(LifeSiteNews) — Father James Altman and Liz Yore once again joined John-Henry Westen in this week’s episode of Faith & Reason, where they discuss the United Nations’ (UN) recent report on decriminalizing sex with minors, the “sex change” of Chris Tyson, who is the sidekick of famous YouTuber “MrBeast,” and more.
In March, the UN released a document that called for the decriminalization of sex with minors, prostitution, drug use, and abortion. According to a principle listed in the document, consensual sex should not be criminalized based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or age.
Speaking specifically about sex with minors, the principle reads: “[S]exual conduct involving persons below the domestically prescribed minimum age of consent to sex may be consensual in fact, if not in law. In this context, the enforcement of criminal law should reflect the rights and capacity of persons under 18 years of age to make decisions about engaging in consensual sexual conduct and their right to be heard in matters concerning them.”
Yore, a lawyer who has worked in child abuse cases for about 25 years, warned that the document will be used to legitimize and decriminalize sex with minors: “I think this is going to be operationalized in every county, state, federal government, country, and they’re going to push for laws to either lower [the age of consent] or eliminate the consent laws.”
“We will hear in our lifetime that pedophilia is a human right, and that criminal laws against pedophilia and against the … sexual abuse of children are unfair, unjust, discriminatory,” she continued.
Father Altman, who also worked with child abuse cases as a lawyer before being ordained a priest, noted that the document has had little pushback from religious and political leaders, saying: “To suggest that [children] can give an informed consent to something so despicable is incomprehensible to me. But it also tells us … there’s no hiding the fact anymore. There’s no pretending. We can’t be living under this delusion, which is … willful ignorance. There’s no willful ignorance anymore that’s excusable.”
Earlier this month, Chris Tyson, a sidekick of famous YouTuber Jimmy Donaldson — best known as “MrBeast” — announced that he was “transitioning” from a man to a woman. Tyson, who married his wife in 2018 and had a son with her in 2020, has faced backlash from conservatives for his “transition.”
Yore, speaking of Tyson’s “transition,” discussed the effects that gender ideology has on families, noting that Tyson and his wife are going through a divorce. “And this is the impact, the casualties … of what happens in a family, because these are real families, real people who are being pushed by this agenda.”
“And what is very insidious, in my mind, is that it becomes [on all these YouTube channels], it becomes ‘hip’ and ‘cool’ to be trans. And there’s no discussion about the absolute catastrophe, most especially to the person who is life-altering their body and their soul and destroying any potential to be a parent, to live a healthy life,” Yore continued.
Father Altman, commenting on Tyson’s “transition,” said that God made man male and female, and that Tyson was abandoning his God-given role as a man, as well as a father and husband.
“It struck me as I was watching this that one of the man’s roles is his responsibility for a wife and family that is built within our very God-created DNA,” Altman said. “And by him going through this process, he has abdicated his personal responsibility to be a man and a father to his wife and to his children. It’s like an escape. ‘Suddenly I’m free. I can do whatever I want. I have no responsibility.’”
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