Skip to comments.Gawker: Pedophiles Born that Way, Deserve Sympathy
Posted on 09/11/2012 7:08:05 AM PDT by WXRGina
We should not be surprised at the evil idiocy that comes from godless people, although their vile words and twisted ideas can sometimes still be stunning. We saw some of this last week at the Democrat convention. We saw those godless fools scream, wail and shake their fists against God and Jerusalemthree times, in fact. We saw them applaud taxpayer funding for killing pre-born babies. We saw them cheer for sodomy and the destruction of the meaning of marriage. We saw them glorify the lawless illegal alien invasion of our nation. We saw their ugly face in prime time high-definition.
That was plenty bad, but on Monday, I read something almost as bad as booing God.
News Busters Noel Sheppard featured excerpts of a column from the Gawker website titled, Born This Way: Sympathy and Science for Those Who Want to Have Sex with Children. The title alone is enough to make you sick. The piece was posted under Gawkers science section. Yeah.
I went to the Gawker website, and between fits of retching, I managed to read the entire column. It was written by editor Cord Jefferson, who opens the article with a graphic account of an adult man named Terry raping a seven-year-old girl. Jefferson describes Terry as being deeply religious.
Jefferson then goes on to point out that pedophiles are some of the most-scorned members of society (ya think?!), how they need protection in prison, and how they have a very hard time finding places to live once they have been convicted of their crimes and then (as I say, stupidly) released back onto the streets after completing their prison term.
Jefferson lays out the case for pedophilia being a sexual orientation that these people, mostly men, have no way of changing. He spends a large part of his piece detailing so-called scientific studies of pedophiles, their behavior, bodies and brains. The problem with this is that science does not and cannot provide an answer or an explanation of what is simply sin.
These scientists bend over backward to explainwithout addressing the real issue of sinthe horrific behavior of men who prey on children. In doing so, these scientific men of reason labor fervently to excuse this diabolical scourge of sin by declaring it to be a mental illness or just another characteristic of ones birth.
As Jefferson wrote,
But there is a growing number of researchers, many of them out of Canada, whose work suggests that pedophilia is an illness deserving of the publics sympathy the way any brain disorder is. Some of the scientists say pedophilia is a sexual orientation, meaning that its unchangeable, regardless of how much jail time or beatings or therapy someone is dealt.
Deserving of the publics sympathy? Not according to Jesus. Jesus said that men like these would be better off dead than to have caused a child who believes in Him to stumble.
An argument was also attempted that a pedophile is not necessarily a pedophile. Huh? Yes, Jefferson presented it here,
But a 21-year-old who has intercourse with a 16-year-old, while not a good decision maker, is probably not a pedophile. Nor is someone who, say, exposes himself to a 5-year-old boy necessarily a pedophile. They may have committed a pedophilic act, but unless they have a clear preference for undeveloped children the way heterosexual men have for women, they are not pedophiles.
He later reiterates the point,
Every expert with whom I spoke wanted to get one thing straight: Being a pedophile is different from being a child molester.
What?! This is stunning. Here we have quacks labeled as experts doing their best to make a case with minced words, trying to excuse and defend the reprehensible, hell-inspired behavior of pedophiles. They are trying to make a distinction in kind here? Seriously? Yes, Im afraid so. Call this behavior what you want; it is still purely evil.
The scientific portion of Jeffersons piece kept bringing to my mind that you truly can over-think these things. Some of the purported findings in all these pedophile studies Jefferson cites include that a larger percentage of pedophiles are left-handed and smaller in stature than the general population, that many of them had head injuries at a young age, are more likely to have failed grades in school, and have a lower IQ than averageand the younger the pedophiles victims, the lower the pedophiles IQ, proportionately.
Naturally, these scientists look everywhere but to the spirit of a man for the reasons for his aberrant behavior, and the brain is one of their favorite places to look for answers they will never find. Jefferson reported on some brain study results from Dr. James Cantor, a Canadian sex researcher and psychiatry professor. Among the studies, Cantor professed that pedophiles have a problem, not with gray matter in the brain, but with white matter, the connective tissue within the gray matter, or as Cantor calls it, cabling,
There doesnt seem to be a pedophilia center in the brain, says Cantor. Instead, theres either not enough of this cabling, not the correct kind of cabling, or its wiring the wrong areas together, so instead of the brain evoking protective or parental instincts when these people see children, its instead evoking sexual instincts. Theres almost literally a crossed wiring.
The good news, according to Cantor, is that it if they can figure out how the wiring gets crossed, they might be able to suggest ways pregnant mothers can help ensure their baby is unlikely to be born a pedophile.
This is truly unbelievable. This doctor is suggesting that babies are born pedophiles, and that their mothers might be able to prevent it with better prenatal care. I would laugh, but this guy is not joking.
Oh, this column is a piece of work, and Cord Jefferson puts the finishing touches on it by opening his last paragraph with these gems:
The old adage is that the true mark of a society is how it treats the weakest in its ranks. Blacks, women, Latinos, gays and lesbians, and others are still in no way on wholly equal footing in America. But theyre also not nearly as lowly and cursed as men attracted to children. One imagines that if Jesus ever came to Earth, hed embrace the poor, the blind, the lepers, and, yes, the pedophiles.
Why do these liberal freaks always insist on slandering God in their hell-born attempts to justify sin? Jesus offers freedom from sin, but never, ever, nowhere, no way does Jesus endorse sin.
Lets look at that first sentence. What immediately jumps to (the rational) mind when you read the weakest in its ranks? Next to pre-born babies, it is children, of course. Yet, by this, Jefferson is talking about pedophiles! The weakest in our ranks?! Is Jefferson serious?
Pedophiles are not weak, but they are certainly cowardly, as they choose, stalk and groom their half-pint preyinnocent children, who are truly the weakest among us. This piece of perverse propaganda is not fit for trampling by filthy pigs in a sty.
The fact is that there are hardly any more wicked sins than those that hurt children. Jesus singled out such sins for the strongest condemnation: youre better of dead than doing such things. Jesus never said that about any other sins. Homosexuality and other sexual sins are labeled by God as abominations, but there is something particularly evil about those who prey on children.
This Gawker pieces contention that pedophilia is a sexual orientation that cannot be changed is simply a lie from the pit of Hell. It is an attempt to justify horrible behavior by claiming it is innate. The homosexual activist movement is feverishly trying the same, lying tactic.
The truth is found in Gods Word. When we surrender our lives to God the Father through Christ the Son, we are made new creaturesnew! As it is written, the old is passed away, and all things have become new. What this means, in part, is that Jesus has forgiven us and freed us from the bondage of sin. It does not mean we will never sin again or that we will not be tempted to sin, but it means we are no longer slaves to sin. We now have the power, through Christ, to say no to sinevery sin.
But, without Gods Holy Spirit living in us and guiding us, there is certainly no cure for pedophilia, or any other sin for that matter, and a thousand years of brain study will never reveal to these enlightened men of science that the wicked behavior of the pedophile is born, not in his brain, but in his blackened, spiritual heart.
“I don’t give a crap about the reason...deserve a bullet”
“I don’t give a crap about the reason...deserve a bullet”
Pedophiles should be sterilized and sent to an island to live among themselves.
For the freaks and perverts the sky is now the limit.
So are murderers.
What’s the problem?
Now comes the effort to normalize child molesters.
The can’t help it. They were born that way. /s
Typical “ it’s not my fault, it’s my gene” nonsense.
It is conceivable, I suppose, that people are born with the inclination to rape children. OK, we all have our burden to bear. And they deserve sympathy, if that is so, but only until they actually rape a child.
All of us have an inclination to one sin or the other, be it lust for women, men, or children, addiction to drugs or strong drink, love of money, etc. It’s not the inclination for which one is brought to justice and punished. It’s how they handled the inclination.
If your desire is for little children, maybe you’d better remain a virgin.
I agree with the author — One should feel very sympathetic to the lead ball that will be crushed as it enters their brain and ends their abhorrent existence.
Liberals never fail at giving sympathy for the evil.. and contempt for the good.
This will not stop.
“For this reason God allowed their shameful passions to control them.”
As their growing lusts continue to overpower and consume them they will decend deeper into depravity.
They have a "civil right" to molest other peoples children. (I think we all saw this coming.)
When homosexuals "marry", they get to adopt their very own sex toys.
Evil: “The New Normal.”
They do NOT deserve sympathy!
They are going to push this. They will work it from the “rights of a child” angle.
California just passed a law making it illegal for parents, counselors or anyone to interfere with a child’s interest in homosexual behavior. This gives pedos a measure of authority over the sexuality and behaviors of targeted boys they have groomed.
That is a pedophile enabling, parental protection suppression law.
I'd have no problem with them getting the death penalty.
The “born that way” argument has always left me cold. As an Orthodox Christian I believe we are all born with disordered passions, which, if we attempt to gratify them, lead us to sin. That particular instances of the disordering of the passions may be particularly grievous (e.g. an inborn ill-temper so hot that unrestrained murder will be the outcome, or an inborn lack of empathy that leads one so afflicted to all manner of sin by regarding his fellow men as mere means, rather than ends, or, yes, some inborn trait which at puberty blossoms into a temptation toward sodomy or pedasty or raping little girls) does not make the actions committed by yielding to the temptations inflicted by these extreme examples of the disordering of our passions any less sinful, or in cases where they not only are sinful but harm other persons or the social order any less worthy of criminalization.
Those who accept the Augustinian understanding of the Fall are free to reword what I just wrote in terms of Original Sin instead of the disordering of the passions, but either way — as I wrote it or Westernized — that is the Christian counter-argument to the “born that way” argument, not “no they [or you] weren’t,” or “there’s no evidence,” which seems to be the way most folks here want to argue against it. Remember the study of the biological basis of behavior is in its infancy: Christian morality does not stand on so weak a foundation that the discovery of a “gay gene” and an epigenetic switch that turns it on (to account for the imperfect concordance between identical twins) should overthrow the Old Covenant declaration that male-on-male anal intercourse is an abomination, or the discovery of a genetic mechanism coding for extreme selfishness would make lack of charity any less blameworthy.
I actually do feel some sympathy for them, but they need to be kept away from children, by force if necessary. You can have sympathy, but still do what you have to do.
Have you missed all of history since the Fall of Man? Nothing new about it.
I love my dog. If she got rabies, I would feel sympathy for her, but I would not hesitate to take her out back and shoot her.
The primary difference between a pedophile and a rabid animal is that a pedophile has free will. If they are unable or unwilling to exercise their free will to do whatever is necessary not to act on their perverse impulses, then they should receive no more consideration than I would give my rabid dog.
It is worth studying them to see if we can find ways to prevent others from turning out the same way. At the same time, our primary concern has to be to protect any potential victims. That means either life time incarceration of convicted pedophiles without any possibility of parole or taking them out back and shooting them.
The best way to express that sympathy is to give them an extra portion of Mystery Meat in the chow line.
Decisions of the United States Supreme Court Upholding Parental Rights as Fundamental....
"The child is not the mere creature of the state; those who nurture him and direct his destiny have the right and the high duty, to recognize and prepare him for additional obligations."
I hope parents are taking this all the way to the Supreme Court.
That being said these pedos need locked up and studied...hopefully a cure will be found through medicine or an operation to treat people in the future...maybe even in the womb.
And thus begins the long-anticipated move toward social "acceptance."
I have nothing but admiration for the man in Texas who killed that child rapist who attacked his four-year-old daughter. If someone were doing that to my child, I'd do exactly the same thing.
They've been on this route for years. If Obama wins another term, watch for virtue to be a dirty word.
No matter what, prosecute the crime.
Who's going to pay for the research to find a cure that probably doesn't exist?
So the TRUTH is that we are dealing with behaviors here.
NEXT the discussion should go to are these acceptable behaviors?
After that we can talk about the CAUSE of behaviors. If there is one thing we should have learned from our psychology classes is that behaviors are complex. Because God created us complex, the causes are complex. There seldom is just ONE cause.
BUT, imprinting during our youth is one of the major impacts on behavior (there are exceptions). What we experience during our child hood has a major impact on our lives. Do you now know why the HOMOS Want to teach the children and why PORN is BAD? The libs want to skip steps one and two and distract us in a discussion of the cause.
Research co's are looking at brain addictions (porn, gambling, OCD's etc) and I would suspect many of these conditions are related.
This is a fairly new science and there will probably be some pretty cool discoveries/cures in the next 10-15 years.
There was an article that all the major drug co's are doing research on these conditions. Oh and the gov't is giving out grant money to universities in this area as they have done for a 100 years.
That’s a lot of money to spend on treatment for depravity masquerading as a pseudo-illness, when there are so many actual real diseases needing research/treatment.
Tie a millstone to them and cast them into the sea.
500 years ago we burnt people at the stake thinking they were demons and goblins when all they were was mentally ill.
Again people who diddle with young kids should be thrown in jail for a very long time..but if there is out of whack brain chemical causing these perversions then by all means let's try to find a cure.
Nice sentiment ... if resources available for research are infinite.
But they’re not.
If you don’t like millstones, I’ll settle for ropes or bullets.
You and I are in agrrement. I don’t care what your inclinations are. We all have some weakness. But we’re not animals, we’re human beings, and must control our behaviour.
As far as rapists and pedophiles go, a bullet to the brain immediately upon conviction and one appeal would suit me.
This is no "brain chemical" problem. This is SIN, pure and simple.
If you could prove to me that an arsonist was born with the desire to set fires - I still wouldn't want them free to roam the streets; I would want them locked up for their crimes.
We are all born with certain inborn inclinations; as just one example - men are much more likely to commit violent crimes. Some people are born without a discernible conscience (sociopaths). They should still pay for their crimes. Nothing would embolden a sociopath more than being told that because ‘they cannot help it’ they face reduced or no punishment.
They no more want to be "cured" than do homosexuals.
HOMOSEXUAL, because there's nothing GAY about it.
For secular humanists, if someone has a alternative lifestyle that has been scientifically proven that it was a biologically determined lifestyle from birth, that means that it is a legitimate lifestyle. It should not be considered evil, and one should be allowed to pursue it as they see fit,in the name of self-actualization. For them, first it was homosexuality, now pedophilia. Next is incest. This has been their plan for decades.
I find myself increasingly sympathetic toward that solution.
We either treat it like a disease and find a cure, or we treat it like a psychological disorder and we use it to discriminate in matters of parenting, employment, and security.
I’m talking about BOTH homosexuality AND pedophilia. If its a disease, let’s put on a telethon and look for a cure. If it isn’t - if they idea that pedophilia is somehow normal, simply because the case for homosexuality and pedophilia are the exact same (I can’t help it), then the rest of us should be allowed to take evasive action from people with those disorders.
I say that because as soon as you split procreation away from sex, you've shriveled its meaning. It's small. It reduces the meaning of sex to "I wanna." And if "I wanna" is the meaning, the object of "I wanna" can be, basically, anything you want.
“Both homosexuality and pedophilia are SINS, period!”
That’s been established. The condition whereupon a man gazes upon a child with lust isn’t something that happens naturally. There are a great many homosexuals that want very much not to be, for example.
There is a causation for that type of reaction. For the spiritual, partial possession may be the cause.
For the secular, the fact that they are ‘sins’ has no relevance. The fact that they cost society money, breach the peace, and pose public health risks are relevant enough to investigate scientifically. That they do not is purely political.
You’re right that those in the secular world do not give a rip that the “cause” is sin, grown from the heart. It’s too bad for them.
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