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A new book published by Haworth Press features multiple Ph.D. “experts” claiming that sex with children “can benefit” boys and even serve a “mentoring function.”
“Same-Sex Desire and Love in Greco-Roman Antiquity and in the Classical Tradition of the West” features “scholarly” treatises by a raft of mostly-PhD academics, all praising earlier civilizations – particularly Greece and Rome – for the role homosexuality played in those ancient cultures.
In the chapter titled “Pederasty: An Integration of Cross-Cultural, Cross-Species, and Empirical Data,” Bruce Rind Ph.D. lauds the rampant child molestation that reportedly occurred in those societies, at one point citing evolution as supporting a pro-pedophilia worldview. Writes Rind:
Pederasty, or sexual relations between men and adolescent boys, is condemned in our society as an unqualified evil that maims and destroys. In ancient Greece, samurai Japan, and numerous other cultures, pederasty was seen as the noblest of human relations, conducive if not essential to nurturing the adolescent’s successful intellectual and physical maturation.
Current psychological and psychiatric theorizing have pronounced and promoted the former view, while ignoring the vast array of cross-cultural data related to the latter view. Mental health opinion has also ignored a wealth of cross-species data with important parallels. Instead, this opinion is based on feminist models of rape and incest, which are backed up by clinical research on child sexual abuse.
The current article examines empirical rather than clinical data on pederasty, and supplements this with cross-cultural and cross-species perspectives. The empirical data show that pederasty is not only not predestined to injure, but can benefit the adolescent when practiced according to the ancient Greek form. Cross-cultural and cross-species data show the extensiveness of pederasty in the natural world, as well as its functional rather than pathological nature in these societies and species.
An evolutionary model that synthesizes the empirical, cross-cultural, and cross-species data is proposed as an alternative to the highly inadequate feminist and psychiatric models. The animal data suggest that the seeds for pederasty were planted at the dawn of humanity. The human data suggest that pederasty came to serve a mentoring function.
Rind brought unfavorable publicity to the American Psychological Association in 1999 when the organization published in its official peer-reviewed journal, APA Bulletin, a report disputing the harmfulness of child molestation. Titled “A Meta-Analytic Examination of Assumed Properties of Child Sexual Abuse Using College Samples,” the report by Rind and others claimed child sexual abuse could be harmless and beneficial.
The mainstreaming of “adult-child” or “intergenerational” sex, as it is euphemistically called by its supporters, is the next big “sexual liberation” movement on its way, says David Kupelian, WND’s managing editor and author of the “The Marketing of Evil.”
“Many people seem to think having sex with children is a good thing,” says Kupelian, noting “a reported 100,000 websites now offer illegal child pornography, and worldwide child porn generates a reported three billion dollars in revenues every year.”
In his book, which has been met with rave reviews, Kupelian rips the veil off the modern pedophile movement, which is firmly rooted in the controversial sex research of Indiana University’s Alfred Kinsey.
“The revolutionary Kinsey Reports, as they came to be known, rocked the nation’s beliefs about itself,” said Kupelian. “But perhaps most shocking of all were his ‘findings’ on childhood sexuality. The Kinsey Reports came to the stunning conclusion that children are sexual from birth, and that youngsters as young as a few months of age have the capacity for a pleasurable and healthy sexual life.
For instance, Kupelian says, “‘Table 34’ on page 180 of Kinsey’s ‘Sexual Behavior in the Human Male’ purports to be a scientific record of ‘multiple orgasm in pre-adolescent males’ – which is based on the criminal sexual molestation of children, including infants and toddlers, for the purposes of obtaining ‘data’ for his research.
“It’s amazing that, to this day, Kinsey, who is now known to have been a full-bore sexual psychopath, is still glorified as a scientific pioneer and cultural hero,” added Kupelian, noting that a feature film, “Kinsey,” starring Liam Neeson, was released last November, and currently a musical about Kinsey, titled “Dr. Sex,” is playing on Broadway.
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