A change in the latest edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) heralds a trend towards destigmatizing (and ultimately legalizing) pedophilia.
Those who are sexually attracted to children but have not yet acted on their desires are no longer classified as having a psychiatric condition . Only if such persons prove harmful or dangerous will they be diagnosed as having “pedophilia syndrome”.
This raises the possibility that molested children will soon have the legal burden of proving they suffered any harm from the abuse. In fact, it foreshadows a time, not so far in the future, when child molesters will not be prosecutable at all. The stomach roils in disgust.
Vernon Quinsey (professor emeritus in psychology at Queen’s University, Ontario) and Hubert Van Gijseghem (psychologist and retired professor from the University of Montreal) are two of the “experts” who have advised legislators that pedophilia is a sexual orientation, comparable to heterosexuality and homosexuality .
Russia has considered outlawing this reclassification, in an attempt to sidestep the controversy . Iran has meanwhile legalized pedophilia . A new law there permits stepfathers to marry their adopted daughters as young as age 13.
Tragically, this is not the full extent of the evil now taking hold in the world.
Daniel Cohn-Bendit, Co-President of the Greens/European Free Alliance in the European Parliament, is promoting pedophilia as a part of his political agenda. Continue reading