In the near future your child will be walking home from school, a car pulls up, the man inside grabs your child and for days the child is sexually molested. The police find both, but the man gets to keep the child and you are placed in jail for the crime of denying a Pedophile his right to rape children.
You feel this can never happen. Yet recently members of the American Psychiatric Association attended a conference that proposed that pedophilia be accepted as a "lifestyle choice".
Guess what none of the members of the American Psychiatric Association didn't do? Yep condemn this idea out right. Guess what they will be working to do instead? Yep make it legal for your child, your grandchild to be molested legally.A group of psychiatrists and other mental health professionals say it's time to change the way society views individuals who have physical attractions to children.
The organization, which calls itself B4U-Act, is lobbying for changes to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM, the guideline of standards on mental health that's put together by the American Psychiatric Association.
The group says its mission is to help pedophiles before they create a crisis, and to do so by offering a less critical view of the disorder.
"Stigmatizing and stereotyping minor-attracted people inflames the fears of minor-attracted people, mental health professionals and the public, without contributing to an understanding of minor-attracted people or the issue of child sexual abuse," reads the organization's website.
B4U-Act said that 38 individuals attended a symposium in Baltimore last week, including researchers from Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University and the universities of Illinois and Louisville. According to the group, which said to not endorse every point of view expressed, the speakers in attendance concluded that "minor-attracted" individuals are largely misunderstood and should not be criminalized even as their actions should be discouraged.
Speakers also argued that people who are sexually attracted to children should have input into the decision about how pedophilia is defined in the DSM, which they said is supposed to be a guide to promote “mental health vs. social control.”
The American Psychiatric Association did not participate in the conference, and evidently does not condone the group's message.
"An adult who engages in sexual activity with a child is performing a criminal and immoral act and this is never considered normal or socially acceptable behavior," the APA wrote in a 2003 position statement.
Critics of the effort also note that the movement likens its fight for pedophilia acceptance to society's more recent embrace of homosexuality. They warn of a slippery slope to a time when pedophilia is "just another lifestyle choice" that won't warrant criminal charges—and will leave young children at risk.
Speakers also argued that people who are sexually attracted to children should have input into the decision about how pedophilia is defined in the DSM.
How about listening to the victims instead. They are the ones who will have to live with the consequences of the actions of the APA and their sick views.
You can contact the APA here.
You can contact B4U-ACT here.
Let them know that in no uncertain terms you will ever accept Pedophilia will NEVER be acceptable to you and to US society.