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Time to Normalize Pedophilia: Firsthand Report on B4U-ACT Conference

Anti-pedophilia logo from the National Revival of Poland (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Press Release Contact: [email protected]
DATE: August 22, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Lynchburg, VA – On Wednesday, August 17, child advocates Matt Barber, Vice President of Liberty Counsel Action, and Dr. Judith Reisman, a visiting law professor at Liberty University School of Law, attended a Baltimore, MD conference hosted by the pedophile group B4U-ACT.

Around 50 individuals were in attendance including a number of admitted pedophiles-–or “Minor-Attracted Persons” as they prefer to be identified (MAP “sexual orientation”)-–as well as several supportive mental health professionals.

World renowned “sexologist,” Dr. Fred Berlin of Johns Hopkins University gave the keynote address, saying: “I want to completely support the goal of B4U-ACT.”

Highlights of the conference:

  • Pedophiles are “unfairly stigmatized and demonized” by society.
  • There was concern about “vice-laden diagnostic criteria” and “cultural baggage of wrongfulness.”
  • “We are not required to interfere with or inhibit our child’s sexuality.”
  • “Children are not inherently unable to consent” to sex with an adult.
  • “In Western culture sex is taken too seriously.”
  • “Anglo-American standard on age of consent is new [and ‘Puritanical’]. In Europe it was always set at 10 or 12. Ages of consent beyond that are relatively new and very strange, especially for boys. They’ve always been able to have sex at any age.”
  • An adult’s desire to have sex with children is “normative.”
  • Our society should “maximize individual liberty. … We have a highly moralistic society that is not consistent with liberty.”
  • “Assuming children are unable to consent lends itself to criminalization and stigmatization.”
  • “These things are not black and white; there are various shades of gray.”
  • A consensus belief by both speakers and pedophiles in attendance was that, because it vilifies MAPs, pedophilia should be removed as a mental disorder from the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), in the same manner homosexuality was removed in 1973.
  • Dr. Fred Berlin acknowledged that it was political activism, similar to that witnessed at the conference, rather than scientific considerations that successfully led to the declassification of homosexuality as a mental disorder: The reason “homosexuality was taken out of DSM is that people didn’t want the government in the bedroom,” he said.
  • Dr. Berlin appeared to endorse the politically maligned clinical practice of “reparative therapy” for homosexuals and pedophiles alike, saying, “If someone, for their own reasons, doesn’t want to live a homosexual lifestyle, I tell them that it’s hard but I’ll try to help them.”
  • The DSM ignores that pedophiles “have feelings of love and romance for children” in the same way adult heterosexuals and homosexuals have romantic feelings for one another.
  • “The majority of pedophiles are gentle and rational.”
  • The DSM should “focus on the needs” of the pedophile, and should have “a minimal focus on social control,” rather than obsessing about the “need to protect children.”
  • Self-descried “gay activist” and speaker Jacob Breslow said that children can properly be “the object of our attraction.” He further objectified children, suggesting that pedophiles needn’t gain consent from a child to have sex with “it” any more than we need consent from a shoe to wear it. He then used graphic, slang language to favorably describe the act of climaxing (ejaculating) “on or with” a child. No one in attendance objected to this explicit depiction of child sexual assault.

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40 Responses to “Time to Normalize Pedophilia: Firsthand Report on B4U-ACT Conference”

  1. I see the exact same line of argument being used here as was used in the “nomalization” of homosexuality over the past several decades.  It’s is horrific in its intended goals.  An argument I had with a liberal blogger on another neutral site in which I brought up this new emphasis by B4U-ACT ended with the liberal basically putting his/her fingers in the ears and shouting “la la la.”   They’re not oblivious; they know full well what’s at hand and relish it.

  2. Bingo! When you knock down one wall of moral restraint, it’s only a matter of time before you start pushing against the next one.

  3. I’m not a violent person, but please tell me why these predators, pedophiles and every single one of those who affirm and encourage them, don’t deserve instant death?

    If societal order ever collapses in this country, I hope that it’s open season on these sexual perverts first.

  4. So is one wall knocked down in Sioux Falls? I want to see all people honored for their achievements no matter what their orientation is…but I can’t see tolerating the debaseness of a Gay Pride parade and drag queen event. Heuther made it clear he wanted Sioux Falls to be a Gay Resort City before he was elected. Don’t overlook Sioux falls when you talk about Virginia’s walls falling down

  5. So is one wall knocked down in Sioux Falls? I want to see all people honored for their achievements no matter what their orientation is…but I can’t see tolerating the debaseness of a Gay Pride parade and drag queen event. Heuther made it clear he wanted Sioux Falls to be a Gay Resort City before he was elected. Don’t overlook Sioux falls when you talk about Virginia’s walls falling down

  6. As I read this I kept expecting (or hoping) that it would turn out to be a satirical piece showing the illogic of “pro-gay” arguments by applying them to pedophilia. It’s just unbelievable to think this is real.

    It looks like “gay” apologists are going to make a smooth transition from denying any connection or similarity between homosexuality and pedophilia, to fighting for the acceptance of pedophiles as they have for “gays”. Just watch the hypocrisy in action at it unfolds.

  7. Astute cultural observers said 10 years ago that the “mainstreaming” of homosexual behavior would lead to things like mainstreaming of bigamy and pedophilia. In the last year, perhaps the last six months, advocacy groups for these “constituencies” have been gearing up, proving the observers right.

  8. NOM has a post today (http://www.nomblog.com/12755/) on Joe Carter’s essay in First Things which shows how to normalize pedophilia in 5 easy steps:

    Step #1: From Unthinkable to Radical
    Step #2: From Radical to Acceptable
    Step #3: From Acceptable to Sensible
    Step #4: From Sensible to Popular
    Step #5: From Popular to Policy
    This works for any manifestation of moral decay, by the way.

  9. NOM has a post today (http://www.nomblog.com/12755/) on Joe Carter’s essay in First Things which shows how to normalize pedophilia in 5 easy steps:

    Step #1: From Unthinkable to Radical
    Step #2: From Radical to Acceptable
    Step #3: From Acceptable to Sensible
    Step #4: From Sensible to Popular
    Step #5: From Popular to Policy
    This works for any manifestation of moral decay, by the way.

  10. Obama’s HHS is now promoting this movement of pedophilia by claiming that “children are sexual beings,” even infants!!!

    http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/hhs-children-are-sexual-beings-even-infa

  11. Please do not connect pedophiles with homosexuals. You don’t connect them with heterosexuals. If there is an inference that homosexuality is sinful, please recall that Jesus defines ALL sin as lack of love (Matt. 22:36-40). So who is unloved or hurt in a homosexual relationship? All other sins (adultery, divorce, theft, lying) have victims. Neither Jesus, His prophets nor the gospel writers mention homosexuality, let alone condemn this love sin. Throw out any New Testament references as lies: the word “homosexual” wasn’t coined until about 1865.

  12. Who is hurt in a homosexual relationship?  Are you serious?

    Ever hear of AIDS?

  13. Mexjewel, you must have, somehow, completely missed, in both the article and in the comments section, how the acceptance of pedophilia is now being pushed on society in the same way societal acceptance of homosexual behavior has been pushed in in recent years. Maybe you should go back and read over everything again, since you seem to have missed the central point of the entire article. I wouldn’t want you to leave without getting your money’s worth.

    I should also point out that there are links between homosexual behavior and childhood sexual abuse:

    http://www.dakotavoice.com/2010/04/report-homosexuality-connected-to-sex-abuse-epidemic/

    http://www.dakotavoice.com/2009/07/study-childhood-sexual-abuse-often-a-factor-in-sexual-disorientation/

    http://www.dakotavoice.com/2009/06/pedophilia-in-the-homosexual-world/

    I should also point out that while all sin separates us from God and merits eternity in Hell, God goes out of his way to point out that homosexual behavior, as a deliberate perversion of his design for human sexuality, is an “abomination” to him. If you honestly believe neither Jesus nor his followers ever condemned homosexual behavior, you have either never read the Bible are you are woefully deceived: http://www.dakotavoice.com/2008/05/for-the-bible-tells-me-so-the-real-story-part-2/ I should also point out, since you seem to be terribly bereft of Biblical understanding, that the word “Trinity” is never mentioned in the Bible, yet the Bible clearly teaches the Trinity in reference to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. In fact, the Bible was only translated into English a few hundred years ago, so claims that modern words were not used in the original manuscripts are flimsy excuses to condone sin.

    Don’t substitute corrupt human excuses for sin in place of what God has clearly said. Learn the truth and then surrender your will to it.

  14. “So who is unloved or hurt in a homosexual relationship?”

    Answer: Both parties. It is always harmful to take sex out of its intended context, though often in inner ways that are not immediately obvious (especially to those motivated to ignore them). And it is never loving to involve someone, no matter who you are or who they are, in an improper sexual relationship.

    I’ve observed for myself how pedophilia harms; how promiscuity harms; how adultery harms; how pornogaphy use harms; how homosexual activity harms. Claiming that any of these do not do harm is to deny reality that very many can plainly see for themselves.

    “Please do not connect pedophiles with homosexuals.”

    Sexual sin is sexual sin. If you speak negatively of pedophilia without also speaking negatively of homosexuality (and adultery, and promiscuity, etc.) then you are being hypocritical.

    And seeing as you’re defending homosexuality at a time when doing so is politically correct, what will you be saying about pedophilia once defending IT becomes politically correct?

  15. Good grief, what a load of B.S.!

  16. I knew it!!!  The World Has Gone Mad!!!  Their logic is insane insanity!!!

  17.  There’s a problem with that conservative argument. Pedophilia is harmful and non-consenting, whereas homosexuality is not harmful nor wrong, and it’s consenting. I have yet to see an argument against homosexuality that i couldn’t easily refute.

  18. If homosexuality is “consenting” why is it pushed so militantly upon our unconsenting children and their parents?

  19. There’s nothing at all wrong with that argument. Homosexuality is harmful and wrong.

    It’s been recognized as wrong for thousands of years, being a violation of God’s design for human sexuality which is between a man and a woman in marriage: http://www.dakotavoice.com/2008/05/for-the-bible-tells-me-so-the-real-story-part-2/

    It’s also very harmful. In addition to the obvious perils of sticking an appendage into an orifice that was not designed to receive appendages but rather to expel feces, homosexual behavior is associated with drastically elevated rates of AIDS transmission (the CDC has reported that 72% of new male AIDS cases are associated with homosexual behavior–this from a group making up less than 2.9% of the population), gonorrhea, syphilis, chlamydia, HPV, anal cancer, hepatitis, substance abuse, depression, suicide and domestic violence. Studies in both the United States and Canada have estimated that living a homosexual lifestyle knocks about 20 years off a person’s expected lifespan, making homosexual behavior more dangerous than smoking.

    Wrong? Most definitely.

    Harmful? Most definitely.

    If you’ve truly seen any argument against homosexuality, then you haven’t been able to refute them–you’ve ignored them.

  20. …you might want to check out the group’s website, Bob.

    As its name implies, B4U-ACT is actually a group dedicated to “preventing” pedophiles from ever acting on their tendencies.

  21. …you might want to check out the group’s website, Bob.

    As its name implies, B4U-ACT is actually a group dedicated to “preventing” pedophiles from ever acting on their tendencies.

  22. “I have yet to see an argument against homosexuality that i couldn’t easily refute.” — Methinks you are defining “refute” much too loosely. I’ve seen the standard “refutations” of the arguments against homosexuality, and I can easily see where each one has it wrong. As I’ve seen over and over again, people who disagree with truths are skillful at playing logic games to make their own viewpoints look right, and strictly avoid honestly trying to determine whether they really *are* right.

    “Pedophilia is harmful and non-consenting” — I will ask you the same thing I’ve asked elsewhere on this page: Seeing as you’re defending homosexuality at a time when doing so is popular, will you still be saying pedophilia is “harmful” when calling it that becomes unpopular?

  23. “I have yet to see an argument against homosexuality that i couldn’t easily refute.” — Methinks you are defining “refute” much too loosely. I’ve seen the standard “refutations” of the arguments against homosexuality, and I can easily see where each one has it wrong. As I’ve seen over and over again, people who disagree with truths are skillful at playing logic games to make their own viewpoints look right, and strictly avoid honestly trying to determine whether they really *are* right.

    “Pedophilia is harmful and non-consenting” — I will ask you the same thing I’ve asked elsewhere on this page: Seeing as you’re defending homosexuality at a time when doing so is popular, will you still be saying pedophilia is “harmful” when calling it that becomes unpopular?

  24. By normalizing and de-stigmatizing pedophilia, and claiming children are “sexual beings?” You’re disgusting.

  25. By normalizing and de-stigmatizing pedophilia, and claiming children are “sexual beings?” You’re disgusting.

  26. Lying must be your native tongue.  B4U-ACT expresses NO consideration for the child victims of pedophiles, but concerns solely the feelings and “treatment” of the pedophile.

    From B4U-ACT’s “Our Values” statement on their website:

    Individuals who are sexually attracted to children are the focus of

    everything that we do. [Emphasis added]  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.”

    As far as treatment, the “facts” section acknowledges that there is likely no effective treatment for “minor attracted persons” as they euphemistically like to call sexual perverts.  So what “treatment” is is anyone’s guess, other than making them feel better about themselves.
    “Studies of the effectiveness of reconditioning methods to change
    feelings of attraction suffer from serious methodological flaws, and
    have led to
    inconsistent results. The few well-constructed studies have found that
    they are no more effective with pedophilia or hebephilia than with
    homosexuality (AMA, 1987; Freund, 1981; Hall, 1996; Langevin, 1983;
    McConaghy, 1999).”

    I won’t forgive you for making me go to this reprehensible website to confirm this information about this disguised pedophile group.  Everything we do, see, experience affects us in some ways and steals a particle of any innocence we may have left; looking at this website can only do damage to the soul.  Knowing that a professed group of “medical professionals” even exists that feels this way is vexing beyond telling.

  27. “B4U-ACT is actually a group dedicated to ‘preventing’ pedophiles from ever acting on their tendencies.”

    You’d think that from their name, but then why are they saying the things they are, as quoted above? (And does your placing of “preventing” in quotes betray a little skepticism on your part?)

    “no more effective with pedophilia or hebephilia than with homosexuality” — Except that people DO successfully overcome homosexuality. Perhaps the problem is with trying to “change feelings of attraction,” which is not the starting point for any successful sex addiction recovery?

    (P.S.: I had to look up “hebephilia.”)

  28. Their “focus” is on preventing child abuse by encouraging mental health professionals to develop more effective means of treatment and by encouraging potential offenders to seek help “before” a child is hurt… 

    This group in no way endorses or advocates child abuse. They simply recognize that the “see no evil, hear no evil” approach isn’t working, and that the current reactive methods of dealing with this problem are too little, too late… a child has already been hurt.

  29. I knew someone who was individually trying to accomplish that same goal for the same reason (current reactive methods being ineffective). And it definitely sounded like a goal worth pursuing.

    However, the conference highlights mentioned above paint a picture of a group whose real goals are very different from their stated goals. It appears that you’re explaining the latter without attempting to account for the former.

  30. You don’t get less of a behavior by normalizing it and removing the stigma; you get more of it.

    This is precisely the way homosexual activists began their campaign for legitimacy. God help us if we’re fooled a second time.

  31. Their accepted “facts,” if you’ll read my post and refer to their website, is that pedophilia is largely as untreatable as homosexuality, if you swallow that lie.  So, again, what is their goal except to coddle pedophiles in their pathology?  They repeatedly state that acting on their impulses is criminal but feeling (like molesting children) isn’t.  This is the exact same motto of NAMBLA.  And it will, increasingly, be used as an incremental wedge.  It may take longer to “normalize” than homosexuality, maybe not, but every thinking person recognizes their goal.

  32. So how is the success rate of people recovering from pedophilia anyway? I hear alot about recovered “gays” but not much about recovered pedophiles..

  33. You have to know it’s possible.  If you’re a Christian, you have to believe Christ died to redeem these people too, both their desires and behavior.  I’m not a big fan of psychological solutions to homosexuality, I don’t believe that Sy Rogers went this route.  If it’s not based in Christ and his ability to heal a mind, it’s not legitimate.

  34. “I’m not a big fan of psychological solutions to homosexuality… If it’s not based in Christ and
    his ability to heal a mind, it’s not legitimate.”

    Good point. I guess that’s why people claim it’s impossible to stop living as homosexual: because it IS practically impossible without direct submission to Christ.

    Still, even in a life connected to God it generally takes much time and patience. I would never claim that sexual addictions get cured the minute someone decides to be a Christian; that would totally go against the experience of untold numbers of people.

  35. It’s all a bit like having a group for pyromaniacs which justifies their desire to sit around playing with matches and gasoline and then make out that any arson that follows is just unfortunate because all that matters is their right to play with matches and gasoline…

  36. These people are totally depraved, not knowing right from wrong or worse, not caring. They need to talk to any person who has been abused as a child and see how it has devastated their lives.They need to see the hurt in their eyes and try to feel the devastation in their hearts. I hope and pray this never happens to their children.