An edgy new frontier for the LGBTQWXYZ and their progressive supporters, a New York Times editorial calls for paedophiles to be protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibit discrimination against otherwise qualified individuals with mental disabilities, in areas such as employment, education and medical care. Congress, however, explicitly excluded pedophilia from protection under these two crucial laws.
It’s time to revisit these categorical exclusions.
Paedophiles should have rights because it’s nature… they were born that way… and it’s all in the brain.
Recent research, while often limited to sex offenders — because of the stigma of pedophilia — suggests that the disorder may have neurological origins. Pedophilia could result from a failure in the brain to identify which environmental stimuli should provoke a sexual response. M.R.I.s of sex offenders with pedophilia show fewer of the neural pathways known as white matter in their brains. Men with pedophilia are three times more likely to be left-handed or ambidextrous, a finding that strongly suggests a neurological cause.
The goal here seems to be two-fold. First, to evoke sympathy for paedophiles as a necessary precursor to mainstreaming them. (All liberal causes begin with victims.) Second, to provide a legal defense for paedophiles who molest children. (They can’t help it. It’s a mental illness. Treatment, not Confinement!).
Tip: Front Page Mag
Update: The Daily Caller picks up on a point I thought about after I posted: this is also… if not mainly… about money. If paedophiles become protected under the ADA, that means jobs for the left. Bureaucrats will have to be hired to write regulations and monitor compliance. Lawyers will have a field day. (If the guy in the next cubicle is reading ‘Highlights’ magazine and touching himself and someone says, “Eeeeew!” Why that there’s a hostile work environment! Somebody’s gonna sue.) Not to mention the psychologists and social workers who will have to be hired to treat the poor victims of the oppressive Patriarchy.