Friday, September 19, 2014

There's no room for people like this in our society

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.


Snoggeramus said...

Almost posted that article link in your comments Peter, but you beat me to it. Also worth a look is this presentation by Jack Sonnemann on the link between the availability of porn in a society and the rates of sexual offending. See

Dennis said...


"Shooting, shoveling, and shutting up, also known as the 3-S treatment, refers to a method for dealing with unwanted or unwelcome animals in rural areas" LOL....yep that sounds about right for these B4U-ACT criminals.

Stuart Garfath. Sydney, Australia. said...

After reading this article and the attached links, I am beyond horrified.
The manipulation of terminology clearly aimed at softening perception of the act of child molestation, to the point of making it totally legal, is Orwellian in every sense.
Appalling, utterly appalling!.
If it can happen in the USA, then it can happen here in Australia, given the Left Wing dominated system of education that exists here.

Dennis said...

@Stuart Garfath,

Come on now can't blame everything on the left!

I don't think pedophilia recognizes left or right.

By the way, hows that right wing Aussie Government working out for you? Lost your health coverage yet? On an austerity program because Abbot bought 70 useless F-35 fighter jets! Unsaleable Budget. Sending military to Obama's Iraq 3.0,causing ISIS to pop up in Sydney.

What a beauty old Tea Party Tony is turning out to be, eh mate!

William said...

I struggle. I was abused. It took a long time to forgive. Yet, I still struggle. I follow Christ as best I can, but I still want to put a bullet in the head of every child molester. Hard to square that with my belief in Christ.

tweell said...

I personally know of only one pedophile that has managed to quit that lifestyle. He had a religious experience while in prison, the kind that is a minor miracle.

The guy lives in an adult-only trailer park as a hermit. He shops only at Walmart and goes at 3AM to minimize any chance of seeing children. Much of his free time is spent praying.

Pedophiles have over an 80% recorded recividism rate.

Corey said...

Anyone who hurts a kid should be shot on sight. No trial just 2 in the head and leave em for the buzzards. Like Clint said " Buzzard gotta eat same as a worm"

Peter said...

@Corey: If you can guarantee that those you shoot are guilty, I won't argue with you. Trouble is, there are those pesky false accusations (of which there have been plenty in recent years - see the 'false memory' article on Wikipedia for one perspective). No, unless they're caught red-handed, I don't support shooting them out of hand. Let them be tried and found guilty, then let an appropriate penalty be applied.

~Katherine~ said...

@Tweel: I'm glad you brought that up. I knew one pedophile who, at least to the best of anyone's knowledge, also had a see-the-light type experience.

Disturbingly enough, he was a priest. Interestingly, he reported *himself* to the cops, the kid's family, and the diocese. The diocese paid off the family not to press charges and persuaded the cops to hush it up, then sent him to a "rehab" facility where--I wish to God I were making this up!--he was told, no doubt by the types described in this article, that the only thing wrong with him was that he thought that what he had done was sinful!


Fortunately, that life-conversion experience stuck with him, and he continued in his ministry, albeit with a lot of common-sense precautions like never being alone with kids or teenagers.

(Mind you, I'd say that that should be a precaution that any parent should ensure is taken with their kids--not being alone in private areas with other adults, that is--but I digress.)

Reformation is possible, but as you say, rare. I have never heard or read of a pedophile or rapist who didn't go back to such behavior without an honest evaluation of their behavior combined with a direct, personal experience with God. If there's another way (short of a more, erm, *final* one) for such a person to reform, I'd be interested in hearing about it, but I'm not sure it can exist.

Peter, I know I'm going on for much too long here, but I did want to add that this discussion reminds me a lot of a passage in your Wires, Walls, Bars and Souls book about how you walked an inmate through first recognizing such a thing as objective truth, then objective right/wrong, and so on, until he could be a functioning, upright member of society.

Old NFO said...

I like the African way... NO PC bullcrap there.

Stuart Garfath. Sydney, Australia said...

Dennis, a few words in reply.
Read the following from The Sunday Telegraph, sunday, September 21 2014, top of page 11, under the headline, 'Sign away your kid's rights.
Quote. Schools are asking parents for blanket permission to publish online photographs and videos of their children taken in class, the playground and on excursions.
Information covered includes a child's name, age, class, photographs, sound and visual recording, work and expressions of opinion in interactive media.
The new Department of Education and Communities (DEC) guidelines warn parents the information "can be linked to by third parties and may be discoverable online for a number of years, if not permanently".Unquote.

In 2002, John Howard signed Australia up for the JSF, granted, only 12 initially, but with an option for another 58. Now, Abbot has just signed us up for the whole 100, so there's crap done by all parties here.
Health coverage, still got it, still free, but if a co-payment is required, then so be it, if that goes some way to enable Abbot's government to repair the criminal economic destruction that Labor committed, it's always like that.
Labor, both state and federal, spends with a totally irresponsible abandon, and Liberal gets to fix up the economic treason done by Labor, the sad fact is, the Australian electorate never seems to learn.
As for ISIS, IS, or whatever that murderous human garbage is calling itself, they were here in Sydney LONG before today, have you forgotten about the arsewipes currently doing time for plotting an assault on Holsworthy Army Base, with assault rifles, machine guns, grenades and RPG's, to imply that Australia's military decisions are responsible for them to be here is beyond stupid.

Anonymous said...

I agree the Muslim population in Australia has nothing to do with support for the fight against DAESH. However, it does IMHO have a lot to do with the PEDOs that are running around.