Honestly, there are no words. Life Site News reports:
Academic conference seeks to normalize pedophiliaby Jeremy Kryn
BALTIMORE, MD, August 16, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Researchers from several prominent U.S. universities will participate tomorrow in a Baltimore conference reportedly aiming to normalize pedophilia. According to the sponsoring organization’s website, the event will examine ways in which “minor-attracted persons” can be involved in a revision of the American Psychological Association (APA) classification of pedophilia.
B4U-ACT, a group of pro-pedophile activists and mental health professionals, is behind the August 17 conference, which will include panelists from Harvard University, the Johns Hopkins University, the University of Louisville, and the University of Illinois.
B4U-ACT science director Howard Kline has criticized the definition of pedophilia by the American Psychological Association, describing its treatment of “minor-attracted persons” as “inaccurate” and “misleading."
"Minor-attracted persons?" This is what we've come to. So many have been warning that the legalization, tolerance, and acceptance of gay marriage would only drive us deeper into a pit of depravity and here we are. A group of "researchers" is seeking to "normalize" pedophilia. How do you normalize a crime against innocent children?
On their website B4U-ACT classifies pedophilia as simply another sexual orientation and decries the “stigma” attached to pedophilia, observing: “No one chooses to be emotionally and sexually attracted to children or adolescents. The cause is unknown; in fact, the development of attraction to adults is not understood.” The group says that it does not advocate treatment to change feelings of attraction to children or adolescents.
Oh yes, far be it from anyone to place a stigma on people whose besetting sin is the desire to have inappropriate relationships with children! Isn't it interesting how this article claims that "the development of attraction to adults is not understood?" I can solve that mystery right now:
So the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. And the rib that the LORD God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. Then the man said,“This at last is bone of my bonesand flesh of my flesh;she shall be called Woman,because she was taken out of Man.”Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed. (Genesis 2:21-25)
Adult men are attracted to adult women because God ordained it to be so. Anything outside of that original plan is sin, plain and simple. And what do sinners need? The Gospel. These pedophiles don't need to be told they are normal, they need to be told that they are sinners! And then they need to be told that there is a Savior, who is Christ the Lord, and if they will repent of their sin and turn to Him for salvation, then even the gross sin of pedophilia can be forgiven.
Yet, we have long been living in a Romans 1 America, so this should not surprise us. Interesting that this has not been widely reported, yet I suspect it won't be long before such a thing is finally "normalized" into our society. Parents, hold tight to your children and join me in praying, Come quickly, Lord Jesus!