Virginia Professor Aims At “Destigmatizing Pedophilia”

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The educational system has gone into complete madness trying to appease every non-sensical whim of the liberal mob.

Across the nation we are seeing schools adopt transgender bathroom policies, implement sex-ed programs for kindergarten children, and force young college students to write about inappropriate situations.

But if you thought all of that was bad wait until you hear what one professor is trying to do at her university – it will make you cringe in disgust.

A disturbing and concerning book titled, “A Long, Dark Shadow: Minor Attracted People and Their Pursuit of Dignity” written by Allyn Walker has been trying to normalize mentally ill behavior of the worst kind.

Pedophilia is where adults prey on children for sexual gratification, and she thinks these people deserve dignity!

Innocent children are taken advantage of and abused, but Walker just calls it “minor attraction,” according to LifeSite News.

What is her reasoning for using such a polite term for this group of people?

Simply because it is what the pedophile community prefers, stating in a recent interview:

MAP advocacy groups like B4U-Act have advocated for the use of the term, and they’ve advocated for it primarily [because] it’s less stigmatizing than other terms like pedophile.”

Allyn Walker prefers to identify as a male although she is biologically a female.

As an assistant professor of sociology and criminal justice at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia she has an impact on the student body and the curriculum being taught.

…which makes her position that much more unsettling.

Not only is Walker trying to advocate for pedophiles as being merely individuals with a “minor attraction”, but she wants people to believe that these individuals are not necessarily “offenders”.

The publisher, UC Press, describes the book on their website as follows:

Challenging widespread assumptions that persons who are preferentially attracted to minors — often referred to as “pedophiles” — are necessarily also predators and sex offenders, this book takes readers into the lives of non-offending minor-attracted persons (MAPs). There is little research into non-offending MAPs, a group whose experiences offer valuable insights into the prevention of child abuse. Navigating guilt, shame, and fear, this universally maligned group demonstrates remarkable resilience and commitment to living without offending and to supporting and educating others. Using data from interview-based research, A Long, Dark Shadow offers a crucial account of the lived experiences of this hidden population.”

One of the main issues is that there is no parent who would not find it offensive for an individual to even think about their child in an inappropriate way.

In addition, the statistics of a pedophile acting on their urges in some way, typically either by viewing child pornography or putting their hands on a child in a method that satisfies their sexual desires, are frightening.

The NY Times reports on a study done by several different government agencies interviewing pedophiles who have been arrested for viewing child pornography, finding 60% of the pedophiles have acted on their urges already; offending a child.

Walker states she empathizes with this group of troubled individuals, saying that as a “queer” person she also has desires others would find “immoral”, as LifeSite News explains.

Rod Dreher, senior editor of The American Conservative, wrote on his blog:

Allyn Walker is playing with fire. Surely there must be some way to get these suffering people the help they need without moving towards considering pedophilia just one more “sexual orientation.” Because if it ever should become that, we are halfway to legalizing it, following the same path that standard homosexuality took. If sexual desire is the equivalent of identity, and if to sexually desire minors is at the core of one’s identity, then how can we stigmatize or otherwise suppress pedophiles if we recognize that other kinds of sexual minorities have civil rights? Anybody who has lived through the last twenty years knows that sexual identity and the law is a slippery slope. This needs to be crushed right now, without apology.”


This sound and logical rebuttal to Walker’s vile approach to tainting society with yet another “acceptable sexual orientation” is right on.

Thankfully, people in positions like Dreher’s are able to state the truth without repercussion.

Teachers who have tried to speak out against damaging liberal ideals are being ostracized.

A teacher in Loudoun County who was told she had to use whatever pronoun the student wanted in the classroom despite their biological gender or lose her job was led to quit.

Another physical education teacher was told to “supervise” a girl changing in the boy’s locker room because she wanted to identify as male.

When he refused to watch a young girl change, he was fired!

Pedophiles must seek treatment for correcting their disturbing thoughts and desires, not have a mental health professional (and society as a whole!) tell them they can live “normal” lives preying on children’s innocence.

Here is yet another example of the destructive outcome of allowing members of the LGBT+ community to educate and influence our children.