Paul Cameron, the anti-gay industry and pedophilia
One of the charges I make consistently in my book is that when the anti-gay industry are not using discredited researcher Paul Cameron's work, they copy his bad tactics or his outrageous theories.
Nowhere proves this more than in the subject of gays and pedophilia. Cameron believes the theory that if a man molests a boy then that man is automatically gay. Bear in mind that he distorted a study by Dr. A. Nicholas Groth to prove his theory and Groth complained vehemently about the misusage of his work. (see earlier post)
Unfortunately, as this May 4, 2005 letter to the editor to the Wall Street Journal, Cameron still believes his theory to be accurate:
“When the perpetrator and the victim are of the same sex, you are looking at a homosexual perpetrator. (When the victim is of the opposite sex, there is some uncertainty because homosexuals often molest children of both sexes) . . . Most people understand that a thief is someone who steals. Even though he loudly proclaims his honesty, a man is known by his actions. . . . Action trumps claims. Likewise , to most of us . . . a homosexual is someone who has sex with his own sex. Whether he’s married, also has sex with women, etc. - - if he has sex with boys or men, he’s a homosexual. Action trump claims.”- (Paul) Cameron responds to ‘Numbers Guy’, The Wall Street Journal, May 4, 2005
But other more credible researchers have said just the opposite. American Psychological Association, the National Association of Social Workers, the American Academy of Child Psychiatrists and the Child Welfare League of America, all say that the homosexuality and pedophilia are not linked.
However, this means nothing to members of the anti-gay industry. When having to decide between credible research and research that caters to their religious beliefs about the "evils" of homosexuality, so-called "pro family groups" pick Cameron every time:
"The ‘gay agenda’ targets children. They’re luring kids into homosexual behavior. There is a strong undercurrent of pedophilia in the homosexual subculture." – Robert Knight, Rolling Stone, March, 18, 1999
Homosexual activists, of course, have created a propaganda tool that helps them avoid taking the blame for same-sex molestations. Whenever a boy is molested by a man, homosexuals label him a “pedophile,” which is supposedly distinct from homosexuality. This propaganda technique has blinded many journalists and academics to the truth: A person who molests a same-sex child is a homosexual. - Lou Sheldon, Big Brothers-Big Sisters Organization Faces Homosexual Child Molester Threat
"If he's (a man) into molesting boys, that's homosexual behavior. It's academic nonsense to talk about these people as heterosexuals.” Peter LaBarbera, Homosexuals more likely to molest kids, study reports, BP News, May 30, 2001
“Most cases of sexual abuse of children and adolescents involve boys being assaulted by men. This is by definition 'homosexual' since it involves same sex sexual abuse.” - Linda P. Harvey, Homosexual Agenda Escalates in Public Schools, June 21, 2001
And one more thing: while the quotes may be old, some even over five years old, none of these people or organizations have gone on record changing their positions.
I never knew Jesus approved of lying.