From Fox News (and many other concerned media reports around the world)
A group of psychiatrists and other mental health professionals say it’s time to change the way society views individuals who have physical attractions to children. The organization, which calls itself B4U-Act, is lobbying for changes to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM, the guideline of standards on mental health that’s put together by the American Psychiatric Association. ….According to the group, which said to not endorse every point of view expressed, the speakers in attendance concluded that “minor-attracted” individuals (notice the manipulation of labels) are largely misunderstood and should not be criminalized even as their actions should be discouraged. Speakers also argued that people who are sexually attracted to children should have input into the decision about how pedophilia is defined in the DSM, which they said is supposed to be a guide to promote “mental health vs. social control.”
Critics of the conference say it was a thinly veiled attempt to make children of any age sexually accessible to adults. “Absolutely,” Dr. Judith Reisman, a visiting professor of law at Liberty School of Law said. “Oh, they’re very clear about that. Their goal is to take all shame out of the lust for children.” The American Psychiatric Association did not participate in the conference, and evidently does not condone the group’s message. “An adult who engages in sexual activity with a child is performing a criminal and immoral act and this is never considered normal or socially acceptable behavior,” the APA wrote in a 2003 position statement.