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Academic conference seeks to normalize pedophilia
Life Site News ^ | August 16, 2011 | JEREMY KRYN

Posted on 08/16/2011 2:52:06 PM PDT by NYer

BALTIMORE, MD, August 16, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Researchers from several prominent U.S. universities will participate tomorrow in a Baltimore conference reportedly aiming to normalize pedophilia.  According to the sponsoring organization’s website, the event will examine ways in which “minor-attracted persons” can be involved in a revision of the American Psychological Association (APA) classification of pedophilia. 

B4U-ACT, a group of pro-pedophile activists and mental health professionals, is behind the August 17 conference, which will include panelists from Harvard University, the Johns Hopkins University, the University of Louisville, and the University of Illinois.

B4U-ACT science director Howard Kline has criticized the definition of pedophilia by the American Psychological Association, describing its treatment of “minor-attracted persons” as “inaccurate” and “misleading.”

“It is based on data from prison studies, which completely ignore the existence of those who are law-abiding,” Kline said in a July 25 press release. “The proposed new diagnostic criteria specify ages and frequencies with no scientific basis whatsoever.” 

“The Diagnostic and Statistical of Mental Disorders (DSM) should meet a higher standard than that,” he added. “We can help them, because we are the people they are writing about.”

On their website B4U-ACT classifies pedophilia as simply another sexual orientation and decries the “stigma” attached to pedophilia, observing: “No one chooses to be emotionally and sexually attracted to children or adolescents. The cause is unknown; in fact, the development of attraction to adults is not understood.” The group says that it does not advocate treatment to change feelings of attraction to children or adolescents.

In their press release B4U-ACT announced a letter the group has sent to the APA criticizing its classification of the mental illness.

In an interview with LifeSiteNews (LSN), Liberty University Visiting Professor of Law Judith Reisman, an expert on sexual ethics and pornography, criticized the Baltimore conference, saying, “This has been on the agenda for decades.”

“I first met up with what I had come to call ‘The Academic Pedophile Lobby’ in 1977 at The British Psychological Society Conference on Love and
Attraction, Swansea, Wales,” she said. “I delivered a research paper on child pornography in Playboy 1954-1977.”

“Other conference academicians, some hired by pornographers, presented ‘scientific’ papers advocating the legalization of child pornography, prostitution and an end to age of consent,” she said. “They promoted their ‘scientific’ claims for early childhood sexuality to lawmakers and fellow academicians via both legitimate and pornographic media.”

“The DSM is typical of this degeneracy since they already had lightened the diagnosis of pedophilia as to make it almost meaningless, requiring that the pedophile be ‘bothered’ by his and her abuse of children and so on,” Reisman said. “We now have women and children sexually violating children as well as men. This will continue to spiral down into, well, we’d have to say the abyss of hell, unless we retrieve our laws, our mass media and our schools.”

As previously reported by LSN, similar lobbying, then by homosexual activists, led to the declassification of homosexuality as a mental disorder in 1973 in the DSM. As a result of the DSM declassification, debate regarding homosexuality and the many documented harms associated with the homosexual lifestyle has been all but shut down in academic psychological circles.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: asu; education; harvard; homosexualagenda; moralabsolutes; nambla; pedophilia; perverts

1 posted on 08/16/2011 2:52:17 PM PDT by NYer
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To: wagglebee; little jeremiah

Ping!


2 posted on 08/16/2011 2:54:03 PM PDT by NYer ("Be kind to every person you meet. For every person is fighting a great battle." St. Ephraim)
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To: NYer

Normalize pedophiles? Only thing that comes to mind is sending them back to their maker! There are probably better ideas though....


3 posted on 08/16/2011 2:56:28 PM PDT by foundedonpurpose (Be strong in truth!)
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To: NYer

They have been trying this for a long time. If you really want to upchuck, read about Kinsey’s “research.”

They called themselves “progressives” back in his time, and I notice that they have taken up this name again. This is their idea of progress, and like all good “progressives,” they plan to enforce it. The Brave New World is not far away.


4 posted on 08/16/2011 2:58:10 PM PDT by livius
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To: NYer

Error in this article: It is the American PSYCHIATRIC Association that is under attack by the pedophiles, not the American Psychological Association.


5 posted on 08/16/2011 2:58:55 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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To: NYer
Researchers from several prominent U.S. universities will participate tomorrow in a Baltimore conference reportedly aiming to normalize pedophilia.

Are they all NAMBLA members????

6 posted on 08/16/2011 2:59:57 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: NYer

Well, then I guess the DSM will have to adjust the behavior of parents that punish such perverts that injure their innocent babies as “normal” as well. After all, just becasue the law won’t protect our children, that does not mean someone who does so of their own volition and motivation should be considered outside the “norm”.

I think the resposnibility for such prevention of crime has ALWAYS truly fallen on the individual and collective private public, and now, as government descends into the abyss of humanism and amoral lawlessness, the more so.

Just sayin’, equal protection under the law and all being a key constitutional right-lack of due process on the one hand does not limit the application of due process on the other!

Remember, in the USA, all powers are inherent in the people, and only such powers as granted to the government exist.


7 posted on 08/16/2011 3:12:29 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: NYer

Sure, next it will be child killers, bank robbers, drink driving, heck, why not make everything legal - then there would be no crime.


8 posted on 08/16/2011 3:14:31 PM PDT by SkyDancer (You know, they invented wheelbarrows to teach government employees how to walk on their hind legs.)
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To: FormerACLUmember

Not a dime’s worth of difference between those two groups, really.


9 posted on 08/16/2011 3:16:19 PM PDT by Arm_Bears (I'll have what the gentleman on the floor is drinking.)
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To: NYer

These same learned pedophile advocates likely unanimously support the notion of man-made global climate change too.


10 posted on 08/16/2011 3:18:54 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: NYer

WHAT THE FFFFFUUUUUUUUUUU*********%%%%%%%%%????? These people need to be hunted down.


11 posted on 08/16/2011 3:22:17 PM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: NYer
delenda est...
12 posted on 08/16/2011 3:28:33 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: foundedonpurpose

Your first thought was right. They can’t be cured!


13 posted on 08/16/2011 3:29:58 PM PDT by rex regnum insanit (falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus)
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To: NYer

Freepers on this very site in all the naughty school teacher threads seek exactly the same thing.


14 posted on 08/16/2011 3:34:38 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: MrEdd

Mredd, you are talking out of your southern end...foolish nonsense.


15 posted on 08/16/2011 3:42:12 PM PDT by bigfootbob
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To: NYer

Psychiatrists/psychologists, whatever; its all fraud.


16 posted on 08/16/2011 3:51:27 PM PDT by GenXteacher (He that hath no stomach for this fight, let him depart!)
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To: NYer

Sad to say, I’m not surprised.


17 posted on 08/16/2011 3:51:37 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: MrEdd

I’m calling you on this one, you’re lying, and you know you’re lying. The “not guilty” threads are all in good humor. I’d wager that not a single FReeper is seeking to legalize pedophilia.


18 posted on 08/16/2011 3:52:06 PM PDT by Melas (u)
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To: NYer

GIFSoup

What?

19 posted on 08/16/2011 4:12:49 PM PDT by KC_Lion (If Sarah can't be elected in 2012, then Phase II will fall into place, may G-D have mercy on us all)
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To: NYer

The psych field is heavily, heavily dominated by women and to see them even pondering this shows me the truth of what another FReepers grandmother said to him. Men can be bad but when women go bad they are evil.

The women are supposed to protect children and now look at how they plan to feed them to the wolves. Sad.


20 posted on 08/16/2011 4:46:51 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: NYer

I am absolutely unsurprised by this. How long before Christianity is classified as a mental disorder?


21 posted on 08/16/2011 4:49:29 PM PDT by allblues
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To: NYer
“minor-attracted persons”

I have now, heard it all.

"Minor attracted people" had better stay away from my grand kids. I'm 66 years old and Illinois doesn't have a death penalty any more. What could a life sentence be for me, 10 maybe 20 years tops. I will kill anybody who hurts any of my grands. They can use this statement as grounds for "premeditation", I don't care.

22 posted on 08/16/2011 5:22:18 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (The only problem some people have with tyranny is that they’re not the tyrant.)
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There was another ping not long ago about the attempts to normalize pedophilia, not sure if it was about this same "conference". So, here's another article, in case you missed that one. Judith Reisman is an expert in the field of how sexual deviance harms children and adults. Everything she writes is well researched and true. The normalization of pedophilia has been promoted for a long time; explicit sex-ed is one of the many methods to sexualize children younger and younger, so adults can claim that "children want it". Yes, it's revolting and horrifying, but that is exactly what they claim. SIECUS (link in next comment) is a very influential organization which has been promoting child sex for decades.

Reisman says:

“We now have women and children sexually violating children as well as men. This will continue to spiral down into, well, we’d have to say the abyss of hell, unless we retrieve our laws, our mass media and our schools.”

We have to get our cultural standard based on moral absolutes back, or deeper into the abyss we will go.

23 posted on 08/16/2011 5:38:32 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: little jeremiah

SIECUS official site:

http://www.siecus.org/

The truth about SIECUS:

http://www.contenderministries.org/articles/worldevents/siecus.php

SIECUS Is Morally Molesting Your Children!!

If you have a child attending public school, he or she may be studying sex education curriculum developed by an organization known as SIECUS (Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States). SIECUS curriculum promotes to children the ideas that homosexuality, bisexuality, and transsexuality are normal and healthy lifestyles, and that abortion is a convenient and acceptable method of birth control. Moreover, they are teaching your children that those who disagree with these views – even on religious grounds – are narrow-minded bigots on the fringe of society. They encourage children to shun the values of their parents if those values contradict those held by SIECUS. This organization is also working internationally to adapt their sex education guidelines for use in other countries.

SIECUS is a 38-year-old nonprofit organization whose sex education guidelines have been endorsed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for use in public schools. Their sex education does not just target children who have reached puberty, but rather is targeted towards children as young as five years of age!

SIECUS is also pro-pornography. On their website, they proclaim, “When sensitively used in a manner appropriate to the viewer’s age and developmental level, sexually explicit visual, printed, or on-line materials can be valuable educational or personal aids…contributing to a wholesome concept of sexuality.” They also state, “Adults should have the right of access to sexually explicit materials for personal use. Legislative and judicial efforts to prevent the production or distribution of sexually explicit materials endanger constitutionally guaranteed freedoms of speech and press and could be employed to restrict the appropriate professional use of such materials by sexuality educators, therapists, and researchers.” These are points of view that they share with your teenager at school – pornography is wonderful!

Etc.

http://www.dianedew.com/siecus.htm

An exposé
by Diane Dew
quoting the organization’s own publications

Interesting that doing a google search, it was not easy to find the truth about SIECUS. The official site and parts of it took up most of the first two pages.


24 posted on 08/16/2011 5:45:26 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: little jeremiah

I think they ought to be “normalized” at the end of a rope.

And that goes for their deviate-enabling shrinks too.


25 posted on 08/16/2011 7:13:13 PM PDT by prairiebreeze
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To: NYer; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; cindy-true-supporter; ...

After they all arrive at the conference, take off and nuke the site from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.

Maryland “FREEEEEEEAK State” PING!


26 posted on 08/16/2011 8:17:04 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (It's the Tea Party's fault!)
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To: NYer

Why the f*ck would people want to normalize a fate worse than death for young children???

Evil, for sure.


27 posted on 08/16/2011 8:23:14 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (It's the Tea Party's fault!)
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To: MrEdd
"Freepers on this very site in all the naughty school teacher threads seek exactly the same thing"

Oh please....either you're deliberately lying or horribly obtuse. The history of the 'guilty' / 'not guilty' verdicts rendered on the naughty school teacher threads were started by people outraged at the disparity between what are generally considered just sentences given to male teachers caught with their students, and what appear to be correspondingly light sentences given to female teachers with theirs. Starting around the time of Debra Lafave, it became obvious that the more attractive female teachers appeared to receive correspondingly lenient sentences.

Much of the banter on those threads is not an endorsement of pedophilia, but a skewering of the inherent bias in the justice system's handling of it.

28 posted on 08/16/2011 8:28:08 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: NYer

I’m going to do something unsusual for me. I’m going to take a had core moral stance, speak a truth or too that might not be comfortable for some, but it remains true.

In plain terms, my daddy taught me to do the right thing. Until the military got a hold of me, I was a shy retiring book worm that read too much. My only social life was rock climbing and training on my bicycle. My teen years were awkward to say the least. At 18 a girl of 14 developed a crush on which was surprising because everything else had already developed to epic proportions. Not used to the attentions of smokin’ hot teenage girls I developed a crush on her as well. My father saw it coming, and said to me, “You that’s gonna be a long miserable road for both of you even if her parents don’t have you arrested. You’re taking her entire body in with every glance, and I’m granting you that its a fine body to be sure but you’re not looking into those child like eyes. She thinks you hung the moon son,and she believe that about you because she sees you as a child like herself. She doesn’t see you as a man so you do. You to not only see yourself as a man, but you must see her as a child, because that’s what she is, a fully delevoped sexually precocious child

There are right and wrong son, and I know you already know what’s the right think do here. The question here is; are you going to trust your sense of right and wrong,or damn the topedoe and make her young life much more complicated than you ever should?

I listened, and decided that as attractive as she I just couldnt do., and to to this day some 30 years later, she’ss still all that and a back of chips. She tells me that she’s so thankful I rejected all of her advances and she said that she loved the boy in me that really wanted to , but the man inside that would not let him earned her respect, and says she carried it with her whole life. We need more people today who respect boundries, even it when it’s really temping to cross. them.


29 posted on 08/17/2011 12:49:57 AM PDT by Melas (u)
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To: Melas

Thank you for sharing this. Your story is inspiring.


30 posted on 08/17/2011 12:53:15 AM PDT by thecodont
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

There was a White Paper on the “benefits” of Adult/Child Sex for the children that was proposed by the APA a few years back. If you Google it, it shows up.


31 posted on 08/17/2011 7:15:02 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: massgopguy

Oh gross! Some people will go to any length to justify an evil practice.

Is there a white paper on the benefits of chemical (or real) castration?


32 posted on 08/17/2011 10:11:09 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (It's the Tea Party's fault!)
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