Everyone has a sexual orientation. Why then should one sexual orientation be favored over others? Doesn’t this constitute a violation of our unalienable human rights as Hilary Clinton had argued? B4U-ACT.Org also argues that pedophiles, “minor-attracted people,” have been given a bad rap and that their orientation also has to be respected as are other orientations:
- Stigmatizing and stereotyping minor-attracted people inflames the fears of minor-attracted people, mental health professionals…
But perhaps it might be best to leave the stigma in place in view of the horrific damage done to minors by pedophiles. However, this stigma is gradually dissolving through the acid of political correctness. The Diagnostic Manuel (V) of the American Psychological Association has gone a long way to soften the stigma.
- The American Psychological Association (APA) drew a very distinct line between pedophilia and pedophilic disorder. Pedophilia refers to a sexual orientation or profession of sexual preference devoid of consummation, whereas pedophilic disorder is defined as a compulsion and is used in reference to individuals who act on their sexuality.
In other words, pedophilia is no longer classified as a mental illness, just the criminal act. If it doesn’t lead to a crime, then it’s perfectly okay! A safe but superficial and misleading definition! To demonstrate just how problematic this definition is, take the homicidal maniac. Would the APA say that all of his murderous and sadistic ideation is okay as long as he doesn’t act it out? Certainly not! Behavior can no more be divorced from mental life than can sexual acting-out be divorced from its motivators – pornography, for example.
However, B4U-ACT insists that this is the very thing that pedophiles should do – fantasize without acting-out:
- [Paul] Christiano [its spokesman] answered that while B4U-ACT encouraged minor-attracted persons within the organization to openly acknowledge their feelings and desires, such sexual preferences must remain purely a mental exercise and therefore entirely unconsummated. In other words, pedophiles must be allowed to fantasize about minors, as long as such acts are never consummated.
Is Christiano serious or is this just a political ploy? In a grad school paper, he wrote in favor of the “sexual autonomy” of children, adding that children “should not be left in the dark about their own sexuality.”
Clearly, he is not in favor of parents depriving their children of their “sexual autonomy.”
- According to Christiano, people must be allowed to celebrate sex and sexuality, “one of the few freely-given pleasures in life.”
However, does pedophilia represent the healthy celebration of sex or a destructive perversion? Also, let’s make no mistake about “sexual autonomy!” A child is not autonomous! That’s why they have a family. However, these two little words are used as a crowbar to wrench the child away from the protection of his/her parents and cast into the permissive State cauldron.
Historically, State-raised children do not fare any better than factory-raised chickens. All of the State utopian schemes – Hitler Youth, communist-indoctrinated youth – have had an attenuated run, where the cost has been borne by both children and parents.
Our children have become the new laboratory monkeys. While the media has protested the cruelty to monkeys, our children’s sexual experimentation might prove to be an acceptable narrative.