Could pedophilia soon be legal? Pedophiles are now beginning to seek equal rights by claiming that their desire for children is a sexual orientation no different from heterosexual or homosexuals. The Northern Colorado Gazette reports that psychiatrists are now trying to redefine pedophilia in the same way that homosexuality was decades ago.
Linda Harvey, of Mission America, said the push for pedophiles to have equal rights will become more and more common as LGBT groups continue to assert themselves. “It’s all part of a plan to introduce sex to children at younger and younger ages; to convince them that normal friendship is actually a sexual attraction.”
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) removed homosexuality from its list of mental disorders in 1973, but many fear that the same could soon happen with pedophilia. In 1998, the APA reported that “the vast majority of men and women reported no negative sexual effects from childhood sexual abuse experience.” Harvard Health Publications also stated in 2010 that pedophilia “is a sexual orientation” and unlikely to be cured, with treatment merely aiming “to enable someone to resist acting on his sexual urges.”
Although sex offender laws currently require those convicted of having sexual relations with children to put their name in a registry and stay within a certain distance away from schools and parks, these laws are now being challenged in several states. Cases hoping to overturn some of the current laws regarding sex offenders are currently taking place in California, Georgia and Iowa. Sex offenders claim the laws prohibiting them from living near schools or parks are unfair because it penalizes them for life and makes it almost impossible to find a suitable place to live.