“As a former law enforcement officer I’ve dealt with situations involving suicide, homicide and other violence. That said, I’ve never felt the level of spiritual oppression and evil that I felt in that room,” says Liberty Counsel attorney Matt Barber.
Barber is describing attending a pro-pedophilia conference in Baltimore last week.
A group of academics called “B4U-ACT” classifies pedophilia as simply another sexual orientation and decries the “stigma” attached to adults having sex with children.
B4U-ACT science director Howard Kline challenged supporters to pressure the American Psychological Association to stop defining the sexual compulsions of “minor-attracted persons” as a mental disorder.
Similar lobbying in 1973 by homosexual activists led to the APA’s declassification of homosexuality as a mental disorder. As a result, debate regarding homosexuality and the many documented harms associated with the homosexual lifestyle were all but shut down in academic psychological circles.
That’s the goal of B4U-ACT — normalizing pedophilia and changing the public discussion away from protecting children and instead to giving rights to pedophiles since they were “born that way” and can do nothing about their sexual orientation.
“These mental health ‘professionals,’ and self-described pedophile and ‘gay’ activists were inexplicably able to cavalierly discuss, in an almost dismissive way, the idea of child rape,” Barber told LifeSiteNews. “They used flowery, euphemistic psychobabble to give quasi-scientific cover to a discussion about the worst kind of perversion.”
The event, attended by pro-pedophile activists and mental health professionals, examined the ways in which “minor-attracted persons” could be involved in pressuring the APA to revise its classification of pedophilia.
Conference panelists included Fred Berlin of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Renee Sorentino of Harvard Medical School, John Sadler of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, and John Breslow of the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Speakers addressed the around 50 individuals in attendance on themes ranging from the notion that pedophiles are “unfairly stigmatized and demonized” by society to the idea that “children are not inherently unable to consent” to sex with an adult. Also discussed were arguments that an adult’s desire to have sex with children is “normative” and that the APA’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) ignores the fact that pedophiles “have feelings of love and romance for children” in the same way adult heterosexuals and homosexuals have romantic feelings for one another.
Liberty University Visiting Professor of Law Judith Reisman, who attended the conference, noted “that educated professionals have largely been trained to be a form of sexual anarchists.”
“Although the stupidity of advocating harmless amoral sexuality overwhelms us daily, our arrogant ‘educated’ populations say morality has no place in our sexual lives,” Reisman said. “Just as AIDS is a natural outgrowth of amoral sexual education and media, so too is child sexual abuse. We are breeding a new human character and child sexual abuse is increasingly part of that character.”
“I, for one, have had enough,” Barber told LifeSiteNews. “These sexual anarchists, whatever their perverse stripe, need to leave our children alone and let kids be kids.”
However, she noted, that’s not likely to happen.
“They know that to own the future, they must own the minds of our children,” he said. “Hence, groups like B4U-ACT, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, Planned Parenthood and the like, utilize academia, from pre-school to post-graduate, in order to brainwash and indoctrinate.”