Normalizing Perversion: A Logical Next Step
A bit of vindication for those of us who have been ridiculed for saying the legalization of ‘gay marriage’ would lead to efforts to normalize other perversions…
If a small group of psychiatrists and other mental health professionals have their way at a conference this week, pedophiles themselves could play a role in removing pedophilia from the American Psychiatric Association’s bible of mental illnesses — the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), set to undergo a significant revision by 2013. Critics warn that their success could lead to the decriminalization of pedophilia.
The August 17 Baltimore conference is sponsored by B4U-ACT, a group of pro-pedophile mental health professionals and sympathetic activists. According to the conference brochure, the event will examine “ways in which minor-attracted persons [pedophiles] can be involved in the DSM 5 revision process” and how the popular perceptions of pedophiles can be reframed to encourage tolerance.
Researchers from Harvard University, the Johns Hopkins University, the University of Louisville, and the University of Illinois will be among the panelists at the conference.
B4U-ACT has been active attacking the APA’s definition of pedophilia in the run up to the conference, denouncing its description of “minor-attracted persons” as “inaccurate” and “misleading” because the current DSM links pedophilia with criminality.
“It is based on data from prison studies, which completely ignore the existence of those who are law-abiding,” said Howard Kline, science director of B4U-ACT, in a July 25, 2011 press release. “The proposed new diagnostic criteria specify ages and frequencies with no scientific basis whatsoever.”
The first quote in the that last paragraph is priceless. Only someone with a mutated mind could dare even think that any person who wants to have sex with minors, no matter how ‘polite’ and ‘respectful’ of the minor’s feelings is ‘law-abiding’. Howard Kline is mentally ill. Someone should investigate his activities and, if he’s found not to engage in pedophilia, he should be confined to a psychiatric hospital until he can be cured of his severe mental illness or controlled with drugs. He and his kind are menaces to society. And anyone that takes his ideas seriously should be ashamed of themselves…oh wait…I forgot…modern, with-it man has rejected shame…my mistake for being a neanderthal.
Several speakers at the August 17 conference, including B4U-ACT director of operations Dr. Richard Kramer and conference keynote speaker Dr. Fred Berlin, of the Johns Hopkins University, have actively opposed sex offender notification laws.
“What purpose does calling someone a ‘pervert’ or ‘predator’ serve anyway, other than to express contempt and hatred?” Kramer wrote in a March 14, 2009 blog entry on the website ReformSexOffenderLaws.org. “How is this productive? It certainly doesn’t protect children. I would urge all SO [sex offender] activists to listen to their own message: Stop buying into and promoting false stereotypes. Stop demonizing a whole class of people, and start learning the facts.”
Where to start?…calling someone who is a pervert and/or a predator by those names is….ah, what’s the phrase I’m looking for?…or, yeah: being truthful.
‘Doctor’ Kramer: please prove to me that sex offender laws don’t protect children. In my own neighborhood, we had a register child molester living in an apartment and, thanks to the online state Sex Offender Registry, we’ve been able to keep an eye on the bastard and keep the children away from him.
And ‘Doc’, what exactly are the false stereotypes of pedophiles you write of?
More from Mr. Rossomando’s well-done report:
[Dr. Fred] Berlin has similarly compared society’s reaction to pedophilia to that of homosexuality prior to the landmark 2003 Lawrence v. Texas decision that decriminalized sodomy.
B4U-ACT’s own website puts Berlin’s views front and center. “Just as has been the case historically with homosexuality,” he writes, “society is currently addressing the matter of pedophilia with a balance that is far more heavily weighted on the side of criminal justice solutions than on the side of mental health solutions.”
Berlin’s opposition to, and even noncompliance with, Maryland’s sex offender notification law drew scrutiny from former Maryland Attorney General J. Joseph Curran in the early 1990s.
In 1990 The Baltimore Sun reported that Berlin refused to report pedophiles under his care who were actively molesting children.
“His empathy was with the pedophile and the pederast, not with the child victim,” [Child advocate Dr. Judith] Reisman told TheDC. “He refused to report the criminal to law enforcement because he said they were in treatment.
“Taxpayers pay for treatment and they are molesting kids. They go out to Berlin, and he gets paid by us [the taxpayers] for therapy.”
Reisman also claims that mental health practitioners like Berlin want to place pedophilia on a par with neuroses or clinical depression, and counsel pedophiles rather than incarcerate them.
“The scientific defense of pedophiles follows on the natural outgrowth of … [Alfred Kinsey’s] 1948 book ‘Sexual Behavior of the Human Male’ where he describes the rapes of infants and children, as would any pedophile, as ‘orgasmic,’” Reisman said.
It would seem that ‘Doctor’ Berlin is suffering from the same menatl illness as Kramer.
In Berlin we see the atrocious legacy of the proven pervert Alfred Kinsey at work again and, in Kramer’s mention of Lawrence v. Texas, we see that decision, just as Justice Scalia predicted in his prophetic dissent, being used to justify the normalization of a myriad of perversions [Scalia: ‘State laws against bigamy, same-sex marriage, adult incest, prostitution, masturbation, adultery, fornication, bestiality, and obscenity are likewise sustainable only in light of Bowers’ validation of laws based on moral choices. Every single one of these laws is called into question by today’s decision; the Court makes no effort to cabin the scope of its decision to exclude them from its holding.’].
This is Naked Leftist Thinking in action.
This is the logical progression of Leftist Thinking.
None of the political accomplishments we achieve will long last if we do not utterly and totally eliminate the acceptance of this thinking from American and Western Society.