Same-sex marriage and the ethics of harm

May 12, 2015 by

By Michael Cook, MercatorNet: What else will change if same-sex marriage is legalized? This is the question which voters in the United States and Ireland should be asking themselves. In the US the Supreme Court is studying whether to declare that access to marriage is a constitutional right for same-sex couples and in Ireland a referendum on amending the constitution will be held on May 22. The easy answer is, Not a bit. How could marriages between two gays or two lesbians possibly harm the...

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The Wrong Kind of Rights: Same-Sex Marriage, Third-Party Reproduction, and the Sexualization of Chil...

May 5, 2015 by

by Jean Lloyd, Public Discourse: In our culture, there is a chasm between two irreconcilable conceptions of the meaning and purpose of human sexuality and equality. For children most of all, the wrong kind of sexuality and equality has devastating effects. […]  Ironically, it was at that same conference on sexuality research that I began to hear about a different kind of “children’s rights.” No, there was no mention of a right to a mother and a father. Nor was there any discussion of...

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‘Naive’ churches are a soft touch for paedophiles, experts claim

Apr 13, 2015 by

By Hazel Southam and John Bingham, Telegraph: Churches are still viewed as a “soft touch” by paedophiles hunting for victims, despite tighter child-protection measures after a series of abuse scandals, one of Britain’s leading experts on the issue has warned. Justin Humphreys, the head of safeguarding at the Churches’ Child Protection Advisory Service (CCPAS), an independent body set up to combat clerical abuse, said convicted paedophiles often seek out places of worship on their release...

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‘Paedophilia is natural and normal for males’

Mar 26, 2015 by

by Andrew Gilligan, Telegraph: “Paedophilic interest is natural and normal for human males,” said the presentation. “At least a sizeable minority of normal males would like to have sex with children … Normal males are aroused by children.” Some yellowing tract from the Seventies or early Eighties, era of abusive celebrities and the infamous PIE, the Paedophile Information Exchange? No. Anonymous commenters on some underground website? No again. The statement that paedophilia is “natural...

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Three pillars of the British Left that failed to stop child abuse

Feb 27, 2015 by

by Simon Kent, Breitbart: The three formidable bastions of the caring, sharing political left can be easily defined. Think the NHS, local government and the BBC. All provide nice little earners for those who persuade themselves that their political beliefs somehow equip them for guardianship of massive amounts of public money on the basis that ‘they care.’ Yet these institutions are failing us, each and every one stands accused of charges of gross negligence of duty when it comes to protecting...

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“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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