If pedophilia is a sexual orientation, now what?

Aug 8, 2016 by

by Denny Burk: I have written in this space before about the idea that pedophilia is a sexual orientation, that it’s just another element of human sexual diversity not to be condemned but understood and sympathized with. We are now at the next stage of normalization. Indeed, the DSM-V already recognizes pedophilia as a sexual orientation (p. 698). But now we have a full-length academic book arguing the same: Pedophilia and Adult-Child Sex: A Philosophical Analysis, by Stephen Kershnar. In this...

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Will Belgium grant euthanasia for unwanted sexual attraction?

Jun 11, 2016 by

by Michael Cook, MercatorNet: A 39-year-old man has requested euthanasia because he fears that he may be a paedophile. Along with unbearable physical pain, mental suffering, and dementia, a new reason for seeking euthanasia in Belgium has emerged in the media: paedophilia. The BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire program interviewed a 39-year-old man who has requested a lethal injection because he has intense feelings of attraction to adolescents and young men. Sébastien (a pseudonym) says that he has...

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Paedophilia a ‘sexual orientation – like being straight or gay’

Apr 8, 2016 by

by Ian Johnston, Independent: Paedophilia is a “sexual orientation” like being straight or gay, according to a criminal psychologist. The idea that sexual attraction to children is an “orientation” is highly controversial as it suggests that offenders cannot change. But, writing on the Reddit networking website, the psychologist said it was possible to treat child sex abusers on “the understanding that the attraction may always remain”. The psychologist set up the “ask me anything” thread on...

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Pedophilia as a sexual orientation: philosophical thoughts for Christian morality

Dec 8, 2015 by

By Kurt Durston, P2C.com: This past year, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) classified pedophilia as a sexual orientation in their latest edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-5.(1)  There was an immediate and substantial backlash, which moved the APA to publish a ‘correction’.(2) The correction, however, is interesting. It makes a distinction between the sexual orientation of pedophilia, and acting on that orientation, which they refer to as pedophilic...

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Are paedophiles’ brains wired differently?

Nov 24, 2015 by

From BBC: There has been immense concern in recent years over the scale of child sexual abuse. But even after years of study and investigation there’s still disagreement over what causes paedophiles to be the way they are, writes Richard Sanders. “People, they think ‘why should we help the paedophile? We should be prosecuting them, throwing them in jail, having them castrated’. But if we offer help to paedophiles we might save children who might have been abused.”...

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UN Agency Includes Ten Year Old Boys in Definition of Gay Behavior

Oct 23, 2015 by

By Rebecca Oas, C-Fam: The UN family planning agency (UNFPA) drifted further into controversial territory with a new report on HIV and sexually transmitted infections among men who have sex with men – and boys. UNFPA’s report implies that promiscuity and dangerous sexual practices are a pervasive part of the male homosexual experience, a charge that the Southern Poverty Law Center would label as “hate” if it came from a conservative Christian group. At the same time, the report ignores the...

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