New Bill: Pedophilia as a Legal ’Sexual Orientation’?

(by MARCIA SEGELSTEIN- Christian News) Pedophilia is another “sexual orientation,” comparable to heterosexuality or homosexuality, according to expert testimony recently presented to the Canadian Parliament.

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The issue at hand was a bill that would either increase penalties or impose mandatory sentences on sexual offenders whose victims are children.

According to a report at LifeSiteNews, Dr. Hubert Van Gijseghem, a psychologist and retired professor at the University of Montreal and one of the expert witnesses, told members of parliament, “True pedophiles have an exclusive preference for children, which is the same as having a sexual orientation.” The other expert, Dr. Vernon Quinsey, a professor emeritus of psychology at Queen’s University in Ontario, added, “There is no evidence that this sort of preference can be changed through treatment or anything else. . . . It’s not necessarily that they need to change their sexual orientation; they need to learn to control themselves, with our help.

Member of Parliament Marc Lemay had this reaction to the testimony: “In my opinion, society and no one around this table will accept pedophilia, even if it is a sexual orientation. . . . I recall a period, not too long ago, when homosexuality was treated as an illness. It is now accepted, society has accepted it. . . . I cannot imagine pedophilia being accepted in 2011.”

The report raises many issues. First the good news. Legislators to our north are learning that there is no quick fix for pedophiles. Hopefully that will inform their decision-making on how to deal with them.

Now the not-so-good news. While I believe the doctors testifying were trying to make the point that pedophilia is a serious, perhaps untreatable, condition, calling it another “sexual orientation” undermines that point.

Lemay’s reaction is telling. Right now it may be impossible to imagine society accepting pedophilia. A generation ago it would have been impossible to imagine abortion on demand, or elementary school children being taught about homosexuality. And if you don’t think there are people out there trying to push this as an agenda, then I guess you’ve never heard of the North American Man Boy Love Association.

Here’s how that group describes itself on its website: “As never before, our society is beginning to recognize the value and richness of human diversity. . . . Man/boy love is exceptional only for the degree to which it is still misunderstood in cultures derived from Northwestern Europe. . . . [Man/boy] relationships do not harm anyone, and often entail many benefits for both man and boy.”

Scary stuff.

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  1. Homosexuality, open marriages, legal prostitution, pornography, multiple person marriages, bestiality, pedophilia, child abuse, the gates of hell are opening upon on us and the useful tools among us are merely standing in the flow. History indicates once a nation begins to go down this path, violence and debauchery merely increases, and all of this can never be stuffed back into the bag, and the nation dies. But my own experience tells me that there is forgiveness, there is change, there is healing, that good can indeed triumph over evil. If enough people care. Scripture tells us God would have saved Sodom if only enough people cared. But they didn’t. Are there enough Americans who care?

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  2. There many mames for this, sin, perversion, lust…it’s not an orientation, it’s simply people wanting an excuse to do whatever their sinful flesh desires to do without consequences or even consideration as to how a child will feel or be effected! These are children! They deserve to be protected, and left to be children. They have their whole lives to pursue adulthood. Childhood years are so few and fleeting! Then you rob them of this! God “will give to each person according to what he has done.” “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”

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  3. To whom this CONCERNS. First you Gay people got into Political System and were to get laws passed were it is legal for Gay people to get married. Now you want legalize PEDOPHILIA BECAUSE ITS ANOTHER FORM SEXUAL PREFERENCE, NO THOUGHT GIVEN TO CHILDREN WHO WILL BE EFFECTED BY YOUR SICK THINKING BECAUSE YOU HAVE PREFERENCE FOR CHILDREN. I WONDER WHATS NEXT, WILL IT BE LEGAL TO HAVE SEX WITH ANIMALS. IF GOD HAD WANTED TO HAVE ALL FORMS OF SEX, WE WOULD BE DOING THIS WITH HIS CONSENT. BUT SINCE YOU DO NOT BELIEVE IN A GOD, THEN ANY THING GOES AS LONGER YOUR LUST IS
    SUCCESSFUL. NO WONDER , YOU KIDS WHO BEEN VIOLATED WILL FIND IT HARD TO HAVE GOOD RELATIONSHIP WITH ANYONE. YOU WILL MEET YOUR MAKER AND YOU WILL FIND OUT THE REAL TRUTH ON HOW WE AS SOCIETY SHOULD TREAT EACH OTHER.
    ROBERT SLOMEN

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  4. what is the name of arab girl in picture, i want to adopt her. im on facebook page k-1 rising

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