There is no equivalency between pedophilia and homosexuality
by, 09-09-2011 at 02:36 AM (1538 Views)
"It's a myth we can't treat them," says Dr Lea Studer, a psychiatrist and director of the Phoenix Program, an inhospital treatment program for sex offenders at the Alberta Hospital in Edmonton. "It's absolutely not true."
Michael Seto, PhD, a clinical psychologist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, agrees. But he cautions that pedophiles can't be cured. "We're moving toward the idea that this is a stable sexual preference," he says. "It's not something that goes away — this is true of them for the rest of their lives."
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Again, the difference between pedophilia and homosexuality is that one is an attraction to a prepubescent child and the other is sexual attraction to someone of the same sex. Two very different things. As such, they should not be lumped in together. Period.
There is a gradual cultural shift under way in Americans' views toward gay individuals and gay rights. While public attitudes haven't moved consistently in gays' and lesbians' favor every year, the general trend is clearly in that direction. This year, the shift is apparent in a record-high level of the public seeing gay and lesbian relations as morally acceptable. Meanwhile, support for legalizing gay marriage, and for the legality of gay and lesbian relations more generally, is near record highs.
Americans' Acceptance of Gay Relations Crosses 50% Threshold
So much for your "ethics of society" argument.