Bikers Against Child Abuse

Just last night we had a candlelight vigil for child abuse awareness. Quite a few people showed.

I had contacted a world-wide organization that helps protect children. You would probably never know it by their looks, but this group does way more to protect children than any other agency I know of. They ride Harley Davidson motorcycles and wear leather and the colors they wear read:

BACA

That stands for Bikers Against Child Abuse.

These protector's of children have some basic rules and creeds they follow. This is their mission statement:

Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) exists with the intent to create a safer environment for abused children. We exist as a body of Bikers to empower children to not feel afraid of the world in which they live. We stand ready to lend support to our wounded friends by involving them with an established, united organization. We work in conjunction with local and state officials who are already in place to protect children. We desire to send a clear message to all involved with the abused child that this child is part of our organization, and that we are prepared to lend our physical and emotional support to them by affiliation, and our physical presence. We stand at the ready to shield these children from further abuse. We do not condone the use of violence or physical force in any manner, however, if circumstances arise such that we are the only obstacle preventing a child from further abuse, we stand ready to be that obstacle.

I just love the BACA creed. Here it is:

I am a member of Bikers Against Child Abuse. The die has been cast. The decision has been made. I have stepped over the line. I wont look back, let up, slow down, back away, or be still.

My past has prepared me, my present makes sense, and my future is secure. Im finished and done with low living, sight walking, small planning, smooth knees, colorless dreams, tamed visions, mundane talking, cheap giving, and dwarfed goals.

I no longer need pre-eminence, prosperity, position, promotions, plaudits, or popularity. I don't have to be right, first, tops, recognized, praised, regarded, or rewarded. I now live by the faith in my works, and lean on the strength of my brothers and sisters. I love with patience, live by prayer, and labor with power.

My fate is set, my gait is fast, my goal is the ultimate safety of children. My road is narrow, my way is rough, my companions are tried and true, my Guide is reliable, my mission is clear. I cannot be bought, compromised, detoured, lured away, turned back, deluded, or delayed. I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, hesitate in the presence of adversity, negotiate at the table of the enemy, ponder at the pool of popularity, or meander in the maze of mediocrity. I wont give up, shut up, let up, until I have stayed up, stored up, prayed up, paid up, and showed up for all wounded children. I must go until I drop, ride until I give out, and work till He stops me. And when He comes for His own, He will have no problem recognizing me, for He will see my BACA back patch and know that I am one of His. I am a member of Bikers Against Child Abuse, and this is my creed.

Chief
Founder, Bikers Against Child Abuse, Inc.

Do you or someone you know need help with child abuse. These guys and gals are ready to help and most likely there is a chapter close to you. The link below can be used to find the closet chapter. Call them! They will help!!


Lighting Up Lebanon, Missouri

The pictures below are from the candlelight vigil. These are people that care about all kids. Children are our future.

I ask you all to stop for a moment of silence and prayer for the children that are being abused and for the men and women that are on the front-lines fighting this evil.

Thank you BACA for what you do! Lets do it again and wake them up. Any help I can give you angel's in black, just call and I will be there.

I also give a big shout-out and thanks to Mr Gary Anderson who has EasyGoingEntertainment.com. Gary donated the sound system!

Give Gary a call if you are in need of some good music in Southern Missouri.

This next video tells why they do what they do. These guys and gals are heroes!

© G.L. Boudonck

BACA members
BACA members
Froggy speaking
Froggy speaking
Citizens who care
Citizens who care
Lighting our candles
Lighting our candles
A good friend and his wife who care
A good friend and his wife who care
Froggy and Elwood Blues with Gary Anderson in the background
Froggy and Elwood Blues with Gary Anderson in the background

© 2009 Greg Boudonck

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Comments 22 comments

Shirley Ewing 7 years ago

These candle-light vigils are a good way to get the word out that child abuse needs to be stopped and the abusers need to be convicted. They should not be walking around. How can anyone abuse an innocent little child who cannot protect themselves?? Thanks to the "Bikers Against Child Abuse" for all you are doing for this cause.


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Froggy213 7 years ago from On A Mountain In Puerto Rico Author

Leave it to Mom to be the one and only comment here: Thanks Mom!!

I see that I have one visitor here daily. Thank you for watching this hub--I wish more would read it.

Our children are the future--we must protect them!


Gonzo 7 years ago

Thanks for getting the word out.


M. Clark 7 years ago

I applaude you all for the stand you are taking to help and support children of abuse. Having been a victim myself, I know how important that is. My concern, however, is this- how do you know, or does it make a difference, if the child making accusations is lying? What do you guys do then?

A man is being held in Dallas County on totally false statutory rape charges. He is not perfect, but he never laid a hand on those children in the way they are being told to say. He has no money to use for his own defense, because for the last few years, everything he made has gone to his wife's medical bills. He has sacrificed everything to make this conniving woman and her ungrateful kids happy, but it has never been enough. At his preliminary hearing, a group from BACA showed up, glaring at the accused and frightening his family. It's not bad enough that this poor innocent man's life has been hell for the last several years because of everything his wife and stepkids have already done, not even relating to this. Now he is being lied about in court and crucified because his vindictive wife and her family want to destroy him and his family. Threats have been made by his wife and lies told by her and her kids throughout their marriage. Her children have been caught in lie after lie, after lie at church, school, and home, but nothing was ever done about them. These charges are totally and completely false! Unfortunately, the damage has already been done to his reputation, his job, and his soul. Even if there's any way to finally clear his name in the court, he will never again be able live the life he has tried to make for himself. His name will forever be associated with this.

How do you deal with situations like this, where your organization is being used to intimidate and bring bad publicity to a man who has done none of the things he's being accused of? Is there any way to make ammends or be sure you aren't wasting time and energies to encourage children who are making false accusations for attention? What if these children are destroying this man simply because their mother is angry with him? What if you found out that the mother has been 'dallying' with members of the local law enforcement for years and these same men are now in charge of detaining her husband?

These children have never shown any fear of trepidation around the accused. Having been a victim of abuse for years myself, I can sense when things aren't right. I have helped bring a few child abusers to court myself and have at times been the only one who had any inclination something terrible was happening to a child, and been proven right. NEVER, in all the times I have been around the accused in this case, have I ever seen, heard, or felt anything that set off my 'alarm bells'.

This whole situation is just so wrong!! What can we do?


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Froggy213 7 years ago from On A Mountain In Puerto Rico Author

I agree that this is always a possibility and a sad one at that.

I wish I had an answer. I really wish I did. I do believe that this doesn't happen often.

I too was once the victim of lies which came out later.

How anyone could falsely put a man in a child abuser role is very wrong too. I do agree we need to study the situations completely and make rational judgements.

I am not a member of BACA, but I am very close to them--It is a question you should probably visit their website and ask them directly.

Thank you for your comments and may God bless you.


Frankie 7 years ago

Hi, i am located in Spavinaw,ok. I had a chance to attend one of baca's meetings. You guys are doing a great job. And your creed is heart felt. Ah!!!!!!!!! to the writer. Thanks for what you do. Frankie


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GlstngRosePetals 7 years ago from Wouldn't You Like To Know

I think it's awesome that you ride for abused children. I was an abused child and I wish the awarness back then is like it is now. I thank all of you for what you do to help prevent child abuse.. Ride On !!!!!


Elwood Blues 7 years ago

M. Clark, BACA does not decide who is guilty or innocent, that is up to the judge and jury. Thank God we do not have to make that call. Our only mission is to empower the child to tell their story without being threaten or intimidated. Our people have choose to make a stand to protect these children to the point of taking a bullet for them. The only way we would have contact with the accused if is they try and "get" to one of our kids. At that point we will react as you might think any motorcycle group would.Every perp we have had dealings with, claims they are innocent even as they haul them off to prison. We let the legal system work. We have found out that child molesters come in all shapes and sizes and are smooth talkers, that is how they get to these children. I am sorry your friends were scared of us but if they try to get to one of our kids they damm well better be. "leave our kids alone" Elwood Blues BACA


Mentl 6 years ago

Well put Elwood.

BACA Supporter (on the path to a patch)


Elwood Blues 6 years ago

Mentl, I wish you luck on your (path to a patch). I am sure you know its an honor to wear this cut. The people before you have set the bar very high. You will go through heartbreak, sadness and rage as you help these kids. But you will feel the power of our work the first time you hold a child that for the first time feels safe. To see the life come back to them will bring you to tears, yes bikers have tears that why they wear sunglasses, don't ever mistake that for weakness. Everyone that wears the patch prays for the day they can hang it up and never have to ride for a child again but until then, be ready to ride! Elwood Blues


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Froggy213 6 years ago from On A Mountain In Puerto Rico Author

Elwood, you brought tears to my eyes. I just wish--oh how I wish I would have known about you all b4 Jonathan was killed.


noel 6 years ago

$ $ $ So why not paedophiles ? $ $ $

My dear friend,

For many years, I've had a paedophile in my (extended family) without wanting to acknowledge it.

The last 5 yrs without success, I have tried to expose this paedophile (without his victim’s support)

who I believe is still using his wealth and influence in our community to manipulate his victim's silence.

(“until his victim's come forward to police there is nothing our police can do,” they tell me, and that's why we must change our laws).

You may wish to help protect our children, by politely and peacefully asking our politicians to introduce laws that all convicted paedophiles have their assets confiscated and sold, as we do now with

Drugs and Car Hoons, (So why not paedophiles ?)

The proceeds be claimed to help fund medical science research into Paedophilia, our over worked police force, and realistically compensate victims, victim’s families, paedophiles family, and associates,

( Scientist's need this money to find the Human Gene that makes Adults attracted to children, and turn it off ).

If the wife, child or associate of a convicted paedaphile was realistically compensated,

I believe more victims would come forward to police for help.

Example: If the paedophile controls the money and assets, a mother, child or associate, maybe reluctant to expose that paedophile, if exposing him is going to leave them homeless, or left without employment.

Case History: A person in 1979, was found to have committed sexual acts with many under age children and not one of them had reported him to the police. (We must break this code of silent guilt and stigma used against victims).

(Children’s Commission of Qld `Paedophilia in Queensland report 5 August 1997).

We can’t stop Men / Women desiring each other, DNA built them that way.

We can’t stop Gays / Lesbians desiring each other, DNA built them that way.

We can’t stop paedophiles desiring children; DNA built them that way, ( This, we must stop).

(paedophiles don't have a sign on their foreheads, politicians, Judges, lawyers, social workers,down to street sweepers can be a paedaphile).

Until we can stop paedophiles feeding on our children, lets stop the silent guilt and help remove the stigma

of being a victim and convince our politicians to change the laws so parents can stand up for their children.

Don’t wait 20 years to be told someone you love has been hurt, It’s to late by then.

( I'm looking for volunteers to help me politely and peacefully convince our politicians to change our laws).

If you wish to copy and send / Email or even twitter this letter to people and organizations, you think may like to support this proposal, I would be most grateful.

Thank you, Noel Cox. (Father of children). Email: noel.cx@gmail.com.

Kevin Rudd (prime minister) 630 Wynnun Road, Morningside, Qld, 4170

E-mail / Web: ( www.pm.gov.au ) - ( contact your PM) Tel: 07 38994031 Fax: 07 38995755

(Tony) Anthony Abbott (opposition leader) Level 2 , 17 Sydney Road, Manly, NSW, 2095

E-mail: Tony.Abbott.MP@aph.gov.au Tel: 02 99776411 Fax: 02 99778715

Julia Gillard (deputy prime minister) 414 Rokeby Road, Subiaco, WA, 6008

E-mail:- Julia.Gillard.MP@aph.gov.au Tel: 03 97425800 Fax: 03 97416213

Joseph Hockey (manager of opposition) 100 Mount Street, North Sydney, NSW, 2060

E-mail: J.Hockey.MP@aph.gov.au Tel: 02 99299822 Fax: 02 99299833

Anna Bligh (QLD Premier) Suite 1/90 Vulture Street, West End, QLD, 4101

E-mail: thepremier@premiers.qld.gov.au Tel: 07 32553615 Fax: 07 32553627

Kristina Keneally (NSW Premier) Shop 117, 747 Botany Road, Roseberry, NSW, 2018

E-mail: premier@nsw.gov.au Tel: 02 96998166 Fax: 02 96998222

John Brumby (VIC Premier) 145A Wheatsheaf Road, Glenroy, VIC, 3046

E-mail: premier@dpc.vic.gov.au Tel: 03 93002851 Fax: 03 93003915

Michael Rann (SA Premier) 40 – 42 Commercial Road, Salisbury, SA, 5108

E-mail: premier@saugov.sa.gov.au Tel: 08 82580480 Fax: 08 82585433

Colin Barnett (WA Premier) Suite 12, 589 Stirling Highway, Cottesloe, WA, 6011

E-mail: wa-government@dpc.wa.gov.au Tel: 08 93831505 Fax: 08 93852352

Paul Henderson ( NT Chief Minister) GPO Box 3146, Darwin, NT, 0801

E-mail: Chief.Minister@nt.gov.au Tel: 08 89014000 Fax: 08 89014099

David Bartlett (TAS Premier) GPO Box 123, Hobart, TAS, 7001. E-mail:premier@dpac.tas.gov.au TeL: 03 62333464 Fax: 03 62341572

Paedophile's believe that Paedophilia will eventually become the “ norm “ in society as gays and lesbians are now,

I hope this will not eventuate, Children are not partners to paedophiles, children are victims, just like any other rape victim.

We need a DNA solution to a DNA problem, and politicians that will actually change our laws, not just talk about it.


Mike Mason 6 years ago

Are there any known child molesters who ride Harley Davidsons In lewis county washington


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Froggy213 6 years ago from On A Mountain In Puerto Rico Author

Im not sure Mike, but I will look into it


Mike Mason 6 years ago

Froggy theres a fella that rides with some friends of mine..and rumor has it this is so...seems a lot of the lewis county abate shuns this guy...just curious...something about his past from 20 yrs ago...what would u do in such a case where u found this to be true...hes a nice enough guy with a bad rep...


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Froggy213 6 years ago from On A Mountain In Puerto Rico Author

I would point blank ask him. I would then do a "check" and if he told the truth, I would "work" with him. People can change, very few child molesters do, but it is possible.


damien 6 years ago

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Steve 6 years ago

Hi Guys

I have looked in from afar at your work and wish we had the same here in the UK, as kids need hero's to look up to and know that not everyone is bad or mad

Steve


Juroon 5 years ago

I just read in some Dutch newspaper about the BACA-foundation and what it stands for. This is such an inspiring and strong story. Keep doing the good work. You bikers are AMAZING!! Respect, love and peace from Holland!


Jen 4 years ago

Just wanted to say thank you. BACA was behind me in my case and i don't think thank you is enough for the way u all made me feel. Was very comforting at a bad time. so again thank you all for what u do everyday.


LikaMarie 4 years ago

It's good to see BACA have presence here in these blogging sites. Thank you for what you do.


PETCHY 2 years ago

I AM WITH YOU ALL THE WAY BROTHERS

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