November 8, 2017

USA: U.S. State Dept. To Require Child Sex Offenders Be Identified On Passports. πŸ‘πŸ‘ American Psychiatric Association To Correct Manual: Pedophilia Is Not A ‘Sexual Orientation’.

UPI News
written by Ray Downs
Friday November 3, 2017

The U.S. State Department announced this week that child sex offenders will be required to have a mark on their passports that identifies they are offenders.

Inside the back cover of the offender's passport will be a sentence that states: "The bearer was convicted of a sex offense against a minor, and is a covered sex offender pursuant to 22 United States Code Section 212b(c)(l)."

The policy adheres to the International Megan's Law to Prevent Child Exploitation and Other Sexual Crimes Through Advanced Notification of Traveling Sex Offenders, which Congress enacted on Feb. 8, 2016.

The State Department said it will begin notifying child sex offenders that their current passports will be revoked and they'll need to renew their document so it has the new language.

The passport law is intended "to protect children and others from sexual abuse and exploitation, including sex trafficking and sex tourism," but the Alliance for Constitutional Sex Offense Laws, a nonprofit that advocates for the civil rights of sex offenders, told The New York Times that it violates offenders' constitutional rights and could be a "slippery slope."

"Today, it's people convicted of sex offenses involving minors, but, given the current political environment, perhaps next it will be Muslims. Or maybe it will be people who are gay," said Janice Bellucci, the founder of the group.
It's sickening for this advocate group to suggest that this pedophilia law could lead to Muslims and gay people being labeled on passports as well. I can't believe she made that connection. My gosh. She should be applauding this. I mean come on now, the U.S. has had a National Sex Offender Registry since 2005. CLICK HERE to access sex offender data nationwide courtesy of the U.S. Dept of Justice. (emphasis mine)
Last year, a lawsuit filed in San Francisco federal court challenged the law, but Chief U.S. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton of Oakland threw out the case because the law hadn't taken effect yet.

However, Hamilton said she didn't believe the law violated one's constitutional rights because the U.S. government has a legitimate interest in "preventing U.S. persons from committing acts of sexual abuse or exploitation in other countries and in facilitating cooperation with and reciprocal notifications from other countries" whose residents travel to the United States.

The far left are trying to NORMALIZE pedophilia. They even have the nerve to include it with homosexuality and all of the no-label labels aren't helping either. I can't understand how the Gay Community accepts this after working so hard to remove that ugly stigmatization made upon all gay people. The Gay Community MUST REJECT pedophilia. Imagine a pedophile sexually abusing your child. How would that make you feel? (emphasis mine)

The Washington Times
written by Cheryl Wetzstein
Thursday October 31, 2013

Pedophilia is not a “sexual orientation,” and erroneous use of that phrase will be corrected soon in its new manual on mental illnesses, the American Psychiatric Association said Thursday.

The APA’s statement came in response to media inquiries, including from The Washington Times, about an uproar on the Internet that the APA had designated pedophilia as a sexual orientation in its new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, known as DSM-5 or DSM-V.

About a week ago, a blog called NeonTommy, produced at Annenberg Digital News at the University of Southern California, said the APA had drawn a “very distinct line” between pedophilia and pedophilic disorder in its new manual.

According to the DSM-5, pedophilia “refers to a sexual orientation or profession of sexual preference devoid of consummation, whereas pedophilic disorder is defined as a compulsion and is used in reference to individuals who act on their sexuality,” NeonTommy wrote.

The item was picked up and circulated on countless other Internet sites. Many bloggers bashed the APA for “mainstreaming” deviance and capitulating to pro-pedophile groups. Others tied it to gay issues — one wag wrote that it was “time to change the LGBT letterhead to LGBT&P.”

The APA said in its statement that “‘sexual orientation’ is not a term used in the diagnostic criteria for pedophilic disorder and its use in the DSM-5 text discussion is an error and should read ‘sexual interest.’”

“In fact, APA considers pedophilic disorder a ‘paraphilia,’ not a ‘sexual orientation.’ This error will be corrected in the electronic version of DSM-5 and the next printing of the manual,” the organization said. The error appeared on page 698, said a spokeswoman.

It added: “APA stands firmly behind efforts to criminally prosecute those who sexually abuse and exploit children and adolescents. We also support continued efforts to develop treatments for those with pedophilic disorder with the goal of preventing future acts of abuse.”

The DSM-5 was released in May. For several years prior to that, major discussions were held about the pedophilia category.

In the end, however, only a small change was made: “Pedophilia” was changed to “pedophilic disorder,” to conform to other disorders in chapter on paraphilias, the APA said. The “diagnostic criteria essentially remained the same as in DSM-IV-TR,” it added.

To be diagnosed with a paraphilic disorder, DSM-5 requires that people “feel personal distress” about their atypical sexual interest or have a desire or behavior that harms another person or involves “unwilling” persons or “persons unable to give legal consent.”

Other DSM-5 paraphilias are exhibitionistic disorder, fetishistic disorder, frotteuristic disorder, sexual masochism disorder, sexual sadism disorder, transvestic disorder, voyeuristic disorder and pedophilic disorder.

Despite all these things being labeled a “disorder” in DSMs for years, the actions some of them result in — for example, flashing, assault and battery, and “peeping Tom” behavior — are all uncontroversially illegal.

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