By: Nelson Abdullah
Conscience of a Conservative
It began with the Hate Crimes Act of 2009 when Florida Democrat Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL), made his startling revelation about pedophiles. When confronted with a list of 547 paraphilias from the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, including pedophilia, he declared that “all of these philias and fetishes and isms that were put forward – need not live in fear because of who they are.”
Now we have today another Democrat, California Congresswoman, Rep. Jackie Speier CA (D), who wants to federalize a state law to prohibit counseling to change a person’s sexual orientation. But there is a problem with the language of her bill. It legitimizes pedophilia.
The web site Rethink Society carries this explanation:
In regards to California state law SB 1172, which was initiated to ban conversion therapy in California, there were questions regarding the text of the bill.
“This language is so broad and vague, it arguably could include all forms of sexual orientation, including pedophilia,” said Brad Dacus, president of the Pacific Justice Institute. “It’s not just the orientation that is protected—the conduct associated with the orientation is protected as well.”
Who Cares If Pedophilia Is A Sexual Orientation?
It also means that, if pedophilia is a sexual orientation, that discrimination laws also apply to pedophiles. That means you cannot block a pedophile from being a preschool teacher or any other high-risk occupation.
Recently, a United States District Court Judge, William Shubb, sided with Pacific Justice Institute (PJI) by granting their plaintiffs a preliminary injunction against the legislation, which is known as California SB 1172.
“Because the court finds that SB 1172 is subject to strict scrutiny and is unlikely to satisfy this standard, the court finds that plaintiffs are likely to succeed on the merits of their claims based on violations of their rights to freedom of speech under the First Amendment,” wrote Judge Shubb.
“This victory sends a clear signal to all those who feel they can stifle religious freedom, free speech, and the rights of parents without being contested,” said PJI President, Brad Dacus. “We at PJI are ready to fight this battle all the way to the Supreme Court, if necessary.
“This will be a long, grueling battle with tremendous consequences for generations to come. We are grateful to those who are willing to support us in this critical time to preserve our freedoms and protect our children,” he continued.
Thankfully, for the time being, this legislation has been blocked, but many questions still remain.
This bill establishes a dangerous precedent for normalizing the behavior of pedophiles while stripping parents of their rights and peace of mind.
One can certainly make the argument that homosexuals are “born that way,” and we generally would not dispute that. However, when we have legislators that are, by default, leaving the door open to extend the “born that way” defense to pedophiles, this crosses a very dangerous line.
Whether a pedophile is born that way or not, it still does not make their behavior acceptable in any way.
If so, then you could declare rapists are “born that way.” They can’t help that they need to rape! Poor them!
Let’s be real.
Sex between an adult and a child too young to understand what is going on is not the same thing as sex between two consenting adults.
The operative word here is “consenting.” Children—by both law and basic common sense—cannot “consent.”
Here is how the problem began with the Democrats holding a solid majority in both houses of Congress in 2009 and Barack Hussein Obama creating his Czars to rule America. As I wrote in December 2009:
Among the many radical extremists Barack Hussein Obama has appointed to be his Czars is one Kevin Jennings who founded the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network http://www.glsen.org/cgi-bin/iowa/all/home/index.html. Documented evidence has been discovered that shows Kevin Jennings’ group the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) has been promoting deviant sex to school kids aged 14 and even younger in various courses. I strongly suggest that anyone concerned about this investigate the links below and see the proof and the extent of deviant material being distributed through schools. I must warn you some of these links contain transcripts and copies of the actual material produced by GLSEN and are EXTREMELY GRAPHIC.
Safe Schools Czar Kevin Jennings was the founder, and for many years, Executive Director of an organization called the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network. GLSEN started essentially as Jennings’ personal project and grew to become the culmination of his life’s work. And he was chosen by President Obama to be the nation’s Safe Schools Czar http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osdfs/index.html primarily *because* he had founded and led GLSEN (scroll for bio) http://www.ed.gov/news/pressreleases/2009/05/05192009d.html
Following the passage of the original Hate Crimes Prevention Act (HR 1913) in the House of Representatives, a storm of protest caused the U.S. Senate to delay a vote because it would not have passed. But a Democrat took the House bill and added it to a National Defense Authorization Act as an amendment and it was passed on July 23, 2009 and signed into law. Conservative groups across America waged a tremendous battle to stop this bill. I wrote about it here:
Thursday, August 25, 2011
This is what happens when the Democrats legitimized pedophilia.
Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL), when confronted with a list of 547 paraphilias from the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, including pedophilia, he declared that “all of these philias and fetishes and isms that were put forward – need not live in fear because of who they are.”
A recent story hit the news about a Macy’s store clerk who was fired from her job because she refused to let a man dressed as a woman from entering the women’s fitting room. Seems that Macy’s has adopted a policy that permits a zero tolerance against discriminating against any form of perversion directed at the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) community.
Mathew Staver, Founder and Chairman
“Excuse, me, but men cannot use the women’s fitting room. The women’s fitting room is for women only.” That’s what Natalie Johnson politely told a young man wearing lipstick who entered the women’s fitting room and undressed. And for that, Macy’s fired her because the store’s absurd policy actually allows men to use the women’s fitting room. Liberty Counsel is now helping Natalie get her job back, and even more importantly, we’re asking Macy’s to change this ridiculous policy that places women at risk. Please read my important update on this fast-developing story below – Mat.
Natalie Johnson’s story is generating international news coverage and drawing widespread attention to Macy’s dangerous “Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) policy.”
When Natalie politely told the cross-dressing young man he could not use the women’s fitting room, he and the attorney with him said that Macy’s is “LGBT friendly” and began shouting expletives. Then they demanded to see Natalie’s supervisor.
Natalie’s stand and subsequent dismissal have become international news. Most media outlets are characterizing it as yet another example of the escalating aggressiveness of radical LGBT activists who deceitfully call their disruptive actions a “civil rights” struggle.
Not enough people paid attention when Congress passed Sen. Ted Kennedy’s Hate Crimes Prevention Act in 2009. This new law gave legitimate, Federally protected status for every conceivable form of sexual deviancy known and has spawned a continuous downward spiral of morality in America.
Now, in an article written by Dr. Keith Ablow on Fox News, Paving the Way for Condoning Child Rape, this doctor writes:
“But, now, there should be no doubt that our culture is poised to begin embracing pedophilia as a lifestyle choice, just like homosexuality. A group of psychiatrists and other mental health professionals called B4U-Act, which has representatives from Harvard and Johns Hopkins, gathered recently in Baltimore to organize their push to change the negative perception of pedophiles and encourage them to get help in a nonjudgmental environment.”
Few people realize that the homosexual lifestyle itself, of which pedophilia is often associated, was always considered a mental disorder until the American Psychiatric Association (APA) voted to change it. In the early 1970s, activists campaigned against the APA Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders classification of homosexuality as a mental disorder, protesting at APA offices and at annual meetings from 1970 to 1973. In 1973 the Board of Trustees voted to remove homosexuality as a disorder category from the DSM, a decision ratified by a majority (58%) of the general APA membership the following year.
Conservative groups waged a tremendous battle in the Spring of 2009 against a new law they had called The Pedophile Protection Act which gave official Federal recognition to every deviant lifestyle. The American Family Association said since “sexual orientation” nowhere is defined in the law, “this law will give pedophiles, voyeurs, and exhibitionists special protections, which is why the bill has correctly been called ‘The Pedophile Protection Act.'”
In the House version, an effort to amend the bill to exclude “pedophilia” from the Hate Crimes Prevention Act (HR 1913) was defeated in committee along party lines. Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL), when confronted with a list of 547 paraphilias from the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, including pedophilia, he declared that “all of these philias and fetishes and isms that were put forward – need not live in fear because of who they are.”
Following the passage of the original Hate Crimes Prevention Act (HR 1913) a storm of protest caused the U.S. Senate to delay a vote because it would not have passed. But a Democrat took the House bill and added it to a National Defense Authorization Act as an amendment and it was passed on July 23, 2009 and signed into law.
No one should be surprised that the ugly face of pedophilia is rising to a legitimate status. It has always been around. One investigation into the Catholic Church pedophile priest cases mentioned that one of the priests had actually been a member of NAMBLA. An article in Wikipedia documents the history of The North American Man/Boy Love Association (NAMBLA). NAMBLA is a pedophile and pederasty advocacy organization in the United States that works to abolish age of consent laws criminalizing adult sexual contact with minors, and for the release of all men who have been jailed for sexual contacts with minors that did not involve coercion.
My name is Nelson Abdullah and I am Oldironsides.