Skip to comments.Pedophilia, Italy ... & us?
Posted on 01/11/2014 7:31:41 PM PST by Graybeard58
ALEXANDRIA, La. (BP) - The conviction of a 60-year-old man for having sex with a pre-teen girl was overturned by Italy's highest court last fall according to a report by Agence France-Presse. Social worker Pietro Lamberti was sent to prison for five years for his relationship with an 11-year-old girl.
The original conviction in 2011 was upheld by an appellate court but now has been overturned by the Italian Supreme Court, which ruled the original court had failed to consider the consensual nature of the relationship, according to AFP. The court ordered a retrial.
The high court said consideration should have been given to the "existence of an amorous relationship, the absence of physical force, the girl's feelings of love," AFP reported. Russia Today reported that one Supreme Court justice said the sexagenarian and the pre-teen "shared a genuine emotional bond that could justify the carnal union between the two."
It seems the Italian Supreme Court has joined a growing number who are more than willing to acquiesce to the prevailing winds of perversity in regard to adult depravity and child sexuality.
Two respected publications have subtly promoted the idea in the past year that adults having sex with pre-teen children perhaps should not be viewed as taboo.
The British national newspaper The Guardian published an article titled "Pedophilia: bringing dark desires to the light" in January 2013. While it was a news-type report, a preponderance of the quotes were sympathetic to the idea of pedophilia.
Consider the following from The Guardian report:
"But there is growing conviction, notably in Canada, that pedophilia should probably be classified as a distinct sexual orientation, like heterosexuality or homosexuality. Two eminent researchers testified to that effect to a Canadian parliamentary commission last year, and the Harvard Mental Letter of July 2010 stated baldly that pedophilia 'is a sexual orientation' and therefore 'unlikely to change.'
"A Dutch study published in 1987 found that a sample of boys in pedophilic relationships felt positively about them. And a major if still controversial 1998-2000 meta-study suggests -- as Michael Bailey of Northwestern University, Chicago, says -- that such relationships, entered into voluntarily, are 'nearly uncorrelated with undesirable outcomes.'"
The Atlantic, in its August issue, ran two articles wholly sympathetic to pedophilia.
In the article "I, Pedophile" Canandian journalist David Goldberg recounted his arrest in 2012 for possessing child pornography. A question-and-answer piece titled "What Can Be Done About Pedophilia" featured James Cantor, associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Toronto who is regarded as an international expert on pedophilia.
Commenting in the aftermath of his arrest, Goldberg wrote, "The main query that I am convinced will always be without an answer is why I am a pedophile. It is the equivalent of trying to determine why someone is heterosexual or gay. We don't choose our sexual orientations. If we could, believe me no one would choose mine.
"The most important thing I've discovered in the 15 months since my arrest isn't the why," Goldberg wrote, "but rather what can be done to change the preconceptions and misconceptions that society has when it comes to pedophiles."
In the Q&A, Cantor makes clear he believes pedophilia is a matter of birth and not of choice. "No one chooses to be sexually attracted to children, although people do choose whether they act on their sexual attractions," Cantor said.
"The best current evidence suggests that pedophilia results from atypical wiring in the brain," Cantor said. He went on to repeatedly indicate that he believes pedophilia is innate.
It should be noted that neither Goldberg nor Cantor in any way suggested adults having sex with children should be advocated. However, it seems the Italian justices have taken their arguments to their logical conclusion.
If a person is born a pedophile and it is illegal to have sex with minor children, how does he or she find sexual expression? As long as pedophilia is against the law, the pedophile will be a frustrated outcast.
If pedophilia is indeed innate, then age of consent laws become the issue of debate. Does a pre-teen have the capacity to make a rational decision to have sex with an adult? The Italian Supreme Court has said yes. Hence, the age of consent laws in Italy will now have to be reconsidered.
What does this all mean for America? Already in the United States adults are allowing children to decide what sex they should be, judging from a handful of cases of children as young as 5 and 6 being allowed to pursue a transgendered existence.
If you believe a child as young as 5 has the capacity to rationally decide that he or she was born the wrong sex, then your logic would have to dictate they have the same ability to decide whether to have sex with an adult.
In the same way homosexual and transgendered activists have fought successfully to have laws changed so they can pursue their lifestyles, expect pedophile activists to follow suit.
The reality is children, especially pre-teens, do not have the cognitive ability to even know what is best for them. They certainly do not have the ability to rationally decide about having sex with an adult, much less that they are transgender.
Society should do everything in its power to protect children from those who would rob them of their innocence, particularly from perverts whose only desire is to satisfy their depraved desires, a concept it seems the Italian Supreme Court is unable to grasp.
Sick and getting sicker.
or any minor in my opinion.
and the fact that perverts have enough power to make it legal in some places is just insane.
Of course!! It was consensual!!
Are those judges in Italy all nuts?? First that crazy persecution - that’s right - persecution - of that American girl and now this.
Don’t they realize what idiots they look like? Probably not. That has no impacts on the idiots in our courts.
1. The homosexuals defined sexual CONDUCT as an IDENTITY FROM BIRTH.
2. You are born straight/gay = children have a sexual identity from birth.
3. Pedophilia is thus somehow justified.
We know where this all started.
Or an 11 yo with a 60.
In 1951, I was 10 years old, and exactly what my 23 year old teacher thought I was perfect as a potential lover.. I froze when she touched me, and I couldn’t even think of pushing her away, let alone telling someone.. I thought I would get into trouble if anyone found out about it..
She was married to a 6’ tall, High School baseball coach, that looked like he could kill a grown man.. I was a curly headed kid, barely 4’ 9” tall, and still playing tag in the school yard..
The crime went on for almost 2 years, until she was relocated to a middle school.. I thought I loved her and was heartbroken when she left.. I wrote her love poems for a couple of years, but never heard back from her.. I couldn’t talk about it until I was over 50..
Still to this day, I have a knee-jerk reaction, I still get frightened, when a strange woman touches me, until I pause and think about it.. That’s not saying that I haven’t recovered from it, because I was married with children, twice, but it is never far from my mind..
The first problem is that this degenerate lived to see trial, let alone appeal his sentence.
Here we go again. Remember when homosexuality was considered a mental illness and all the queers were locked up? Soon pedophilia will be considered just “another thing” like being a fag. Perfectly normal.
There are some folks today that try and toss off judging homosexuality by saying, “What you do in your bedroom is your business. Just don’t toss it in my face.” Wonder if they’ll feel the same about a 60 and 11 year old getting it on?
Male or Female, that kind of thing needs to be dealt with harshly. I mean a few public executions to spread the message may be in order.
> Social worker Pietro Lamberti was sent to prison for five years for his relationship with an 11-year-old girl. The original conviction in 2011 was upheld by an appellate court but now has been overturned by the Italian Supreme Court, which ruled the original court had failed to consider the consensual nature of the relationship...
Clintonification continues, thanks Graybeard58.
That’s a sad story my Friend. I’d like to rip your teacher’s throat out for what she did to you. Sick, sick, sick.
I’m happy you were able to become a husband and dad.
Paging Penn State.
I am so very very sorry. That should never have happened to you. She chose evil over good.
I have a precious 10 year old. I’d just die if someone did that to him.
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