In the latest example of evolved thinking, the LA Times reports, “Now, many experts view it as a sexual orientation as immutable as heterosexuality or homosexuality.” The “it” being referred to is, you guessed it, pedophilia. (Gina posted about this trend a little earlier.)
As that view gains currency, watch as 1) terms like “mental illness, “pathological behavior,” and “sexual deviancy” fade from the conversation, 2) advocacy groups like NAMBLA gain social respectability, 3) pedophilia is de-criminalized, 4) pedophiles are removed from the National Sexual Offender Registry (the first step in scrubbing the Registry altogether), 5) school curricula are revised to include adult-child sex as a morally neutral lifestyle choice, and 6) who can guess?
“Never happen!” you say?
Well, you tell me. Once pedophilia is accepted as a sexual orientation, how can pedophiles be denied the same legal protections that cover other sexual orientations? Don’t they, too, have the right to “love whomever they choose?”
The fact that this process sounds all too familiar, should convince even the naysayer that the “slope” exists, it’s slippery, and we’re hurling down it at breakneck speed.