Saturday, February 25, 2017

Libido Redux: Pedophilia? Or Pederasty?

The British writer and social media troll Milo Yiannapoulos has become a target of the political left. By Catholic moral standards, Yiannapoulos' private life is abhorrent. While he uses profane language, he has repeatedly written against the killing of unborn children in abortion. Though he is homosexual, he has spoken against same-sex “marriage.” He has also spoken out against contraception, having written more on this issue than most U.S. bishops. He repeatedly praises traditional sex roles, and has consistently defended the teachings of the Catholic Church.

Milo says same-sex “marriage” would encourage young people to think same-sex relationships were okay which, he says, they are not. Recently Milo has justifiably gotten into trouble for mentioning his learning gay sex when he was 14 from a priest, and speaking positively of the relationship a 13-year-old boy may have with an older gay man. As a result, his speaking engagement at this week’s CPAC was nixed. Furthermore, his book deal with Simon & Schuster was cancelled, and he resigned from Breitbart News.

We must clarify something here. What Milo described most certainly was not pedophilia, i.e., sexual contact with pre-pubescent children. He described pederasty, an old (and current) practice among homosexuals where an older man will teach a young boy about the world and also sodomize him.

Pedophila is illegal, as is Pederasty, but only when it involves a boy under the age of consent—16 in the United States, 14 or 15 in much of Europe.

As I discussed in The Smoke of Satan in the Temple of God, the priest sex scandal was almost exclusively pederasty—homosexual men preying on teen boys—though even now is still presented in the mainstream media as pedophilia. So Milo told the truth when he said this coupling is seen by homosexuals as important to confused teen boys, though they are keen on denying it. Thirty-seven percent of homosexual and bi-sexual men relate that they had sexual contact before age 19 with an older partner. The Sigma Project in Great Britain found that 50 percent of homosexuals had their first same-sex experience with an adult by the age of 14.

Bisexual Mr.Robert Lopez, who was raised by lesbians, and opposed to gay ‘marriage, said recently:  “…what [Milo] said is quite common in gay subculture, almost banal….It is naive to think that you can encourage a 7th grader to identify as gay and then be shocked when he has sex with a man. Given the shortage of gay-identified boys within his age range, he will probably be initiated by an older man and then fall in with increasingly older men until he’s now 15 and sleeping with 45-year-olds.”

This was the case with college student Tyler Clementi, who fell in sexually with older men, and eventually jumped off the George Washington Bridge in New York. His death was blamed on the “homophobia” of his roommate, who could have been forced to see Tyler with these older men in their dorm room.

Ex-gay porn acto Joseph Sciambra too writes on this subject. He is now a faithful Catholic, and tells of the time when as a boy he finally had the courage to walk into a homosexual bar, encountering a large number of older gents eager to show him the ropes. Hurt by his own relationship with his father, Sciambra enthusiastically sought asylum there. He says the same story can be told of practically all gay men, though they will not acknowledge this. In  two articles for The Weekly Standard, Mary Eberstadt shows that pedophilia and pederasty are respected subjects in gay literature. So, what Milo described is common in the homosexual world. 

Milo describes himself as a Catholic who “would be far worse if not for the Church.”

You may be repulsed by Milo and justifiably so, but what if a thoroughly repentant Milo is next to you in the pew one day? Oremus.