Two days after WND exclusively reported on a new book claiming sex with children “can benefit” boys and even serve a “mentoring function,” the publishing company has announced it is canceling the book in light of the public outcry the story prompted.
“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-Ph.D. academics, all praising earlier civilizations – particularly Greece and Rome – for the role homosexuality played in those ancient cultures.
One chapter in particular, titled “Pederasty: An Integration of Cross-Cultural, Cross-Species, and Empirical Data,” has Temple University’s Bruce Rind Ph.D. praising the rampant child molestation that reportedly occurred in those societies, at one point citing evolution as supporting a pro-pedophilia worldview.
At one point, Rind writes:
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.
In a statement e-mailed yesterday to WorldNetDaily from Sandy J. Sickels of Haworth Press, the publisher announced it has no interest in supporting “abuse against children and others”:
The Haworth Press, Inc., has canceled publication of the book “Same-Sex Desire and Love in Greco-Roman Antiquity and in the Classical Tradition of the West.” The company Board of Directors and Ethics Committee met on the matter and have voted not to proceed with publication of the book.
Our editors generally have sole authority over what they decide to publish in the journals and books they edit, and this good-faith agreement usually works well, but on occasion, an editor accepts something that sparks negative controversy.
We have decided not to go ahead with publication of this book. We wish to note the majority of this book deals with the historical aspect of homosexuality in ancient Greece and Rome, which is classified as scholarship. Readers have noted, however, that one chapter of the book could be interpreted as advocating adult and adolescent sexuality. We thank the public for bringing this to our attention.
Haworth publishes many valuable journals and books on the treatment and prevention of child sexual abuse (among other topics that address problems in our society), and we wish to reiterate our commitment to the treatment and prevention of all types of abuse against children and others.
The same author, Bruce Rind, embarrassed the American Psychological Association in 1999 when it published a report by Rind disputing the harmfulness of child molestation. Titled “A Meta-Analytic Examination of Assumed Properties of Child Sexual Abuse Using College Samples,” the report, which claimed child sexual abuse could be harmless and beneficial, was published in the APA’s official peer-reviewed journal.
“Adult-child sex” is the next big “sexual liberation” movement on its way, warns David Kupelian, WND’s managing editor and author of the “The Marketing of Evil.”
“It’s amazing how devious these people are. To mainstream sex with children, they resort to pseudo-scholarly research and produce heavily footnoted academic papers extolling the virtues of pedophilia in ancient societies.
“But the purpose is obvious – to desensitize good people to the terrible crime of pedophilia, and to blur the line between good and evil.”
In one chapter of “The Marketing of Evil,” which has been met with critical acclaim, Kupelian exposes the modern pedophile movement, which is firmly rooted in the controversial sex research of Indiana University’s Alfred Kinsey.
“Kinsey relied on serial pedophiles for obtaining his so-called ‘research,'” said Kupelian. “For instance, ‘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.
Last November, Hollywood released a feature film, titled “Kinsey,” and a current Broadway musical also celebrates the controversial scientist’s life. It’s called “Dr. Sex.”
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