Academia Softens the Next Target by Eroding Resistance to Pedophilia

What’s next for leftists, now that their campaign to normalize homosexuality is in the mop-up phase? A good guess is pedophilia. Already academics are softening up the target with chin-pulling treatises like Pedophilia and Adult–Child Sex: A Philosophical Analysis by taxpayer-subsidized State University of New York at Fredonia professor Stephen Kershnar. From the publisher’s website:

This book provides a philosophical analysis of adult–child sex and pedophilia. This sex intuitively strikes many people as sick, disgusting, and wrong. The problem is that it is not clear whether these judgments are justified and whether they are aesthetic or moral. By analogy, many people find it disgusting to view images of obese people having sex, but it is hard to see what is morally undesirable about such sex: here the judgment is aesthetic. This book looks at the moral status of such adult-child sex. In particular, it explores whether those who engage in adult-child sex have a disease, act wrongly, or are vicious.

Via The Christian Post:

Peter LaBarbera, president of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality, said that while he does not believe that pedophilia will be mainstreamed in the next few years, since most American are still repulsed by it, books like Kershnar’s indicate yet another dark front in the Left’s strategic war on Judeo-Christian moral norms.

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LaBarbera is optimistic. Human nature being far less malleable than fashionable opinion, it is likely that an overwhelming majority of Americans are still repulsed by homosexuality, which we are now expected not just to tolerate, not just to accept, but to revere. But only a small minority will admit to being thought criminals.

Particularly disturbing to LaBarbera and others was this line from Kershnar’s book: “Adult-child sex involving willing participants has an unclear moral status.”

“Kershnar is injecting nuance and situational ambiguity to chip away at the near-universal understanding that sex between adults and kids is always wrong,” LaBarbera said, adding that “Sex radicals have learned from the successful campaign by ‘gay’ militants to normalize once-taboo behaviors and concepts like same-sex ‘marriage.’ Now they are in the ‘study’ phase on pedophilia,” LaBarbera said.

Already the shift has been taking place, and central to understanding how this happens is observing how the language frames public discourse about sexuality issues. As noted by the The Independent (UK) in April, some psychologists are now referring to pedophilia as a “sexual orientation” …

Discriminate based on sexual orientation and the federal government will come down on you like a ton of bricks.

Incidentally, the original title of Kershar’s book was reportedly Pedophilia and Adult-Child Sex: A Philosophical Defense before the publisher changed the last word to “Analysis,” presumably so as not to push the envelope too far too fast. Frogs should be boiled at just the right temperature, lest they leap out of the pot.

“Higher education” blazing a trail to hell.

On a tip from Troy. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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