Reclassifying the Unspeakable

The eerie headline — “Are Mental Health Professionals Working to Normalize Pedophilia?” — provides me an unwelcome opportunity to revisit the theme I sounded recently in Normalcy as Evangelism. A group of academic pedophile lobbyists — i.e., “scientific” activists who think child molestation is OK — are trying to redefine perversion as normalcy. Specifically, they want to “correct” the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) to reflect their essentially positive view of paederasty and related disorders. Thereby, they seek to remodel the way mental health professions view pedophilia, hebephilia, etc.

This has already accomplished with regard to homosexuality. Psychological professionals who treat it as a pathology — and it can be cured — do so at the risk of their reputations in the professional community.

The article comes from The New American.

As reported by LifeSite News, on its own website “B4U-ACT classifies pedophilia as simply another sexual orientation and decries the ‘stigma’ attached to pedophilia, observing: ‘No one chooses to be emotionally and sexually attracted to children or adolescents. The cause is unknown; in fact, the development of attraction to adults is not understood.’ The group says that it does not advocate treatment to change feelings of attraction to children or adolescents.” Read more…