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S&M 'Charity' Convention in Cleveland a Public Health Risk


(WARNING: Graphic content. Apologies in advance.)

Parents and teachers frequently nag children to wash and sanitize their hands.

So, who’s going to nag parents to sanitize their Holiday Inn hotel rooms? And also bleach and fumigate?

Here’s the problem: you just don’t know what may have taken place there the night before.

For instance, let’s say you’re a family traveling though suburban Cleveland this week, and you opt to stay at the Holiday Inn Cleveland -South in Independence.

You might want to think again if you learn about the CLAW convention held there April 28 to May 1. The co-host hotel was the nearby Embassy Suites--Rockside. CLAW stands for “Cleveland Leather Annual Weekend.”

These are sado-masochists, as in whips, chains, handcuffs-- you get the picture. And body fluids.

It wasn’t a small group. Over 300 Holiday Inn rooms were booked by participants. My pro-family colleague Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth began investigating when he learned about this decadent event.

CLAW featured private workshops teaching the most depraved human activities imaginable short of murder. CLAW appeals mostly to homosexual males who are so lost, they employ bondage, spanking, role playing as slaves or animals, and dabbling in human waste products as the core activity of intimate relationships with other humans.

After these workshops, just imagine the follow-up sexual acts that surely took place in the privacy of rooms-- rooms occupied the next night by your five and seven-year-old children or grandchildren.

And we are supposed to buy the notion that this is an acceptable variation of “normal” sexual activity? That only works if you are possessed by demons who convince you this debauchery is pleasurable.

As Christians, we are to have nothing to do with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather to expose them (Ephesians 5:11). What tiny fraction of Americans even know that Holiday Inns, Embassy Suites and other hotel chains host such events?

Or worse, that a sizeable number of people have so completely lost touch with healthy and functional sexual intimacy, and anything resembling human dignity and self-respect, that they engage in such conduct? Or that they attend a depravity-themed convention?

Events like this are a public health and safety disaster and a direct result of the tolerance of homosexual behavior now being forced on America.

Homosexual America, this is on you.

CLAW’s programming qualifies under “non-discrimination” in “public accommodations,” based on “sexual orientation,” right? America is supposed to yawn as we learn that master-slave demos, electric-shock “play,” and blood-letting sadism--- performed “safely,” of course--is occurring in mainstream hotels in suburban Cleveland...

So, CLAW collects contributions via their sado-masochism conventions and donates to a whole range of homosexual groups, including GLSEN -Northern Ohio.

Other recipients of CLAW contributions are Equality Ohio (the major Ohio homosexual group pushing homosexuality as marriage and government-backed civil rights for homosexual behavior); the LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland; the AIDS Task Force of Greater Cleveland; the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force; Cleveland Pride; PFLAG; and more, to the tune of nearly $593,000 donated by CLAW to various causes.

ARTICLE continues at Barbwire.com