Pedophiles want same rights as homosexuals
Using the same tactics used by “gay” rights activists, pedophiles
have begun to seek similar status arguing their desire for children is a
sexual orientation no different than heterosexual or homosexuals.
of the homosexual lifestyle have long claimed that once it became
acceptable to identify homosexuality as simply an “alternative
lifestyle” or sexual orientation, logically nothing would be off limits.
“Gay” advocates have taken offense at such a position insisting this
would never happen. However, psychiatrists are now beginning to advocate
redefining pedophilia in the same way homosexuality was redefined
several years ago.
In 1973 the American Psychiatric Association
declassified homosexuality from its list of mental disorders. A group of
psychiatrists with B4U-Act recently held a symposium proposing a new
definition of pedophilia in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of
Mental Health Disorders of the APA.
B4U-Act calls pedophiles
“minor-attracted people.” The organization's website states its purpose
is to, “help mental health professionals learn more about attraction to
minors and to consider the effects of stereotyping, stigma and fear.”
1998 The APA issued a report claiming “that the ‘negative potential’ of
adult sex with children was ‘overstated’ and that ‘the vast majority of
both men and women reported no negative sexual effects from childhood
sexual abuse experiences.”
Pedophilia has already been granted
protected status by the Federal Government. The Matthew Shephard and
James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act lists “sexual orientation” as
a protected class; however, it does not define the term.
attempted to add an amendment specifying that “pedophilia is not
covered as an orientation;” however, the amendment was defeated by
Democrats. Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fl) stated that all alternative sexual
lifestyles should be protected under the law. “This bill addresses our
resolve to end violence based on prejudice and to guarantee that all
Americans, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender,
sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability or all of these
‘philias’ and fetishes and ‘isms’ that were put forward need not live in
fear because of who they are. I urge my colleagues to vote in favor of
The White House praised the bill saying, “At root,
this isn't just about our laws; this is about who we are as a people.
This is about whether we value one another -- whether we embrace our
differences rather than allowing them to become a source of animus.”
this year two psychologists in Canada declared that pedophilia is a
sexual orientation just like homosexuality or heterosexuality.
Gijseghem, psychologist and retired professor of the University of
Montreal, told members of Parliament, "Pedophiles are not simply people
who commit a small offense from time to time but rather are grappling
with what is equivalent to a sexual orientation just like another
individual may be grappling with heterosexuality or even homosexuality."
He went on to say, "True pedophiles have an exclusive preference
for children, which is the same as having a sexual orientation. You
cannot change this person’s sexual orientation. He may, however, remain
When asked if he should be comparing pedophiles to
homosexuals, Van Gijseghem replied, "If, for instance, you were living
in a society where heterosexuality is proscribed or prohibited and you
were told that you had to get therapy to change your sexual orientation,
you would probably say that that is slightly crazy. In other words, you
would not accept that at all. I use this analogy to say that, yes
indeed, pedophiles do not change their sexual orientation.”
Quinsey, professor emeritus of psychology at Queen's University in
Kingston, Ontario, agreed with Van Gijseghem. Quinsey said pedophiles'
sexual interests prefer children and, "There is no evidence that this
sort of preference can be changed through treatment or through anything
In July, 2010 Harvard health Publications said,
“Pedophilia is a sexual orientation and unlikely to change. Treatment
aims to enable someone to resist acting on his sexual urges."
Harvey, of Mission America, said the push for pedophiles to have equal
rights will become more and more common as LGBT groups continue to
assert themselves. “It’s all part of a plan to introduce sex to children
at younger and younger ages; to convince them that normal friendship is
actually a sexual attraction.”
Milton Diamond, a University of
Hawaii professor and director of the Pacific Center for Sex and Society,
stated that child pornography could be beneficial to society because,
"Potential sex offenders use child pornography as a substitute for sex
Diamond is a distinguished lecturer for the
Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality in San Francisco.
The IASHS openly advocated for the repeal of the Revolutionary war ban
on homosexuals serving in the military.
The IASHS lists, on its
website, a list of "basic sexual rights" that includes "the right to
engage in sexual acts or activities of any kind whatsoever, providing
they do not involve nonconsensual acts, violence, constraint, coercion
or fraud." Another right is to, "be free of persecution, condemnation,
discrimination, or societal intervention in private sexual behavior" and
"the freedom of any sexual thought, fantasy or desire." The
organization also says that no one should be "disadvantaged because of
Sex offender laws protecting children have been challenged
in several states including California, Georgia and Iowa. Sex offenders
claim the laws prohibiting them from living near schools or parks are
unfair because it penalizes them for life.
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