PALM BEACH, January 9, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Conservative radio heavyweight Rush Limbaugh outraged homosexual advocates Monday by comparing the movement to normalize pedophilia to the recent groundswell of public support for same-sex ‘marriage.’
Referring to a recent article in the British paper The Guardian detailing the growing number of academics seeking to reclassify pedophilia as a ‘sexual orientation,’ Limbaugh said, “There is a movement on to normalize pedophilia, and I guarantee you your reaction to that is probably much the same as your reaction when you first heard about gay marriage.”
The talk show host suggested that just as the idea of homosexual ‘marriage’ was once shocking, but has become commonplace, pedophilia may follow the same path to cultural acceptance.
“What has happened to gay marriage?” said Limbaugh. “It’s become normal — and in fact, with certain people in certain demographics it’s the most important issue in terms of who they vote for. So don’t pooh-pooh. There’s a movement to normalize pedophilia.”
“The people behind it are serious,” added Limbaugh, “and you know the left as well as I do. They glom onto something and they don’t let go… You know how much progress the notion of gay marriage has made. So I’m just keeping you here on the cutting edge.”
While supporters of same-sex “marriage” reacted with anger to Limbaugh’s remarks, he has not been alone in drawing parallels between the cultural shift toward acceptance of homosexuality and the possible normalization of pedophilia.
In 2011, a group of pedophilic activists and psychologists calling themselves B4U-ACT met in Baltimore to strategize ways to increase acceptance of pedophilia in society.
Their plan was based heavily on the legal, institutional and social strategies that led to the decriminalization of sodomy and eventual widespread support for ‘gay rights,’ including same-sex ‘marriage.’
Sarah Goode, who authored two major sociological studies on pedophilia in 2009 and 2011, told The Guardian that reclassification of pedophilia as a sexual orientation would play into what she calls “the sexual liberation discourse.”
“There are a lot of people who say: we outlawed homosexuality, and we were wrong,” said Goode. “Perhaps we’re wrong about pedophilia.”
In 2011, psychological experts testified before Canadian parliament that pedophilia should indeed be classified as simply another sexual orientation. “Pedophiles are not simply people who commit a small offence from time to time but rather are grappling with what is equivalent to a sexual orientation just like another individual may be grappling with heterosexuality or even homosexuality,” Dr. Hubert Van Gijseghem told legislators. “True pedophiles have an exclusive preference for children, which is the same as having a sexual orientation. You cannot change this person’s sexual orientation.”