posted on Dec, 26 2006 @ 06:16 PM
Three cheers for the three voices of reason. I go to school near palm springs, so naturally I know a few gay people. I like to think I'm a reasonably
attractive guy, but they don't make advances on me and I appreciate that.
To take the notion that just because somebody has a certain sexual preference (straight or gay) that they will satisfy it by any means, with no
standards of morality, could lead one to believe if you are drawing from your own experiences, which raises serious questions of maturity and even
danger to the public.
I like women, but that doesn't mean I automatically try to have sex with every woman I see, and it ESPECIALLY doesn't mean I go for children- hell
my college life has been rather uninteresting because I won't date anyone under 21- I can't get over how wierd it would look for a 23 year old (who
looks more like 30), namely myself, to run around with a girl who looks like she may be in highschool or just out of it.
As such I can certainly understand that gay men don't automatically pose a threat to little boys. Anyone who can't see that... well I'm not gonna
say anything is certainly true about them; I'm just gonna say that if I were an FBI agent, I might start trying to build probable cause to search
their hard drive.
As for pedophiles though- they have SERIOUS psychological problems that attract them either to the position of power or some other aspect of these
relationships and they demonstrate an inability to calculate the incredible harm caused by their actions against their petty little desires. Such a
person is EXCEEDINGLY SICK, may perhaps need help (although in the interest of society, I see the argument for capital punishment), and under no
circumstances has a right or need to be around children, and so probably shouldn't both for the sake of their own illness and the wellbeing of the
Priests give alcoholics second chances, but they wouldn't encourage an alcoholic to hang out a lot in a place where alcohol is served. Why then
should a second chance for pedophiles, even if warranted, ever involve an occupation that puts children in their lap?