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Gawker: Pedophiles Born that Way, Deserve Sympathy
American Clarion ^ | September 11, 2012 | Gina Miller

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 Jerusalem—three 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 Gawker’s “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 explain—without addressing the real issue of sin—the 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 one’s 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 public’s sympathy the way any brain disorder is. Some of the scientists say pedophilia is a sexual orientation, meaning that it’s unchangeable, regardless of how much jail time or beatings or therapy someone is dealt.

Deserving of the public’s 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, I’m afraid so. Call this behavior what you want; it is still purely evil.

The “scientific” portion of Jefferson’s 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 average—and the younger the pedophile’s victims, the lower the pedophile’s 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 doesn’t seem to be a pedophilia center in the brain,” says Cantor. “Instead, there’s either not enough of this cabling, not the correct kind of cabling, or it’s wiring the wrong areas together, so instead of the brain evoking protective or parental instincts when these people see children, it’s instead evoking sexual instincts. There’s 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 they’re also not nearly as lowly and cursed as men attracted to children. One imagines that if Jesus ever came to Earth, he’d 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.

Let’s 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 prey—innocent 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: you’re 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 piece’s 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 God’s Word. When we surrender our lives to God the Father through Christ the Son, we are made new creatures—new! 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 sin—every sin.

But, without God’s 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.


TOPICS: Religion; Science; Society
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; moralabsolutes; pedophiles; pedophilia; perversity; perverts
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1 posted on 09/11/2012 7:08:08 AM PDT by WXRGina
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2 posted on 09/11/2012 7:10:03 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: WXRGina

“I don’t give a crap about the reason...deserve a bullet”


3 posted on 09/11/2012 7:10:18 AM PDT by my small voice (A biased media and an uneducated populace is the biggest threat to our nation.)
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To: WXRGina

“I don’t give a crap about the reason...deserve a bullet”

New title.


4 posted on 09/11/2012 7:10:34 AM PDT by my small voice (A biased media and an uneducated populace is the biggest threat to our nation.)
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To: WXRGina

Pedophiles should be sterilized and sent to an island to live among themselves.


5 posted on 09/11/2012 7:10:40 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: WXRGina
Of course this is where they are going now that they've sold the 'born this way' line to the masses.

For the freaks and perverts the sky is now the limit.

6 posted on 09/11/2012 7:10:51 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: WXRGina

So are murderers.

What’s the problem?


7 posted on 09/11/2012 7:14:39 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: dfwgator

Yep!


8 posted on 09/11/2012 7:15:09 AM PDT by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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To: WXRGina

Now comes the effort to normalize child molesters.

The can’t help it. They were born that way. /s


9 posted on 09/11/2012 7:15:09 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan
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To: WXRGina

Typical “ it’s not my fault, it’s my gene” nonsense.


10 posted on 09/11/2012 7:16:05 AM PDT by granada
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To: WXRGina

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.


11 posted on 09/11/2012 7:16:55 AM PDT by chesley (Vast deserts of political ignorance makes liberalism possible - James Lewis)
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To: WXRGina
Cord Jefferson, a homosexual writing that, really, there's nothing wrong with pedophilia.
12 posted on 09/11/2012 7:17:28 AM PDT by Obadiah (The Hunger Games -- Obama's vision for America)
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To: WXRGina
Adults are responsible for their actions. Petty is reserved for the victims.
13 posted on 09/11/2012 7:19:35 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: WXRGina

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.


14 posted on 09/11/2012 7:20:13 AM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: WXRGina

Liberals never fail at giving sympathy for the evil.. and contempt for the good.


15 posted on 09/11/2012 7:21:46 AM PDT by DivineMomentsOfTruth ("Give me Liberty or I'll stand up and get it for myself!")
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To: WXRGina

This will not stop.

“For this reason God allowed their shameful passions to control them.”

Romans 1:26

As their growing lusts continue to overpower and consume them they will decend deeper into depravity.


16 posted on 09/11/2012 7:23:58 AM PDT by Obadiah (The Hunger Games -- Obama's vision for America)
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To: WXRGina
Jefferson lays out the case for pedophilia being a “sexual orientation” that these people, mostly men, have no way of changing.

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.

17 posted on 09/11/2012 7:25:04 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: WXRGina

Evil: “The New Normal.”


18 posted on 09/11/2012 7:25:46 AM PDT by Little Ray (AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: WXRGina

They do NOT deserve sympathy!


19 posted on 09/11/2012 7:27:27 AM PDT by apocalypto
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To: commish

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.


20 posted on 09/11/2012 7:28:31 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: apocalypto
They do NOT deserve sympathy!

I'd have no problem with them getting the death penalty.

21 posted on 09/11/2012 7:29:28 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: WXRGina

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.


22 posted on 09/11/2012 7:30:10 AM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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To: WXRGina

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.


23 posted on 09/11/2012 7:30:20 AM PDT by Paradox (I want Obama defeated. Period.)
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To: Little Ray
Evil: “The New Normal."

Have you missed all of history since the Fall of Man? Nothing new about it.

24 posted on 09/11/2012 7:32:17 AM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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To: WXRGina

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.


25 posted on 09/11/2012 7:33:45 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: WXRGina

The best way to express that sympathy is to give them an extra portion of Mystery Meat in the chow line.


26 posted on 09/11/2012 7:34:20 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: WXRGina
California just passed a law making it illegal for parents, counselors or anyone to interfere with a child’s interest in homosexual behavior.

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.

27 posted on 09/11/2012 7:37:39 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: WXRGina
Science is showing some people have certain brain chemicals which makes them prone to addictions, violence etc. For instance, murders tend to have the same brain formation normal, non violent people do not have.

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.

28 posted on 09/11/2012 7:41:49 AM PDT by trailhkr1
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To: WXRGina
Jefferson lays out the case for pedophilia being a “sexual orientation”

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.

29 posted on 09/11/2012 7:43:09 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If Obama is reelected, America will deserve every mockery that follows.)
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To: WXRGina

Celebrate Perversity!


30 posted on 09/11/2012 7:48:15 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
Now comes the effort to normalize child molesters.

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.

31 posted on 09/11/2012 7:49:02 AM PDT by Loud Mime (I'll claim I speak for God only after I do acid, a few lines of coke and half a bottle of bourbon.)
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To: trailhkr1
...hopefully a cure will be found through medicine or an operation to treat people in the future...maybe even in the womb.

Who's going to pay for the research to find a cure that probably doesn't exist?

32 posted on 09/11/2012 7:51:14 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: chesley
It is conceivable, I suppose, that people are born with the inclination to rape children.

Homosexuality is a behavior, lying is a behavior, stealing is a behavior, rape is a behavior, smoking is a behavior, etc..................

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.

33 posted on 09/11/2012 7:53:35 AM PDT by PeterPrinciple ( (Lord, save me from some conservatives, they don't understand history any better than liberals.))
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To: concerned about politics

Agree.


34 posted on 09/11/2012 7:55:52 AM PDT by apocalypto
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To: DuncanWaring
Who's going to pay for the research to find a cure that probably doesn't exist?

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.

35 posted on 09/11/2012 8:01:26 AM PDT by trailhkr1
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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.


36 posted on 09/11/2012 8:09:30 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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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/treatmTie 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.

37 posted on 09/11/2012 8:16:18 AM PDT by trailhkr1
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To: trailhkr1

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.


38 posted on 09/11/2012 8:29:34 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: PeterPrinciple

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.


39 posted on 09/11/2012 8:33:49 AM PDT by chesley (Vast deserts of political ignorance makes liberalism possible - James Lewis)
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To: trailhkr1
but if there is out of whack brain chemical causing these perversions then by all means let's try to find a cure.

This is no "brain chemical" problem. This is SIN, pure and simple.

40 posted on 09/11/2012 9:05:39 AM PDT by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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To: trailhkr1
When they cease all mental function due to .357 induced lobotomy - no more “out of whack brain chemical”s.

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.

41 posted on 09/11/2012 9:13:27 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: trailhkr1
...let's try to find a cure.

They no more want to be "cured" than do homosexuals.

HOMOSEXUAL, because there's nothing GAY about it.

42 posted on 09/11/2012 9:16:39 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: WXRGina
Born This Way: Sympathy and Science for Those Who Want to Have Sex with Children

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.

43 posted on 09/11/2012 9:17:37 AM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: DuncanWaring

I find myself increasingly sympathetic toward that solution.


44 posted on 09/11/2012 9:23:51 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: WXRGina

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.


45 posted on 09/11/2012 9:34:29 AM PDT by RinaseaofDs (Does beheading qualify as 'breaking my back', in the Jeffersonian sense of the expression?)
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To: RinaseaofDs
Both homosexuality and pedophilia are SINS, period!
46 posted on 09/11/2012 12:01:42 PM PDT by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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To: WXRGina; dfwgator; my small voice; skeeter
Most people are assuming that the template for this new push comes from the Gay Campaign, and that's true, but that wasn't the biggie. The biggie was contraception --- a fight that was lost 44 years ago --- I can tell you just when --- in the summer of 1968.

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.

47 posted on 09/11/2012 12:52:11 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("You can observe a lot just by watchin'." - Yogi Berra)
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To: WXRGina

“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.


48 posted on 09/11/2012 2:13:39 PM PDT by RinaseaofDs (Does beheading qualify as 'breaking my back', in the Jeffersonian sense of the expression?)
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To: RinaseaofDs

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.


49 posted on 09/11/2012 3:50:31 PM PDT by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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To: WXRGina
Just think,before too long the Rat Party will be able to *openly* accept campaign $$$ from NAMBLA.
50 posted on 09/11/2012 4:43:46 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If Obama's Reelected Imagine The Mess He'll Inherit!)
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