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Britainís Leading Gay Activist Calls for Lowering of Age of Consent to 14
Life Site News ^ | Wednesday September 1, 2010 | Hilary White

Posted on 09/02/2010 12:34:11 PM PDT by GonzoII

Wednesday September 1, 2010


Britain’s Leading Gay Activist Calls for Lowering of Age of Consent to 14

By Hilary White

LONDON, September 1, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – One of Britain’s leading homosexualist activists has called again for the lowering of the age of sexual consent from 16 to 14, saying that this will reduce incidents of sexual abuse of young people. Peter Tatchell, founder of the group OutRage!, wrote on the website Big Think, “Whether we like it or not, many teenagers have their first sexual experience around the ages of 14 or 15.”

“If we want to protect young people, and I do, the best way to do this is not by threatening them with arrest, but by giving them frank, high quality sex and relationship education from an early age.

“This includes empowering them with the skills, knowledge and confidence to say no to unwanted sexual advances and to report sex abusers. Compared to the blanket criminalization of sexually-active under-age youth, this empowerment strategy is a more effective way to protect young people from peer pressure and pedophiles.”

A higher age of consent actually puts young teens at greater risk of abuse by “reinforcing the idea that young people under 16 have no sexual rights,” Tatchell said. “They signal that a young person is not capable of making a rational, moral choice about when to have sex.”

“Guilt and shame about sex also increase the likelihood of molestation by encouraging the furtiveness and secrecy on which abuse thrives,” he added.

“Despite what the puritans and sex-haters say, underage sex is mostly consenting, safe, and fun,” Tatchell said. “If there is harm caused, it is usually not as a result of sex, per se, but because of emotional abuse within relationships and because of unsafe sex, which can pass on infections and make young girls pregnant when they are not ready for motherhood.”

OutRage! has long lobbied for the lowering of the age of consent in Britain, which was already lowered for homosexual acts from age 21 in 1994 and again in 2000 to 16, after heavy lobbying by homosexualist activists.

Carolyn Moynihan, an Auckland journalist with a special interest in family issues, responded at Mercatornet, saying it is “a little bit surprising” that Tatchell has made the suggestion at the time when he is part of a protest against Pope Benedict, whom he accuses of failing to protect young people from sexual predators.

Moynihan said, “Of course there will always be underage people who have sex, but that doesn’t mean the law should condone it. Sex is a very complicated part of human behavior that is too nuanced for young people to understand.”

She cited studies that have shown that young people, especially girls, who have sex at early ages often regret it. She quotes Daily Telegraph columnist David Lindsay saying, “Sex is for people who can cope with the consequences, physical and otherwise. In a word, adults.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: academicbias; ageofconsent; ageofconsentlaws; comeforyourchildren; cultureofcorruption; culturewar; homosexualagenda; indoctrination; manboylove; moralabsolutes; outrage; petertatchell; seduction; seicus; sexeducation; sexpositiveagenda; sexualizingchildren; statutoryrape
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"this will reduce incidents of sexual abuse of young people."

It will increase their being seduced into perversion.

1 posted on 09/02/2010 12:34:16 PM PDT by GonzoII
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To: GonzoII

Ah, NAMBLA moves to Britain!!!! Isn’t radical liberalism beautiful?


2 posted on 09/02/2010 12:35:32 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: GonzoII

Completely disgusting


3 posted on 09/02/2010 12:36:08 PM PDT by wastedyears (Iron Maiden's new album in the top 5 in the US. Incredible)
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To: GonzoII
“If we want to protect young people, and I do, the best way to do this is not by threatening them with arrest, but by giving them frank, high quality sex and relationship education from an early age.

The real meaning

4 posted on 09/02/2010 12:36:20 PM PDT by frogjerk (I believe in unicorns, fairies and pro-life Democrats.)
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To: GonzoII

Here we go - right back down to the stone ages - - the very thing that toppled great nations - the perversions is the big RED FLAG that signals the end...


5 posted on 09/02/2010 12:36:29 PM PDT by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: GonzoII

Well now, if the age of consent was reduced to zero, then there would be absolutely no sexual crimes against children, ya think?

Moral reprobates.


6 posted on 09/02/2010 12:36:41 PM PDT by Manly Warrior (US ARMY (Ret), "No Free Lunches for the Dogs of War" (my spelling is generally korrect!))
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To: GonzoII; wagglebee

Celebrate perversity.

Defining deviancy downwards.


7 posted on 09/02/2010 12:36:48 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I want IMPROVEMENT, not just CHANGE.)
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To: GonzoII

“this will reduce incidents of sexual abuse of young people.”

It will increase their being seduced into perversion.

The leftist argument for sexualizing our curriculum here in the states...to make them stronger.

BSTRDS.


8 posted on 09/02/2010 12:36:55 PM PDT by jessduntno ("There's only one true Christian liberal in the country and that's Mike Huckabee." - Ann Coulter)
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To: GonzoII

I bet he his. Nice, the pervs are so enbolden by their PC pulpit that dare to speak the truth of their desires. Not that there is anything wrong with it.


9 posted on 09/02/2010 12:37:15 PM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: GonzoII

I guess this also would lower the age of consent to 14 for HIV and syphilis


10 posted on 09/02/2010 12:37:33 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (NO MOS-que AP: It's the "GROUND ZERO MOSQUE")
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“saying that this will reduce incidents of sexual abuse of young people”

When they outlaw sex with minors, only outlaws will have sex with minors.


11 posted on 09/02/2010 12:37:40 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I want IMPROVEMENT, not just CHANGE.)
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To: GonzoII

Your place in HELL is reserved scumbag..


12 posted on 09/02/2010 12:39:18 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA
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To: frogjerk

Yep.

“Guilt and shame about sex”

The sex positive agenda (as espoused by Reich, Kinsey, feminists, and SEICUS) pushes an end to ALL moral judgements over ALL sexual pairings regardless of sex, age, relation, marital status, number, or species of partner(s).

Rome didn’t fall in a day.


13 posted on 09/02/2010 12:39:47 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I want IMPROVEMENT, not just CHANGE.)
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To: GonzoII; EagleUSA

Bloody Baby BUGGERS!

Pedophiles at it again.


14 posted on 09/02/2010 12:40:18 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: GonzoII

and that is just what the gay agenda is, and always has been, about; removing the age of consent.


15 posted on 09/02/2010 12:40:21 PM PDT by dirtymac (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country. Calling all Son's of Liberty)
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To: EagleUSA

Now the “gay community” will tell you they should get married but NOT the NAMBLA people. It is now gay vs child rapist - why should one have rights the other does not.


16 posted on 09/02/2010 12:40:48 PM PDT by edcoil (I can't fix stupid.)
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To: GonzoII

“Britain’s Leading Gay Activist Calls for Lowering of Age of Consent to 14”

But we are told not to believe that queers and pedophiles are one and the same.


17 posted on 09/02/2010 12:41:29 PM PDT by Grunthor (My coffee creamer is fat free because I am not.)
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To: GonzoII
Peter Tatchell about to get one...


18 posted on 09/02/2010 12:43:13 PM PDT by avacado
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To: GonzoII

Inside every “loving, caring, normal” homosexual lies a predatory beast who desperately wants to sodomize your preschool son.

Even the most ardent homofascist realizes that surrendering to those urges will cross the social boundaries today—but they’re working on it!


19 posted on 09/02/2010 12:43:22 PM PDT by TruthHound ("He who does not punish evil commands it to be done." --Leonardo da Vinci)
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To: GonzoII
A higher age of consent actually puts young teens at greater risk of abuse by “reinforcing the idea that young people under 16 have no sexual rights,” Tatchell said. “They signal that a young person is not capable of making a rational, moral choice about when to have sex.”

If there is harm caused, it is usually not as a result of sex, per se, but because of emotional abuse within relationships and because of unsafe sex, which can pass on infections and make young girls pregnant when they are not ready for motherhood.”

That's kind of an argument FOR abstinence. The sex positive proponents are against abstinence not because it doesn't work but because they see sex as a birthright to be enjoyed by everyone with everything at every age. Not acting on that impulse is "unhealthy".

20 posted on 09/02/2010 12:45:27 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I want IMPROVEMENT, not just CHANGE.)
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To: GonzoII
This Tatchell fellow puts a smiley face on lowering the age for sexual consent down to 14 and passes it off as 'protecting the children'. Instead of laughing at him and pointing out the obvious, that he is seeking to allow homosexuals to have sex with 14-year old kids with no legal restrictions, I expect many Britons will nod their heads and say "This makes sense, what a great idea!" Sadly, they will believe this. Another reason why, in many ways, the free western world would appear to be doomed.
21 posted on 09/02/2010 12:45:46 PM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: GonzoII

he likes them young


22 posted on 09/02/2010 12:45:58 PM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: TruthHound

Remember MAMBLA’s motto before the FBI was going to come down on them. “Sex by Eight. Or it’s too late”.


23 posted on 09/02/2010 12:47:33 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Jim Scott

Coming to the USA soon.


24 posted on 09/02/2010 12:48:13 PM PDT by KansasGirl (No, I do not proofread.)
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To: GonzoII

Tatchell, you freakish paedo.


25 posted on 09/02/2010 12:48:35 PM PDT by agere_contra (...what if we won't eat the dog food?)
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To: a fool in paradise

Good one.

Bumpersticker:

Vote Democrat
Celebrate Perversity


26 posted on 09/02/2010 12:50:53 PM PDT by Jacquerie (There isn't a single problem threatening our republic that cannot be attributed to democrats.)
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To: GonzoII
will reduce incidents of sexual abuse of young people.

Rightttttt You want 'em younger so you won't be charged with rape, pervert.

27 posted on 09/02/2010 12:52:42 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS= Obama's Mosque, taxes, painful death. Is this what you want?)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Next you’ll ask the age to be lowered to 10 yrs, then 6 yrs...then 19 months, perverts all.


28 posted on 09/02/2010 12:54:20 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS= Obama's Mosque, taxes, painful death. Is this what you want?)
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To: Jacquerie

Good one.

Bumpersticker:

Vote Democrat
Celebrate Perversity

NO GREAT ONE! I want one.


29 posted on 09/02/2010 12:55:15 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS= Obama's Mosque, taxes, painful death. Is this what you want?)
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To: edcoil
For a long as I can remember NAMBLA has tried to hitch their wagon to gay rights organizations in the hope that once the gay lifestyle becomes normalized in mainstream society, it will only be a matter of time before man-boy love will accepted as well.

Many gay rights organizations have tried to keep their distance from NAMBLA, but the truth is, once gayness is mainstreamed, all that's left to do is adjust the age of consent, and voila...legalized man-boy love! The "love" that destroys for generations.

30 posted on 09/02/2010 1:00:38 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: GonzoII
Homosexual practices are not "high quality sex"!

I suspect there is a pedophile hiding in every queer, to Hell with what the "experts" say!

They want access to kids in the important formative years, when they are most vulnerable to confused emotions.

31 posted on 09/02/2010 1:02:06 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not A Matter Of Opinion)
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To: GonzoII

Its 13 in Japan where elementary-age prostitution is seen almost as normal.


32 posted on 09/02/2010 1:02:31 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: GonzoII

I’m starting to doubt that...

There will always be an England.


33 posted on 09/02/2010 1:02:54 PM PDT by montomike (Politics should be about service and not a lucrative, money-making opportunity!)
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To: frogjerk

Planned Parenthood International said that girls should be taught to enjoy sex by 10.


34 posted on 09/02/2010 1:03:20 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: GonzoII

Does this guy realize that if a 20 year-old has sex with a 14 year-old, it’s not the 14 year-old who goes to jail? Does he realize it’s not illegal for two 15 year-olds to have sex?


35 posted on 09/02/2010 1:03:27 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: TribalPrincess2U
Next you’ll ask the age to be lowered to 10 yrs, then 6 yrs...then 19 months, perverts all.

If you make it legal to take another person's life, the crime statistics for murder will drop to zero.

36 posted on 09/02/2010 1:04:32 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: Jim Scott

The Brits institutionalized buggery in boarding schools centuries ago.


37 posted on 09/02/2010 1:04:54 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not A Matter Of Opinion)
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To: a fool in paradise
The sex positive agenda (as espoused by ... the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.... http://www.positive.org/JustSayYes/index.html
38 posted on 09/02/2010 1:06:06 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: Tex-Con-Man

Shaking head and smiling.


39 posted on 09/02/2010 1:08:09 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS= Obama's Mosque, taxes, painful death. Is this what you want?)
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To: GeronL

Funded by federal governments, not just ours, and through numerous educational and medical institutions.

It’s a global agenda pushed by unelected educrats.


40 posted on 09/02/2010 1:10:53 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I want IMPROVEMENT, not just CHANGE.)
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To: GonzoII

Yep, seems fags recruit young boys all the time.
Guess this prevert just doesn’t want to go to jail for it.


41 posted on 09/02/2010 1:13:42 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) ")
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To: GonzoII

Selfish and hedonistic epicentre of the culture of death indeed...


42 posted on 09/02/2010 1:20:27 PM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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I’ve got an alternate plan. Get that 16 year old age of consent to homosexuality back up to at least 18. Start making some arrests, and get these folks behind bars ASAP.


43 posted on 09/02/2010 1:20:31 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (UniTea! It's not Rs vs Ds you dimwits. It's Cs vs Ls. Cut the crap & lets build for success.)
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To: KansasGirl
Coming to the USA soon.

Already here, and entrenched in the halls of academe, the courts, etc.

44 posted on 09/02/2010 1:24:09 PM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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45 posted on 09/02/2010 1:26:56 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: GonzoII

It is one thing to consider a “Romeo and Juliet” law that decriminalizes (otherwise) underage sex when both partners are close in age, e.g., two 15 year olds.

It is quite another to flat-out lower the age of consent to 14 without regard to the age of the other(s) involved.

No thanks.


46 posted on 09/02/2010 1:36:19 PM PDT by pogo101
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"saying that this will reduce incidents of sexual abuse of young people."

Why not then lower the age of consent to <1 year olds, which would do away with the problem of pedophilia entirely? Why not do away with rape as a crime, which would solve the problem or rape?

47 posted on 09/02/2010 1:40:37 PM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: GonzoII

Unnngh!


48 posted on 09/02/2010 1:41:18 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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"this will reduce incidents of sexual abuse of young people."

Why don't we decriminalize the beating of homosexuals. This will decrease the incidents of anti homosexual hate crimes.

49 posted on 09/02/2010 2:02:17 PM PDT by magslinger (DISCLAIMER: No liberals were harmed in the making of this post. I'm sorry and will try harder.)
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To: GonzoII

Uhhh...would that be 14 MONTHS??!! NAMBLA types don’t LIKE to wait 14 years!!


50 posted on 09/02/2010 2:04:18 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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