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originally posted by: ketsuko
originally posted by: intrepid
This is a really convoluted issue. We are what we are. I saw something, maybe a TV show, not sure, where this Catholic guy was gay. But homosexuality is a sin. Therefore he abstains from sex. If one is a pedo and stays away from children is he(almost always a "he") OK in society?
That was the argument those magazine articles in Slate were making if you missed them. They were arguing that if homosexuality is an urge that people cannot help and they are "born that way," then how would pedophilia be any different? So should it be condemned because that will leave pedos alone and outcast to fight their urges all alone without help.
Problem I have is that if you are oriented toward an adult of either sex, you have a plethora of ways to get your rocks off without actually engaging in the act if you must to control your urges.
A pedo, by contrast, will be severely limited in that. It's not like they can go out and get porn for example. Any porn of that kind produced will necessarily victimize children.