As the debate on gay marriage continues, opponents pointed to the slippery slope asking where it will all end. In spite of the fact that there is no scientific evidence of a gay gene that causes a person to be “born that way”, the arguments in favor always comes back to the notion of the “gay gene” in that the people can not help themselves. Opponents asked if pedophilia would be accepted as a norm based on the premise that these individuals are born that way and “can not help themselves”. It would appear we are getting the answer. After the recent release of the most current version of the publication the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) which holds and supports that pedophilia is a mental disorder, advocates fighting for the “rights” of pedophiles are fighting back.
This past Wednesday there as a conference in Baltimore MD hosted by a pedophile advocacy group called B4U-ACT. Pedophiles don’t like the name, they prefer to be called Minor-Attracted Persons which allows them to use the acronym MAP to cloak what they are really talking about.
World Renowned sexologist Dr. Fred Berlin of Johns Hopkins University gave the keynote address, saying: “I want to completely support the goal of B4U-ACT.”
Highlights of the conference:
- Pedophiles are “unfairly stigmatized and demonized” by society.
- There was concern about “vice-laden diagnostic criteria” and “cultural baggage of wrongfulness.”
- “We are not required to interfere with or inhibit our child’s sexuality.”
- “Children are not inherently unable to consent” to sex with an adult.
- “In Western culture sex is taken too seriously.”
- “Anglo-American standard on age of consent is new [and ‘Puritanical’]. In Europe it was always set at 10 or 12. Ages of consent beyond that are relatively new and very strange, especially for boys. They’ve always been able to have sex at any age.”
- An adult’s desire to have sex with children is “normative.”
- Our society should “maximize individual liberty. … We have a highly moralistic society that is not consistent with liberty.”
- “Assuming children are unable to consent lends itself to criminalization and stigmatization.”
- “These things are not black and white; there are various shades of gray.”
- A consensus belief by both speakers and pedophiles in attendance was that, because it vilifies MAPs, pedophilia should be removed as a mental disorder from the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), in the same manner homosexuality was removed in 1973.
- Dr. Fred Berlin acknowledged that it was political activism, similar to that witnessed at the conference, rather than scientific considerations that successfully led to the declassification of homosexuality as a mental disorder: The reason “homosexuality was taken out of DSM is that people didn’t want the government in the bedroom,” he said.
- Dr. Berlin appeared to endorse the politically maligned clinical practice of “reparative therapy” for homosexuals and pedophiles alike, saying, “If someone, for their own reasons, doesn’t want to live a homosexual lifestyle, I tell them that it’s hard but I’ll try to help them.”
- The DSM ignores that pedophiles “have feelings of love and romance for children” in the same way adult heterosexuals and homosexuals have romantic feelings for one another.
- “The majority of pedophiles are gentle and rational.”
- The DSM should “focus on the needs” of the pedophile, and should have “a minimal focus on social control,” rather than obsessing about the “need to protect children.”
- Self-descried “gay activist” and speaker Jacob Breslow said that children can properly be “the object of our attraction.” He further objectified children, suggesting that pedophiles needn’t gain consent from a child to have sex with “it” any more than we need consent from a shoe to wear it. He then used graphic, slang language to favorably describe the act of climaxing (ejaculating) “on or with” a child. No one in attendance objected to this explicit depiction of child sexual assault.
The above list describing highlights of the conference originated in a report by child advocates Matt Barber, Vice President of Liberty Counsel Action, and Dr. Judith Reisman, a visiting law professor at Liberty University School of Law.
While all of these points in the discussion are alarming the comment that a child should not have to consent any more than we get consent from a shoe to wear it is vile. It is evil. The twisting of the motion of liberty in another statement also sickens me. Our society should “maximize individual liberty. … We have a highly moralistic society that is not consistent with liberty.”
Yesterday Glenn Beck addressed an audience in a powerful message that called for Christians to Stand with Israel against aggression that is calling for the extinction of the Jewish people from the face of the earth. We should and we must make such a stand but it cannot stop with our responsibility to the rights of Israel. The progressives have assaulted our institutions of learning and have aggressively sought to remove the morality of Judeo-Christian Values from our dialogue. They have fought long and hard to re-interpret the moral codes of scripture but scripture does give an explanation as to why this sort of depravity exists.
In Romans chapter 1 we read this:
18 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.
21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.
24 Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 25 They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.
26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. 27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.
28 Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done.
Progressives have fought long and hard to translate our rights in the realm of the obligation to take from one to provide for the needs of others. This is antithetical to historical rights as based on Judeo-Christian Values. No one has the right to take in order to give, Judeo-Christianity teaches we have a responsibility to give to meet needs of others but that should come of free-will.
In perverting moral truths based on Judeo-Christian Values, the concept of sin is eliminated. Sin almost always requires participation from a second party. You can not murder, commit adultery, covet, steal unless there is a second person. In doing so you are denying the rights, the liberties of the other to provide for your own desires. That is not liberty, that is pure selfishness. Liberty must be for all or there is no liberty.
That is why violence can not be part of how we express ourselves in our struggle to preserve the spirit of liberty. We can not claim to proclaim liberty by taking from another through force or intimidation. At the same time, we must stand and declare for liberty when any people seek to remove or prey upon the rights of others. Liberty and responsibility and essential partners. The claim of the pedophile that they have a right to destroy the innocence of children is not simply immoral. There is no Liberty in this because in order to fulfill this act you must prey upon the rights of others. It is violence. It is abuse. It is evil.
Violence is the last recourse and only in self-preservation. We have an obligation to defend our persons, our family and our property against the abuses of others. True Liberty proclaims the desire for Freedom for all and it stands for Peace for all. The rights of the individual has nothing to do with anarchy when everyone has individual rights. True Liberty and Individual Rights are sisters. It has nothing to do with spreading the wealth around to create a level playing field. That denies one the right to succeed through their accomplishments as well as the other the right to fail according to their actions.
In the case of pedophilia, the rights of the child are denied and dismissed. These advocates in favor of this abomination are the bastard children of the abortion movement who have spread their disease of destroying childhood. In the pursuit of their selfish desires they have surrendered their will to evil. They have given victory to the enemy of the soul in that surrender. They have exchanged God, to raise themselves up as their own gods, not only to decide what is moral for themselves but to demand others to submit and surrender to their desires as well and then to argue that this is morality that must be embraced by all to allow them to continue in this pursuit. They are not so blind that they do not realize the error in this logic. They can not deny, when faced with the challenge of the rights of others, that to claim this as liberty is a contradiction because it requires theft from another…in this case a most precious commodity, the theft of sexual innocence and purity.
As we face the possibilities of economic collapse we understand that it has come at the result of abuses to fiscal policy. We use words like unsustainable and we fully understand the implications of that word. If it can not be sustained it will collapse. Laws, mandates, regulations have all been abused to contribute to this and these laws are not moral laws because while appealing to ethical standards for the laws, they deny Liberties guaranteed to us by our Creator. In attempting to create social justice they have created injustice and it has bankrupted America and will yield financial ruination for all to provide for those who will not provide for themselves.
An even greater threat faces the world in this attack on moral directives of Judeo-Christian Values. It is the logic that leads us to foolishly believe in a social gospel where it is the government responsibility to demand we provide for others rather than rely on our personal responsibility to meet those needs. They do not appeal to the good in us, they demand it and in doing so they become theives. The Progressives would have us become animals, not relying in intellect and reason but to debase us to lust and instinct. If this social morality continues it will bankrupt the all morality in society in such a way that the heart of this nation will embrace evil and surrender the will to do good to the desire to do evil. In turning perpetrators of evil into the victims and ignoring the real victims, innocence, not only of our children, but all innocence will die.