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They cite a controversial paper by Rind et al. Soto, a San Diego Union-Tribune writer, wrote in February , "Law enforcement officials and mental health professionals say that while NAMBLA's membership numbers are small, the group has a dangerous ripple effect through the Internet by sanctioning the behavior of those who would abuse children". NAMBLA Bulletin, a quarterly publication sent to fee-paying members;  in co-founder David Thorstad said, "The Bulletin is turning into a semi-pornographic jerk-off mag for pedophiles". Twenty-four men were arrested and indicted on over felony counts of the statutory rape of boys aged eight to fifteen.
During the organization's early history in the late s and early 80s , NAMBLA received some support from a few LGBT groups, but vehement opposition from many others who were understandably concerned to keep homosexuality , which was becoming increasingly tolerated and accepted in the USA, from being associated with pedophilia. While there are still a very small number of people on the fringes of the gay rights movement who accept them, most now ban them from showing up at their rallies. The invitation was rescinded after a storm of protest. The final straw in the controversy was the religious right's seizing upon the NAMBLA presence at gay events during the early s to denounce the entire gay rights movement as advocating pedophilia. NAMBLA claims that they do not advocate that their members commit child molestation, nor do they claim to engage in conspiracies to actually molest kids.