high schools.) Do we really know who organizes and shows up at these events, besides our children?

Here is Traditional Values Coalition's June 30 press release:


Gov. Schwarzenegger Sent Endorsement Letter to Pedophiles’ Event

Washington, DC – The Traditional Values Coalition urged two convicted child molesters who are officials of the upcoming San Diego ”Gay Pride” celebration to surrender to authorities for violating the federal Megan’s law.

The two men, Warren Patrick Derichsweiler also known as Ric Derichsweiler and Daniel Reiger, are both listed as supervisors or coordinators in the official program of the July 29-31 San Diego Gay Pride Parade and Festival, according to the James Hartline Report.

The San Diego Gay Pride organization is also the sponsor of the recent San Diego Gay Youth Pride event.

“We believe these men have violated the federal Megan’s law by working directly with minors who are involved in the Gay Pride event,” said TVC Chairman Rev. Louis P. Sheldon. “We urged them to surrender to local authorities and cooperate with any investigation.”

“Of course, we are disappointed but not surprised at Governor Schwarzenegger’s clumsy endorsement of this event. Mr. Schwarzenegger told one interviewer during his campaign that he did not give a ---- about homosexuality and has regularly proven that as our governor. He is an embarrassment to law-abiding Californians and the conservative movement.”

Governor Schwarzenegger sent a letter of commendation to the Gay Pride Parade and Festival sending the event “my best wishes for every continued success.”

“California is proud to host events that celebrate diversity and support active civic participation,” the Governor’s letter stated. “I applaud your efforts to foster ties within your community and to promote cultural and social acceptance in our Golden State.”

Megan’s Law (U.S. Penal Code 290.95) states: “Sex offender registrants whose sex crime was against a victim under age 16 are prohibited from working, as an employee or volunteer, with minors, if the registrant would be working with minors directly and in an unaccompanied setting on more than incident or occasional basis or would have supervisory or disciplinary power over the child.”

According to the Megan’s Law website (, Derichsweiler has been convicted of Crimes against Children/Lewd or Lascivious and Lewd or Lascivious Acts with a Child Under 14 Years with Force. Reiger has been convicted of committing oral copulation with a person under 16 years of age.