So what possible argument could someone sick enough to look at a child as a sexual partner use to justify their predilection? You guessed it — it’s a sexual orientation no different from being straight or gay. The slippery slope that was predicted as the acceptability of homosexuality has pervaded our society has now become a landslide that will take the health, welfare and innocence from our children.
Remember all the arguments made that once it became acceptable to identify homosexuality as a sexual orientation that logically nothing, including pedophilia, would be off limits? Now, remember how, when those predictions were made, advocates for the LGBT community would get their panties in a bunch and insist we were wrong? That “society would never let that happen”? They were wrong.
Prior to 1973 homosexuality was considered a mental disorder. In 1973 the American Psychiatric Association (“APA”) took it off the list. Now the APA is beginning to advocate redefining pedophilia in the same way. Groups that advocate for pedophiles are now even changing the term for this sick and twisted crime, calling pedophiles “minor-attracted people” to remove the stereotyping and stigma. What’s even sicker is that the APA issued a report in 1998 claiming “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.”
Leftists have already begun the legalization process. Under the The Matthew Shephard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, “sexual orientation” is a protected class. That Act, however, doesn’t define the term “sexual orientation.” When opponents tried to add an amendment specifying that “pedophilia is not covered as an orientation;” Dems defeated it.
Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fl) stated that all alternative sexual lifestyles should be protected under the law. Why? In his words:
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.
What’s worse, Obama agreed! He said “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.” Who we are as a people are people who should put the health and protection of our children before the sexual gratification of an adult!!!
It gets worse. The Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality (“IASHS”) an advocate group who was instrumental in overturning Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell in the military, lists on its website a list of “basic sexual rights” that includes “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” and to “be free of persecution, condemnation, discrimination, or societal intervention in private sexual behavior.” On its face that sounds ok, kids can’t consent, right? But wait, they qualify it: the organization also says that no one should be “disadvantaged because of age.”
As the law stands now, individuals are considered to be children until the age of 18. They can’t enter into contracts, drive vehicles, get married, make decisions about their education or medical treatment, or consent in any way to sex. Why? Because they don’t have the legal mental capacity to understand what they are doing. Studies done about teen driving have shown that the brains of teens as old as 18 aren’t even finished growing. Their brains haven’t made literal connections between impulse, logic, and being able to see the future impacts of their decisions. Children, literally and physically, can’t make responsible decisions for things as important as the areas where the law currently protects them.