Paedophilia: the next taboo humanists want to break

1 October 2011

A group of American academics are attempting to normalise paedophilia and to make it acceptable. 

For long enough some of the homosexual lobby have promoted lowering the age of sexual consent, and some have promoted paedophilia.  A recent meeting of professionals in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, has advocated a change of definition of paedophilia, just as our Scottish and Westminster Parliaments are considering changing the definition of marriage.  This should make our governments pause for reflection.

On 17/8/2011 B4U-ACT brought together a range of clinicians, researchers, academics, and “minor-attracted persons” to discuss key issues regarding the entry for paedophilia in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) of the American Psychiatric Association.

According to B4U-ACT: “No one chooses to be emotionally and sexually attracted to children or adolescents.  The cause is unknown, in fact, the development of attraction to adults is not understood.”

Keynote speaker Dr. Fred Berlin, M.D., National Institute for the Study, Prevention, and Treatment of Sexual Trauma, provided a conceptual overview of paedophilia from a psychiatric viewpoint, and argued in favour of acceptance of and compassion for people who are attracted to minors, while at the same time rejecting adult-minor sexual activity.  Berlin, of Johns Hopkins University, says: “Individuals whose sexual orientation is directed toward children manifest the same range of personality, temperamental, and character traits as individuals whose sexual orientation is directed toward adults.”  The same could be said of many other criminal activities.  It was on this ‘orientation’ ticket that homosexuality found favour with the general public.  Already we have some aggressive homosexuals claiming that parents are interfering with children’s rights to sexual expression.

The homosexual agenda has been advanced on the concepts of “equality” or “fairness” (the Lib Dem Party’s mantra for most of its policies) and “normality”.  It seems to work on the principle: if human beings do it, it must be normal.  This will normalise stealing, breaking laws, and a host of other sins.

It is time that Christian common sense was brought to bear on these topics, and that Christians in public life begin to expose the fallacies in this abuse of language and concepts.  As time runs out to deal with these matters, we fear that our current set of politicians are not up to the task.

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