Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows:
Tomorrow there will be a day-long symposium in Baltimore held by practitioners in the field of mental health who will make the case that society unfairly stigmatizes “Minor-Attracted Persons,” a.k.a. adults who are sexually attracted to kids. Run by a non-profit group, B4U-ACT, psychiatrists and others from places like Johns Hopkins, Harvard and the London School of Economics will argue that the American Psychiatric Association is wrong to consider pedophilia a mental illness.
Just last week, ABC’s “Primetime Live” did an interview with actor Corey Feldman, who exclaimed, “I can tell you that the number-one problem in Hollywood was, and is, and always will be, pedophilia.” He said that when he was 14, he was “surrounded” by child molesters who acted like “vultures.” Feldman blames “a Hollywood mogul” for the premature death of one of his friends, Corey Haim, who died last year.
Know how many newspapers in the United States carried a story on the nest of child abusers in Hollywood? One—the International Business Times. The others were too busy looking for cases where a priest “inappropriately touched” a male adolescent in the 1950s.
On the website of B4U-ACT, there is a question, “If I seek mental health services, does that mean I’m saying that my attraction to minors is a sickness?” Here’s the answer: “No. We are trying to make services available to minor-attracted people who want them to work through issues unrelated to their sexuality, to deal with society’s response to their sexual feelings…. We are not advocating treatment to change sexual feelings.” Of course not: society is the problem, not the psychologically disturbed adults who fantasize about raping kids.
So we have professionals who seek to normalize pedophilia, and a Hollywood milieu in which it thrives, and few seem to care. In other words, when the secular elite promote, or otherwise engage in, child molestation, it really doesn’t matter. It only matters if the sicko is Fr. Murphy.