“In the other ear is the American Family Association of Michigan, which has supported the sweeps to keep the park family-friendly. …The sheriff had originally reported nine men were arrested (for soliciting homosexual activity) in a two-day sting at the county park, including a teacher and assistant school principal. The AFA is suggesting that two educators arrested in the sting be suspended from their jobs and removed from ‘positions of proximity to and authority over young children.’ …Gary Glenn, president of the AFA-Michigan, said he planned to bring pastors and others to his meeting this morning with the sheriff. ‘We want to express our deep gratitude … for his not being intimidated by politically correct demands from a homosexual action group from Detroit.’ …Glenn said the AFA is involved because it has compassion and wants to protect people from the public health hazard of anonymous sex. ‘If we didn’t care, we would just be quiet about it,’ he said.”
The activity described below is widespread throughout Michigan. The homosexual web site mentioned in today’s Flint Journal lists roughly 180 public parks, highway rest areas, and public restrooms in libraries, schools, government buildings, malls, and health clubs as public locations in Michigan where men meet to engage in homosexual activity.
As Tuesday’s Flint Journal quoted one mom at Richfield County Park: “I tell the kids, ‘Do not go into those woods.'”
“The county has fired (a male) employee charged with soliciting a (male) police officer for sex in Richfield County Park…Nine men were charged with being a disorderly person after park rangers and Genesee County Sheriff’s Department detectives said they were solicited by the men for sex. The park is listed as a public meeting spot for gay men on a Web site that also features pornographic photos and personal ads from men working as escorts nationwide. …The sting operation in the sprawling 345-acre park has drawn attention from both the American Family Association of Michigan, which has praised (Sheriff Robert) Pickell for keeping the park “family friendly,” and the (homosexual) Triangle Foundation, which has suggested the arrests may amount to entrapment.”