Pedophilia not a Disorder? I think Not!

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In a study of 229 convicted child molesters in Archives of Sexual Behavior, researchers found that 86 percent of sexual offenders against young male children and teens “described themselves as homosexual or bisexual.” Despite comprising only about three percent of the total population, homosexual pedophiles commit almost one-third of all sex offenses against children. The American Psychological Association is now attempting to remove pedophelia from the list of psycholocal disorders, just like they did in the 70s with homosexuallity.

They believe if the perpetrator is not upset by their own behavior and has no problem with it, it should not be called a disorder.  Well I have a big problem with a pedophile who rapes and abuses little children, whether they view their behavior as normal or not. I believe the statistics show that the children who are raped and abused would take issue with this as well.  Pedophiles are not normal, neither are homosexuals.  Almost every homosexual or lesbian I know became one as a result of some form of childhood sexual abuse, or domestic violence.

Male children who experience their first sexual encounter with an older male will certainly question their own sexuality.  Females who are abused by men may certainly seek comfort in another woman’s arms.  But these are normal reactions to abnormal behavior.  What we do when we are under extreme stress from abuse is not what we would do under normal circumstances. In Victor Frankel’s Book Man’s Search for Meaning, he describes the horrors of the holocaust and the odd behaviors of those who were subjected to that torture.  He showed how abuse and duress can make people do strange things, though it may be a normal reaction to an abnormal behavior.

So as we think about the issues of homosexuality and pedophilia, we can see how their reaction to the abnormal behavior of their abusers may seem to them as normal behavior.  When they adopt these lifestyles as permanent and normal behavior, then they go on to initiate others into their abnormal behaviors, and often their victims are young children.  And the cycle is perpetuated.

What we as Christians should do, is to try to show them that though their behavior may seem normal to them, it is a reaction to the abnormal behavior of another.  So the behavior, which may seem normal to them, is in fact an abnormal behavior.  We must not be mean and unloving to them, but do our best to show them this truth, and the truth of God’s word, which clearly states that these behaviors are abnormal and wrong.  We must show love and not hatred to these kinds of people, including pedophiles who are struggling with their condition and want to stop their behavior.  But we must also abide by the law and the law states that

abuse of a child, when known or suspected, must be reported.  If it is not, the behavior goes unaddressed and more victims are created in the process.  Silence makes more violence.

Two landmark Cases of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Silent Screams

About mamaheartfilled

I am a mother of eight wonderfully challenging children and fourteen grandkids, of whom I am very proud. I am also a bi-vocational ordained evangelical minister, and a Christian Counselor. I received my B.S. degree in 2004, studying primarily in the areas of Psychology, with minors in Religion and English. I received my Masters Degree in 2009 in Psychological Counseling with an emphasis in Christian Counseling. I have endeavored to paraphrase the Bible, both Old and New Testaments. It is my hope that it will be of some use in the great commission of Christ. My ministry is primarily geared toward victims of sexual and domestic violence, including victims of childhood sexual abuse, whether currently or in the past. Since I have personally experienced the healing hand of God in overcoming many of the life issues that Christians may face, I feel qualified and compelled to discuss them in a truthful and open manner, as God’s word tells us that “We shall know the truth and the truth shall set us free.” God has brought me through such diverse tribulations as sexual, physical, and mental abuse, being a victim of a drunk driving accident, spousal pornography addiction, adultery, divorce, remarriage, a very brief, though unjust, incarceration, and having experienced multiple miscarriages and various other trials. I have been asked to leave two Southern Baptist Churches, due to my being a female, ordained as a minister, and fired from a SBC sponsored Christian School (mostly white) for speaking out against racial prejudice in the Family of God. Through God’s merciful forgiveness of my own sins and inadequacies and God’s grace given to me to forgive those who have been a stumbling block to me, I have overcome many of these adversities. God’s word tells us that “All things work together for good to those who love the Lord and are called according to the purposes of God." Since I have this hope, I believe that God has blessed me with the ability to confront and relate these issues to the Christian community around the world. I hope to be able to use my personal experiences as a ministry of God’s grace and in the comforting of the people of God with the truth of God's mercy. I claim II Corinthians 1: 3 & 4 as my calling, which states: “Blessed be God, the Origin of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Origin of mercies, and the God of comfort; who comforts us in all our troubles, that we may be able to comfort those who are in trouble, by the comfort we ourselves have been given by God.” As I have received the gift of God’s healing, I hope to be able to bring the peace beyond understanding to others with the message of God’s mercy and grace. My love for the Sovereign Lord of my life, Jesus Christ, along with my passion for writing has drawn me to explore these commonly experienced crisis issues from the perspective of my own experience in the hope that I may bring an empathetic and compassionate insight to God’s people. I am now a published author and have several books in publication, including my autobiography, "A Little Redneck Theology." The views expressed in my writings are strictly my own insights, acquired from personal experience and diligent study of the related topics and God’s word concerning them. Though I am an ordained minister, my views should not be considered authoritative. I believe that the Christian community’s ultimate authority is the guidance of the human heart by the Holy Spirit and the Word of God.
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