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Normalizing Pedophilia
National Review ^ | January 5, 2013 12:59 P.M. | By Wesley J. Smith

Posted on 01/05/2013 2:00:50 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines

Decadence is on the march! And now, a defense of pedophilia as just another “sexual orientation” has been published in the mainstream left wing UK newspaper The GuardianFrom, “Paedophilia: Bringing Dark Desires Into the Light:”

Paedophiles may be wired differently. This is radical stuff. But there is a growing conviction, notably in Canada, that paedophilia should probably be classified as a distinct sexual orientation, like heterosexuality or homosexuality. Two eminent researchers testified to that effect to a Canadian parliamentary commission last year, and the Harvard Mental Health Letter of July 2010 stated baldly that paedophilia “is a sexual orientation” and therefore “unlikely to change”.

This isn’t news. We already know that those who abuse children sexually are always dangerous. That is why they must register with the police when released from prison.

Understanding causes is one thing–I’m all for it–but the effort is definitely underway to normalize the behavior:

The reclassification of paedophilia as a sexual orientation would, however, play into what Goode calls “the sexual liberation discourse”, which has existed since the 1970s. “There are a lot of people,” she says, “who say: we outlawed homosexuality, and we were wrong. Perhaps we’re wrong about paedophilia.”

Social perceptions do change. Child brides were once the norm; in the late 16th century the age of consent in England was 10. More recently, campaigning organisations of the 70s and 80s such as the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE) and Paedophile Action for Liberation were active members of the NCCL when it made its parliamentary submission questioning the lasting damage caused by consensual paedophilic relations… A Dutch study published in 1987 found that a sample of boys in paedophilic relationships felt positively about them. And a major if still controversial 1998-2000 meta-study suggests – as J Michael Bailey of Northwestern University, Chicago, says – that such relationships, entered into voluntarily, are “nearly uncorrelated with undesirable outcomes”.

The idea, apparently, is to embrace pedophilia as a normal part of the human condition so that we can help those with the “orientation” refrain:

For Goode, though, broader, societal change is needed. “Adult sexual attraction to children is part of the continuum of human sexuality; it’s not something we can eliminate,” she says. “If we can talk about this rationally – acknowledge that yes, men do get sexually attracted to children, but no, they don’t have to act on it – we can maybe avoid the hysteria. We won’t label paedophiles monsters; it won’t be taboo to see and name what is happening in front of us.”

We can help keep children safe, Goode argues, “by allowing paedophiles to be ordinary members of society, with moral standards like everyone else”, and by “respecting and valuing those paedophiles who choose self-restraint”. Only then will men tempted to abuse children “be able to be honest about their feelings, and perhaps find people around them who could support them and challenge their behaviour before children get harmed”.

I am sorry, pedophiles can already get help in controlling their urges before they ruin a child’s life–and certainly, many do. Good on them. But turning the abhorrent and pathological into the somehow acceptable will not protect children. Quite the contrary.

Think about it: If the desire for sexual congress with children is just “another orientation”–an odious comparison, in my view–and if some children supposedly ”like it” when they voluntarily engage in sex with adults–and indeed, if it doesn’t actually hurt them–how long would the absolute rejection of cross-generation congress last? Not very. It wouldn’t be long until we saw the absolute prohibition on pedophilic sex downgraded to a mere “taboo,” which, as the last fifty years teach us, are made to be broken. NAMBLA members must be grinning ear-to-ear.

I call this kind of discussion, “terminal nonjudgmentalism,” because it is designed to move us from viewing pedophilia as absolutely unacceptable, to an issue that is debatable and should be “discussed,” toward the final goal of acceptability. 

No “conversation!” No debate! Having sexual relations with children treats them as mere objects, a good definition of evil.  If this view ever enters the mainstream–and that seems closer–we are on the road to cultural death.


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KEYWORDS: homosexual; homosexualagenda; pedophilia
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Think about it: If the desire for sexual congress with children is just “another orientation”–an odious comparison, in my view–and if some children supposedly ”like it” when they voluntarily engage in sex with adults–and indeed, if it doesn’t actually hurt them–how long would the absolute rejection of cross-generation congress last? Not very. It wouldn’t be long until we saw the absolute prohibition on pedophilic sex downgraded to a mere “taboo,” which, as the last fifty years teach us, are made to be broken. NAMBLA members must be grinning ear-to-ear

Between this, the idea that a child has the right to do what she wants with her body (at least in abortion and birth control cases) and the "politically correct" prohibition on judging other cultures (including, the military's ban on criticizing pedophilia in Muslim countries) I would guess that "pedophile rights" will be enshrined at part of U.S. jurisprudence in twenty years, tops.

1 posted on 01/05/2013 2:00:55 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
I would guess that "pedophile rights" will be enshrined as part of U.S. jurisprudence in twenty years, tops.

Once we accept that children, including pre-pubescent children, can legitimately engage in sexual acts ... and we have accepted this, because our age-of-consent laws are relative, not absolute ... there are no logical limits for restraint.

2 posted on 01/05/2013 2:15:26 PM PST by Tax-chick (The paint is in the basket with the skulls in there. Don't tell me you can't find it!)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Interesting the left is now admitting what we have been saying all along: being gay is the same as being a pedophile: deviant sexual “urges.”


3 posted on 01/05/2013 2:16:02 PM PST by freedumb2003 (MOLON LABE)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

The day after 9-11-2001, I stood in a courtroom giving a victim impact to the judge against a man who had ingratiated himself into our church youth group and ended up being charged with 123 counts of sex offenses against minors (all boys). The pervert pled out and went to jail. He eventually reoffended and will again plead out this Monday. Please pray that the judge throws the book at him for this second offense and for violating his probation. I hope he dies by someone’s hand in prison.


4 posted on 01/05/2013 2:16:14 PM PST by patriotsblood
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To: Tax-chick

of course

The perverts want anthing goes

it will be the end of civilization


5 posted on 01/05/2013 2:20:10 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: patriotsblood

I read that 47% of molested kids turnout gay

molesting kids is a gay recruiting tool


6 posted on 01/05/2013 2:22:42 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

SPJNK.


7 posted on 01/05/2013 2:24:39 PM PST by carriage_hill ("I meant to say maggot, but I have a lisp.")
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Good God.... From that link you posted...... Quoting....

The handbook says troops should avoid “making derogatory comments about the Taliban, advocating women’s rights, any criticism of pedophilia, directing any criticism towards Afghans, mentioning homosexuality and homosexual conduct” or “anything related to Islam.”

If we will discipline solidiers for merely speaking out about womens rights and in opposition to pedophilia then we can rest assured that we won't be defending those people from the assaults. And if we won't be defending young children from that sort of treatment, we are by definition evil.

It is possible for the US and the objectives of our armed forces to go from "forces of good" to being "forces of evil". Not saying we've done that yet, but if we go much farther we darn sure will have.

Discipling people for daring to verbally speak against pedophilia much less bayoneting the bastards they saw doing it. This is the sign of an organization that needs to correct its course quickly.

As to not speaking ill of the Taliban.... didn't we send the lads over there to blow them to smithereens ?
8 posted on 01/05/2013 2:25:15 PM PST by wonkowasright (Wonko from outside the asylum)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Paedophiles may be wired differently.

So are serial killers, dictators, zoophiles, and a host of other highly undesirable sorts.

9 posted on 01/05/2013 2:38:22 PM PST by tbpiper
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To: Nemoque; Morgana

bump


10 posted on 01/05/2013 2:43:07 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: tbpiper

wired differently?

maybe from abuse recieved as a child?


11 posted on 01/05/2013 2:44:10 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

If we accept that Homosexuality is just another orientation we must also accept that pedophilia, bestiality, Necrophilia,and any other sexual preference is alson just another orientation.

When these idiot head shrinkers accepted Homosexuality as normal all of the other sick perversions became normal too. After all they are only preferences.

When you accept one sickness you have to accept the others.

I do not accpet any of them as normal they are a pack of mentally ill perverts, who are only interested in gathering more perverts to their sickness. The world today seems to be willing to accept anything if it has to do with sex.

First they must destrpy religion and those who do not believe as they do and they are well on their way to doing it.

Sodom and Gomorrah was nothing compared to what these perverts have in mind.


12 posted on 01/05/2013 2:45:57 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Pure, unadulterated, demented evil.


13 posted on 01/05/2013 2:48:51 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth (we)
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To: Venturer

it is a mental problem


14 posted on 01/05/2013 2:49:57 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

So is Homosexuality.

But the headshrinkers play along with it.


15 posted on 01/05/2013 2:52:05 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Slopes really are slippery!


16 posted on 01/05/2013 2:55:02 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Venturer

I was talking about homosexuality

They are probably the ones who want to make paedophilia legal, since 47% of these messed up kids getting molesting end up gay. Recruitment.


17 posted on 01/05/2013 2:56:09 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Planned Parenthood and Marie Stopes International are already trying to put "Sexual Rights of Children" into international law.

Comment from Pedophile Action League. "Good idea. I love children."

18 posted on 01/05/2013 2:59:07 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o (It must be said, "The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

These folks worked with the homo’s to normalize their perversion up until about 1978. The homo’s realized the pedophilia was hurting their cause and broke off.

There is an active movement to normalize pedophilia and they are using the same methods the homo’s used.

Now they are teaching kids as young as kindergarten to be promiscuous and engage in perversion and calling it sex ed.


19 posted on 01/05/2013 2:59:22 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: tbpiper

Many of them aren’t wired differently from birth. The perversion is a taught behavior.


20 posted on 01/05/2013 3:00:42 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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