I watch Law and Order: SVU all the time and I recently watched two episodes that dealt with pedophiles.
First, there was a group that was trying to get pedophilc relationships legal and they were arguing that they were being discriminated against like black people and gay people were a long time ago. Now when I first heard that, it made me mad because those are two different things. Skin is something you can't change but being a pedophile is a sickness that causes you to think taking a child innocence is okay. A child does not understand the concepts of love and sex.
The second episode was even worse because it involved a guy who was trying to convince Stabler (one of the detectives) that the love he had for little girls was as pure as being married with an adult. It made me mad to realize that people are actually like that.
So what do you think? Lets begin the debate!
so far as i know, black people and gay people are still being discriminated against, as are jews, whites, italians....well, basically everybody.
as far as pedos go, i don't have a solid opinion. really, the only reason i see to not cull them is that they can't control or really ever change their behavior. from everything i have read about them, they don't respond to corrective therapy, treatment, nor threat of punishment. to me, this says they can't change, and i am recalcitrant to condemn anyone based on something they can't control.