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Deborah Jeane Palfrey Victim of Faith-Based Sex Legislation

CNN is reporting the apparent death of Deborah Jeane Palfrey, the so-called “D.C. Madam”. She apparently committed suicide at her mother’s home, having been convicted of numerous ‘crimes’ relating to her high-end prostitution business.

How sad that in the twenty-first century in America, people are still dying over laws based on repression by religion.

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28 Responses

  1. bwe1 says:

    I thought something similar to that today actually when I heard the news on NPR.

    Of course, if it weren’t illegal, she wouldn’t have been in her delicate situation but the whole affair is sad because it shows so much about our culture.

  2. JanieBelle says:

    I really don’t like what it shows, bwe.

    Medieval Times – DO NOT WANT

  3. bwe1 says:

    Yeah, it’s sure an ugly side. Damn puritans all uptight about their willies.

  4. Kym says:

    My son just did a speech urging the legalization of prostitution. He started with a quote by George Carlin. To paraphrase:

    “We give people in the army medals for killing people. In civilian life, we put them in jail for giving people orgasms. . . Am I missing something?”

    Apparently, We all are missing something that we are willing to tolerate such sad results because our society still hasn’t figured out the line between church and state.

  5. JanieBelle says:

    bwe,

    Yeah, it’s sure an ugly side. Damn puritans all uptight about their willies.

    Worse, they’re all uptight about everyone else’s willies.

    Kym,

    Just a centimeter behind the curtain of sarcastic humor, Carlin has some great insights. I think he’s as much penetrating philosopher as comic genius. Good for your son, to be able to step outside the “cultural norm” and speak about it. How was the speech received?

  6. Kym says:

    He seemed to think it went over well. But it was a college classroom in a very liberal corner of the world.

  7. She was facing something like 30 years or more in prison. That is insane and truly obscene. Specially when some thug only got 17 years for beating a gay man to death thanks to the ‘gay panic’ defense.

    It’s really too bad the Mayflower didn’t sink in the mid Atlantic.

  8. JanieBelle says:

    Well Kym, here’s to hoping that little corner of the world spreads to this one, and every one.

    Natasha, you’ve summed up my feelings on the case exactly. “Insane and truly obscene.”

  9. Rystefn says:

    It makes sick to have to live in a world where people treat one another this way.

  10. JanieBelle says:

    We can only strive to make it better, Rystefn.

    Sometimes it does seem hopeless, though.

  11. JanieBelle says:

    (P.S. Will I see you at TAM 6?)

  12. JanieBelle says:

    (P.P.S. We’ll be posing nekkid for next year’s calendar.)

  13. Kym says:

    So you’re getting the big bucks for nekkid pictures?

  14. JanieBelle says:

    Freebie for a good cause, Kym.

    We’ve even worked out the um… technical difficulties.

  15. Kym says:

    I have to admit to a wee touch of curiosity as to whether the photos had a masculine or feminine tinge.

  16. JanieBelle says:

    s’pose you’ll just have to buy the calendar then, won’t you?

    😉

  17. Brilliant marketing, a casual mention of the calender and overcoming the ‘technical difficulties’ ensuring that we will all pounce on and buy said calendar as soon as it becomes available.

    Beautifully done I must say.

  18. JanieBelle says:

    Thank you very much.

    I am mistress of the electron, after all.

    😉

    (It is for a good cause though, and we’ll be receiving jack squat for doing it. Just so y’know.)

  19. Ex Partiot says:

    The ones that went after her were probably the same ones that used her service.I for one am sick of these religious nut jobs thinking they can run everyones life as they see fit and destrying lives in the name of some supernatural sky fairy, based on a book of mythology.

  20. JanieBelle says:

    And that about sums it up right there.

  21. It’s not religion that killed Palfrey. It was institutionalism. The institution may have clothed itself in religion, but it was still institutional politics and ass-covering that killed her.

    The fact that it clothed itself in the mantle of religion makes it even more disgusting.

    That’s why I’m an agnostic – organized religion mysticizes the trivial and trivializes the mystical.

  22. Grtngs Jn nd Kt.

    s fr ch f y, lt m qt Grch Mrx –

    “Why dn’t y br hl n yrslf nd lt th sp rn t?”

    Chrs,

    ” pst vltn s ndnbl, prsnt vltn ndmnstrbl.”
    Jhn . Dvsn

  23. JanieBelle says:

    Hi Javison,

    Sadly, we don’t have the Big Green Marker available to us at WordPress.

    We do however, have a disemvoweler.

    Bye Javison.

  24. Ex Partiot says:

    Janiebelle
    I appreciated your post right after mine. Thank you

  25. ny fl cn dcphr dsmvwld sntnc.

    ” chld f fv wld ndrstnd ths. Smn ftch chld f fv.”
    Grch Mrx

    lv t s!

  26. Snc whn ds Grch Mrx hv t wt mdrtn? Th mn ws gns!

  27. JanieBelle says:

    You’re welcome, Ex Partiot.

    Don’t mind Uncle Fester. He runs around naked and swears at the invisible people, but he’s got no teeth so he’s mostly harmless, if somewhat disturbing.

  28. JanieBelle says:

    That’s an interesting take FFE.

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