Aligning a criminal act with normal sexual preferences is potentially very dangerous. Let’s be awake to this phenomenon, says Bev Turner

Co-existing with people who are causing no harm but are not like us is good. But I fear it might be the start of an insidious creep towards the normalising of sexual contact with children

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I want to bring your attention to a clip that I came across online this week which has now been watched almost two and a half million times and although, it could be dismissed as a one-off from just one woman, I suspect it is a signpost to potentially horrific social change of which we need to be aware.

It features a sex therapist who works for the Keystone State of Pennsylvania, which describes itself as "Proudly founded in 1681 as a place of tolerance and freedom".

Don’t get me wrong – tolerance – co-existing with people who are causing no harm but are not like us is good.

Freedom – if we mean being the architects of our own destiny as far as possible – that’s also good.

But I fear, that the clip might be the start of an insidious creep towards the normalising of sexual contact with children.

When this lady talks about ‘minor-attracted Persons’ what she means is Peadophiles – the Latin derivation of that word is Phil – to love – and Paed – child.

But, as we of course know, there is no love involved in the damaging behaviours which we quite rightly deem criminal.

You see, it’s one thing to argue that abusers require help. They do. You will never hear me advocating castration or public floggings.

Remember, abusers are commonly former victims themselves.

But there is a difference between arguing for understanding and a system which manages or contains these people and blaming others for judging them or trying to make us feel guilty for rejecting in the harshest terms, such horrific acts.

You may think a minor-attracted person is wrong because they are not the same as you, but everyone has rights; there is no such thing as good or bad anymore.

Just a murky moral relativity…in which you don’t have a right to “judge” someone who is different to you.

Funnily enough, I think we need a very clear, firm line in the sand when it comes to the sexual interference of children.

Successful civilisations are built upon the protection of the next generation – a society which does not pride itself on keeping kids happy and safe is one which is heading for annihilation.

Sexual assault – unwanted, coercive, or forceful contact of any form is the most effective way of psychologically damaging a young person in both the long and the short term.

Some survivors will cope better than others but a full recovery from such violations is rare.

Here she is trying to humanise them. And in some ways that’s ok. Truly understanding what drives people to act so abnormally is critical if we want to stop future crimes.

But aligning a criminal act with normal sexual preferences is potentially very dangerous.

She makes no effort to illuminate the abnormality of paedophilia; she makes no mention that it is most commonly the result of learned behaviours – a pathological psychological disorder which people like this therapist are apparently seeking to normalise.

And this is from TikTok – a social media platform owned by the Chinese government and aimed at children.

Imagine your daughter or granddaughter experiencing unwanted molestation from an adult and wondering if she should bring this to someone’s attention.

Over 90 percent of child victims know their offender, with almost half of the offenders being a family member. But suddenly, she feels she can’t complain – maybe this ok?

Maybe this is just like being gay, trans or straight? Maybe she doesn’t want to be judged for making a fuss.

I don’t know – maybe there are people hoping that by the time the guest list to the Epstein –Maxwell parties is released, we will all have bought into the idea that paedophiles are simply minor-attracted people who deserve our understanding.

So let’s just be awake to this phenomenon shall we? And keep talking to our children about what’s right and what is very, very wrong.