What messages now permeate our culture regarding pedophilia? Well, if we include in the definition the exploitation of children for adults’ sexual pleasure, whether direct or vicarious, then the answer is that many seem to think it’s no big deal. Hence, the sexual indoctrination of children at school, their inclusion in Pride parades, and “drag-queen storytime.” All, I believe, can be accurately described as “grooming.”
After the U. S. Supreme Court decided to change the 6,000-year-old definition of marriage in Obergefell v. Hodges, I predicted to a liberal friend that the Left’s next big push would be to normalize and ultimately legalize pedophilia. Of course, he scoffed at the notion.
In all fairness, he was right—but just barely. The next item on the Left’s agenda, it turned out, was changing the definition of biological sex and thus normalizing gender dysphoria. But mainstreaming pedophilia was not far behind.
Actually, that has long been part of the Left’s plan to “fundamentally change” society by blowing up all its most basic and vital institutions—in particular, the nuclear family. Strong traditional families tend to raise children with good sense who can think and do for themselves.
Such independence is antithetical to the Left’s designs. Thus, children must be alienated from their parents—and what better way to accomplish that than by enticing them into decadent and even deviant behaviors?
Plus—let’s be honest—the Left is rife with out-of-the-closet, in-your-face pedophiles who embrace their own deviancy and need no reason to exploit children beyond their own twisted desires.
For example, NAMBLA, the North American Man-Boy Love Association, has been in existence since 1978. The group is described as “a pedophilia and pederasty advocacy organization” whose goal is “to abolish age-of-consent laws criminalizing adult sexual involvement with minors.”
I’m betting there aren’t many Christian conservatives on NAMBLA’s rolls.
But surely that’s just the lunatic fringe, right? Unfortunately, pedophilia is becoming more mainstream every day, as evidenced by the public’s “ho-hum” attitude toward a former president who traveled multiple times on a private jet with a convicted pedophile well-known for “pimping out” young girls. Or toward the son of the current Oval Office occupant who, according to his sister-in-law-turned-lover, was “inappropriate” with a 14-year-old girl.
But the biggest barometer, of course, is the media, which both shapes and reflects the country’s mood. As Andrew Breitbart famously noted, “politics is downstream of culture.” That means if longstanding laws are ever to be overturned, the culture must be changed first—which is exactly what happened with same-sex marriage. A decades-long media campaign to normalize it led first to societal acceptance and from there naturally to legalization.
So what messages now permeate our culture regarding pedophilia? Well, if we include in the definition the exploitation of children for adults’ sexual pleasure, whether direct or vicarious, then the answer is that many seem to think it’s no big deal.