Skip to comments.Child-sex book canceled after WND report
Posted on 09/25/2005 12:33:41 PM PDT by tuesday afternoon
'Expert' author claimed sex good for 'nurturing,' 'mentoring' young boys
Two days after WND exclusively reported on a new book claiming sex with children "can benefit and even serve a "mentoring function," the publishing company has announced it is canceling the book in light of the public outcry the story prompted.
"Same-Sex Desire and Love in Greco-Roman Antiquity and in the Classical Tradition of the West" features "scholarly" treatises by a raft of mostly-Ph.D. academics, all praising earlier civilizations particularly Greece and Rome for the role homosexuality played in those ancient cultures.
One chapter in particular, titled "Pederasty: An Integration of Cross-Cultural, Cross-Species, and Empirical Data," has Temple University's Bruce Rind Ph.D. praising the rampant child molestation that reportedly occurred in those societies, at one point citing evolution as supporting a pro-pedophilia worldview.
At one point, Rind writes:
Pederasty, or sexual relations between men and adolescent boys, is condemned in our society as an unqualified evil that maims and destroys. In ancient Greece, samurai Japan, and numerous other cultures, pederasty was seen as the noblest of human relations, conducive if not essential to nurturing the adolescent's successful intellectual and physical maturation.
In a statement e-mailed yesterday to WorldNetDaily from Sandy J. Sickels of Haworth Press, the publisher announced it has no interest in supporting "abuse against children and others":
The Haworth Press, Inc., has canceled publication of the book "Same-Sex Desire and Love in Greco-Roman Antiquity and in the Classical Tradition of the West." The company Board of Directors and Ethics Committee met on the matter and have voted not to proceed with publication of the book.
Our editors generally have sole authority over what they decide to publish in the journals and books they edit, and this good-faith agreement usually works well, but on occasion, an editor accepts something that sparks negative controversy.
We have decided not to go ahead with publication of this book. We wish to note the majority of this book deals with the historical aspect of homosexuality in ancient Greece and Rome, which is classified as scholarship. Readers have noted, however, that one chapter of the book could be interpreted as advocating adult and adolescent sexuality. We thank the public for bringing this to our attention.
Haworth publishes many valuable journals and books on the treatment and prevention of child sexual abuse (among other topics that address problems in our society), and we wish to reiterate our commitment to the treatment and prevention of all types of abuse against children and others.
The same author, Bruce Rind, embarrassed the American Psychological Association in 1999 when it published a report by Rind disputing the harmfulness of child molestation. Titled "A Meta-Analytic Examination of Assumed Properties of Child Sexual Abuse Using College Samples," the report, which claimed child sexual abuse could be harmless and beneficial, was published in the APA's official peer-reviewed journal.
"Adult-child sex" is the next big "sexual liberation" movement on its way, warns David Kupelian, WND's managing editor and author of the "The Marketing of Evil."
"It's amazing how devious these people are. To mainstream sex with children, they resort to pseudo-scholarly research and produce heavily footnoted academic papers extolling the virtues of pedophilia in ancient societies.
"But the purpose is obvious to desensitize good people to the terrible crime of pedophilia, and to blur the line between good and evil."
In one chapter of "The Marketing of Evil," which has been met with critical acclaim, Kupelian exposes the modern pedophile movement, which is firmly rooted in the controversial sex research of Indiana University's Alfred Kinsey.
"Kinsey relied on serial pedophiles for obtaining his so-called 'research,'" said Kupelian. "For instance, 'Table 34' on page 180 of Kinseys 'Sexual Behavior in the Human Male' purports to be a scientific record of 'multiple orgasm in pre-adolescent males' which is based on the criminal sexual molestation of children, including infants and toddlers, for the purposes of obtaining 'data' for his research.
"It's amazing that, to this day, Kinsey, who is now known to have been a full-bore sexual psychopath, is still glorified as a scientific pioneer and cultural hero," added Kupelian.
Last November, Hollywood released a feature film, titled "Kinsey," and a current Broadway musical also celebrates the controversial scientist's life. It's called "Dr. Sex."
According to the Haworth cache, the book was being simultaneously published as Journal of Homosexuality Volume: Issue: 3/4 2005. The links to this also seem to be broken.
This book clearly linked homosexuality with pederasty, a link the homosexuals have denied vociferously, claiming that a homosexual is no more likely to sexually abuse a minor than a heterosexual, or claiming that pedophilia and homosexuality are not related. This book clearly belied those denials. It was to be a mainstream book, already listed at Amazon.com. The brazenness of it amazed and frighted me. At the same time, I thought it would provide ample ammunition against those who claim homosexuals are not interested in children.
Did Haworth pull the book because the public outcry put them on notice that now was not the time for the advocacy of pederasty? The Journal of Homosexuality, which they also publish, has printed articles advocating "adult-child sex" for years.
I read this on WND a few days ago and I was floored.
The book may have been pulled, but that's okay -- Hollywood bought the film rights.
If history is any teacher, they will just change the packaging or market it differently at a later date. They have a goal and they will not be derailed. Never let down your guard or feel like you've won the battle.
Wow. Thanks for the alert! I will be a-pinging later today. Just on FR for a minute.
Good job WND! Anyone who doesn't realize what a pervert Kinsey was is just pathetic.
SEX, SEX, SEX and ABORTION, ABORTION, ABORTION is all these freaks care about. Also homosexuality, which at least does not lead to Abortion.
They all better find Jesus, before he finds them.
I wonder how many judges in states where child predators get slapped on the wrist subscribe to this sickness.I suspect, more than one could count.What other reason would they have for coddling and,at times,seeming to outrightly protect the vile things?
Vile thoughts are obviously not only an affliction for the common man.
The only role homosexuality played in those ancient cultures was helping to destroy them. What freaking nimrods!!
Thanks for the good news update.
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I have no idea... I just found out now from your comment.
Who is this freak Bruce Rind?
People should keep their kids far away from him!
Re: homosexuality and the ancient world:
Ancient Greece was like Ancient Everywhere Else, that is, dependent on marriage for propagation of the nation.
Nikos Vrissimtzis is the author of Love, Sex and Marriage:A Guide to the Private Life of the Ancient Greeks. Nikos wrote:
"contrary to popular opinion, that world was not a paradise for homosexuals, and pederasty was held in such contempt that it was heavily punished...they were marginalized and punished by law."
"At the age of seven, boys would be sent away to the agoge the tough, uncompromising Spartan system where they would be schooled in the art of war. Male bonding wasn't just encouraged; it was compulsory. At the age of 12, a boy was paired with an older man, usually one of the unmarried warriors, aged between 20 and 30.
This man would have been responsible not only for the conduct of the boy, but also for providing for him materially. He was a surrogate mother, father, teacher and mentor. But he was also a lover, for institutionalised pederasty was a part and parcel of life for the Spartan warriors. These intimate relationships seem to have had lasting psychological and emotional effects on the men.
When the time came for them to get married, it must have been a difficult adjustment to make. But the pragmatic Spartans came up with an unusual way to help them through their wedding night. They practised a custom called 'marriage by capture'. On her wedding night, a bride would have her head shaved, like a small boy in the agoge. She would be dressed in a man's cloak and sandals and left alone in a dark room.
Meanwhile, her husband would quietly leave the common mess, come to her, lay her down on a straw palette, have sex with her and then slip back to sleep with his comrades as usual. This wasn't just a quaint wedding-night ritual. It could carry on for months or even years.
There has been much debate about the significance of this bizarre ritual. However, it seems obvious that it was a piece of sexual theatre, designed to acclimatise men to the presence of women when, until then, their only experience of sex had been with other men. "
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