A group of psychiatrists and mental health officials called B4U-Act have called for the de-stigmatizing of what they call “minor-attracted” individuals. That is pedophilia. They feel that “minor-attracted” individuals (perverts) are misunderstood and should not be criminalized. They should be encouraged to seek help. This group is also going so far as to compare pedophilia with homosexuality.
I agree these people should be encouraged to seek help before they hurt others, but I also don’t think we should downplay the act. By giving a cozy name to a horrific act, we make it sound almost normal. There’s nothing normal about wanting to be with a child anymore than it is normal to want to sleep with your sister or have sex with an animal. By sugar-coating the act, we make it less likely these predators will take responsibility and seek help. And if you don’t take responsibility for your urges before they affect others in this world, you’ll have no choice but to take responsibility in the next one.
Galatians 6:5 reads, For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive what is due him for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.
Nothing makes me angrier than people trying to make something as offensive and sinful as harming children into the “norm”. Society has given too much leeway to sexual deviants and it’s time we said stop. Pedophilia is not normal and should never be treated as such.
And if you’re a homosexual, you should be angrier than I am. After all, most pedophiles are heterosexual, and this group is trying to hitch to the “gay” bandwagon in order to be recognized as normal. This is one cause both Christians and homosexuals should agree upon. Renaming such a danger act into something “nicer” is not something either group should tolerate.