Normalizing Pedophilia

Normalizing Pedophilia

The effort to normalize child sex continues:

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”.

Child protection agencies and many who work with sex offenders dislike this. “Broadly speaking, in the world of people who work with sex offenders here, [paedophilia] is learned behaviour,” says Donald Findlater, director of research and development at the Lucy Faithfull Foundation, a charity dedicated to preventing child sexual abuse, and, before it closed, manager of leading treatment centre the Wolvercote Clinic. “There may be some vulnerabilities that could be genetic, but normally there are some significant events in a person’s life, a sexually abusive event, a bullying environment … I believe it is learned, and can be unlearned.”

Chris Wilson of Circles UK, which helps released offenders, also rejects the idea that paedophilia is a sexual orientation: “The roots of that desire for sex with a child lie in dysfunctional psychological issues to do with power, control, anger, emotional loneliness, isolation.”

If the complexity and divergence of professional opinion may have helped create today’s panic around paedophilia, a media obsession with the subject has done more: a sustained hue and cry exemplified by the News of the World’s notorious “name and shame” campaign in 2000, which brought mobs on to the streets to demonstrate against the presence of shadowy monsters in their midst. As a result, paranoia about the danger from solitary, predatory deviants far outweighs the infinitely more real menace of abuse within the home or extended circle. “The vast majority of sexual violence is committed by people known to the victim,” stresses Kieran Mccartan, senior lecturer in criminology at the University of the West of England. Only very rarely is the danger from the “stranger in the white van”, Mccartan says.

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.”

I wrote about this effort back in 2007. It’s a very long article, but it is the most complete history of the pro-pedophilia movement I know of.

You can read it here.

Adam Cahnman wrote about the above article and included a segment from the Rush Limbaugh show, where he discusses the effort to normalize pedophilia:

The effort is real.

  • John Holloway

    SO, I take it we can start deporting all our child molesters to Canada? Surely they wont mind since it’s ‘normal’ up there

  • Bright Knight

    It’s just a “welcome-gift” for the future ruling majority, the Muslims. It’s their tradition to have sex with little girls (and boys)…

    • Jimmy Lemke

      Mostly boys between 10-15, actually.

      • Junior Samples

        Mohammed (piss be upon him) had an eight year old wife.

  • cindy

    Obama has helped this along…he made NAMBLA supporter Kevin Jennings the Safe School Czar so they could prey on the children of America. Jennings did two things. 1) put in “safe school initiatives” which include Anti-Bullying. He then said that gay kids get bullied more which is proved by using his very own organization’s survey (GLSEN) which has the predatory practice of targeting children who “think they are gay” to fill out his surveys. 2) he made sure that every high school must allow a Gay/Straight Alliance. His organization makes a nice starter kit complete with lists of gay literature, some of which include child/adult gay sexual relationships. Google his name along with GLSEN, anti-bullying – enlightening! Our school showed one of the ADL videos against bullying and it introduced ten and eleven year olds to gay, queer, dyke, whore…real nice, right?

    • Jimmy Lemke

      The NAMBLA/Kevin Jennings connection doesn’t exist:

      • cindy

        Of course, I would be called a homophobe because that is what liberals do. I oppose children being preyed upon and steered into sexual orientations before they have matured emotionally, socially and physically. That is child abuse. Children are steered into believing “friends with benefits” is okay too – I don’t agree with that. This country has to stop preying on children and pushing their sexual health agenda which is not in the best interest of children. Does Jenning support NAMBLA? Yes. Do some more research.

    • Jimmy Lemke

      Also, what do you have against gay people?

  • Christine Cuneo

    sick sick man