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.
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Your response, Karl was an exceptional one!
The question was answered, what are you still confused about? You have no idea what a child is? Or why they shouldn’t be raped?
However, we are left with the alarming question: if some men are born pedophiles, what should society do with them?
Hanging from the nearest tree comes to mind.
A properly ordered society would buy that in a minute!
Unfortunately, America has morphed into far less than properly ordered.
When a jackass, phony president places homosexuals, lesbians and other assorted perverts on pedestals and even issues an edict that more should be hired for his administration, we know full well that Satan has fully penetrated an already evil central socialist government!
Too bad ALL states don’t have a death penalty that is swiftly enforced. And it’s too damned bad that this nation has too many layers of courts system that does not reflect the wishes of what still passes for a majority.
Indeed these materialists ought to be really careful what they are wishing on the world! Touche, you make a wonderful point.
Be careful — it may be a grace of God that the system is as careful as it is. The story of these growing safeguards is one where a conviction that was just one step shy of an execution was found to be hideously wrong. And so, wishing to preserve innocent lives, the system adds another layer of caution.
Such a quick and easy tumbrel as you envision could turn on you if rabid liberals every seize control of it.
every => ever
Prepubescent, before puberty is the correct definition.
I honestly believe that our system is not ‘careful’, rather it is stupid!
No one gets hanged without a proper trial that passes judicial scrutiny, but then that bastard gets hanged!
Folks, it is time to take it apart and put the entire system back together.
There is a truth to that statement. It is called 'sin'.
Generally defined by the age of consent laws
“Well, what do you suppose those who have kept their pedophilia under control to some extent, at least keeping it only in their thoughts?”
That is not keeping it under control, that is INDULGING it.
Is “Hard wired” a scientific term? How is it defined? Males are “hard wired” at birth to be attracted to what the average 16 year old girl has going on physically. How many men fantasize about them and who would think of it as control or healthy?
I get caught stopped at crosswalks in NYC as thousands of teens exit school. Some of the girls are unbelievably beautiful, off the charts beautiful. I do not lose control, I am not sent off in to flights of fancy. So much for “hardwiring” huh?
Who would advance an idea like this “hard wired” nonsense and why?
This Evil must stop.
What a load.
Here, let me help. We are not talking about an 18yr old guy hookin up with a 16 yr old girl.
Pedophilia is a despicable crime against an innocent. Pedophiles often spend great lengths to groom their young targets.
Mind games and manipulations are used to slowly snare victims that more than likely already experiencing emotional issues, hormonal changes and such until they get what they want.
Victims of pedophilia lose their childhood innocence, sense of right and wrong. They experience relational issues, trust issues, hyper-sexual issues, flash anger later in life from being taken advantage of.
When a kid is sexually abused by an adult in whom they trust, it shatters their ability to destiguish between societal norms and taboos. A kid abused by a clergy member often times leaves them faithless for a lifetime. Afterall, if God's servant could do this and HE not stop it...who is HE? I know someone very close that was abused like this and it left this person with a lifetime of pain, confusion, anger, drug/alcohol dependency, serial adultery/divorce to name a few.
Pedophilia...you know it when you see it.
The Bible teaches that anyone can repent and receive Christ as Saviour. I will agree with you that it is increasingly difficult for a pedo because at that point of depravity, the person has repeatedly rejected calls for salvation.
Our minds don't understand it sometimes, but that is the power of the Gospel. It can clean the worst among us. For us to say differently, we construct a different Gospel (folk religion) by making sin bigger, and then we make Jesus smaller.
I personally know pedophiles that have accepted Christ, and walk victoriously: and then they turn around and help others to Christ. Make no mistake: JESUS IS THAT POWERFUL.
If you were to start a thread asking Freepers if they personally know a pedo that turned after receiving Jesus, I think you'd be surprised: because the pedos have families too.
How very magnanimous of them. It's like differentiating between matches and match books. Maybe they are different, but they are almost always found together.
Rabies creates hardwired behavior later in life, but rabid animals are put down for self-protection; rabid people are isolated and quarantined. Why should pedophiliacs be protected at the expense of the rest of us?
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