In Georgia, a gay couple has been charged with using their two adopted children to record child pornography. The adoptive fathers, Zachary Zulock and William Zulock face charges of aggravated child molestation, sexual exploitation of children, and enticing a child for indecent purposes.

On Sunday, the New York Post tweeted its story about this horrible case, and one of the comments has sent many Twitter users into a frenzy.

Laurie Kelly, a former elementary school teacher from Takoma Park, Maryland, commented on the post, trying to make the case that the abused boys were better off in a “loving sexual relationship” with these adult men than not having been adopted at all.

Kelly wrote,

“Also, I would look at where the boys were coming from. Maybe their birth families were worse in their physical, emotional, spiritual and psychological abuse. The boys could have been better off with loving sexual relationships. (Main problem is when they grow up and want romance)”

Trying to defend what these men allegedly did to their adopted sons is horrendous and inexcusable. For someone – let alone an educator – to believe this could in any way be justified is sickening.

When one Twitter user responded by calling her a groomer, Kelly even defended groomers, saying,

“There’s productive grooming and then there’s destructive grooming. Open up your mind and heart. Walk a minute in the shoes of chronically abused kids and tell me which environment is better for them. Damned Karen.”

It’s sickening that anyone could believe an environment in which kids are sexually abused could be a “better” environment in any circumstance. Worse yet, an elementary school teacher who believes that grooming can be a good thing.


On her Twitter profile, Kelly appears to be a former elementary school teacher and a member of the Johns Hopkins Medicine Virtual Advisor.

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