Americans really have to start paying attention to the erosion of our society’s moral fiber when groups such as B4U-ACT openly support normalizing pedophilia with the help of supporters from esteemed institutions who foolishly or deliberately give them credibility. If we don’t speak up for the rights of children, then we deserve to collapse as a society. In fact, we need to collapse.
I recently read a biography of Alexander the Great. Some things that struck me is that his society supported any and all sexual orientations including child rape, they enslaved people without a trace of conscience, and they disdained women. Their lives were filled with abuse and decadence as they reveled in a life of narcissistic sensualism. Is that what we are becoming?
We now have an active movement (B4U-ACT) attempting to reduce pedophiliacs (child rapists) to “minor-attracted adults” and they do not want it listed as a mental disorder.
The American Psychiatric Association publishes a manual called the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) which lists mental health disorders. Pedophilia is, of course, listed as a disorder, however, this new movement wants pedophilia removed from the list because they don’t want the pedophiliacs “demonized.”
They recently had 38 people attend one of their symposiums advocating for this new way of looking at pedophilia.
From Fox Nation: The group says its mission is to help pedophiles before they create a crisis, and to do so by offering a less critical view of the disorder.
“Stigmatizing and stereotyping minor-attracted people inflames the fears of minor-attracted people, mental health professionals and the public, without contributing to an understanding of minor-attracted people or the issue of child sexual abuse,” reads the organization’s website.
B4U-Act said that 38 individuals attended a symposium in Baltimore last week, including researchers from Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University and the universities of Illinois and Louisville. According to the group, which said to not endorse every point of view expressed, the speakers in attendance concluded that “minor-attracted” individuals are largely misunderstood and should not be criminalized even as their actions should be discouraged.
Speakers also argued that people who are sexually attracted to children should have input into the decision about how pedophilia is defined in the DSM, which they said is supposed to be a guide to promote “mental health vs. social control.”
If you go to the group’s website, provided you have a strong stomach, you will find all kinds of bizarre comments such as pedophiliacs are minor-attracted adults or how about this, Individuals who are sexually attracted to children are the focus of everything that we (B4U-ACT) do. Compassionate assistance in dealing with the difficulties of living in society with an attraction to minors is essential to our success. Integrity is never compromised. Diversity is recognized and respected.
If they are merely “diverse” will they fall under Obama’s new Executive Order requiring all Federal jobs include lots more “diverse” people? Just wondering since they are “diverse” now, not criminal child rapists or potential child rapists. I’m not talking about people who are inclined towards pedophilia but don’t act on it, I’m talking about the majority of them who do act on their selfish urges.
The B4U-ACT site is a well-orchestrated attempt to deceive people into thinking they are a legitimate organization solely wanting to help pedophiliacs therapeutically.
The problem is they want to do it by removing the stigma attached. There is a reason we feel “shame” and we “stigmatize.” It sorts out the abnormal, harmful elements of society and enables us to elevate ourselves above animals. When we lose our moral way, we relinquish feelings such as shame and replace this necessary mental check with rationalizations.
If you read the group’s principles carefully, you will find that their real goal is transparent and it is to normalize child rape. It’s an attraction pedophiles can’t help they say (well, that’s disordered, isn’t it?). What next? I couldn’t help murdering my neighbor so I need to be accepted and normalized?
Here is their comment regarding “stigma” because heaven forbid we should stigmatize child rapists. The bold letters in the following statement are mine: STIGMA. We recognize the severe stigma directed against minor-attracted people by the media, politicians, law enforcement officials, and some mental health professionals. We oppose the perpetuation of false stereotypes and the use of language that instills fear in the public, fails to promote understanding, and ignores the humanity of minor-attracted people. We realize that stigma and stereotypes force minor-attracted people to remain in hiding and prevent those who could benefit from mental health services from receiving them. We do not believe this serves the interests of children, minor-attracted people, or society in general. Therefore, providers have an obligation within their profession and community to speak up and confront stereotype-perpetuating statements made by professional colleagues, family members, friends, and the media. Providers need to educate professionals and the larger community regarding persons sexually attracted to children or adolescents.
The group has workshops aimed at acceptance and self-esteem for minor-attracted adolescents and adults. Here is what they said: Over the course of the day, six minor-attracted people volunteered to speak openly about negotiating emotional and sexual attractions to children in a society prone to inaccurate generalizations and hasty, fearfulreactions. Some speakers described wallowing in self-hatred for years – even decades – and sometimes considering suicide after discovering their attractions; others recounted well-intentioned acts of self-disclosure resulting in their alienation from family members and close friends…
You bet I’m afraid of them. What is inaccurate? Pedophilia is not acceptable, period. If they can’t help it, they need to help it.
B4U-ACT understands that by putting this out in the zone, they can eventually numb the revulsion child rape arouses in the decent among us. It will happen if we don’t pull this weed out by the root. If society won’t stigmatize this, then society won’t stigmatize anything and anything goes as a result.