Skip to comments.You Knew it was Coming: “Experts” Say Pedophilia is a Sexual Orientation – Hard-wired at Birth
Posted on 12/28/2013 3:47:29 AM PST by IbJensen
First, let me say that I dont want to hear anything from the homosexuals, their supporters, supporters of polygamy or any other perversion of God ordained sexuality. We told you this was coming and it has arrived. Researchers with Canadas Centre for Addiction and Mental Health have concluded, after a decade of research, that pedophilia is a deep-rooted, unchangeable predisposition.
The Toronto Star reports:
Pedophilia has been widely viewed as a psychological disorder triggered by early childhood trauma.
Now, many experts see it as a biologically rooted condition that does not change like a sexual orientation thanks largely to a decade of research by Dr. James Cantor at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.
Cantors team has found that pedophiles share a number of physical characteristics, including differences in brain wiring. Its now thought that about 1 to 5 per cent of men are pedophiles, meaning they are primarily attracted to children.
These findings have been widely accepted among scientists, but have had little impact on social attitudes or law. However, we are left with the alarming question: if some men are born pedophiles, what should society do with them?
Well, what do you suppose those who have kept their pedophilia under control to some extent, at least keeping it only in their thoughts? They are doing the same thing the homosexuals are doing: calling for societal acceptance, and a cry for special rights will soon be accompanying this demand.
Let me say that I realize all of us face different temptations. Some are weaker in areas that others are not. For those that fight against their temptations, whether homosexuality, pedophilia, fornication, pornography, adultery or a myriad of other sins, let me say thank you. Thank you for not justifying your lusts and thank you for seeking to keep them under control. The Bible commands us to repent of these lusts, as well as any action based on them, and Jesus Christ is a Savior of sinners from sin.
However, to accept that this is biological in nature is to miss the aspect of sin. After all, even these that are claiming this is from birth cannot prove it. As my friend Shea Bernard wrote, concerning homosexuality, Dr. Francis S. Collins, head of the Human Genome Project, along with his team of over 150 of the top geneticists in the world, who sequenced and decoded the human genome, three years ahead of schedule, have emphatically said, ad nauseam, that there is NO gay gene. To that I would add that there was no discovery of a pedophilia gene either. It may come as a surprise, but there are no thieve genes, murderer genes, or liar genes. This is a spiritual issue and deals with the mind.
However, Cantor wants us to believe it is biological. Cantor says of pedophilia: Its either purely biological or a mix of biological and experiential.
Cantor and his former colleague, Michael Seto, are careful to differentiate between pedophiles and sex offenders. The first, obviously has to do with the mental part and the second is the criminal action part.
So, how are they seeking to help those in the first category? A website, of course. Enter Virtuous Pedophiles. Its a website for pedophiles who have never molested children, but do have an attraction for them.
One individual that was pointed to in the article in the Star was a man by the name of Ethan Edwards, who at the age of 50 found he could no longer suppress his desires and simply look at young girls in a protective manner. Edwards is the co-founder of Virtuous Pedophiles.
I realized that young girls certainly took my breath away, more than grown-ups are usually charmed by kids, Edwards said.
Edwards claims that his site desires to prevent child abuse, by reducing the stigma against non-offending pedophiles. We do not choose to be attracted to children, and we cannot make that attraction go away. But we can resist the temptation to abuse children sexually, and many of us present no danger to children whatsoever. Yet we are despised for having a sexual attraction that we did not choose, cannot change, and successfully resist.
While Im happy to hear that Edwards and others acknowledge their problem, see it as a problem and seek to keep it from being a problem for young children, it is those like Cantor and Seto that seek to justify the mental state and actions by claiming people are just born this way that concern me even more. This is the same argument being used by the militant homosexuals to advance their agenda in this country.
The bible refers to this as generational sin.
Grace can overcome it.
Too often we think only or even chiefly in terms of punishment. Liberals actually had the right idea with rehab. They had the wrong source, however, which was man’s philosophy. That won’t prevail against forces of evil. Only forces of good can prevail. Frank, full Judeo-Christian (and preferably Christian) theism.
Until some other evil crops up, then kill them all... rinse and repeat... and as Gandhi said, an eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind. He also said Christianity was a marvelous idea but nobody had ever carried it out... while doubtless blinded a bit by his own oriental theology, there was some truth to that. What’s it going to take to get folks to dig into fox holes against Satan with the Lion of Judah again?
OK..You do not know the legal definition, if there is one.
Of course, a grown male sexually assaulting someone between infant and preteen is a perverted sicko.
That has nothing to do with my question.
Actually if he sexually assaults anyone he is being a perverted sicko.
“At what age is sex between an older male and younger female considered to be pedophilia?”
That would be someone’s opinion, and we know what that is worth. Frankly, I don’t think that can be nailed down, no pun intended.
This thread is just grazing the sexuality of man, and I’m certainly not an expert, but clearly a majority of mankind are wired heterosexual in order for the commandment to multiply and replenish the earth to be fulfilled. How that wiring is accomplished I don’t think anyone knows.
Clearly there are also those who are wired differently, and how that is accomplished is equally the mystery. We have labels and laws for normal and abynormal behavior but the whys remain a mystery, and one might ask who cares why. There are no excuses except in “this world” and most can understand why we have become a society of excuses for the frailty of man. Those with a conscience can understand, those without one desire to be allowed to escape from reality retribution, responsibility, recourse, jail, etc.
The closer we get to the real end of time, the more this stuff will be prevalent. That is no mystery either, so I guess my question would be what is the point trying to be made here.
Liberals have already gone there. There's a joke that sums it up perfectly. Two liberals, walking along in the city, discover a man lying in the gutter, savagely beaten and robbed. Upon seeing him, one turns to the other and cries out "We have to find whoever did this. That poor man needs our help urgently".
Think of how many times liberals claim that poverty causes crime (terrorism, you name it).
I can hear it now, “Quit being a bigot. I had homosexual sex with your five year old son because I WAS BORN THIS WAY!”
Obama and his party will demand we not judge anyone “because of who they love”.
If true, then send them right to the electric chair to protect the children and weed out the gene pool before they reproduce
So cut the wire
“Actually if he sexually assaults anyone he is being a perverted sicko.”
I see that this is going nowhere. I was simply asking a legal question, only out of curiosity, but all I get is twisted replies.
I am now off to bed. Maybe I will “sexually assault my wife” :P
There has been a concerted effort to delve into the psychological and biological aspects of the subject under the umbrella of NARTH (http://www.narth.com). Looking at brain only, at best tells us half the picture. The other half will not show up on biopsy or X-ray, it is called soul. And theology that I consider reliable posits that the soul has become polluted at some point logically if not temporally prior to incarnation. We know it as the fall of man and it played out in the Garden of Eden at the Serpent's cunning call, but it involved everybody in a manner the bible declines to spell out the exact details of.
Anyhow, one of the interesting observations of NARTH, IIRC, is that the brain can change with the way it is used. If we refuse to be shackled down by materialism, then we can readily affirm that this has to do with soul. And because there is also now a Savior in the world, soul can choose redemptive goodness now, not mere Edenic goodness.
No, I am calling for clarity of thought and you are the one bringing in the muddle.
If she’s your wife you wouldn’t be “assaulting” her.
Locking people up is about protecting other people from them, not about punishment, so it doesn’t matter whether it’s hard-wired or not.
On the subject of Pedophilia, I will use the words of Phil from Duck Dynasty......”It’s a sin”.
I’m getting tired to listening to your persistent requests for a more learned opinion that what common sense would dictate.
What I responded had everything to do with your incessant question. Now enough is enough. Don’t you have an answer?
Perhaps you need to reflect a bit more before asking the damned question again.
Apparently I read your comment too quickly.
Pedophilia, homosexuality and lesbianism as you and I know are linked. It would take a Sharpie of a Jackson (Kingfish and Amos. Wookie is Sapphire.) to eventually link it all up with their brand of racism.
If this is true, pedophiles should be sentenced to death after their first conviction. They are true predators on the most defenseless in society and should merit no more compassion than we show to rabid dogs.
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