I have been reading about the homosexual political move, and as I have noted that there was pressure from the gay lobbyists to change the APA to say that homosexuality is not a sickness per se but normal for the homosexual individual… I found that I had a question that nagged at me. Couldn’t that argument be used for things such as pedophilia, bestiality and such? In fact, I have an older link that suggests that this very question is being asked within the APA.
Because psychiatry does not follow or allow for any real absolutes therefore it is allowed and given the freedom to change as culture changes; there is a very real possibility that pedophilia etcetera may have to be reassessed.
On Monday, May 19th, 2003 in San Francisco, at a symposium hosted by the American Psychiatric Association, several long-recognized categories of mental illness were discussed for possible removal from the upcoming edition of the psychiatric manual of mental disorders.
Among the mental illnesses being debated in the symposium at the APA’s annual convention were all the paraphilias–which include pedophilia, exhibitionism, fetishism, transvestism, voyeurism, and sadomasochism.
Gay culture does not grant the pedophile movement general acceptance. It does, however, offer a peripheral credibility to this movement which pedophilia has never been granted in the culture at large. Members of NAMBLA (The North American Man-Boy Love Association) march in some gay pride parades.
“Born that Way and Can’t Change”
In another article, “‘The Main Thing is Being Wanted’: Some Case Studies on Adult Sexual Experiences with Children,” the author says that one-third of the pedophiles he has studied claimed that “their sexual desire for children is a natural part of their constitution. This desire is variously described as ‘inbred,’ ‘innate,’ ‘a fact of nature,’ ‘inherent in them,’ etc. The leitmotif of their accounts is ‘this is me’ or ‘just the way I am.’”
The author concludes that the feeling of being “born a pedophile” makes them feel they cannot change, and therefore they are convinced they have the same right as other people to pursue the “natural” expression of their sexuality. (p. 133). The same author quotes a respondent’s belief that “if adult-child sex was commonplace, the majority of it would surely be good for both participants.” (p. 137).
And news just in…
The organization B4U-ACT sponsored the event in Baltimore last week, which was attended by pro-pedophile activists and mental health professionals. The conference examined the ways in which “minor-attracted persons” could be involved in a revision of the American Psychological Association (APA) classification of pedophilia.
Conference panelists included Fred Berlin of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Renee Sorentino of Harvard Medical School, John Sadler of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, and John Breslow of the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Speakers addressed the around 50 individuals in attendance on themes ranging from the notion that pedophiles are “unfairly stigmatized and demonized” by society to the idea that “children are not inherently unable to consent” to sex with an adult. Also discussed were arguments that an adult’s desire to have sex with children is “normative” and that the APA’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) ignores the fact that pedophiles “have feelings of love and romance for children” in the same way adult heterosexuals and homosexuals have romantic feelings for one another.
Similar lobbying, then by homosexual activists, led to the declassification of homosexuality as a mental disorder in 1973 in the DSM. As a result of the DSM declassification, debate regarding homosexuality and the many documented harms associated with the homosexual lifestyle has been all but shut down in academic psychological circles. [source]
Isa 5:20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!