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Child Trauma Expert: Pro-Pedophilia Groups Are ‘Grooming’ Public to Accept Adult-Child Sex
CNSnews ^ | October 16, 2013 | Alissa Tabirian

Posted on 10/18/2013 9:48:00 AM PDT by Sopater

Pedophilia advocacy groups, including the tax-exempt B4U-ACT founded by a convicted sex offender, are trying to “groom the public” into accepting adult-child sexual relationships, child trauma expert Dr. Joyanna Silberg told CNSNews.com.

“There is no legitimate scientific work that could justify the action of an adult with a child in a sexual relationship, because by definition a child cannot consent,” said Silberg, executive vice president of the Leadership Council on Child Abuse and Interpersonal Violence.

“If you look at their backchannel communications,” Silberg continued, “they have clearly stated... that the B4U-ACT public persona is to kind of seduce or groom the public into their way of thinking so that they can act. But they don’t say that on their public websites.”

Silberg, whose organization has debunked studies claiming that sexual relations with adults do not harm children, added that “there is zero likelihood of [B4U-ACT] having an impact” on the sixth edition of the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), which declassified homosexuality as a mental disorder in 1973, and called any comparisons between the two as “completely ridiculous.”

Former APA president Dr. Paul Fink agreed. “Pedophilia is very, very hurtful to children,” he told CNSNews.com. But because pro-pedophilia advocates keep “hammering away with their point of view,” they could still “have a very strong effect on the people who are holding back…because they know it’s a crime and it’s sick.”

But Family Research Council (FRC) senior fellow Peter Sprigg says that “there is no question” that pedophilia advocacy groups “are taking a page from the playbook used by homosexual activists in the 1970’s” “in an effort to ‘normalize’ their sexual preference.”

“It is actually shocking to realize that there are advocacy groups which actually support what they call, euphemistically, ‘minor-attracted persons’ or ‘intergenerational sex,’” Sprigg said.

Matt Barber, vice president of Liberty Counsel Action, agreed, noting that political activism is “a tried-and-true tactic of kindred homosexual pressure groups.”

Barber, who attended a pro-pedophilia conference in which a sexologist “admitted that it was tremendous political pressure that pushed the APA to declassify homosexuality as a mental disorder,” says that such advocacy efforts are “similar factions in the larger sexual anarchy movement…Pedophiles are following the same tactics, but are being more subtle about it.”

Reform Sex Offender Laws, Inc., an organization with a mission that includes “reducing acts of discrimination, hatred, and violence directed at sexual offenders,” recently hosted its fifth annual conference in California to address topics such as “public registry alternatives; sexual abuse prevention; and effective advocacy and lobbying strategies.”

B4U-ACT, a nonprofit organization established in 2003 to support “minor-attracted” clients, recently volunteered “to serve as a research gateway” for members of the DSM-V committee that develops and updates APA standards for classifying mental disorders, according to spokesperson Paul Christiano, who is a registered sex offender.

He criticized the studies used by the APA to determine diagnostic criteria because they “were conducted on people under the jurisdiction of the criminal justice system, many of whom boasted aggressive offense histories,” rather than highlighting “private citizens who responsibly manage such attractions.”

Christiano, whose personal website features essays arguing for the “sexual autonomy" of children that would allow them to "embrace sensual pleasure as a birthright," says his organization is “invested in dispelling the vitriol which serves only to prevent minor-attracted people from coming to terms with that challenging aspect of themselves and responsibly integrating it into everyday life."

When CNSNews asked him to explain how pedophiles can “integrate” their sexual desires toward underage minors into "everyday life," Christiano cited the use of “counseling modalities” to encourage “mindfulness” and “self-realization.”

His group's aim, he says, is  to “dismantle Marvel Comics-grade representations of the ‘Insatiable Sex Monster’” and to help pedophiles avoid “holding themselves in contempt for privately acknowledged feelings... in many cases at no risk of ever materializing in reckless or impulsive ways.”

However, on his website Christiano appeared to contradict his own argument that pedophilia can be controlled, stating that “the aroused body is too busy responding to its own pulse to attend to the social order.”

In a 2010 letter to the APA provided to CNSNews, Christiano blamed “social barriers to openly discussing my sexuality” for “four suicide attempts, three psychiatric hospitalizations, lifetime classification as a ‘Sexual Predator’ on the Illinois Sex Offender Registry for Possession of Child Pornography in 2000, five years of court-mandated therapy, and 16 job losses as a direct result of my Registry status.”

In the letter, he urged the APA to “re-educat[e] the public as to the decreased risk minor-attracted people truly pose to society.”

Sprigg was not buying it. B4U-ACT “seems more concerned about protecting such individuals from legal consequences than they are about healing their perverse desires,” he commented.


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KEYWORDS: gayagenda; homosexualagenda; pedophileagenda; pedophilemongering; pedophilia; sodomhusseinobama
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1 posted on 10/18/2013 9:48:00 AM PDT by Sopater
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To: Sopater

Twenty years ago the idea that society would allow gay marriage was considered ridiculous. Nope, never going to happen.


2 posted on 10/18/2013 9:52:03 AM PDT by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: Sopater

Yes, the Democrat Party is “grooming” another class of “victims” who will be beholden to the Democrats for legalizing their perversion.


3 posted on 10/18/2013 9:52:42 AM PDT by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war, and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: DJ Taylor
Yes, the Democrat Party is “grooming” another class of “victims” who will be beholden to the Democrats for legalizing their perversion.

Looks like they're finally scraping the bottom of the barrel now.
4 posted on 10/18/2013 9:56:56 AM PDT by Sopater (Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? - Matthew 20:15a)
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To: Sopater

Maybe we should organize a movement to “groom” the public that the only appropriate response to an adult’s sexual advance on a child of 14 or younger is the death penalty. If the campaign is relentless enough a critical mass of adults in America may agree. I have a feeling we are closer to that consensus than many would think.

If someone will take this cause on, I would probably donate to it. Think the group could get 501(c)(3) status?


5 posted on 10/18/2013 9:57:44 AM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts so good.)
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To: henkster

Before you know it, nambla will be petitioning the courts to allow them to marry their 6 year old adopted kid that was sold on the kiddie market out of some third world country. Disgusting is an understatement. “Morals? We don’t need no steenkin’ morals.”


6 posted on 10/18/2013 9:59:50 AM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: Sopater

Easy divorce in the 70s

Androgyny in the 80s

Homosexual tv characters/Don’t ask don’t tell in the 90s

Forced celebration of sodomy in the 00s

Child rape in the 10s


7 posted on 10/18/2013 10:00:15 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Sopater

NAMBLA has been doing this for years and years.


8 posted on 10/18/2013 10:02:56 AM PDT by edcoil (System now set up not to allow some to win but for no one to lose!)
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To: Sopater
I remember hearing Laura Schlessinger saying that this was the end goal of a couple of trends she was calling attention to at the time. I also remember her being mocked for the warning by people who should have known better.

Mr. niteowl77

9 posted on 10/18/2013 10:03:28 AM PDT by niteowl77 ("There's nothing a vulture hates more than biting into a glass eye.")
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To: SoFloFreeper
Easy divorce in the 70s

Androgyny in the 80s

Homosexual tv characters/Don’t ask don’t tell in the 90s

Forced celebration of sodomy in the 00s

Child rape in the 10s


I hate to ask "what's next?".
10 posted on 10/18/2013 10:04:05 AM PDT by Sopater (Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? - Matthew 20:15a)
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To: Sopater

The Harvey Milk stamp is due out next year. Thereby the government, OBAMA, is saying its OK to abuse children. We sanction it!


11 posted on 10/18/2013 10:04:38 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Sopater

You let the camel put his nose into the tent...


12 posted on 10/18/2013 10:05:44 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: Sopater

They are open about it, and perverts who want to screw minors are open about it even here on Free Republic.

See this thread:

Http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3050661/posts

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13 posted on 10/18/2013 10:06:27 AM 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: Sopater

Inevitable .

There is no magic about the number 2. If 2 males can marry then so can 6. If 6 males can marry then they can marry 12 year olds.

Marx HATED the nuclear family. That is the foundation of the left in America.

From that point they hijack science and create ‘advocacy studies’ such as the one from Rind, etal to soften up the brain dead masses to accept pedophelia.

After that is accepted it will be beastiality that will be legalized.

Book it.


14 posted on 10/18/2013 10:07:08 AM PDT by Para-Ord.45 ( Americans, happy in tutelage by the reflection that they have chosen their own dictators.)
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To: edcoil

Maybe we need to come up with a nice tricky name for our special ammunition to be used on these sick sumbishes.


15 posted on 10/18/2013 10:07:54 AM PDT by biff (WAS)
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To: Sopater

* I hate to ask “what’s next?” *

My guess, probably whatever they were up to in Sodom and Gomorrah that was to horrible to put into the Bible.


16 posted on 10/18/2013 10:08:22 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: Sopater
"Looks like they're finally scraping the bottom of the barrel now."

I wouldn't bet on that. I've notice of late that barn yard animals are beginning to look rather nervous every time a Democrat gets near them.

17 posted on 10/18/2013 10:08:27 AM PDT by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war, and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: Sopater

And you think we won’t eventually do human sacrifice and cannibalism too?

Primal decadence, savagery in designer shoes.


18 posted on 10/18/2013 10:11:33 AM PDT by lurk
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To: Para-Ord.45
* soften up the brain dead masses *

When I was in high school nobody knew who was gay. I don't know if they would've gotten beat up, I think everyone was indifferent. No one would've been “proud” about it or made a big deal about it. Now kids have been taught that it's OK and even cool.

They will be taught the same thing in school about this vile topic. They will be shown how tolerant muslims are by forcing children to marry old men not like the Christians who are old fashioned and against this sort of thing...

19 posted on 10/18/2013 10:12:08 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: lurk
And you think we won’t eventually do human sacrifice and cannibalism too?

Dogs and Cats living together, mass hysteria.

20 posted on 10/18/2013 10:12:23 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Sopater

Does Harry Reid support this? He’s rumored to be so inclined. You can Google it.


21 posted on 10/18/2013 10:17:13 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: Sopater

22 posted on 10/18/2013 10:17:46 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (What do we want? Time travel. When do we want it? It's irrelevant.)
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To: Sopater

Millstone. Rope. Cast into the sea.


23 posted on 10/18/2013 10:18:12 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: Sopater
I hate to ask "what's next?".

Necrophiles are entitled to the use of our corpses.

24 posted on 10/18/2013 10:20:18 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: Sopater

Communism’s goals from the 1963 Congressional Record:

24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them “censorship” and a violation of free speech and free press.

25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.

26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.”


25 posted on 10/18/2013 10:22:10 AM PDT by Red Badger (TANSTAAFL always wins. Always...........................)
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To: Sopater

“I hate to ask “what’s next?”.”

Isn’t bestiality next?

It’s a sad state of affairs!


26 posted on 10/18/2013 10:22:35 AM PDT by jimmyo57
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To: MrEdd
See this thread:

That thread is over 500 posts long; can you point out a general location?

27 posted on 10/18/2013 10:25:12 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: Para-Ord.45
Inevitable

Thanks to the government school system, I believe you're right.
28 posted on 10/18/2013 10:25:15 AM PDT by Sopater (Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? - Matthew 20:15a)
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To: Sopater

Has anyone noticed the similarity between this attempt to legalize pedophilia and Sharia Law?

After all The Prophet Mohammad, the Perfect One, (Peace be upon him, etc. etc.) married a six year old, but being the gentleman that he was, he didn’t consummate the marriage until the child was nine years old.

Also, in Sharia Law, divorce procedure for a pre-menstrual wife is much different that for an older and more mature wife.

To understand Muslims, one must know what’s in the Koran and this book will provide that knowledge:

The Complete Infidel’s Guide to the Koran

An audio copy can be found at:

http://www.tantor.com/home-consumer.asp


29 posted on 10/18/2013 10:26:08 AM PDT by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war, and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: PATRIOT1876
My guess, probably whatever they were up to in Sodom and Gomorrah that was to horrible to put into the Bible.

I heard it was "inhospitably"...
30 posted on 10/18/2013 10:27:39 AM PDT by Sopater (Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? - Matthew 20:15a)
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31 posted on 10/18/2013 10:27:44 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: JimRed
Necrophiles are entitled to the use of our corpses.

I suppose if consent is implied and protest is not properly expressed.
32 posted on 10/18/2013 10:28:55 AM PDT by Sopater (Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? - Matthew 20:15a)
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To: Sopater

I cannot be forced to accept Adult-Child perversion. Nor will I allow it if I see it.

“Acts of Capitalism between consenting Adults.”

Note the “adults” part. A child cannot give adult consent to adult acts because their brains are not fully functional nor have they amassed enough life experience to make adult informed decisions.

This is one of the reasons why we came up with the “age of majority”. It’s the point where you are deemed old enough to make these decisions for yourself and you can advocate for your own Rights on your own.

This cannot be allowed to come to pass.


33 posted on 10/18/2013 10:30:23 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Sopater
Barber, who attended a pro-pedophilia conference…

If I were king.

34 posted on 10/18/2013 10:31:30 AM PDT by Anton.Rutter
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To: PATRIOT1876
I heard it was "inhospitably"...

I meant "inhospitality".
35 posted on 10/18/2013 10:31:42 AM PDT by Sopater (Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? - Matthew 20:15a)
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To: Sopater

bttt


36 posted on 10/18/2013 10:33:31 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Dead Corpse
This cannot be allowed to come to pass.

I agree, nor can we allow many other things which have already come to pass. A line has been crossed and those who continue to advance it, must be pushed back.
37 posted on 10/18/2013 10:33:52 AM PDT by Sopater (Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? - Matthew 20:15a)
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To: Sopater

Soon there will be “Heather has Two Mommies” type of books forced into the school curriculum to normalize pedophilia. WE never thought it would happen with the gay issue, but it did and has.

One of the reasons Ellie Nessler is one of my heroes — ditto for Bernard Goetz.


38 posted on 10/18/2013 10:38:16 AM PDT by Bon of Babble (Don't want to brag...but I can still fit into the earrings I wore in high school!!)
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To: Sopater; windcliff; stylecouncilor

If convicted they should be executed. I’ll throw the switch.


39 posted on 10/18/2013 10:44:27 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Sopater
A related thread about a book in the Common Core curriculum that makes incest and pedophilia seem acceptable.
40 posted on 10/18/2013 10:51:44 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Sopater
I hate to ask "what's next?".

- Incareceration of those who dare speak against these immoral activities (happening now)

- Public execution of those who speak against these immoral activities

- Entertainment oriented public execution of those who speak these immoral activities

- Throw an absoulute dictatorship in there, and you've got Rome ca 70 AD

41 posted on 10/18/2013 10:59:28 AM PDT by jimmyray
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To: Sopater; PATRIOT1876
"...I hate to ask "what's next?".

The Camel in Sopeater's post at #12...

42 posted on 10/18/2013 11:00:29 AM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: jimmyray
Incareceration of those who dare speak against these immoral activities (happening now)

yep>

I saw a story about school girls warned to stop complaining about sexual harassment by a "tranny" or they would be punished

insanity

43 posted on 10/18/2013 11:01:12 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: PATRIOT1876

I coached three seasons of SOCAL public high school baseball. Very liberal atmosphere. Yet homosexuality was a subject of such derision on the field that I occasionally even had to try and reign it in somewhat.

Unsuccessfully.

It was never so much against gay players, of which there were a few, but against homosexual culture in general.

One just cannot be queer yet be a jock.


44 posted on 10/18/2013 11:03:14 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: MrEdd

I did see the thread: “23 Ways of Poking Fun at Libertarians”

I didn’t see anyone openly declaring their desire to “screw minors”.

Then again, I did not wade through all 500+ comments...


45 posted on 10/18/2013 11:27:04 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos...)
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To: PATRIOT1876; Sopater

What’s next? My guess is it’s a toss up between bestiality and necrophilia.


46 posted on 10/18/2013 11:32:33 AM PDT by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: Dead Corpse
I agree.

In fact, I will do whatever it takes to prevent this from coming to pass.

47 posted on 10/18/2013 11:32:42 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos...)
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To: WayneS

Agreed.


48 posted on 10/18/2013 11:44:15 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: rlmorel

?


49 posted on 10/18/2013 11:55:42 AM PDT by Sopater (Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? - Matthew 20:15a)
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To: Sopater

Sorry to be obtuse. The other poster looked at your list and stated they were afraid to ask what might be next:

Easy divorce in the 70s

Androgyny in the 80s

Homosexual tv characters/Don’t ask don’t tell in the 90s

Forced celebration of sodomy in the 00s

Child rape in the 10s

And I said, referring to the post about the Camel’s nose under the tent, that the next thing would be “The Camel”.


50 posted on 10/18/2013 12:23:19 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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