Baker's trial on charges of molesting two boys, one unconscious, is pending.
Baker said in court Wednesday that California state law discriminates against homosexuals because it mandates no time limits for prosecuting forcible heterosexual intercourse -- but does the same for not only forcible but also [supposedly] consensual homosexual intercourse.
The Times says Baker's lawyer, Donald H. Steier, "suggested that Baker's victims consented to the contacts..."
Court papers filed by the County D.A.'s office say this:
"To characterize sexual contact between a priest and a student as consensual, let alone as 'consensual, mutual, gentle, homosexual contact' or a 'romantic relationship' as the defense does, is not only profoundly inappropriate, but odious and offensive."
Doesn't everyone know that youngsters are incapable of giving consent?