Good Christian Lawmaker Gives Adopted Daughter to Child Molester, Acts Shocked When Girl is Raped

A couple of years ago, there was a Law and Order: SVU episode about a rich couple who adopted a boy from Russia who turned out to have behavioral problems. The woman “re-homed” the boy to a “Christian couple” she met online, who turned out to be child pornographers. At the time, I thought that this episode was a bit over the top, but then I heard this story and realized that this sort of thing probably happens more often than I’d like to think:

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Gone With the Wind Needs to Get Lost

Once upon a time, a female journalist with a taste for history and erotica broke her leg and decided to spend her downtime writing a novel that could combine her two interests. The end result was a long, somewhat maudlin soap opera detailing the tempestuous love affair between two abusive, angry drunks. After being rejected by dozens of publishers, our heroine finally managed to get her opus published, where it was an instant success. Not only did this work conquer the bestseller lists, it was also adapted into a highly successful film that swept the 1940 Oscars and became even more of a pop culture icon than the original book. Alas, success was short-lived for our heroine, and she was killed roughly ten years after the release of the movie based on her only published work.

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