Pedophilia – Time to Normalize?

FYI, Matt Barber is Director of Cultural Affairs with both Liberty Counsel and Liberty Alliance Action. He also serves as Associate Dean of Liberty University School of Law and co-hosts the nationally syndicated “Liberty Live” talk radio program on AFR Talk. Send comments to Matt at jmattbarber@comcast.net. (This information is provided for identification purposes only.)

Press Release

DATE: August 22, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
‘Time to Normalize Pedophilia’: Firsthand Report on B4U-ACT Conference 
Lynchburg, VA – On Wednesday, August 17, child advocates Matt Barber, Vice President of Liberty Counsel Action, and Dr. Judith Reisman, a visiting law professor at Liberty University School of Law, attended a Baltimore, MD conference hosted by the pedophile group B4U-ACT. Around 50 individuals were in attendance including a number of admitted pedophiles – or “Minor-Attracted Persons” as they prefer to be identified (MAP “sexual orientation”) – as well as several supportive mental health professionals. World renowned “sexologist,” Dr. Fred Berlin of Johns Hopkins University gave the keynote address, saying: “I want to completely support the goal of B4U-ACT.”
Highlights of the conference:
  • Pedophiles are “unfairly stigmatized and demonized” by society.
  • There was concern about “vice-laden diagnostic criteria” and “cultural baggage of wrongfulness.”
  •  “We are not required to interfere with or inhibit our child’s sexuality.”
  • “Children are not inherently unable to consent” to sex with an adult.
  • “In Western culture sex is taken too seriously.”
  • “Anglo-American standard on age of consent is new [and ‘Puritanical’]. In Europe it was always set at 10 or 12. Ages of consent beyond that are relatively new and very strange, especially for boys. They’ve always been able to have sex at any age.”
  • An adult’s desire to have sex with children is “normative.”
  • Our society should “maximize individual liberty. … We have a highly moralistic society that is not consistent with liberty.”
  • “Assuming children are unable to consent lends itself to criminalization and stigmatization.”
  • “These things are not black and white; there are various shades of gray.”
  • A consensus belief by both speakers and pedophiles in attendance was that, because it vilifies MAPs, pedophilia should be removed as a mental disorder from the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), in the same manner homosexuality was removed in 1973.
  • Dr. Fred Berlin acknowledged that it was political activism, similar to that witnessed at the conference, rather than scientific considerations that successfully led to the declassification of homosexuality as a mental disorder: The reason “homosexuality was taken out of DSM is that people didn’t want the government in the bedroom,” he said.
  • Dr. Berlin appeared to endorse the politically maligned clinical practice of “reparative therapy” for homosexuals and pedophiles alike, saying, “If someone, for their own reasons, doesn’t want to live a homosexual lifestyle, I tell them that it’s hard but I’ll try to help them.”
  • The DSM ignores that pedophiles “have feelings of love and romance for children” in the same way adult heterosexuals and homosexuals have romantic feelings for one another.
  • “The majority of pedophiles are gentle and rational.”
  • The DSM should “focus on the needs” of the pedophile, and should have “a minimal focus on social control,” rather than obsessing about the “need to protect children.”
  • Self-descried “gay activist” and speaker Jacob Breslow said that children can properly be “the object of our attraction.” He further objectified children, suggesting that pedophiles needn’t gain consent from a child to have sex with “it” any more than we need consent from a shoe to wear it. He then used graphic, slang language to favorably describe the act of climaxing (ejaculating) “on or with” a child. No one in attendance objected to this explicit depiction of child sexual assault.

To schedule an interview with Matt Barber or Dr. Judith Reisman, send an email request to jmattbarber@comcast.net.
~LTG

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Dr.Berlin is the one who needs reparative therapy.

 
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This is sick. If they’re trying to make teenage boys less homophobic about gays and strange men, they’re not succeeding.

 
ML
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There are simply no words for this. I speak as a mother, a grandmother, and should I ever see or suspect anyone attempting to molest a child, I would rip them limb from limb.
My outrage is enormous.
This is such a sick society. How did we get to this place?

 
Judy
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Fine, remove it as a mental illness and call it was it is: CRIMINAL! It’s sadistic, egocentric, disgusting, despicable, sick, twisted, degrading, brutal, perverse, barbarous, vicious, atrocious, inhumane, uncivilized, savage, perverted, ruthless, selfish, fiendish, monstrous, wicked, EVIL… pick one.

 
Siegfried
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Siegfried

I think it is amazing how every sort of minority group, as abhorrent as it might be, is transformed into a victim group by the pc movement. Poor pedophile, I mean, MAP. He just want to rape small children, nothing worse than that, and are stigmatized and persecuted for those inherent needs. How poor and miserable are they! SERIOUSLY? In some years the pc movement will have convinced us all that being a pedophile is cool! Perhaps there will be pedophile parades with the MAPs dressed as mickey mouse. They already did it once with the homosexuals…

 
Clifton Lee West
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Clifton Lee West

This is what we get for trying to be “politically correct,” thanks to the Liberals/Progressives. As a rule, I could care less what turns people on because I don’t want to be sick to my stomach all the time. However, as a father, grandfather and great grandfather, if someone lays a hand on any of my group, they will lose that hand, permanently. If this offends Barack Obama, his wife, Michelle, their daughters, so be it. If this offends Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Charles Schumer, Al Gore and the rest of the motley crew, good, no, double good, they themselves… Read more »

DCG
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DCG

I just threw up…Comparing the consent of a child to that of a shoe? Friggin lunatic.
Child advocate my arse…

 
Anonymous
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Anonymous

The Cloward-Piven strategy for the “personal is political” crowd– they don’t give a rat’s butts about freakos per se, just being as destructive to morals and value as possible. (And not just here, all the left/libtard advocates about sexual-anything are this way.)

 
Linda
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Linda

it’s njot a mental disorder, it’s EVIL AT IT’S WORST.

 
Dave
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Dave

A company called Smith & Wesson solved this problem over a hundred years ago.
-Dave

 
Lone Wolf
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Lone Wolf

So shocking I can’t add anything that has not been said!
“. . . the ability to believe that black is white, and what is more to know that black is white, and to forget that one has ever believed the contrary”. A nice quote from George Orwell.

 
Inkubus
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Inkubus

Awesome, so they leave the reader on the last point with some jerk talking about how raping children is okay, to make sure the reader doesn’t pay attention to any of the other rational points being made. Ridiculous.

 
tina
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I’m with Dave. Zero tolerance.

 
Llewellyn Andrew Comrie
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Llewellyn Andrew Comrie

All the folk who attended this conference should be investigated as possible pedophiles. I saw no reasonable argument and as someone who suffered at the hands of one Im disgusted at what they’re proposing. They are essentially saying children should have no rights and when it comes to child sexuality, it the biggest load of bull sold to justify the deeds of really evil men and woman. Children should be protected, simple and all the individuals who contributed to this should hang their heads, a stone tied around their neck and be cast in a river.

 
Alan
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Alan

Wow. As a gay man, I am disgusted by the parallels they are trying to draw between the stigma of homosexuality and the “stigma” of pedophelia. An emotional/mental/physical connection between two consenting ADULTS and the emotional/mental/physical turmoil inflicted on a child by a CRIMINAL are not comparable any more than healthy sexual activity in a stable relationship and sexual assault are.  Opening your mind does not mean losing it entirely. These men are very very sick, and unfortunately the Internet has enabled anyone with a computer, access to a worldwide community of people like them. The sense of community makes… Read more »

maria805
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Am just disgusted in the perverse behavior of these individuals called humans made in the image likeness of God Almighty. God Help us the good adults be vigilant and protect out innocent children of God>>>Save Souls>>>God Bless.

 
anon girl lover
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anon girl lover

I am a girl lover/pedo. Before you hate on me know I have never touched a child because I fear the legal ramifications. Also, I am just as attracted to grown women as well. Just hear me out please. All you guys are hating on pedo’s simply because the only ones you hear about in the media ARE the bad ones. But really it is a very small percent of us that are that way. They make a very bad image for those that only want to love the girls and be very kind and gentle about it. Sex is… Read more »

Christy
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Christy

This actually took my breath away. I am so stunned that I can barely speak, which is rare for me. I am crying inside for all the poor innocent children that this type of thinking will harm and have already harmed. I am not a religious person, but knowing what those that are, are up against, I am seriously considering it! I guess what they say about the slippery slope is true unfortunately.

 
Joan
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Dr. Eowyn summed up the problem, give the left an inch and they will take a mile. Since Roe v. Wade, MILLIONS of children have been killed, primarily for women’s “convenience,” and to rectify their promiscuity. Even though less than 2 % of the population are “gay”, this is now a morally and politically correct state of being, having been shoved down our throats as acceptable behavior. Abortion and the sexual activity of homosexuality is condemned in the Scriptures. Now, is anyone surprised that pedophiles are now advocating that sex with children is not evil, it is a right and… Read more »

myfoxmystere
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God will judge this guy flamewolf393 for his deeds.

 
Dr. Eowyn
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Well said, Kathy. Sexologist Dr. Fred Berlin looks like a creep:
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Ginny
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Ginny

“Creep” is way too kind for this disgusting pig……are those little kids on his tie?!

 
mary
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mary

based on jewish tradition, shouldn’t the age of consent and adulthood hsppen at 13? i mean, since jews wrote the bible, might work! not sure if christ tackled that issue. dunno! maybe hitting puberty is old enough. maybe paedophilia should be pre-pubescent sex.

 
Judith Höglund
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Judith Höglund

Homosexuality is between adults. These socalled experts ignor decades of child psychological and child sexuality research iin favour of exploiting their own views that are not, in any way backed by science. Children (and for the most part young girls) were married of at young ages for the property connected to the name. Cultural norms had nothing to do with sexual gratification or natural curiousity of children. Biologically children are curious about themselves, but not about sexual intercourse. Just because a child touches themselves and discovers that it is pleasurable, does not mean that they want to be fondled by… Read more »