If a powerful voice in psychiatry isn’t silenced, we may find ourselves in a culture that approves pedophilia under the politically correct name, “minor-attracted sexuality”.
Some psychiatrists in this country need to see a psychologist or perhaps just a person with common sense to get their own new mental disorder fixed. You won’t believe what they are up to now.
Psychiatry got off track years ago when it moved from diagnosis of the mind, mental health, and the relationship of mental health to human flourishing into politics. I’m referring, of course, to the American Psychiatric Association’s decision in the early 1970’s, as a result of heavy politicking by homosexual activists, to declassify homosexuality as a mental health condition under the profession’s “bible,” the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders. And while those who engage in homosexual conduct still constitute only about 3% of the U.S. population, with the aid of these psychiatrists such conduct has certainly become more mainstream since then.
But continuing down that same path, a new group of psychiatrists has organized under the name of B4U-ACT to push the envelope even further. The group is apparently afraid someone will put a limit to how someone might want to express their sexuality, in this case, sex with minors. That’s right. According to them, “stigmatizing and stereotyping minor-attracted people inflames the fears of minor-attracted people,” and that, of course, contributes to bad mental health.
Of course, this new moniker does not change the fact that we’re talking here about pedophilia. And maybe it never occurred to them that pedophilia might contribute to bad mental health because grown adults having sex with minors might produce guilt over the fact that they may be taking advantage of someone who is not sufficiently mature to consent to sexual activity.
Admittedly, society has had to draw a line somewhere as to the age at which a person has had sufficient life experiences and developed sufficient maturity to make a mature judgment as to whether to engage in sexual relations. But no limit? Or a case-by-case limit that essentially is unenforceable?
A phobia is an irrational fear. In this case it’s irrational to believe that there are no limits to who ought to have sex with whom (or what). And the fear that someone might actually believe that there are norms for the expression of human sexuality and that all sexual expressions are not equal is irrational. Lots of people still think it’s not okay to have sex with just anyone and even more think sex with minors is not okay. The irrational ones are these psychiatrists.
Doc, it looks like you suffer from a new disease that perhaps we should call “sexaphobia.” And maybe we should say to these doctors, “Physician, heal thyself.” If we don’t, we may find ourselves in a culture that approves pedophilia under the politically correct name, minor-attracted sexuality.