Our friend Sean Mill really hates Matt Cunningham.Â Perched from his front row seat at the recent NUFF forum on Blogging, Mill was heard from the dias “Shut Up Matt, Shut Up Matt” as Cunningham corrected some misinformation from OJ blogger Art Pedroza about Art’s “Meg County” envy.Â To wit, Sean has a post on OJ citing a SNAP (Survivors of those Abused by Priests) activist Joelle Casteix comment that she fears for Cunningham’s children due to Matt’s support of Msgr. Urell and the website where the names of abuse victims were outed (as Jerbil Gerbal reminds so many blogs of his act daily).
Clearly, the outing of sexual abuse victims identities was reprehensible.Â But it was also accidential, and once alerted to the relevation, Cunningham took steps to remove the unredacted copy of the lawsuit immediately.Â He has also apologized repeatedly for the incident.Â At the NUFF event, Mill’s buddy Tony Bushala made a statement that FFFF “doesn’t censor comments,” which I know isn’t true because friends of mine have had comments deleted that state “Art Pedroza promoted pedastry and gay porn on web sites he owned.”Â No less true than the comment oft repeated by Jerbal Gerbil about Cunningham.Â The difference is Tony and Art are friends and Tony can’t stand Matt so the factually accurate comments about Art get deleted and the factually accurate comments about Matt stay up.Â So much for claims of censorship or completeÂ honesty on FFFF for that matter.
Casteix is certainly doing the right thing in speaking her mind.Â But I’m sure she doesn’t know about the action of Mill’s editor Art Pedroza who acquired web sites related to this blog and our friends, demanded $1,000 to $2,000 each for the domains he acquired while demanding another web property we own for free, and when we refused routed those domains to NAMBLA — the North American Man-Boy Love Association that advocates sex between men and adolescent boys, as well as to Gay Porn sites and his own blog.Â Pedroza alledgedly did this from a PC is his family home.Â Shouldn’t Mill be concerned with the welfare of Pedroza’s young children? And what would Casteix think about Pedroza actions and redirects to NAMBLA?
Art often writes in comments about Cunningham’s actions using phrases like “nothing I ever do would be as bad as that.”Â Wrong.Â What Matt did wasn’t intentional.Â Careless yes, but not intentional.Â
Pedroza was told my business name, which he routed to NAMBLA, was named for MY children, both under 18 at the time and Pedroza willfully and intentionallyÂ redirected the site to NAMBLA and left it up for more than 72 hours after being told MY children’s names were being dragged through the mud.Â It wasn’t until we outed Pedroza’s actions that he redirected this to a site about bad PR and later to a medical site depicted agitated hemmorhoids (which Pedroza told my lawyer was for “educational purposes”; was the NAMBLA nad gay porn redirects educational too? And if so, for whom?).Â
So for my friend Sean, this post is not making excuses for Cunningham’s actions.Â But look instead to your friend Art and ask yourself if what he did was just as bad if not worse than anything Matt did.Â Perhaps the children you need to fear for are Art’s.Â Â