No Slippery Slope to Slide Down Here…

But there is a growing number of researchers, many of them out of Canada, whose work suggests that pedophilia is an illness deserving of the public’s sympathy the way any brain disorder is. Some of the scientists say pedophilia is a sexual orientation, meaning that it’s unchangeable, regardless of how much jail time or beatings or therapy someone is dealt. Others have reason to believe that pedophiles are born that way, and that some of them will suffer through entire lives without hurting a single child. -Gawker

If birth or genetics is the controlling factor in our sexuality (a primary argument for homosexual marriage), then why aren’t all forms of sexuality simply something we’re “born with,” and “can’t stop,” or control, without doing major psychological damage to ourselves?

And why stop at sexual orientation with this game? If humans are animals, unable to control their inborn urges, then why should there be any law against anything? To put a finer point on it — if we evolved, and are therefore essentially a bundle of chemical reactions, then why have laws at all?

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