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Are Mental Health Professionals Working to Normalize Pedophilia? (Just like Homosexuality in 1973)
New American ^ | 8/19/11 | DAVE BOHON

Posted on 08/18/2011 5:01:17 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks

As law enforcement agencies around the world continue to round up adults who prey on children, a small group of mental health professionals appears to be trying to facilitate a change in how pedophilia is defined and diagnosed. In fact, as reported by the Daily Caller, just such a group used an August 17 conference in Baltimore to discuss how “pedophiles themselves could play a role in removing pedophilia from the American Psychiatric Association’s bible of mental illnesses — the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), set to undergo a significant revision by 2013.”

The conference was sponsored by B4U-ACT, which the Daily Caller described as “a group of pro-pedophile mental health professionals and sympathetic activists.” According to information provided on the group’s website, the focus of the conference was to bring together researchers and mental health professionals — as well as “minor-attracted persons” — in order to discuss, among other issues, ways in which pedophiles “can be involved in the DSM 5 revision process.”

The Daily Caller noted that B4U-ACT has been actively attacking “the APA’s definition of pedophilia in the run-up to the conference, denouncing its description of ‘minor-attracted persons’ as ‘inaccurate’ and ‘misleading’ because the current DSM links pedophilia with criminality” — a “stigma” B4U-ACT members would apparently like to see changed.

In a July 25 press release, the organization announced that it had sent a letter to the board of trustees of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) “notifying the organization of the inaccuracies and misleading information contained in the current draft of its [DSM], currently under revision.”

Howard Kline, science director for B4U-ACT, claimed that the currently proposed DSM revision for pedophilia “is full of inaccurate and misleading information on people who are attracted to children or adolescents. It is based on data from prison studies, which completely ignore the existence of those who are law-abiding.”

Kline complained that the APA’s “proposed new diagnostic criteria specify ages and frequencies with no scientific basis whatsoever,” and insisted that the revised DSM for pedophilia “should meet a higher standard than that.” Naturally, he offered the assistance of B4U-ACT in the revision process, with the assurance: “We can help them, because we are the people they are writing about.”

According to B4U-ACT conference description, “controversy has arisen” over such DSM issues as the “diagnostic thresholds” of pedophilia (meaning, apparently, the point at which someone is determined by a mental health professional to be a potential or bona fide pedophile); the “stigma” that results from such a diagnosis; and whether or not some pedophilia — such as sexually targeting minors in their early adolescent years (known clinically as hebephilia) — should even be considered a disorder.

Dr. Judith Riesman, who has spent decades researching and exposing efforts to normalize pedophilia in society, told the Daily Caller that the conference fits nicely into that normalization strategy. She said the first step “is to get the public to divest from thinking of what the offender does criminally, to thinking of the offender’s emotional state, to think of him as thinking of his emotional state, [and] to empathize and sympathize.” She added: “You don’t change the nation in one fell swoop; you have to change it by conditioning. The aim is to get them [pedophiles] out of prison.”

The Daily Caller also noted that Dr. Richard Kramer, B4U-ACT’s director of operations, as well as conference keynote speaker Dr. Fred Berlin of Johns Hopkins University, “have actively opposed sex offender notification laws.”

In 2009, Berlin wrote on the website ReformSexOffenderLaws.org: “What purpose does calling someone a ‘pervert’ or ‘predator’ serve anyway, other than to express contempt and hatred? How is this productive? It certainly doesn’t protect children. I would urge all SO [sex offender] activists to listen to their own message: Stop buying into and promoting false stereotypes. Stop demonizing a whole class of people, and start learning the facts.”

While Kramer insisted to the Daily Caller that he opposed removing pedophilia from the DSM, and that “society’s interests can best be served by supporting both criminal justice interventions and public health initiatives,” the news website noted that in 1990 the “Baltimore Sun reported that Berlin refused to report pedophiles under his care who were actively molesting children.”

As reported by LifeSite News, on its own 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.”

Dr. Riesman said the efforts by mental health professionals and others to normalize pedophilia is a continuation of a strategy she observed decades ago. “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,” Riesman told LifeSiteNews. “I delivered a research paper on child pornography in Playboy 1954-1977.”

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

Riesman charged that, even without the changes desired by the people at B4U-ACT, the APA’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders “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. We now have women and children sexually violating children as well as men.”

Riesman warned that such degeneracy “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.”


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; moralabsolutes

1 posted on 08/18/2011 5:01:23 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks
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To: Clint N. Suhks

I keep forgetting that Dustin Hoffman was an X-Rated movie star in his early years...


2 posted on 08/18/2011 5:07:22 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

The heart of mankind is deceitfully wicked....he is in desparate need of a Savior.


3 posted on 08/18/2011 5:07:37 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: Dixie Yooper
I keep forgetting that Dustin Hoffman was an X-Rated movie star in his early years...

Are you talking about the laughable Midnight Cowboy he co-starred in with Jon Voight that was originally rated X?
4 posted on 08/18/2011 5:11:53 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: Clint N. Suhks
yes...
5 posted on 08/18/2011 5:12:01 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Let’s not forget that islam will demand this.


6 posted on 08/18/2011 5:12:13 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2026694/French-label-Jours-Apr-s-Lunes-launch-lingerie-girls-young-FOUR.html


7 posted on 08/18/2011 5:15:09 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: little jermiah

Next Bestiality...


8 posted on 08/18/2011 5:16:08 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (Liz Cheney/Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: aruanan
Are you talking about the laughable Midnight Cowboy he co-starred in with Jon Voight that was originally rated X?

It had an extremely disgusting subject for a movie back in 1969, but the the theme song made it to the top of the charts.

9 posted on 08/18/2011 5:16:43 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: anniegetyourgun

Saw that yesterday.


10 posted on 08/18/2011 5:18:55 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (Liz Cheney/Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: Clint N. Suhks
Read a book by Reisman - Kinsey: Crimes and Consequences: The Red Queen and The Grand Scheme.

Very well researched book on the fraud and pervert Kinsey who helped change the moral climate in this country.

11 posted on 08/18/2011 5:19:17 AM PDT by 3catsanadog (If healthcare reform is passed, 41 years old will be the new 65 YO.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks
It is established that anyone who focuses on one form of sexual behavior to the exclusion of other kinds has a mania.

That would include an exclusive insistence on sex in terms of man and woman marriage.

Normal on the other hand does not restrict itself to only one form of sex.

So say the pscshrinks.

12 posted on 08/18/2011 5:23:58 AM PDT by hfr (Liberalism is a moral disorder that leads to mental disorder (actually it's sin))
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To: 3catsanadog

yes, Kinsey was a pedophile.


13 posted on 08/18/2011 5:24:11 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (Liz Cheney/Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: hfr
It is established that anyone who focuses on one form of sexual behavior to the exclusion of other kinds has a mania.

Well spoken by the Sodomites and their minions who labels "homophobes".

14 posted on 08/18/2011 5:29:21 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (Liz Cheney/Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Why not? Interspecies couples should have the right to marry whatever they choose!! Who are you bigots to say they can’t?? /s


15 posted on 08/18/2011 5:31:03 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Is the APA going to fold on the issue like they did in 1973 over homosexuality? In this case, it may not be activists violently threatening a convention. If some of you recall, there was a few years ago an academic from the University of Minnesota who published that children who were not exposed to sex at an early age were deprived. So this assault will come from ivory tower academics.
Garbage like this reminds me of when certain psychologists were publicly proclaiming that raising children in a two parent household (a mother and a father, not two mommies) constituted child abuse. Thank God that idea had not gained traction - yet.


16 posted on 08/18/2011 5:33:06 AM PDT by Fred Hayek (FUBO, the No Talent Pop Star pResident.)
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To: Fred Hayek

One in four children in the United States is being raised by a single parent — a percentage that has been on the rise and is higher than other developed countries, according to a report released Wednesday.

Of the 27 industrialized countries studied by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, the U.S. had 25.8 percent of children being raised by a single parent, compared with an average of 14.9 percent across the other countries.

In the African American community, 72 percent of Black children are raised in a single parent household.

http://newsone.com/nation/newsonestaff3/children-single-parents-u-s-american/

We see how well this has worked for the black community. Seventy-two percent is a staggering number.


17 posted on 08/18/2011 5:37:03 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Clint N. Suhks
working to normalize pedophilia? of course not.

meanwhile, please check out our lines of childrens clothing for your daughters...

don't be closed minded. every woman has the right to feel desired /dripping-with-acidic-sarcasm

18 posted on 08/18/2011 5:43:46 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Fred Hayek

A lot of these shrinks are in dire need of psych help themselves. Which is likely the reason why they chose the field.


19 posted on 08/18/2011 5:44:12 AM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks
Let's see if I have this right - If something is so wrong that it makes average people recoil in horror and pass laws to punish someone who commits those acts, then the APA says that it is within the range of normal behavior. OTOH, maybe it is in the range of normal behavior for a member of the APA.
20 posted on 08/18/2011 5:44:16 AM PDT by Pecos (Constitutionalist. Liberty and Honor will not die on my watch.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“Interspecies Couples”

That’s going into my “extra special” vocalberry catalog! Will credit you Miss Bubbles...


21 posted on 08/18/2011 5:48:26 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (Liz Cheney/Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: Fred Hayek

I believe the APA has already removed the paraphilic disorders S&M and Transgenderism from the DSM...what’s next, necrophilia?


22 posted on 08/18/2011 5:54:34 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (Liz Cheney/Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: Pecos

Lawrence vs Texas must be overturned.


23 posted on 08/18/2011 5:57:15 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (Liz Cheney/Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

OK fine ..it’s not a mental illness it’s criminal behavior. What’s the problem?


24 posted on 08/18/2011 6:11:35 AM PDT by bkepley
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To: Dixie Yooper
It had an extremely disgusting subject for a movie back in 1969, but the the theme song made it to the top of the charts.

I think Myra Breckenridge was probably a lot more disgusting movie. Midnight Cowboy was pretty mild, as well as funny in a lot of spots. I think it's current rating is PG13, if that. And look at Jon Voight. He was the main character in Midnight Cowboy and there's almost no one in Hollywood who is as far right as he is.
25 posted on 08/18/2011 6:50:41 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: aruanan
I never did watch Midnight Cowboy, other than catching the very end on TV some years ago when Jon Voight leaves Dustin on the bus for someone else to deal. I remember the Clergy in my hometown picketing in front of the Delft Theater when it came out. I think they changed the rating to M after a few days.
26 posted on 08/18/2011 7:45:24 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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I realize there have been a couple of other articles about this lately. But the issue is so vile, so destructive, and many people do not realize that these fiends actually do want to normalize pedophilia - that I'm pinging another one. The photo of the little girl tarted up as a sex object says it all. Notice this:

In 2009, Berlin wrote on the website ReformSexOffenderLaws.org: “What purpose does calling someone a ‘pervert’ or ‘predator’ serve anyway, other than to express contempt and hatred? How is this productive? It certainly doesn’t protect children. I would urge all SO [sex offender] activists to listen to their own message: Stop buying into and promoting false stereotypes. Stop demonizing a whole class of people, and start learning the facts.”

While Kramer insisted to the Daily Caller that he opposed removing pedophilia from the DSM, and that “society’s interests can best be served by supporting both criminal justice interventions and public health initiatives,” the news website noted that in 1990 the “Baltimore Sun reported that Berlin refused to report pedophiles under his care who were actively molesting children.”

The facts are the pedophiles are dangerous sick perverts who want to and do destroy the innocence and lives of children. Anyone who molests children should be at the very least locked up for life but IMO it's better to just execute them. The push to normalize pedophilia signals the end of civilization as we know it.

Oh, and the pity party about how "SO"s - pedophiles - should not be "demonized"? They are demons.

27 posted on 08/18/2011 8:43:00 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: Clint N. Suhks

Makes you sort of glad of the existence of a burning Hell for these guys, doesn’t it?


28 posted on 08/19/2011 5:47:32 AM PDT by chesley (Eat what you want, and die like a man.)
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To: darkangel82

And considering some of the decisions that have come down in sex offense cases, I think there are a lot of pedophile and/or ephebophile judges on the bench.

Just saying.


29 posted on 08/19/2011 5:59:11 AM PDT by chesley (Eat what you want, and die like a man.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks
Are Mental Health Professionals Working to Normalize Pedophilia?

Of course they are. And if we who still remember the civilized society don't find a way to put stop this deconstructionist moral relativist march in its tracks, the next generation will be debating cannibalism and God knows what else.

30 posted on 08/19/2011 6:43:08 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: little jeremiah
Oh, and the pity party about how...pedophiles... should not be "demonized"? They are demons.

Those who "act out" should be executed.

31 posted on 08/19/2011 7:03:01 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (To ACLU & its plaintiffs: Stop dragging the public into your personal struggle w/ God. -Mark Baisley)
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To: Clint N. Suhks
Homosexuals argue that they were born with it so that makes it OK. You can use that argument to defend any vile behavior. What person says when I grow up “I want to be a serial killer or a rapist”. They can say that they had no control because it was in their genes and who can argue with it if society says that it is true about homosexuality. We sure are sliding a long way down an immoral, dangerous and ugly slippery slope.
32 posted on 08/20/2011 3:04:53 AM PDT by Bellflower (Judas Iscariot, the first democrat : John 12:4-6)
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To: ElkGroveDan
.....the next generation will be debating cannibalism and God knows what else.

Let's see, just how should we kill all those demented, backward believers in Jesus Christ? How about guillotining them? Now that seems reasonable enough.

33 posted on 08/20/2011 3:11:28 AM PDT by Bellflower (Judas Iscariot, the first democrat : John 12:4-6)
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