Gawker: Pedophiles Born that Way, Deserve Sympathy

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childrenWe should not be surprised at the evil idiocy that comes from godless people, although their vile words and twisted ideas can sometimes still be stunning.  We saw some of this last week at the Democrat convention.  We saw those godless fools scream, wail and shake their fists against God and Jerusalem—three times, in fact.  We saw them applaud taxpayer funding for killing pre-born babies.  We saw them cheer for sodomy and the destruction of the meaning of marriage.  We saw them glorify the lawless illegal alien invasion of our nation.  We saw their ugly face in prime time high-definition.

That was plenty bad, but on Monday, I read something almost as bad as booing God.

News Busters’ Noel Sheppard featured excerpts of a column from the Gawker website titled, “Born This Way: Sympathy and Science for Those Who Want to Have Sex with Children.”  The title alone is enough to make you sick.  The piece was posted under Gawker’s “science” section.  Yeah.

I went to the Gawker website, and between fits of retching, I managed to read the entire column.  It was written by editor Cord Jefferson, who opens the article with a graphic account of an adult man named Terry raping a seven-year-old girl. Jefferson describes Terry as being “deeply religious.”

Jefferson then goes on to point out that pedophiles are some of the most-scorned members of society (ya think?!), how they need protection in prison, and how they have a very hard time finding places to live once they have been convicted of their crimes and then (as I say, stupidly) released back onto the streets after completing their prison term.

Jefferson lays out the case for pedophilia being a “sexual orientation” that these people, mostly men, have no way of changing.  He spends a large part of his piece detailing so-called scientific studies of pedophiles, their behavior, bodies and brains.  The problem with this is that science does not and cannot provide an answer or an explanation of what is simply sin.

These scientists bend over backward to explain—without addressing the real issue of sin—the horrific behavior of men who prey on children.  In doing so, these “scientific men of reason” labor fervently to excuse this diabolical scourge of sin by declaring it to be a mental illness or just another characteristic of one’s birth.

As Jefferson wrote,

But there is a growing number of researchers, many of them out of Canada, whose work suggests that pedophilia is an illness deserving of the public’s sympathy the way any brain disorder is. Some of the scientists say pedophilia is a sexual orientation, meaning that it’s unchangeable, regardless of how much jail time or beatings or therapy someone is dealt.

Deserving of the public’s sympathy?  Not according to Jesus.  Jesus said that men like these would be better off dead than to have caused a child who believes in Him to stumble.

An argument was also attempted that a pedophile is not necessarily a pedophile.  Huh?  Yes, Jefferson presented it here,

But a 21-year-old who has intercourse with a 16-year-old, while not a good decision maker, is probably not a pedophile. Nor is someone who, say, exposes himself to a 5-year-old boy necessarily a pedophile. They may have committed a pedophilic act, but unless they have a clear preference for undeveloped children the way heterosexual men have for women, they are not pedophiles.

He later reiterates the point,

Every expert with whom I spoke wanted to get one thing straight: Being a pedophile is different from being a child molester.

What?!  This is stunning.  Here we have quacks labeled as “experts” doing their best to make a case with minced words, trying to excuse and defend the reprehensible, hell-inspired behavior of pedophiles.  They are trying to make a distinction in kind here?  Seriously?  Yes, I’m afraid so.  Call this behavior what you want; it is still purely evil.

The “scientific” portion of Jefferson’s piece kept bringing to my mind that you truly can over-think these things.  Some of the purported “findings” in all these pedophile studies Jefferson cites include that a larger percentage of pedophiles are left-handed and smaller in stature than the general population, that many of them had head injuries at a young age, are more likely to have failed grades in school, and have a lower IQ than average—and the younger the pedophile’s victims, the lower the pedophile’s IQ, proportionately.

Naturally, these “scientists” look everywhere but to the spirit of a man for the “reasons” for his aberrant behavior, and the brain is one of their favorite places to look for answers they will never find. Jefferson reported on some brain study results from Dr. James Cantor, a Canadian sex researcher and psychiatry professor.  Among the studies, Cantor professed that pedophiles have a problem, not with “gray matter” in the brain, but with “white matter,” the connective tissue within the gray matter, or as Cantor calls it, “cabling,”

“There doesn’t seem to be a pedophilia center in the brain,” says Cantor. “Instead, there’s either not enough of this cabling, not the correct kind of cabling, or it’s wiring the wrong areas together, so instead of the brain evoking protective or parental instincts when these people see children, it’s instead evoking sexual instincts. There’s almost literally a crossed wiring.”

The good news, according to Cantor, is that it if they can figure out how the wiring gets crossed, they might be able to suggest ways pregnant mothers can help ensure their baby is unlikely to be born a pedophile.

This is truly unbelievable.  This “doctor” is suggesting that babies are born pedophiles, and that their mothers might be able to prevent it with better prenatal care.  I would laugh, but this guy is not joking.

Oh, this column is a piece of work, and Cord Jefferson puts the finishing touches on it by opening his last paragraph with these gems:

The old adage is that the true mark of a society is how it treats the weakest in its ranks. Blacks, women, Latinos, gays and lesbians, and others are still in no way on wholly equal footing in America. But they’re also not nearly as lowly and cursed as men attracted to children. One imagines that if Jesus ever came to Earth, he’d embrace the poor, the blind, the lepers, and, yes, the pedophiles.

Why do these liberal freaks always insist on slandering God in their hell-born attempts to justify sin?  Jesus offers freedom from sin, but never, ever, nowhere, no way does Jesus endorse sin.

Let’s look at that first sentence.  What immediately jumps to (the rational) mind when you read “the weakest in its ranks”?  Next to pre-born babies, it is children, of course.  Yet, by this, Jefferson is talking about pedophiles!  The weakest in our ranks?!  Is Jefferson serious?

Pedophiles are not weak, but they are certainly cowardly, as they choose, stalk and groom their half-pint prey—innocent children, who are truly the weakest among us.  This piece of perverse propaganda is not fit for trampling by filthy pigs in a sty.

The fact is that there are hardly any more wicked sins than those that hurt children.  Jesus singled out such sins for the strongest condemnation: you’re better of dead than doing such things.  Jesus never said that about any other sins.  Homosexuality and other sexual sins are labeled by God as abominations, but there is something particularly evil about those who prey on children.

This Gawker piece’s contention that pedophilia is a “sexual orientation” that cannot be changed is simply a lie from the pit of Hell.  It is an attempt to justify horrible behavior by claiming it is innate.  The homosexual activist movement is feverishly trying the same, lying tactic.

The truth is found in God’s Word.  When we surrender our lives to God the Father through Christ the Son, we are made new creatures—new!  As it is written, the old is passed away, and all things have become new.  What this means, in part, is that Jesus has forgiven us and freed us from the bondage of sin.  It does not mean we will never sin again or that we will not be tempted to sin, but it means we are no longer slaves to sin.  We now have the power, through Christ, to say “no” to sin—every sin.

But, without God’s Holy Spirit living in us and guiding us, there is certainly no “cure” for pedophilia, or any other sin for that matter, and a thousand years of brain study will never reveal to these “enlightened” men of “science” that the wicked behavior of the pedophile is born, not in his brain, but in his blackened, spiritual heart.


  1. DCM7 says:

    This should be completely unsurprising to anyone who’s been paying attention. The “pedo-rights” movement has been riding the coattails of the “gay-rights” movement for years. Gays publicly attempt to disassociate themselves from pedophiles but anyone should be able to see that this will stop as soon as it’s no longer a PR necessity.
    LIke homosexuality, pedophilia is a deep-seated issue that is not chosen per se and is very difficult to overcome. But “impossible to overcome without help from God and others” does not equal “impossible to overcome,” contrary to the pervasive assumptions that Jefferson buys into.

  2. JohnAngel915 says:

    I’ve noticed for years, the way liberals LEAP with both feet upon the child molesters in churches, such as the Catholic church scandals of the last couple of decades. Yet, simply by their sheer numbers, how many more chldren are and have been molested by teachers and school staff, such as the Penn State Jerry Sandusky pedophilic crime spree? Liberals and their partners, “the media” don’t seem as anxious to shout “look look, chlld moslester!”, when it’s a school employed perpetrator, as when the pedophile is a member of a religious sect. And no, I’m not talking about the numerous incidents of where female teachers are having sex with 17 y/o teen age boys. Yes, last wk’s Dimocrat Nat’l Convention proved, again, there is a welcome place for any and all, except those with traditional Judeo-Christian beliefs.

  3. M#1 says:

    Is this not the slippery slope that we are seeing before our eyes? America saw the curtain unveiled just for a moment last week and the moral decay of the Democrat party was displayed for all to see. I see a correlation between what was on display at the DNC and the type of people that can fathom this type of thought.
    Just remember….God is watching!

  4. thisoldspouse says:

    A forensic pathologist got one of her fondest wishes when she was given permission to fully examine the brain of notorious mass murderer/rapist homosexual John Wayne Gacy for abnormalities. She was shocked when she could find no differences in his brain from those of normal people.

    The Left and secularists are forever searching for a “cause” from which all behavior and maladies proceed. They’ll never find it as long as they remain secularists and deny the God-imparted soul of a man.

  5. Darrel Jordon says:

    Other than you thinking you have the right and correct way, why do you people think your straight sexual desires are materially any different than the desires of the wrong headed? I would assume they are just as strong and compelling as ours are. That’s all the research is saying, it’s “normal” for them. Now, of course, some of that behavior must be unacceptable to society, certainly pedophilia. It’s children, who appropreately can’t legally or morally give consent. Where you crazies go off the rails is when you condemn and want to control two adults who are into each other, who cares they are the same sex. The constitution allows them to persue happiness, or you should burn that scrap of paper.

    • thisoldspouse says:

      The U.S. Constitution (it’s capitalized, in case you failed grammar – or maybe that just indicates your degrading regard for it?) is not the be-all, end-all arbiter of human behavior and rights; it correctly defers to a higher law, that of the “creator” of rights. That you miss this is not surprising; it is wholly predictable.

      And it’s also predictable that the only line you draw between sex with adults and sex with children is “consent,” a concept as fleeting and malleable as the next legislative session. Doesn’t it ever even briefly occur to you that sex with children should not be allowed, not because “children can’t consent,” but because sex with children is WRONG and EVIL?

      • Darrel Jordon says:

        Was not long ago churches performed weddings with very young brides, like 12 and 13.

        • Bob Ellis says:

          Was not long ago people’s life spans were far less than they are today, not to mention young people were vastly more mature than they are today, and marriages even among the young were sanctified to create a useful, healthy environment for bringing on the next generation.

          You would do well to educate yourself rather than parrot liberal idiocy. It really makes you look silly to educated people.

    • Bob Ellis says:

      What does “normal” mean? The dictionary says:

      – according with, constituting, or not deviating from a norm, rule, or principle

      – conforming to a type, standard, or regular pattern

      Since more than 97% of the human race is heterosexual, it is glaringly apparent that homosexual behavior is not normal.

      Keep in mind, too, that murder is (according to your warped definition) “normal” for serial killers, theft is “normal” for burglars, and assault is “normal” for child abusers. The fact that a person habitually engages in immoral behavior does not even remotely make that behavior “normal.”

      I don’t know of any person or movement in America that wants to physically restrain homosexuals from engaging in this behavior in the privacy of their own homes–despite the fact that it endangers their immoral soul, and the well-documented health hazards associated with this behavior endanger their well being in this life.

      But does any aberrant behavior deserve to be viewed as “normal” or “legitimate” or worthy of special recognition? Of course not, especially when it is immoral and dangerous.

      What’s more, incest runs the risk of producing children who are at much greater risk of having birth defects. No moral person or society condones actions which place human beings at greater risk for harm, especially when those human beings are exposed to that risk without their consent (as children conceived from incest are). Incest consists not only of adults who molest children, but can also include adults (brothers and sisters, fathers and daughters, sons and mothers, etc.) who may consensually engage in this dangerous behavior.

      Finally, you should take the time to study the ideas of the founders, as well as the context of the American Revolution. If you do so, you will find that they never intended “the pursuit of happiness” to include a license to engage in immoral acts. If you think the Declaration of Independence and/or U.S. Constitution exist to provide a blessing to homosexual behavior, incest, or any other immoral behavior, then perhaps to you it really is worth nothing but a scrap of toilet paper.

      • Darrel Jordon says:

        “for them” as in for a bank robber, it’s “normal” to hit a bank. But of course you would argue that. I did not say in the context of what is normal behavior for a deviant is okay in any way. It’s no wonder you people don’t understand science, research and the rest of it. I condemn incest, what are you responding to? Where does the constitution outlaw homosexuality? You don’t understand the point of the research or my post. Which may be that a pedo is locked up for life or electronic monitoring for life. I’m just saying they are born with a sexual desire for children just like you were born the way you are. But I know you reject that fact, just like evolution and carbon does not cause global warming. Science Guy says you are abusing your children teaching them what you do. He is right. Your parents obviously damaged you, you reject facts. I understand is considering a ban on people who quote fact checking sites. We took over the media and now the facts. Ha ha, you are powerless!

        • Bob Ellis says:

          Actually it’s the Left that is severely “challenged” in the area of science. I don’t think it’s so much a matter of lack of understanding (for most, anyway) as it is the fact that actual science is extremely inconvenient for the Left’s agenda. It just doesn’t support what liberals want, so they have to ignore it (e.g. it’s extremely obvious that a penis and a vagina were designed to be used in concert, and that a penis and an anus were not).

          As you have given proof, the Left is equally obvlivious (either intellectually or philosophically) to the clear meaning of the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and every major principle of Americanism. For instance, the Constitution is silent on the issue of homosexual behavior, as it is on most behaviors. It is left to the legislative and judicial system for regulating behaviors that are immoral and corrosive to society.

          I would suggest you take the time to learn about science–rather than consuming bias masquerading as “science”–as well as the fundamentals of American government.

          Knowledge is power, and right now, your ignorance reveals you as a powerless baby.

    • retiredday says:

      “you thinking you have the right and correct way”

      It is not a matter of our thinking. It’s all about what God says is right and correct. Don’t make the mistake of thinking God’s standards don’t apply to you, simply because you reject him.

  6. retiredday says:

    The justification of any behavior as “natural” or innate because a person is “born that way” only makes sense to those who deny the Biblical concept of our sin nature. Of course, sin is natural! But as you have so effectively argued, sinful behavior is NOT acceptable. That is, unless you are lost in sin and want to wallow in it, in which case, you hate the truth and hate those who confront you with the truth.

    When a person rejects the Truth and believes the lie, his thinking becomes increasingly perverse, in order to sustain his twisted dependency on sin. He is a slave to sin in every way: spiritually, physically, emotionally and even intellectually. When a society does not have the moral compass to call sin sin, it begins to find ways to support and defend sin. Everything becomes “relative” when men reject God. The difference between good and bad or right and wrong becomes meaningless.

    Thank you, Gina, for confronting this issue head-on. It cannot be overstated that an absolute dividing line must be drawn between righteousness and godlessness. So many in society today simply don’t comprehend that.

    • thisoldspouse says:

      Someone on the web said it more concisely and elegantly than I ever could: “That which is not forbidden shall be mandatory.”

      This aptly describes the homosexual, and ultimately, the pedophilia, agendas. How we could go from the Lawrence decision’s implication that homosexual sodomy could not be criminalized by any state to mandatory homosexual-emphasizing “tolerance training” in many private and most government employers, and homosexual acceptance indoctrination pushed in many, if not most, of our public schools is incomprehensible.

  7. Jeff Coggins says:

    Making excuses instead of admitting one is wrong. Hmmm, a luxury I’ve never been allowed to enjoy. Rights Rights RIghts from those who hate what is right, and those who speak from the right. The cry “it is my right” from those who no not what the word means. I claim no rights, but I RESPECT what is clearly right, and so it returns in my favor without effort. Without effort. God have mercy on their souls, and let that be the cruelest punishment of all.