North American Man/Boy Love Association. An organization dedicated to the goal of making it legal for adult men to engage in homosexual activity with young boys, without negative consequences from society
If there are men who seek to be adoptive fathers, it could make the most notable difference, in the weighing of their claims, if they happen to be, like Peter Melzer in New York committed members of NAMBLA, or people who might be committed quite openly to sadomasochistic sex.
Had they done so, they would have found nothing to buttress the claims that Shanley founded NAMBLA, or was ever a member, or had ever advocated sex between men and little boys, or had a thirty-year record of child abuse complaints made against him or a history of being moved from parish to parish.
An Unseemly Connection: In 1985, the notorious pro-pedophile organization NAMBLA (North American Man/Boy Love Association) was admitted as a member to New York's Council of Lesbian and Gay Organizations as well as to the International Gay and Lesbian Association (IGLA).
Just as he refrains from being more descriptive when he refers to NAMBLA, he likewise fails to mention that the Bryant campaign had no interest in protecting children from sexual or physical abuse and served only to curtail the civil liberties of gays, lesbians, and bisexuals by not allowing them to adopt children.
Three years ago in Cambridge, Massachusetts, 10-year-old Jeffrey Curley was abducted, sexually assaulted, and murdered by two men, one of whom was allegedly a member of the North American Man/Boy Love Association (NAMBLA), founded in 1978.