The publication of information intended to facilitate abduction, forcible rape or murder would be entirely inconsistent with long-standing NAMBLA policies. Consistent with those policies, there is no information or advice contained in the article entitled “Staying Safe and
Happy as a Man/Boy Lover” which counsels abduction, torture, rape or murder. To the contrary, NAMBLA policy counsels relationships based on respect which are “mutual, caring and ethical”4 and that “because of the hysteria and the harsh penalties for man and boy alike, an argument can be made for not having sex with boys in the US at this time.” DSMF ¶ 34.
Moreover, to the extent that the article does contain information or advice concerning sexual relationships with persons under the age of consent, none of that advice appears to have been followed by Charles Jaynes.5 For example, the article states that “[t]he more people who know about your relationship, the more vulnerable you are. . . . Do not share specific information about your relationship, such as the identity of your lover.” Consistent with this approach, the article goes on to counsel other steps aimed at avoiding detection by others or by the police.6
Jaynes was anything but discreet about his attraction to Jeffrey Curley, as it appears that he told a number of people about his intentions. And indeed, he failed even to dispose of the most incriminating evidence of the murder. The article also suggested “develop[ing] a positive relationship with your partner’s family” and "being sensitive to the boy’s family and community,” advice which Jaynes plainly did not follow. And most significantly, it cautions the reader “never push the relationship further than is comfortable.” If this is step-by-step instruction for illegal activities, it was not followed by Jaynes. There is nothing in this article that is reflected in his unlawful behavior.7