Mom who hunts down pedophiles says its unthinkable to call them ‘minor-attracted persons’
Colorado mom Lydia Lerma feels punched when she hears the trendy new term “minor-attracted person.” Just thinking of the damage a pedophile inflicted upon her son, who was six at the time, causes pain.
Creating a polite-sounding term for someone sexually attracted to children enrages her.
Any push to normalize pedophilia or designate it as another sexual orientation to be tolerated is “unconscionable,” Lerma told The Epoch Times.
“That’s a bunch of [expletive]!” she said of academics pushing acceptance of pedophilia.
“They are going to face the greatest resistance that they have ever seen. Society is not going to let that happen.”
But in academic circles, some have begun to argue that pedophilia should be considered just another sexual orientation, not a mental disorder.
And a therapist who treats pedophiles told The Epoch Times that he believes pedophilia is on its way to becoming normalized.
‘Like Any Other Sexual Orientation’
In 2018, medical student Mirjam Heine, who said she had a background in psychology, gave a presentation called “Pedophilia is a Natural Sexual Orientation” during a TEDx event at the University of Würtzberg in Germany. A program guide for TEDx said she was mainly guided by the works of Prof. Dr. Klaus Michael Beier, the head of the institute for sexology and sexual medicine at the University Hospital Berlin, and the prevention network “Kein Täter Werden.”
In her remarks, Heine said pedophilia is an “unchangeable sexual orientation,” just like heterosexuality.
“No one chooses to be a pedophile; no one can cease being one,” Heine argued during her talk. “The difference between pedophilia and other sexual orientations is that living out this sexual orientation will end in a disaster.”
Most countries in the world, including the United States, outlaw adults having sexual contact or intercourse with children in most situations.