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Re: Pedophilia, not homosexuality

Aug 09, 1997 02:57 PM
by Bart Lidofsky

K. Paul Johnson wrote:
> He did NOT live ahead of his time.  If he did now what he did
> then, he wouldn't get away with it.  We have become more
> understanding of homosexuality, and more conscious of the
> damage wrought by pedophiles.

	Of course, there is also the question, if he lived now, would he have
done what he did then (if in fact he did it then). I am of the unpopular
belief that humans, by and large, are capable of controlling their own
actions. A person may be a pedophile, but they still have the choice of
acting or not acting on the basis of those desires. There will, of
course, always be those who act on their desires, even if such actions
are harmful to others. It is those who need to be separated from the
rest of society (note that this is a general statement, NOT an absolute

	Bart Lidofsky

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