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Pedophilia is A Sexual Orientation?!?! This CA Democrat says it is.

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Pedophilia Is A Sexual Orientation Under CA Bill

JACKIECalifornia Congresswoman, Rep. Jackie Speier CA (D), wants to federalize a state law to prohibit counseling to change a person’s sexual orientation. That doesn’t sound that extreme, but pedophilia is a sexual orientation according to this bill as well.

Under the bill’s language, a mental health counselor could be sanctioned if there was an attempt to get a pedophile or gay individual to change his behavior or speak negatively about their behavior as it relates to sexuality.

The bill calls on states to prohibit efforts to change a minor’s sexual orientation, even if the minor requests it, saying that doing so is “dangerous and harmful.”

The text of the legislation doesn’t specifically ban “gay” conversion therapy. Instead, it prohibits attempts to change a person’s sexual orientation.

“Sexual orientation change efforts’ means any practices by mental health providers that seek to change an individual’s sexual orientation,” the bill says.

Republicans attempted to add an amendment specifying that, “pedophilia is not covered as an orientation.” However, the Democrats defeated the amendment. Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL) stated that all alternative sexual lifestyles should be protected under the law, and accordingly decided that pedophilia is a sexual orientation that should be equally as embraced as homosexuality.

“This language is so broad and vague, it arguably could include all forms of sexual orientation, including pedophilia,” said Brad Dacus, president of the Pacific Justice Institute. “It’s not just the orientation that is protected—the conduct associated with the orientation is protected as well.”

by on Apr. 5, 2013 at 8:16 PM
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gludwig2000
by Gina on Apr. 5, 2013 at 9:29 PM
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I agree. YOu know, the divide started, imo, under Bush, but with the election of Obama it grew to Grand Canyon size. I wish everyone could get it together and start trying to do what is right for America, starting of course in Washington, but CMers need to get it too. America first!
Quoting SEEKEROFSHELLS:

 I agree with your comment. Maybe in my lifetime on Cafe Mom people will research bills and read them ( not really possible with some bills) before posting blatently biased crap. Oh and Americans ought to band together to get laws passed that will help all Americans. Really doesn't matter your party if you are unemployed and your home is in foreclosure.


Quoting gludwig2000:

Of course, that was why it was added. I wonder how long it will take us to get back to being Americans, with out all this disdain for the opposing party? Maybe in our life times, maybe not.
Quoting SEEKEROFSHELLS:

  The title of this post is misleading and throwing Democrats under the bus. Give me a break. Has anyone even looked up the damn bill? No run with a biased article.



SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Apr. 5, 2013 at 9:33 PM

What a dumba$$ - Spier is in my state - figures. 

This is crazy and disgusting. Everyone with even a nominal amount of intelligence knows pedophilia is a crime against children. 

How can one arm of government prosecute the Catholic Church for pedophilia, and at the same time, another arm condone it as a lifestyle choice?

That's like calling rape a sexual preference and lifestyle choice. 

JanuaryBaby06
by on Apr. 5, 2013 at 9:35 PM

 guilty of hoping on the crazy train but you were correct I looked up the actual bill and it doesnt make any mention of pedifiles.... atleast not that I seen. Thankyou for that much needed pull back to reality-lol.

 

Quoting SEEKEROFSHELLS:

 If this is Bill 1172, it mentions lesbian, gay, bisexuals, and transgender ed individuels. No where in the bill does it mention pedophiles. 

 

 

SEEKEROFSHELLS
by Bronze Member on Apr. 5, 2013 at 9:37 PM

 Oh hell, I hop on the crazy train too sometimes! lol


Quoting JanuaryBaby06:

 guilty of hoping on the crazy train but you were correct I looked up the actual bill and it doesnt make any mention of pedifiles.... atleast not that I scene. Thankyou for that much needed pull back to reality-lol.


Quoting SEEKEROFSHELLS:

 If this is Bill 1172, it mentions lesbian, gay, bisexuals, and transgender ed individuels. No where in the bill does it mention pedophiles. 





grandmab125
by Platinum Member on Apr. 5, 2013 at 9:53 PM
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 Some of you seem to be missing the point of this post.  Some republicans wanted it stated in the bill that pedophilia is not a sexual orientation.  They are trying to cover all the bases.  By the literal translation of this bill, a psychiatrist, counselor, whomever who tries to counsel a pedophile could be going against the law.   Ergo, they want pedophiles listed as an "exception" to the law.

lancet98
by Member on Apr. 5, 2013 at 10:45 PM

What a ridiculous misleading article title.  

mustbeGRACE
by Silver Member on Apr. 5, 2013 at 11:37 PM

Pedophiles seem to be oriented at children..................

Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo........................................

Geez, people.

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