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Maro Kaplan an assistant professor at Rutgers School of Law is saying that pedophilia should be consider a status the way homosexuals are view as a status. She writes that “By some estimates, 1 percent of the male population continues, long after puberty, to find themselves attracted to prepubescent children. These people are living with pedophilia, a sexual attraction to prepubescents that often constitutes a mental illness. Unfortunately, our laws are failing them and, consequently, ignoring opportunities to prevent child abuse.” She basically stats that this is normal form the set go. What I find very disturbing about her take on the idea of this sick perversion is the fact that pedophilia is a normal habit for those who struggle with it. Never mind the fact that these men are living with a sick lust for children who are willing to act on the idea if given the chance. No, they need to be given a status so that they the population understands that the way we see these sick individual is normal. “The intellectual climate of the 1970s, for which the 1950s had already paved the way, contributed to this. A theory was even finally developed at that time that pedophilia should be viewed as something positive. Above all, however, the thesis was advocated-and this even infiltrated Catholic moral theology-that there was no such thing as something that is bad in itself. There were only things that were “relatively” bad. What was good or bad depended on the consequences.
In such a context, where everything is relative and nothing intrinsically evil exists, but only relative good and relative evil, people who have an inclination to such behavior are left without no solid footing. Of course pedophilia is first rather a sickness of individuals, but the fact that it could become so active and so widespread was linked also to an intellectual climate through which the foundations of moral theology, good and evil, became open to question in the Church. Good and evil became interchangeable; they were no longer absolutely clear opposites.”
― Pope Benedict XVI,
The effects of Pedophilia are devastating and they take away the innocence of a child. This sickness looks to destroy the very soul of the child. It leaves a destructive path of pain and suffering. There is no way that pedophilia should be labeled a status. It is a sexual deviation that has an inner darkness looking to seek children to satisfy its definition of love. The world continues to backslide in its faith with God and all moral pillars are being destroyed to make room for secular normalization of sin. The days of Lot are returning and the judgement of God will be implemented on a nation declaring status on things that are sinful.
NEW YORK TIMES: THINK back to your first childhood crush. Maybe it was a classmate or a friend next door. Most likely, through school and into adulthood, your affections continued to focus on others in your approximate age group. But imagine if they did not.
By some estimates, 1 percent of the male population continues, long after puberty, to find themselves attracted to prepubescent children. These people are living with pedophilia, a sexual attraction to prepubescents that often constitutes a mental illness. Unfortunately, our laws are failing them and, consequently, ignoring opportunities to prevent child abuse
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders defines pedophilia as an intense and recurrent sexual interest in prepubescent children, and a disorder if it causes a person “marked distress or interpersonal difficulty” or if the person acts on his interests. Yet our laws ignore pedophilia until after the commission of a sexual offense, emphasizing punishment, not prevention READ MORE:http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/06/opinion/pedophilia-a-disorder-not-a-crime.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=c-column-top-span-region®ion=c-column-top-span-region&WT.nav=c-column-top-span-region&_r=2&assetType=opinion