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Is Pedophilia Normal?

In Homosexuality, Pedophilia on November 14, 2013 at 6:04 pm

PedophiliaDiane Robertson

This is not a topic I like to read about, talk about, or even think about. I did not want to write about it. Yet pedophilia is quietly being normalized. Responsible adults need to understand what is happening in order to act to protect children. Here are a few examples of how pedophilia is becoming normalized.

1. The October 2013, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) changed pedophilia from a disorder to an orientation.

In the new diagnostic manual, “Pedophilia” would no longer refer to a person who sexually abuses children but rather it would refer “to a sexual orientation or profession of sexual preference devoid of consummation, whereas pedophilic disorder is defined as a compulsion and is used in reference to individuals who act on their sexuality.” The APA is saying fantasizing over children is an orientation which only becomes a disorder when acted upon.

Behind the push to make these changes is a pedophilia advocacy group, B4U-ACT that is “working towards de-stigmatizing the mental health community.”

Fortunately, the APA retracted this change in classification calling it a mistake and promising to revise the online addition of the manual.

2. There are continual efforts to lower the age of consent. Last spring, a British lawyer, Barbara Hewson, publicly claimed the age of consent in Britain should be lowered to 13 in order to stop the “persecution of old men”. As outrageous as her comments sound, she is not alone.

In 2010 the Huffington Post published an article on why the age of consent needs to be dropped to as low as 14. The author argues that teenagers need to be having sex with each other and even encouraged to do so. The argument that teen sex should be legal ignores the reason the laws were made. Age of consent laws protect children and teens from adults who would coerce them into sexual relationships. Lowering the age of consent ignores the fact that children and teens brains are not developed enough to consent. Nor are teens and children developed enough to handle the emotional and physical consequences of intimate relationships.

Lowering the age of consent will protect pedophiles and harm children.

 

3. Governments are sponsoring research and pamphlets that encourage children to explore sex at young ages. Recently in Prince Edward Island, the provincial government printed a pamphlet telling parents that it is “natural and healthy” for young children to “touch the ‘private parts’ of familiar adults” and to look at “nude pictures on the Internet, videos, magazines”. These guidelines are similar to some of Planned Parenthood’s comprehensive sexual education guidelines.

In 2007, the German government published a pamphlet that encouraged fathers to rub the genitals of their daughters aged 1 to 3.

Quietly government agencies and private groups are trying to break down the barriers that criminalize sexual acts on children.  Brick by brick, as these barriers are removed, pedophilia may no longer be viewed as a gross disorder and crime against children.  If responsible citizens around the world do not act to stop this erosion, in another 20 to 30 years adults having sexual relationships with minors may be considered normal, consensual sexual relationships.

To further understand the history behind lowering the age of consent and normalizing pedophilia, go here…

 

 

New Meaning for “Morally Straight”

In Homosexuality, Parenting on January 30, 2013 at 11:31 am

Boy Scouts, pledgeCarol Soelberg

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) will announce next week whether they will retain a long-standing policy of not allowing homosexuals to serve as volunteer leaders or whether they will now allow individuals who are openly homosexual to participate in the scouting program.

The Boy Scouts of America have been under attack from homosexual activists for many years and with integrity and courage, they have withstood the onslaught, but it appears the unrelenting pressure has weakened their resolve.   A January 28 statement from BSA leadership offered this explanation:

“Currently, the BSA is discussing potentially removing the national membership restriction regarding sexual orientation.  This would mean there would no longer be any national policy regarding sexual orientation, but that the chartered organizations that oversee and deliver Scouting would accept membership and select leaders consistent with their organization’s mission, principles or religious beliefs. BSA members and parents would be able to choose a local unit which best meets the needs of their families…  The policy change under discussion would allow the religious, civic or educational organizations that oversee and deliver Scouting to determine how to address this issue. The Boy Scouts would not, under any circumstances, dictate a position to units, members or parents.”

Some would say that allowing each Scout council and each troop the option of determining whether or not to allow homosexual participation in the program is an acceptable compromise.  But those with that attitude and understanding fail to recognize that this proposed change to the Boy Scout policy would signify acceptance, normalization, and validation of behavior that many individuals find unworthy of the stated goals and mission of the Boy Scouts.

Whether or not a particular troop chooses to allow homosexual volunteers and leaders, this potential change in policy puts all parents and their children in the untenable position of paying dues and allegiance to an organization that has now given the stamp of approval to same-sex behavior.

And what will happen to each of these individual councils and troops should they choose not to follow  BSA’s lead to accept and endorse same-sex behavior?

Tony Perkins of Family Research Council warns:

“The BSA would peel away the national prohibition on open homosexuality and pass the political hot potato of “sexual inclusion” to individual troops–most of whom won’t have the financial means or the will to beat back the coming onslaught. A new policy would only shift the attention to local councils, who would be under unfathomable stress to fall in line with BSA headquarters. And as homosexual activists well know, it will be a lot easier to pick off one council at a time than to take down the entire Boy Scouts of America.”

One of the main concerns regarding this change in policy would be the destruction of parental confidence in what their children are being exposed to as they participate in Boy Scout programs. We recognize that there are well-meaning homosexuals who desire to be a part of the scouting movement. But when one defines himself by his sexual practices that changes perception and alters the terms of natural male interaction.  Innocent boys will too quickly become not so innocent as sexual orientation, of necessity, becomes a part of troop dialogue and culture.  Involvement in scouting has been a protection from sexual preoccupation not exposure to it.

This possible change is not something that the majority of Americans would like to see.  A recent Gallup Poll showed that only 42 percent of Americans support a policy of allowing openly gay adults to serve as Boy Scout leaders.  If a poll were taken of strictly parents with sons participating in Scouts, I am certain that level of support for gay scout leaders would drop substantially lower.  One has to wonder who BSA is trying to serve – corporate sponsors and gay activists or the boys and their parents – the people the Boy Scout organization exists for.

United Families International continues to value the values of this 100-year-old-organization that has done so much for young boys and men, but we view this possible change as comprising those values and places BSA supporters in a position of compromising their own if they remain in association with the Boys Scouts.

Please email the  National Offices of the Boy Scouts at:  nationalsupportcenter@scouting.org 

There is still time to impact this possible policy change.

UPDATE:  United Families International originally gave the BSA phone number to call. (972-580-2000)  The Boy Scout phone lines, however, have been overwhelmed.  Be aware that you will need to let the phone ring as many as 20 times before the call is picked up.  BSA has asked that people consider an email instead.  Be sure to put the thrust of your statement to BSA in the subject line of your email as it may be the only thing that is read and noted.  

The Pro-Family Effort: The Best and the Worst Development of 2011

In Abortion, Homosexuality, Human Rights, UN on January 4, 2012 at 4:08 pm

With the relentless onslaught by popular culture and politics against the traditional family, it can be a difficult task to narrow it down to just one thing that we at United Families International can say is the worst development of the year 2011.  But that was our assignment.  So here is what our staff thought fit the description of “The Worst Development of the Year 2011.”

But then we wanted you to know that there were very positive things going on too!   You might also want to go and take a peek at a longer list of UFI “good things” that happened during 2011.

Worst Development:

In June, the heavy-handed support of the U.S. State Department in the passage of a UN resolution which the supporters say represents the “first ever UN resolution supporting gay rights.”  This was followed by the mid-December release of the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) release of a report (PDF) claiming to be “a critical milestone in the fundamental lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) human rights globally.”  These documents will be relentlessly used by anti-family forces to deceive and to promote the falsehood that sexual orientation receives full support as a human right in international documents.

Best Development:

A developing trend towards being more pro-active in the strategy of providing well-researched, well-documented expert testimony on pro-family issues, such as that provided by The San Jose Articles that can counter the misinformation that is promulgated by anti-family forces.  This is a model/pattern that should be studied and continued on each and every pro-family issue.

 

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