USA Today Faces Massive Backlash After Tweeting Out Article Attempting To Normalize Pedophilia, Says We Need To ‘Understand Pedophiles’

On Monday, USA Today published an article by Alia E. Dastagir titled 'What the public keeps getting wrong about pedophilia,' where the national correspondent cited researchers who study pedophilia and say it is a misunderstood term that describes an attraction to minors, not an action. The article also claimed that pedophilia is a condition that is developed in the womb. 'Not all people who sexually abuse children are pedophiles,' Dastagir wrote. 'Some pedophiles never abuse children, experts say, and some people who sexually abuse children do not sexually prefer them, but use them as a surrogate for an adult partner. They may be disinhibited and anti-social, with impulse control problems.'  The tweets drew immediate backlash, especially from right-wing pundits - and even Donald Trump Jr. - claiming the newspaper was trying to 'normalize' pedophilia.
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USA Today was forced to delete a series of tweets after the paper was blasted for  trying to ‘normalize’ pedophilia by saying it is ‘misunderstood’ and a condition ‘determined in the womb.’

On Tuesday, USA Today published an article by Alia E. Dastagir titled ‘What the public keeps getting wrong about pedophilia’, and thankfully, the backlash and outrage over it was swift and fierce as it should be. Even among criminals, the lowest form of life is the child molesting pedophile, and they usually have a very rough time in prison. That said, as you read this article and get mad, just remember that Jesus Christ shed His blood on the cross to pay for the sins of pedophiles, too.

“And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.” Colossians 1:20 (KJB)

How well I remember way back in the early days of the plannedemic, how USA Today ‘fact checked’ an article we did on a church app being suspended from Google Play for posting “unapproved sermon material”, something that now seems like a trifle here on Day 668 of 15 Days To Flatten The Curve. But fact check us they did, and they were forced to conclude that the article we published was indeed accurate and true. You know, after 13 years and nearly 10,000 published articles, NTEB has never had to retract anything because what we publish is true. I thank the Holy Spirit for discernment in doing that because, without that, we would surely have fallen into the suspicious sensationalism that can affect to so many news publishers.

USA Today, now we fact check you, and tell you that pedophilia is not only a crime, it’s a sin. Any attempts to whitewash it as a mere ‘psychological disorder’ or worse, try to brand it as “all love is love”, will be immediately rejected. It was wrong when Josh Duggar did it, it was wrong when Jared from Subway did it, and it was wrong when the prophet Mohammed did it with 9-year old Aisha. I am all for giving the gospel to pedophiles, they can absolutely be saved, but pedophilia can never be rationalized, justified or normalized under any conditions at any time.

USA Today faces backlash and deletes series of tweets which ‘normalize’ PEDOPHILIA by claiming it is ‘misunderstood’ and a condition ‘determined in the womb’

FROM THE DAILY MAIL UK: On Monday, USA Today published an article by Alia E. Dastagir titled ‘What the public keeps getting wrong about pedophilia,’ where the national correspondent cited researchers who study pedophilia and say it is a misunderstood term that describes an attraction to minors, not an action.

The article also claimed that pedophilia is a condition that is developed in the womb. ‘Not all people who sexually abuse children are pedophiles,’ Dastagir wrote. ‘Some pedophiles never abuse children, experts say, and some people who sexually abuse children do not sexually prefer them, but use them as a surrogate for an adult partner. They may be disinhibited and anti-social, with impulse control problems.’

The article quoted James Cantor, a clinical psychologist, sex researcher and former editor-in-chief of Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment.

He told the reporter: ‘The evidence suggests it is inborn. It’s neurological. Pedophilia is the attraction to children, regardless of whether the (person) ever… harms.’

The story may have faded into print oblivion but USA Today promoted the article on Twitter on Tuesday in a thread with the caption: ‘We think we know what a pedophile is. There’s a lot we’re misunderstanding.’ The thread contained other tweets that were captioned with accompanying remarks from the piece.

The tweets drew immediate backlash, especially from right-wing pundits – and even Donald Trump Jr. – claiming the newspaper was trying to ‘normalize’ pedophilia.

‘Ah, yes. Here we go with the liberal media celebrating and trying to normalize pedophilia. That’s right, folks. USA Today, trying to destigmatize…grown adults having sex with little kids,’ wrote Curtis Houck, a right-wing journalist and  self-described conservative millennial with a deep passion for analyzing the daily and long term impact of the news media, according to his LinkedIn page.

The backlash forced the paper to change the title of the article to ‘The complicated research behind pedophilia’ and take down the original thread and start a new one with the updated article. READ MORE

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