The Flag That Pedophiles Are Trying To Legitimize

The Flag That Pedophiles Are Trying To Legitimize

A group of pedophiles are attempting to be part of the LGBTI community.

This group known as MAPs (or Minor Attracted Persons) has been circulating its own version of the Pride flag.

MAPs attempts to soften the idea of pedophilia by insisting it’s not wrong if there is no contact.

‘“John” was suicidal. He had been bullied by trolls on social media for most of his life for being different,’ a passage on The Prevention Project about MAPs reads. ‘The bullies were primarily people who claimed, based on their religious beliefs, that “John” was going to hell and deserved to die. They described how they would kill him on his twitter page and people supported their hate. Desperate for help, John sought treatment for his shame, depression, and suicidality. Although he was scared to share about himself with a stranger, he felt desperate for help as he had NO desire to harm anyone, ever. Once he shared about his attraction to children, his therapist told him, “I don’t treat sex offenders.”

‘First, let’s be clear. “John” is not a child molester nor is he a sex offender. He has an attraction to children. He is also fervent about helping prevent child sexual abuse by speaking out against it and by showing his support of global child sexual abuse prevention programs on his social media. “John” deserves support as do others who have a minor attraction. After all, isolation and depression are known to increase one’s risk of doing something they might regret.

‘By the way, we have talked to “Janes” who are women who identify as anti-contact, non-offending pedophiles and like “John”, they have no desire to sexually harm children.’

Considering the long-standing trope that LGBTI people are rapists and/or child molesters, the fact those who actually have attraction to children are attempting to co-opt LGBTI spaces is disturbing.

And there has been a furious backlash on the social media, with many users warning LGBTI people and allies to be wary of the MAPs flag during Pride season. Additionally, many also called out the problematic nature of using a term like ‘minor attracted persons’ to normalize pedophilia.

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  1. Rehoboth
    July 09, 07:49 Reply

    This was expected. And they are going to use same line of argument LGBTs used and are using.

  2. Mandy
    July 09, 08:26 Reply

    These people are mad. Simply mad.

  3. Bee
    July 09, 16:12 Reply

    Jesus Christ. I never knew LGBT people could be so hateful? WTF? Hey, I don’t support pedophilia. More accurately, I know nothing about pedophilia. I just know that it’s an attraction to children. But could y’all just pause for a second and listen to what these folks have to say?

    I just read, “Have you ever heard of the following words used in the same sentence: anti-contact pedophile? How about a non-offending pedophile? Some don’t believe that a person who has pedophilia can actually avoid being a child molester or a sexual predator. But, it is possible. After all, this is an UNCHOSEN CONDITION. Just because someone is attracted to a child does not mean they are automatically going to sexually abuse them.”

    If I can remember correctly, a lesbian story was posted here some weeks ago, and the author said that she always preferred girls a bit younger than her? Isn’t that just pedophilia at a lower degree? I know I felt a slight itch in my tummy when I read that confession, but I would never HATE on such a person.

    Yes, child molesters are responsible for a lot of the hate that we–the LGBT–receive(d), but if we’re going to relay that hate onto another group of people, then fuck y’all. I can’t mask my disappointment.

    • Jeova Sanctus Unus
      July 14, 16:47 Reply

      Of course you’re right. We’re working on flag too for sociopaths who haven’t made a kill yet.

      I believe in freedom, equity and rights and minors have a right not to be sexualized by adults. Imagine allowing Boko Haram sympathizers acquire arms just because they’re yet to kill anyone.

      Psychologically, anyone below 13 can’t give consent to sex (esp with an adult). Some 15, 16 & 17year olds may be aware enough to know what they want, but if we can’t let them vote, get into politics, get married, sign contracts, etc. we certainly can’t find them sexually attractive.

      The thing you should educate yourself about is this; for every human sexuality it almost always takes people in the same wavelength to tango. Minors aren’t attracted to pedophiles.

      Dalu

  4. Malik
    July 09, 16:59 Reply

    I wish more people would comment on this post so we can have an idea of the general thoughts concerning this. My questions are on what exactly “pedophiles” are fighting for and how far they want to go physically with “children”; what age definitions do they give to “children” and what qualifies as “consent.”

    Then we can have a conversation about this baby elephant in the room.

  5. Sociologists
    July 10, 13:34 Reply

    This is nothing but an attempt by some homophobes to hijack the LGBT community. Anybody can create a flag and claim it represents something. You know it is fake, by the simple fact that it appears during LGBT Pride month. There are already people marrying children, based on it being acceptable in their religions. There is no way the LGBT community condones, acknowledges or has any association with those kinds of people, and attempts to try to connect a community of oppressed people, fighting for their rights to exist and live, with people who want to take advantage of children, makes absolutely no answer.

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