As parents of young boys, they must know who they’re endorsing, right?
Dan Chmielewski touched a nerve for some of Cecilia Iglesias’ supporters on Saturday with his post “CeciIglesias: a surprise ending to her YouTube video.”Â One of her supporters wrote “Leave Cecilia alone!! you have nothing on herâ€¦.. Why donâ€™t leave Cecilia alone..” Well this should probably send Ester off the deep end.”
It seems that Congressional candidate Cecilia Iglesias, and Santa Ana City Councilman Sal Tinajero have a few things in common.Â Both of them have endorsed Art Pedroza for Santa Ana Unified School District Trustee and both of them areÂ parentsÂ of 7 to 8 year-old male children. Art Pedroza thinks that men having sex with young boys is funny. He finds the topic so humorous that he linked unsuspecting visitors to his Orange Juice Blog to the main page of the North American Man/Boy Love Association (NAMBLA).Â
From Art Pedroza’s list of endorsements:Â
- Sal Tinajero, Santa Ana Councilman (past SAUSD Board Member and currently a public school teacher in Fullerton)
- Cecilia Iglesias, Independent Candidate for Congress, 47th District, parent of SAUSD student
You have to question the “good parent” credentials, not to mention sound judgment,Â of any parent who endorses an individual who knowingly promoted the objectionable and disgusting activities of sexual activity between men and boys.Â
In politics you are who you endorse.Â Art PedrozaÂ has said as much on his Orange Juice blog; most recentlyÂ calling Councilman David Benavides a “hater” because he recognized the members of a committee that sponsored a Fourth of July celebration because one of the members of the committee, Lupe Moreno,Â is a harsh and bigoted anti-illegal immigration critic.
So here is what NAMBLA represents, as described on the website Art Pedroza has promoted.Â
“To explain man/boy love today, one must first explain what it is not: It is not what you view on television or read in newspapers. Itâ€™s not what you hear on Oprah or Geraldo, nor is it the propaganda put out by police and politicians.”
“Itâ€™s the love of a man for a boy, and of a boy for a man. Enjoyable, consensual, beautiful.”Â
Using the standards of the person they have endorsed to run the schools they send their children to, Iglesias and Tinajero must also believe that promoting sex between adult men and young boys is funny. That is simply sick. I wonder if they would think the same if their young boys fell victim to such predators. If it wasn’t for the fact that Ceci Iglesias’ sister works as a manager for the Social Services Agency, I would suggest someone call and question the welfare of their children.
Our understanding is that Tinajero is openly advocating for elected officials he is closely associated with to endorse Pedroza as well.Â His colleague, Councilwoman Michele Martinez, who has no children, has also endorsed Pedroza for SAUSD trustee.Â Is it because of Tinajero’s influence that Pedroza is picking up some of his endorsements, or is it a fear of the negative postings that will surely occur for those who cross Pedroza who has said before “you’re with me or against me.” We saw all too well how the Pedroza endorsement magic worked for AD-70 GOP frontrunner Steven Choi who lost to Don Wagner after using Pedroza to issue a campaign piece.