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Posted on 09/02/2010 12:34:11 PM PDT by GonzoII
Wednesday September 1, 2010
Britains Leading Gay Activist Calls for Lowering of Age of Consent to 14
By Hilary White
LONDON, September 1, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) One of Britains 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 doesnt 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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It will increase their being seduced into perversion.
Ah, NAMBLA moves to Britain!!!! Isn’t radical liberalism beautiful?
The real meaning
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...
Well now, if the age of consent was reduced to zero, then there would be absolutely no sexual crimes against children, ya think?
Defining deviancy downwards.
“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.
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.
I guess this also would lower the age of consent to 14 for HIV and syphilis
“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.
Your place in HELL is reserved scumbag..
“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.
Bloody Baby BUGGERS!
Pedophiles at it again.
and that is just what the gay agenda is, and always has been, about; removing the age of consent.
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.
“Britains 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.
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 todaybut they’re working on it!
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".
he likes them young
Remember MAMBLA’s motto before the FBI was going to come down on them. “Sex by Eight. Or it’s too late”.
Coming to the USA soon.
Tatchell, you freakish paedo.
Rightttttt You want 'em younger so you won't be charged with rape, pervert.
Next you’ll ask the age to be lowered to 10 yrs, then 6 yrs...then 19 months, perverts all.
NO GREAT ONE! I want one.
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.
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.
Its 13 in Japan where elementary-age prostitution is seen almost as normal.
I’m starting to doubt that...
There will always be an England.
Planned Parenthood International said that girls should be taught to enjoy sex by 10.
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?
If you make it legal to take another person's life, the crime statistics for murder will drop to zero.
The Brits institutionalized buggery in boarding schools centuries ago.
Shaking head and smiling.
Funded by federal governments, not just ours, and through numerous educational and medical institutions.
It’s a global agenda pushed by unelected educrats.
Yep, seems fags recruit young boys all the time.
Guess this prevert just doesn’t want to go to jail for it.
Selfish and hedonistic epicentre of the culture of death indeed...
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.
Already here, and entrenched in the halls of academe, the courts, etc.
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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.
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?
Why don't we decriminalize the beating of homosexuals. This will decrease the incidents of anti homosexual hate crimes.
Uhhh...would that be 14 MONTHS??!! NAMBLA types don’t LIKE to wait 14 years!!