NewsMon Mar 15, 1999 - 12:15 pm EST
APA PUSHING PUBLIC TOLERANCE FOR PEDOPHILIA
LOS ANGELES, Mar 15 (Lifesitenews.com) - The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is pushing for public acceptance of pedophilia, according to an expose published in the March 4 issue of the Wanderer.
In its December newsletter, the National Association on Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH) notes that the APA, in its latest diagnostic manual (DSM IV) has said that a pedophile does not have a psychological disorder unless he feels anxious about the molestation.
NARTH reveals that, in its July 1998 issue, the APA’s Psychological Bulletin published a study by a team of academics from Temple University that has endorsed the view that adult-child sexual relations are beneficial for the child and adult. The study entitled, “A meta-Analytic Examination of Assumed Properties of Child Sexual Abuse Using College Samples,” recommends drastic changes in the language used to describe sexual abuse. Bruce Rind, Philip Tromovitch, and Robert Bauserman, the authors of the study suggest psychologists stop using judgmental terms like “child abuse,” “molestation,” and “victims,” using instead neutral terms like “adult-child sex.”
While homosexual journals such as the renowned Journal of Homosexuality have long pushed for public approval of pedophilia, the work of the APA in this regard is an ominous development. In 1990 the Journal of Homosexuality devoted a special double issue to “Male Intergenerational Intimacy.” In this issue, the public was told that male counselors trying to help troubled teenage boys could achieve “miracles not by preaching to them, but by sleeping with them.”“Parents,” said another article, “...should look upon the pedophile who loves their son ‘not as a rival or competitor, not as a thief of their property, but as a partner in the boy’s upbringing, someone to be welcomed into their home.”
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