It will take me some time to formulate a response to this, but in the meantime, I am reblogging this post for others to consider.
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…
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