Gay rights protesters

Earlier this month, the Northern Colorado Gazette reported that pedophiles want the same rights as homosexuals, arguing their desire for sexual relations with children is no different than the desires of heterosexuals or homosexuals.  Moreover, the Gazette said, pedophiles intend to use the same tactics as gay and lesbian activists, which, in some cases, have included death threats.

Those who oppose the gay agenda have long said that once homosexuality has been accepted as an “alternative lifestyle,” others would seek the same status.

Gay activists scoffed at the notion, but some are already working to normalize pedophilia.

The American Psychiatric Association declassified homosexuality from its list of mental disorders in 1973 and a group called B4U Act is already working to change the language, calling pedophiles “minor attracted persons.”  Moreover, the group says not everyone attracted to minor children is a pedophile.

According to B4U Act:

The American Psychiatric Association defines a pedophile to be a person at least 16 years old who is sexually attracted to pre-pubescent children and has either engaged in sexual activity with a child or feels distressed by the feelings of attraction. The term “minor-attracted person” includes not only pedophiles, but also adults and adolescents preferentially attracted to children but who have not interacted with them sexually and do not feel distressed by their feelings. It also includes adults who are preferentially attracted to adolescents (rather than pre-pubescent children), and who may or may not have engaged in sexual activity with them.

In 1998, The Gazette added, the APA claimed “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.’”

While the Matthew Shephard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act lists “sexual orientation” as a protected class, it does not define the term, meaning any orientation could, in theory, be protected.  That includes pedophilia.

Republicans attempted to protect children through an amendment saying the bill does not include pedophiles, but Democrats fought it and won.

Now, thanks to liberal Democrats, pedophilia could be considered an “alternative lifestyle” protected under federal 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 this rule,” said Rep Alcee Hastings, D-Fla.

The White House also praised the bill.

“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,” the administration said.

It’s unclear whether the administration actually supports pedophilia as an “alternative lifestyle,” but words, as Rush Limbaugh has said, mean things.

Mission America’s Linda Harvey said the push to grant “equal rights” for pedophiles will now become more common.

“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,” she said.

But wait, there’s more.

Milton Diamond, a professor at the University of Hawaii and director of the Pacific Center for Sex and Society actually claimed that child pornography could be good for society.

“Potential sex offenders use child pornography as a substitute for sex against children,” he said.

Please.

That’s like arguing pornography is good because it reduces the incidents of rape in the country.

Diamond, the Gazette adds, is a distinguished lecturer for the San Francisco-based Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, a group that says “basic sexual rights” include “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.”  The group also maintains that people should “be free of persecution, condemnation, discrimination, or societal intervention in private sexual behavior” and be able to enjoy “the freedom of any sexual thought, fantasy or desire.”

According to IASHS, no one should be “disadvantaged because of age.”

In other words, children are fair game.  So, apparently, is anything else, whether it moves or not.

There’s a reason we have laws protecting children from predators.  Children, by definition, are incapable of making mature decisions about subjects like sex.

But it seems liberals don’t care, having adopted the “if it feels good, do it” mantra.

In Sept. 2012, for example, a lengthy article at Gawker by Cord Jefferson advocated making pedophilia a “sexual orientation” and opened with a disturbing and graphic tale of a 38-year-old businessman who allegedly molested his seven-year-old niece when he was 20 years old.

He also suggested “that if Jesus ever came to Earth, he’d embrace the poor, the blind, the lepers, and, yes, the pedophiles.”

Poor Richard’s News, however, had a somewhat different opinion.

“Jesus died for the forgiveness of sin, not the embrace of it. The Bible is very clear that while all sins can be forgiven, Jesus never ever embraces the sin itself. He made no bones about the punishment for harming a child,” Poor Richard’s said.

And so, as the saying goes, the downward spiral into immorality continues.

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