WARNING: If a blunt discussion of pedophilia might offend you, please don't read any further.
A few years ago I wrote about a seminar organized by B4U-ACT, a group purporting to help (or try to help) those sexually attracted to minors. I confessed my dilemma over the question of what to do about those who felt such attraction, but had never acted on it. Could they be legitimately helped without condoning pedophilia? Read my whole article (and the comments) to get a feel for the discussion.
Now comes news that another seminar has just been held by B4U-ACT.
In “Batman,” the Joker rhetorically asks a young Bruce Wayne: “Tell me, kid – you ever danced with the devil by the pale moonlight?” Well, I have. Not by the pale moonlight, but in a brightly lit Four Points Sheraton in Baltimore, Md.
On Wednesday, Aug. 17, I – along with the venerable child advocate Dr. Judith Reisman – attended a conference hosted by the pedophile group B4U-ACT. Around 50 individuals were in attendance, including a number of admitted pedophiles (or “minor-attracted persons” [MAPs] as they euphemistically prefer), a few self-described “gay activists” and 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.”
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Self-described “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. There was even laughter. (In fairness, Dr. Berlin did later tell Mr. Breslow that his words might “anger” some people and that he [Berlin] is categorically opposed to adult-child sex with “pre-pubescent” children. When asked about the propriety of adult-child sex with pubescent children, Dr. Berlin did not provide a clear answer.)
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Alas, we live in a post-Kinsey America wherein our culture, along with our Judeo-Christian heritage, rots in the heat of the day. The stench of sexual anarchy is masked by the soaring, disingenuous rhetoric of “tolerance,” “diversity” and “comprehensive sex education.”
Sick to your stomach? I am. Why can't these sexual anarchists leave our children alone and let kids be kids?
There's much more at the link, if you can stomach the details. It's important reading if you're to understand how pedophiles are actively trying to subvert our society's remaining moral standards, and threaten our children with their perversion.
Based on this report, it now seems clear that B4U-ACT and similar groups (several of which are identified in the article) are nothing more than 'front organizations' and/or apologists for pedophilia. As such, I believe they - and their members - are utterly beyond anything that civilized society can accept or tolerate in its midst.
I spent many years in Africa, including extensive travel in 'traditional' tribal regions. There's not much of a pedophilia problem in those areas. That's because the tribal elders watch out for such things, and deal with them immediately and with utter ruthlessness when the need arises. The offending party simply 'vanishes'. He or she is never seen or heard from again. Everyone knows what happened to them, but no-one ever says a word. Those who might harbor such tendencies see what happened to those who tried to indulge them, and learn from their example. If they don't, sooner or later they'll 'vanish' in their turn. I guess it's a time-honored African implementation of the famous '3-S Treatment'.
That's certainly one solution to an age-old problem. Traditional Judeo-Christian morality would find it difficult to object to it (provided that the guilt of the parties concerned is beyond question) because no other solution will permanently remove the threat. Personally, I accept (having worked with some of them for years in prison) that some forms of deviancy can never be safely tolerated in society. I submit that pedophilia is one of them. Pedophiles will always be a threat to our children. If they can be incarcerated for life in institutions that are guaranteed to keep them locked away from our children, that's one solution. If that can't be assured, we need to modify our judicial system so that it can be assured; because if we don't, people will turn to the only other solution that's sure to work . . . just as they did in Africa.
I invite my readers to form their own opinions of the members and supporters of B4U-ACT and the other organizations mentioned in the report. I certainly have.
EDITED TO ADD: The problem's not confined to the USA alone, of course. A few minutes ago I came across this article in the Sydney Morning Herald: 'Scale of paedophile activity shocks police'. Go read it for yourself. I'm willing to bet what they're finding in Australia is also going on over here, and in Europe.