Surprise: Now Pedophilia Is Just Another Sexual Orientation Requiring Our Tolerance

Liberal touchstone site Gawker has let loose with a detailed, disgusting article arguing that pedophilia is just another sexual orientation deserving of our “tolerance.”

Hey, who am I to tell anyone who they can and cannot love, right?

I’ve said it before: Once you decide you’re going to destroy societal norms that have built up over millennia with the stroke of a pen or the crash of a gavel, you don’t get to decide where it ends.  These things exist for a reason, and there are unintended consequences for ripping them to shreds to suit your own needs.

This will be the next perversion that the left attempts to mainstream.  Bet on it.  The outer reaches of the gay lobby have been trying for decades, and now the liberal press and “science” are getting in line. I first warned of this just about a year ago.

Don’t tell me social issues don’t matter. This is why we fight on every front, large or small.  The left has always shown that if you’re willing to give them an inch, they take five.

I’m not linking to this garbage.  I, seriously, wanted to throw up just from reading the first few paragraphs, and I have a high tolerance for revulsion.  Here are some of the lowlights outlined by Newsbusters.

Currently, there is no significant longitudinal evidence that pedophiles can be made to not be attracted to children, and thus it can be defined as their orientation. And if pedophilia is a sexual orientation, that also means it’s futile to send pedophiles to prison in an effort to alter their attractions. Doing so is akin to sending a homosexual child off to a religious-based institution that claims it can “pray the gay away.”

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Imagine a world in which admitting your attraction to busty women or tall men led to alienation, jail time, or your murder. Older gay men can probably remember such an era, but nowadays most sexual appetites have been mainstreamed to the point of banality. Pedophiles, for obvious reasons, don’t enjoy the same kind of tolerance, and thus it seems as if they may be locked forever in a sexual prison from the moment they’re born.

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The old adage is that the true mark of a society is how it treats the weakest in its ranks. Blacks, women, Latinos, gays and lesbians, and others are still in no way on wholly equal footing in America. But they’re also not nearly as lowly and cursed as men attracted to children. One imagines that if Jesus ever came to Earth, he’d embrace the poor, the blind, the lepers, and, yes, the pedophiles.

When you visit sites like Gawker and its sister sites (Gizmodo, Kotaku, Jalopnik, Lifehacker, Deadspin, Jezebel, io9), you lend credibility and support to this garbage.