They told us we were using what’s known as the slippery slope fallacy and they mocked us mercilessly for it. You dumb conservatives don’t even know how to use logic! You claim that legalizing gay marriage will lead to all this other stuff, but it’s pure hogwash! Well, now the chickens have come home to roost. Polygamy was just decriminalized in Utah, one of the first predictions to come true following the debate over gay marriage. Now, if this editorial from the New York Times is any indication, pedophilia could be the next big issue on the liberal social agenda.
You can always count on the liberal media to humanize the most dastardly predilections enjoyed by the freaks of the world. To start generating sympathy for pedophiles everywhere, the paper wants you to think back to your first childhood crush. Pedophiles are just like you, the argument goes. They just never grew out of that first crush. They developed some kind of mental illness that persists through adulthood. That’s all. We need to help these people, not condemn them.
Oh boy. If it seems unlikely that many would buy into this line of reasoning, you may be in for a nasty surprise. When you have a country ungoverned by any moral authority other than “what seems right at the time,” you open the door to any number of possibilities. If you don’t think that the same people who put a woman’s convenience above a child’s right to life will also put a pedophile’s rights above those of children, you’ve got another think coming. Liberals thrive on standing up for the tiniest minorities they can fine. And they are proficient at introducing gray areas into matters that were black and white only a few years ago.
The vile op-ed goes on to explain that pedophilia is not a choice, but rather it is as inbred into a person’s DNA as schizophrenia, left-handedness, or, of course, homosexuality. It’s so obvious what they’ve done here that conservatives everywhere should be ashamed. Once the left won the battle over the origins of homosexuality, it gave them free reign to drag that same argument over into the arena of pedophilia. Now, what do we do? Agree that homosexuality is inborn but pedophilia is a choice? Where do you draw the line?
The truth is that it doesn’t really matter whether being attracted to children is a choice or not. Being a sociopath isn’t a choice, either, but that doesn’t mean they get a pass on murder. The same is true of pedophilia. If it’s simply some disease of the mind, that’s fine. That’s actually really unfortunate for those who have it. But are we going to stand by and watch while leftist lawmakers bend the law to accommodate this mental illness?
According to the author of this op-ed, we need to examine discrimination laws and change them to ensure that pedophiles don’t become victims of the system. Maybe. Maybe we should also change them to allow businesses to discriminate against hiring liberals. Clearly, their brand of insanity makes them dangerous to children, Christians, and the future of America.