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Paedophile Promoters in the Mainstream Media

Apr 8, 2015

OK, I admit it: I am angry. And you should be too. I am just livid at the moment. And if this does not make your blood boil, then you are morally and spiritually dead. Sorry, it is that bad. I just read an “opinion” piece in the online Herald Sun which effectively seeks to make the case that paedophiles are victims, they can’t help it, they are born that way, and we should feel sorry for them.

Yes they actually had the moral bankruptcy to run with something that despicable. The author is one Tory Shepherd. After a quick web search, it seems she is yet another feminist writer who likes to push the boundaries. And I noticed that this article also appeared in the Adelaide Advertiser, the Daily Telegraph, and so on.

children 1Thus it is featuring in much – perhaps all – of the Murdoch press here. I no longer read their hard copy publications, and only read what I can get online, so this may only be what is featured in their online editions. I look through the HS site several times daily, and had not noticed this piece until an hour ago.

I thought it was reprehensible and closed it. But I went back there a few minutes later and it was no longer on their home page. Perhaps the editors got a slight tinge of conscience and decided that featuring this pro-paedophilia garbage may not be the wisest thing to do – at least so openly.

But it appears in what seems to be a rather new section: “RendezView: The Meeting Place for News-Making Views”. If you click on it, it will take you to another page, and sure enough, there you will find the utterly appalling piece. I still am reeling that a major Australian newspaper (or by the look of it, a number of them) would actually resort to printing such trash.

And of course it begins the very way I and others said the defence of paedophilia would proceed: “If people are born straight, or gay, is it possible that paedophiles can’t help being what they are? Evidence shows that it might be true; paedophiles are born that way. Recent research suggests some faulty wiring in the brain. Things about children that are meant to elicit a protective response instead elicit a sexual one.”

Here we go again, just as we warned. If homosexuals can’t help it and are born that way and must therefore be granted special rights, well, who will be next? We warned years ago that the very same “reasoning” would be used to justify and promote paedophilia.

And surprise, surprise – what do we have here? Yep, exactly as we predicted. Here we have this “journalist” telling us the evidence is there. Yeah right, sure it is. But why stop there? Surely there is evidence that some people are born with the desire to rape, to murder, to steal, to lie, and to write moronic opinion pieces for the Murdoch press.

Hey, they were born that way and they can’t help it. Well guess what lady? I was born with a genetic predisposition to hate the abuse of children, and to abhor those who try to make idiotic excuses and justifications for it. Indeed, this woman actually goes on to talk about a US group called “Virtuous Paedophiles”. Yes you read that right.

Hey thanks for that Tory. I think I will start a new group: Virtuous Rapists. And maybe, Virtuous Racists. And don’t forget about the Virtuous Murderers. And maybe we need to add to this the Virtuous Beheaders, the Virtuous Torturers, the Virtuous Zoophiles, and the Virtuous Arsonists.

After all, it is just as likely that they were born this way as well. Hey, they can’t help it. They are really the victims here. They need our help. We should feel sorry for them and support them. Let’s encourage them and promote them. Gee, we really appreciate getting all this sorted out Tory.

The thing that absolutely makes me want to scream is where she actually comes out and says this about those of us (the 99.9999 per cent of Australians) who find all this utterly reprehensible: we are just “self-appointed virtue police”.

Well, we sure wouldn’t want any of those nasty folks around, now would we? Paedophiles are just peachy – let’s give them special rights and hope we can get more of them to come out of the closet. But watch out for those really horrible “virtue police”.

Hey Tory, I got some news for you: yes it is always virtuous to hate child sex abuse, and it is always a vice to seek to defend it in any way. There is nothing virtuous at all about those sick individuals who get their kicks out of lusting after little boys and girls.

There is nothing evil about being a normal human being who still has a conscience and still thinks paedophilia is one of the most despicable and diabolical things one can ever get involved in. But such is the upside down world of moral inversion and moral perversion that the folks at the Murdoch press are just tickled pink to give paedophile promoters a free run on their pages, and to let them attack ordinary Australians who detest paedophilia with a passion.

The Herald Sun, the Advertiser, and so on owe the entire Australian community, especially its children, a massive apology. Just what in the world are some morally deficient editors there thinking? How in the world could they even consider running with such complete rubbish?

Rupert Murdoch, do you know what your papers are dishing up? When we have gotten this far down the moral gurgler that a major group of newspapers does not have the slightest qualm about pushing a pro-paedophile piece, then you know we have reached rock bottom.

No society can last much longer when it manages to convince itself that paedophiles and their deluded defenders are the good guys, and those of us who get sick in the stomach just thinking about it are the bad guys.

www.heraldsun.com.au/rendezview/should-we-help-paedophiles-what-choice-do-we-have/story-fnpug1je-1227294622608

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28 Responses to Paedophile Promoters in the Mainstream Media

  • You are missing a major point of response here. It is true that the assumption of homosexuality as genetic (i.e., determinative) has spilled over into this issue, as predicted, though the author does give the nod to possible environmental factors. However, the author is not claiming moral neutrality or affirmation for the practice of paedophilia. In fact, her stated purpose is to get help for these people before they offend. She implies that they should be expected to resist their urges and live “celibate,” at most.

    The interesting thing here is that she is suggesting that it is possible to have sexual desires that are wrong to act upon, even if one were born with such desires, and that treatment is warranted. This speaks directly against homosexuals who regularly justify their “orientation” by claiming they are born that way, that it is cruel to say they must deny themselves, and that therapy is nothing more than abuse.

    So long as the act of paedophilia is considered wrong, such arguments by gay activitists are moot. The real problem is, we are not so far from the very act itself coming to be considered morally neutral, then paedophilia ceases to be an effective reductio ad absurdum tool.

  • “If people are born straight, or gay, is it possible that paedophiles can’t help being what they are? Evidence shows that it might be true; paedophiles are born that way. Recent research suggests some faulty wiring in the brain. Things about children that are meant to elicit a protective response instead elicit a sexual one.”

    Always thought that the “Oh its not my fault, I was born that way” homosexual defence would open up a humungous can of worms and be the start of a very long and slippery slope for humanity.
    Well, is it not possible for anyone to use that defence in other instances e.g.;
    “Dont blame me, I was born a homophobe, or racist, or Islamophobe or kleptomaniac, or murderer”.
    The list goes on.
    But the truly amazing thing about the statement, is its not value free. It is a result of something “faulty”- therefore not normal.
    It seems that social science and behavioural research can prove just about anything you want it to prove these days.
    The day we individually and corporately take responsibility for our own actions rather than “blame” an external factor, is the day society will start improving, not deteriorating. Of course there’s alway the “devil made me do it” defence.
    Don’t blame me, I was born a conservative.

  • I’m afraid we shall see the world become much worst than this Bill…much worst.

  • I’ve heard that the group virtuous pedophiles is those that suffer from a desire to have sex with kids but do not act on those desires. It seems kind of like an Alcohol Anonymous group.

    You could twist it another way. what about a group called Virtuous Sodomites. A group that helps those dealing with same sex attraction but do not act out their desires.

    I do believe that a lot of these people are victims but not in the same way as her. Early childhood trauma can lead to this identity. This is not an excuse but a cause that can be managed and controlled.

  • Interestingly they use the line that even repentant Christians who have feelings of attraction to children would use: “It is possible to be deviant, to be attracted to children, but to never act on it.”

    The homosexual lobby would never admit to this, yet the realisation that homosexuality and pedophilia is both deviant and able to be controlled (never acted on) is a huge step towards healing.

    I realise this is just the first step, and they can build on it later (and change their story), but this admission could be helpful for us in the wider battle.

  • Hi Bill,

    Totally agree with you that this is disgusting, foul and disturbing!

    On the other hand, it is totally expected from those who have thrown away their moral compass.

    Now I am sure Natasha spot destroyer (that ex politician personage) has come out and made a comment on this, seeing as she was on q&a not that long ago sprouting that this exact thing would never happen? Have you contacted her for comment yet? I would love to hear what her excuse would be.

    Neil Waldron.

  • I guess if a person is ambidextrous, that would indicate they were born bi-sexual? That’s the dumb kind of logic the FemBot was using. There seems no end to the tsunami of sick filth with which we are being inundated. Yes, we knew it would come to this, but it’s still hard not to be shocked and angry. No one is responsible for their own sins anymore. As long as you can use junk science, which is no science at all, to lay the blame with genetics or brain disorders…every foul thing becomes understandable, then permissible. Too bad for the victims; our sympathies are meant to lie with the criminal. This is absolutely sickening.

  • I just carefully reread Paul Scott Pruett’s comment and am very impressed with the hot potato aspect he pointed out. It’s a brilliant observation.

  • I nearly choked on my coffee when I read Tory Shepherd’s article in The Advertiser this morning. Even though she was suggesting that society should help paedophiles not to offend, I felt that her sympathy for them came through too strongly and I felt an awful fear that this is ‘the beginning’. As one who has had this tragedy happen in her family, I know firsthand how incredibly damaging it is to little children. It’s not only the physical abuse – bad as that is – the child must needs be terrified into silence, so they are fed horrific lies about what will happen if they tell anyone. No, I have zero tolerance for paedophiles.

  • Most of the paedophiles CAN’T or DON’T want “rehabilitation”. Yes, we have those as stated in your story who kiss their hands, they’re sycophants. However, many of the sympathisers to the paedophilic group, are perverted themselves, or they will or never have had a child abused. They are all dead and as Romans 1:24-30. I had a paedophile who lived very nearby years ago, he is gone now-I had quite a few discussions with Satan’s corporal, not pleasant ones I might add, but a gang of guys got him in the end.

  • Pedophilia will be a fringe cause as it goes against one of the fundamental doctrines of the religion of liberalism: consent. Their only morality when it comes to sex has to do with lack or inability to give consent, such as cases of rape, pedophilia, or bestiality. They would see nothing wrong with having sex with an animal if the animal was able to give consent. Same for pedophilia. So rape, incest, and pedophilia are sexual taboos in society only because they violate the principles of non-violence and consent which are some of the fundamental doctrines of the church of liberalism. The only purely sexual taboo that exists currently is incest, and that seems to have holding power because of the natural repulsion it still elicits. I have also heard of liberals condemning bestiality because they find it disgusting but not because they find it morally reprehensible.

  • Thanks Julian. But don’t be too quick to dismiss all this, or suggest that the secular left really won’t run with this. They of course speak about “intergenerational sex” and the like, and claim that children actually like this and are willing. But I cover all this in detail in my books.

  • Thanks guys. As mentioned above, this is all very worrying. Notice how this writer says “helping people who are attracted to children control themselves could save many kids from being abused.” Um, let me get this straight. They are born this way, can’t help themselves, yet are supposed to control themselves? Since she is so happy to say they are just like homosexuals, when is the last time you heard a homosexual say he wants to control himself? It is exactly because they claim to be born this way that they say they must have free rein in their behaviours, and be allowed to act out who they are. That is just what the paedophile activists will be arguing: “Hey, this is who I am. I can’t help it. So let me live out who I am really meant to be. Don’t discriminate against me! I have my rights.”

  • And I have already had a number of people coming here trying to defend this writer. Sorry, it ain’t gonna happen. The whole article of hers was the usual baloney we hear about homosexuals: the paedophiles are born that way, they can’t help it, and they are victims. I am not buying this crap for one second. And even if we were to try to defend her and give her the benefit of the doubt (which I certainly will not), every single paedophile activist and paedophile organisation group in the world would be rubbing their hands with glee, knowing that yet another useful idiot is doing their dirty work for them, softening up a gullible and clueless general public to fully embrace and accept paedophilia just as we now fully embrace and accept homosexuality.

  • I have documented in detail in my new book Dangerous Relations how the slippery slope is alive and well. The softening-up process continues unabated. Consider yet another recent example of this:

    “University ‘Academics’ Say Pedophilia Is ‘Natural For Males’”.

    http://truthuncensored.net/university-academics-say-pedophilia-is-natural-for-males/

  • How can anyone who claims to be a Christian defend the offenders. I know more of this topic than I ever would have wished to know. These pervs are not tortured folk who wish they weren’t “born” that way and, hence, “doomed” to molest children. They relish what they do and have no regard for their victims.

  • I watched a documentary of Louis Theroux where he visited a prison for pedophiles. I got half way through it and then switched off. I could not stand the evil atmosphere in the prison and the fact that not one of them who were interviewed believed they had done anything wrong.

    Putting them in prison was the best help they could have been given because if you have done nothing wrong who needs help.

  • Low self esteem is often blamed as a cause of one person committing a crime against another. That’s ridiculous. The criminal is doing as he pleases because he doesn’t care a wit about the other person. He seeks only to satisfy his own desires. Hate crimes, my foot. All crimes are hate crimes, seeing that the offender is self-absorbed and busy loving himself more than his neighbor.

    If a liberal won’t behave in a vile manner toward another without their consent, does it follow that sex offenders all think the Reagan administration was the golden age of the republic?

    People who abuse others sexually are not concerned with having the consent of the other person. Suppose for a moment they really can’t help themselves….are they going to say, “Gee, I’d really like to do this, but darn, I just can’t get the baby to okay it”….so they’ll take a pass. I don’t think so. I don’t think we’re going to see roving gangs of sex pervs anytime soon, but this isn’t a small matter. And it’s not going away.

  • Many years ago, when reading a quotation from Psychoanalyst Erik Erikson, “The most deadly of all possible sins is the mutilation of a child’s spirit,” I was touched by this powerful statement and my heart went out to those innocent children who were physically, psychologically and spiritually abused by the evil people.

    We need to defend the weak, the victim-survivors, the powerless, and the vulnerable. Paedophile is evil and deadly and it should never be promoted in the media and in our society. Many young people and children have suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental ill healths due this evil and criminal act of rape and pedophilia. Our children need to be protected from these evil people. Our children need to live in a secure and safe environment. Save our children!

  • Yes I read a similar article – I believe it was in QWeekend (Courier Mail publication) a few months back where it stated that an estimated 1 per cent of men are genetic paedophiles. So 1 in 100 men are attracted to children and this is something they possibly inherited? So if their father or grandfather was also a paedo couldn’t that environment have had something to do with their outcome? Sounds like a cop-out to me.

    I am concerned with seeing this coming up in the media on a semi-regular basis alongside the frequent spotlight on underage Islamic marriage in Australia and can’t help but think one ideology will advance the other in the near future. I do believe, that as a society we are going to again be asked to excuse the inexcusable.

    I pray everyday for the protection of my children. This is what nightmares are made of!

  • The only hope over our sin nature is Jesus Christ:

    “Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.” Romans 6:6

    “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” Romans 12:2

    “Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ”
    2 Corinthians 10:5

    “…that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.” Ephesians 4:22-25

  • Christian Le, yes, it’s referred to as “Soul Murder.” There are numerous articles written on it. I haven’t read any yet that think people should sympathize with the offender. The articles are about the effect on children and what a mess it all is.

  • Let them print this stuff, Bill. I don’t object at all. I couldn’t of a better reductio ad absurdum to the arguments for homosexuality and gay “marriage”. It also shows how morally vacuous secularism is.

  • A group of pedophiles in America refer to pedophilia as just another “sexual orientation”. I prefer to call pedophilia the work of Satan. Sadly, many in society today seem to have lost the sense of SIN.
    Why would anyone even consider writing such an article while a Royal Commission into this dreadful abuse of children is currently under way here in Australia.
    God help our children and our country.

  • Tory Shepherd has been writing for The Advertiser for some time now, and she is so left wing,she almost falls off the page. She is a great supporter of same sex “marriage” and homosexuality. She is also a hater of Tony Abbott and the Liberal Party and of ALL forms of Christianity – ie – Protestant, Roman Catholic etc. I know that she loves to attack Family Voice whenever possible,and, due to this, she is being prayed for by a lot of Christians. Of course she is resisting these prayers, but one day we will overcome!!

    Joan

  • “Who will be next?”

    From today’s ‘Daily Mail’ (in the UK)

    Sex crimes may run in a family’s male genes: Brothers of men convicted of offences five times more likely to commit similar crimes

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3031261/Sex-crimes-run-family-s-male-genes-Brothers-men-convicted-offences-five-times-likely-commit-similar-crimes.html

  • Hi Bill
    Study after study show that many sexual criminals were conditioned to this sort of crime by their early exposure to pornography (google Ted Bundy). But, the good news is that those who choose to repent and put their faith in Jesus, even their propensity for this foul life can be miraculously extinguished.
    Vic

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