My palms began perspiring, my hips began to move uncomfortably and I was faced with a headline earlier today that made me feel like this was the end. Anticipating the second coming of Christ, I gasped and began to imagine what this heaven to earth in real-time would be like.
The headline read: Pedophilia Officially Classified as a Sexual Orientation. An article written by Charismanews.com reported that the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders also called the DSM – 5 had changed its definition of pedophilia. Reports later confirmed that the DSM – 5 was changed and I’m going to attempt to explain it in layman’s terms below:
Pedophilia has been considered a mental disorder much like homosexuality until 1973 when the ONLY reason it was changed to a sexual orientation was based on FALSE reports from . To date, a lifestyle of homosexuality is considered sexual sin and of a reprobate mind from a Christian perspective. And, even scientists have been unable to confirm that homosexuality is something that people are born with, in fact most people just say it as comfortably as they say the sky is blue regardless of a lack of evidence both spiritually and scientifically. What they HAVE found is that most homosexuals confirm these “feelings” in middle school which happen to be the most vulnerable time in a child’s life, but I digress.
Charismanews.com came back and said that there was an alleged mistake in the DSM update on pedophilia although they waited to receive comment directly from the APA. Originally, through the American Psychiatric Association, the University of Southern California report indicated that
“the American Psychiatric Association (APA) drew a very distinct line between pedophilia and pedophilic disorder. Pedophilia refers 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.”
And according to the Washington Times, the same quote from the change is as follows:
According to the DSM-5, pedophilia “refers 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,”
In the APA’s statement to the Washington Times they said:
“‘sexual orientation’ is not a term used in the diagnostic criteria for pedophilic disorder and its use in the DSM-5 text discussion is an error and should read ‘sexual interest.’”
So, for those of us anti-pedophile advocates who do not have a PhD let me explain what they are saying. They DID change the definition of Pedophilia. They DID change pedophilia to a “sexual orientation” although they are now saying that it was an error and should read “sexual interest”. I disagree. This is too big of a debate and the APA is fully aware that pro-pedophile groups namingly pedophiles have been pushing for this change. I have written a ton of articles on this subject over the past few years and have clearly stated that it will change if no one stands up and says something to protect their children.
Now, the APA is saying that they will go back in, and change it to “sexual interest” but the change in separating pedophile from pedophilic disorder is going to stay the same? Essentially they are saying that a pedophile is one who has what pedophiles call, “Intergenerational Love”. They want to be called minor-attracted persons. The APA even referred to it as a “sexual orientation”.
They are saying that pedophilic disorder is the one who acts upon their interest because of their orientation. It’s the same as someone who says, “I’m a same-sex attracted person but because of my Christian beliefs I won’t act on them.” This person still has desire for the same-sex and has not sought deliverance. This too is a hugely debated topic that is not welcome on this particular post because it will take away from child sexual abuse and the idea that pedophilia has indeed officially been changed by definition.
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So, read the quotes from the APA again. All they have done is separated those who have what they are calling “interest” because of “orientation” from the ones who act on such interest. It is only a matter of time before they find that because of one’s “interest” and “orientation” they should not withhold the urge to rape a child. They will call it Intergenerational Love because after all they are just minor-attracted persons.
I submit to you that this is you last real warning. It important that you DO and SAY something! Please sign our petition to Make Child Sexual Abuse Grooming A Felony and you should flood the APA’s office with phone calls and emails to inform them that the ENTIRE WORDING should be changed back. In other words, it is not enough to change “orientation” to “interest” because they lead to the same acceptance of sexual abuse of children.
Pedophilia altogether is a mental disorder, period. Those who are Christian understand that it is demonic, and I think anyone who isn’t a pedophile would agree that you do not want them to have the same rights as homosexuals, putting your children at risk. We do not need any less prosecution of sexual predators than we have now.
Ressurrection Graves writes and speaks on subjects surrounding child sexual abuse, justice, homelessness and poverty. She is the founder of Glory Soldiers Global a domestic and international missions organization assisting individuals and families in overcoming the effects of child sexual abuse including but not limited to homelessness and poverty.