“Child Molestation Is A Social Construct”

Nov 29, 2014 by

by Alan Craig: Over the past couple of decades the scale of child sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests and members of Catholic religious orders has shocked the world. Although it is reckoned that the prevalence of abuse in the church has now significantly declined the abuse and subsequent cover-up has massively damaged the moral authority of the church – and, by association, of Christianity itself. In the UK concern over child abuse has moved on to other infected institutions like the BBC...

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Ex-Gays Call on Word’s Largest Gay Activist Organization to Fund Reparative Therapy for their Pedoph...

Nov 21, 2014 by

Washington, D.C. – Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has been one of the most outspoken proponents in the effort to ban Sexual Orientation Change Effort (SOCE) therapy for minors. They have aided gay activist organizations in California and New Jersey who successfully passed laws to ban SOCE therapy in 2012-2013, and have undoubtedly played a role in the sixteen bills that were introduced in state legislatures across the United States in 2014, fourteen of which already failed this year thanks in...

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Towards the Next Big Thing

Oct 20, 2014 by

By Michael Cook, MercatorNet: Since there always is a Next Big Thing, what is the Next Big Thing after the legalisation of same-sex marriage? Is it legalising sado-masochism? Is it recognising paedophilia as a genetic disability? Pointing the way to the future for US law is Margo Kaplan, an assistant professor at Rutgers School of Law-Camden. Ms Kaplan is carving out a niche for herself in the increasingly significant field of “legal limitations on intimate decisions”. This effectively means...

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NYT writer: Pedophilic attraction a ‘mental disability’ that should be protected in law

Oct 10, 2014 by

By Kirsten Andersen, LifeSite: Pedophilia, in the sense of the persistent sexual attraction to children, is a disorder, not a crime, and deserves special protections in law. That’s the premise of a recent New York Times opinion piece by Rutgers law professor Margo Kaplan, who argues that “stigma” surrounding adults who are sexually attracted to children prevents them from seeking psychological help. As a result, Kaplan asserts, pedophiles should be protected by the same anti-discrimination...

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Pedophilia: A Disorder, Not a Crime

Oct 8, 2014 by

By Margo Kaplan, New York Times: Ed: This article raises important questions. Does the distinction between orientation and practice, making it easier to get counselling and treatment, help towards a compassionate Christian approach to sexual sin? Is sexual orientation really biologically determined, and unchangeable? Or does this thinking lead to the ‘normalisation’ of paedophilia? THINK back to your first childhood crush. Maybe it was a classmate or a friend next door. Most...

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Paedophilia research riles and titillates the academy

Sep 1, 2014 by

Ed: This article from 2009 is particularly pertinent in 2014. By Melanie Newman, Times Higher Education: An academic who studied paedophiles has described how she was castigated by hostile colleagues but encouraged by other academics who found her research “excitingly naughty”. Sarah Goode, senior lecturer in health and community studies at the University of Winchester, concludes that there is no clear consensus among academics on the harmfulness of adult sexual contact with...

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