A Scary California Law May be Coming to Your State

Dr. Keith Ablow has an interesting article about pedophiles and the claim that they were “born that way” and a new California law that may be coming to your state. The articles are related. Stick with as a lay out the argument.

“A recent article on Gawker.com by Cord Jefferson suggests that we could be a more just and healing society were we to consider pedophilia a sexual orientation, rather than simply a crime.  He suggests that pedophiles are born with this orientation, just as men might be born with the inherent potential to develop an attraction to adult females, or vice-versa.”

Dr. Ablow takes strong exception to the claim. “The truth is that no one has ever been able to demonstrate that a person is born destined — genetically or neurologically — to want to have sex with children.”

But don’t homosexuals claim that they are genetically predisposed toward homosexuality? Why is it that homosexuals can make the genetic claim but not pedophiles? Dr. Ablow understands the problem, because he tries to dismiss the association:

“Sadly, pedophiles who won’t accept responsibility for their actions may be inappropriately seeking to ‘benefit’ from the advances won by the gay rights movement, because that movement has asserted that homosexual behavior is pre-programmed into babies, just as heterosexual behavior is. The unscientific and rote intolerance on the part of some gay rights groups for the idea that life experience can also shape sexual orientation (that sexual orientation is fluid) plants the seeds for the same insistence by those who would prey upon children.”

One could argue that the disdain our culture has for pedophiles at this point in time is where the homosexual movement was 40 years ago. Pedophiles just need time to make their case like homosexuals have done

Dr. Ablow makes another good point about how “impulses” don’t have to be acted on. “Resisting sexual impulses is a very common occurrence. It happens billions of times a day on the planet. Married people do it routinely, even though they are attracted to other partners.”

Can’t the same thing be said about people who engage in homosexual behaviors, behaviors that are physically unnatural (if I have to explain it to you, it’s back to tenth-grade biology) and immoral?

Dr. Ablow writes that people who are excited sexually by “voyeurism routinely resist acting on their desires because they understand them to be morally and legally wrong. Teachers attracted to teenage students routinely resist cavorting with them because they would lose their jobs and because it is wrong to indulge.” He also mentions prostitutes and an attraction to a friend’s girlfriend. So why not homosexuality?

Every group mentioned by Dr. Ablow is considered a moral wrong except homosexuality.

Now comes the scary part. You may have heard of a California law that prohibits counseling someone to change his or her “sexual orientation.”

California congresswoman Jackie Speier wants to federalize that California law. Here’s some of the language:

“‘Sexual orientation change efforts’ means any practices by mental health providers that seek to change an individual’s sexual orientation. This includes efforts to change behaviors or gender expressions, or to eliminate or reduce sexual or romantic attractions or feelings toward individuals of the same sex.”

Do you see the problem? Any pedophile, contrary to Dr. Ablow’s protestations, could appeal to this law to legalize adult sex with children in the name of “gender expressions” and “romantic attractions.”

We’ve let the foxes write the rules for the way the hen house is to be run because they’re after the chicks. “This language is so broad and vague, it arguably could include all forms of sexual orientation including pedophilia,” said Brad Dacus, president of the Pacific Justice Institute. “It’s not just the orientation that is protected, the conduct associated with the orientation is protected as well.”

The article on WND is must reading. It was never just about tolerance; they want the children.



Gary is a graduate of Western Michigan University (1973) and earned his M.Div. at Reformed Theological Seminary in 1979. He is the author of countless essays, news articles, and more than 27 book titles.

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  • Belle13A

    A murderer could use this same logic. I do not compare gays to pedophiles. Gay sex between consenting adults is no concern to me. God created gays as well. God is the judge not me. Pedophiles are a different thing. They inflict themselves on the young and vulnerable. Every punishment should come upon them.Doing harm to others just as murder deserves the severest of punishment.

  • marys1000

    Having the tendencies to be attracted to children is NO excuse for acting upon them! To even suggest that it’s ok to have sex with children like consenting adults do in gay relationships is repulsive!

  • shawn corrigan

    the practice is a crime against the child. it must be strongly punished. adults are free to do what they choose in their private quarters,as long as they are not hurting others, however any sex with minors is against the law and a serious crime against the child. it is also a crime against our culture and our civilization,as the damages resulting would decay our foundations and topple our republic. “our republic will only exist with a moral people” this is a quote from one of our founders. maybe franklin obama wants mob rule, he is a mob leader, that is democracy. america was to be a constitutional republic.
    most people are so brainwashed they do not understand this. they do not even know the difference. AMERICA IS NOT A DEMOCRACY read the constitution ,the word democracy does not exist there, a lynch mob is a democracy !

  • ruko

    At the end of the law explanation, just say pedophilia is excluded from this law. Then it’s the law.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002198081296 Right Way

    What is seriously pathetic about this article, is that many of us have been trumpeting that this was coming for DECADES. There is NOTHING in this article that surprises me at all. Remember that slippery slope that us “bad Republican Old White Men” have been telling people was going to happen. Well, it is now here. Lets see what happens when the 4 year old of some Democratic Congressman gets raped by one of these sick bastards. I’m sure that Liberal Leftist asswipe will cry out for “Understanding” for the sicko who does it and tell us all that “he was born that way” so it’s ok. Since when is BEHAVIOR something we are born with. God these people are sick dumbasses.

  • http://twitter.com/madmemere June Gagnon

    Any pedophile that would subject any of my grandchildren to their “perversion” will be on the business end of a lethal weapon, very quickly!

  • Bob

    It has been proven that people that molest children usually were molested when they were children. Also, people that have had a bad experience with the opposite gender are likely candidates to become homosexual. This verifies that early childhood experiences and other learned experiences are the causes of these abnormalities.

    We must not forget that the people that are supporting these “born that way” lies are the same people that support the murder of innocent defenseless children by abortion and the murder of others by unconstitutional laws that allow only criminals to have access to firearms.

  • Joel

    I agree with everyone here, we should be against the people Christ spoke against in the bible. We should rally up and force everyone to realize their sin! We should turn against those who disobey love they neighbor! We should attack those who harm children. We should stop money traders. Wasn’t it Christ who said it is truly more difficult for a rich man to enter heaven then for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle? Was it not Christ, who in the original translation of the bible, told the roman soldier that his servant (whom in the original context of the language was homosexual and so was the roman soldier) is healed and he had more faith then he had seen in all Israel? Was it not Christ who challenged authority and said to religious leaders understanding of the bible is false and actively disregarded the biblical laws held so dearly at the time?
    And last I check the major difference between homosexuality and pedophiles is 1. consent 2.Christ’s approval of homosexuals in the bible and 3. homosexuality happens with animals in nature but not pedophilia.
    Hold on, how many pedophiles are in any given church? I forgot about that too!

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