Many, many moons ago I said that when the American Psychiatric Association removed homosexuality from it’s list of “deviant sexual behavior”, that it would open a Pandora’s Box. I argued that the militant homosexual “rights” movement, and societies blind acceptance of their every demand, would lead to the day where pedophilia would be reclassified as just another “life style” and child molesters would demand the same “rights”. Well, kiddies, guess what.
A group of psychiatrists and other mental health professionals say it’s time to change the way society views individuals who have physical attractions to children.
“Stigmatizing and stereotyping minor-attracted people inflames the fears of minor-attracted people, mental health professionals and the public, without contributing to an understanding of minor-attracted people or the issue of child sexual abuse,” reads the organization’s website.
B4U-Act said that 38 individuals attended a symposium in Baltimore last week, including researchers from Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University and the universities of Illinois and Louisville. According to the group, which said to not endorse every point of view expressed, the speakers in attendance concluded that “minor-attracted” individuals are largely misunderstood and should not be criminalized even as their actions should be discouraged.
Critics of the conference say it was a thinly veiled attempt to make children of any age sexually accessible to adults.
“Absolutely,” Dr. Judith Reisman, a visiting professor of law at Liberty School of Law said. “Oh, they’re very clear about that. Their goal is to take all shame out of the lust for children.”
The American Psychiatric Association did not participate in the conference, and evidently does not condone the group’s message.
Critics of the effort also note that the movement likens its fight for pedophilia acceptance to society’s more recent embrace of homosexuality. They warn of a slippery slope to a time when pedophilia is “just another lifestyle choice” that won’t warrant criminal charges—and will leave young children at risk.