The next push – “normalizing” pedophilia August 16, 2011Posted by tantamergo in asshatery, Basics, Dallas Diocese, disaster, foolishness, General Catholic, horror, sadness, scandals, sickness, Society.
It’s been argued here and many other places, that the unprecedented, deeply thought out and coordinated campaing to “normalize” homosexuality would lead to similar efforts for other areas of sexual perversion and taboo. Given the incredible success of the homosexual normalization effort, should we now be surprised that the groundwork is being laid to now “normalize” pedophilia?
If a small group of psychiatrists and other mental health professionals have their way at a conference this week, pedophiles themselves could play a role in removing pedophilia from the American Psychiatric Association’s bible of mental illnesses — the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), set to undergo a significant revision by 2013. Critics warn that their success could lead to the decriminalization of pedophilia.
The August 17 Baltimore conference is sponsored by B4U-ACT, a group of pro-pedophile mental health professionals and sympathetic activists. [one must wonder what kind of mentality would be "pro-pedophile."] According to the conference brochure, the event will examine “ways in which minor-attracted persons [pedophiles] can be involved in the DSM 5 revision process” and how the popular perceptions of pedophiles can be reframed to encourage tolerance………….
Child advocate Dr. Judith Reisman, a visiting professor at Liberty University’s School of Law, said the conference is part of a strategy to condition people into accepting pedophiles……………
[a promoter of pedophilia 'normalization,' a university professor whose own predelictions one must wonder about, states] “Stop buying into and promoting false stereotypes. Stop demonizing a whole class of people, and start learning the facts”
Berlin has similarly compared society’s reaction to pedophilia to that of homosexuality prior to the landmark 2003 Lawrence v. Texas decision that decriminalized sodomy.
B4U-ACT’s own website puts Berlin’s views front and center. “Just as has been the case historically with homosexuality,” he writes, “society is currently addressing the matter of pedophilia with a balance that is far more heavily weighted on the side of criminal justice solutions than on the side of mental health solutions.”
Sorry, I, for one, will always have a deep animosity towards those who molest, rape, or otherwise attack children, sexually or otherwise. I will continue to “demonize” them. I will say that they are sick, and need both separation from society to prevent their harming children, and treatment if such can be effective. What the proponents of pedophile normalization conveniently forget to mention is that, to an even greater degree that homosexuality, pedophilia is a virtually untreatable condition. The recidivism rate among pedophiles, even those who have served long prison terms, is incredibly high. As a Mayo Clinic study of pedophile behavior stated: “No treatment for pedophilia is effective unless the pedophile is willing to engage in the treatment. Individuals can offend again while in active psychotherapy, while receiving pharmacologic treatment, and even after castration.” This is why incarceration and, even after incarceration, enforced separation from children, is necessary. I think I’ve made clear on this blog I don’t like to see the state involved in every aspect of people’s lives, but in the case of convicted pedophiles, the exception proves the rule – these people are dangerous and governments should take great steps to protect society from these predatory individuals.
What is outlined in the Daily Caller article above is precisely the formula used to promote the homosexual agenda in our society starting 40 years ago, and such promotion was aided and abetted by far leftists in the media, academia, and other influential institutions, who seek every possible means to undermine and ultimately destroy traditional Judeo-Christian morality. Pedophilia is, simply put, a grave sickness of the soul, a perversion so great it does (and absolutely should) cause normal people, those not corrupted horribly by grave sin, revulsion. But, 40 odd years ago, the culture viewed homosexuality in somewhat the same light (although pedophilia has always been a taboo more egregious than homosexuality). Thanks to a committed, well orchestrated campaign of propaganda and our own fallen natures (sins against purity becoming so endemic in society at large), about half the population now views homosexual acts no longer as offensive to both God and man, but as perfectly normal and acceptable. 40 years ago, many warned that the American Psychiatric Association’s “normalizing” of homosexuality would one day lead to efforts to “normalize” pedophilia, bestiality, etc. That day is now.
Lord, please have mercy on us. We are so very, very lost as a culture. This is all related to porn and sexual license in the culture, and collapse of a Christian morality. People immersed in their own sexual sins are less likely to be critical of the sins of others, no matter how offensive. 50 years of the “sexual revolution” has now brought us here: an active movement to de-criminalize the most offensive, heinous of behaviors, the stealing of a child’s innocence. But, given a culture where many have no qualms whatsoever about taking an innocent child’s life, I guess we should not be surprised.
I think prayer is in order.