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Rev. Franklin Graham Praises Putin for Stance Against Homosexuality.

Image: Rev. Franklin Graham Praises Putin for Stance Against Homosexuality(AP)

By Todd Beamon

The Rev. Franklin Graham has praised Russian President Vladimir Putin for his stance against homosexuality and slammed President Barack Obama’s “shameful” embrace of gay rights.

“To be clear, I am not endorsing President Putin,” Graham, the son of renowned evangelist Billy Graham, said in the March issue of Decision magazine.

The magazine in published by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, based in Charlotte, N.C. Franklin Graham is the association’s president and CEO.

“To survive in the KGB and rise to power in Russia, you have to be tough,” Graham said of Putin. “His enemies say he is ruthless. To some, he is a modern version of a czar. His personal life has its own controversies.

“Isn’t it sad, though, that America’s own morality has fallen so far that on this issue — protecting children from any homosexual agenda or propaganda — Russia’s standard is higher than our own?

“Putin is right on these issues,” Graham continued. “Obviously, he may be wrong about many things, but he has taken a stand to protect his nation’s children from the damaging effects of any gay and lesbian agenda.”

Last year, Putin banned the “propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations to minors,” Graham said. The restriction was highlighted by the Russian president’s critics leading up to the Winter Games in Sochi last month.

“American media and liberal activists were outraged that the Olympics would be allowed in such an ‘intolerant’ culture,” Graham said. “Even though Putin said that gays and lesbians would be allowed at the Olympics, the fact that he took a stand — simply to protect children — ignited a worldwide cultural firestorm.

“He further explained the law by saying, ‘We have a ban on the propaganda of homosexuality and pedophilia,’ ” Graham said.

The evangelist called the American response to Putin’s crackdown “sadly predictable,” noting that President Obama sent gay and lesbian athletes to Sochi. He also mentioned Attorney General Eric Holder’s announcement last month that his office would push forrecognition of same-sex marriage in all 50 states — “even in the 33 states that outlaw those marriages.”

Graham then charged Obama and Holder with having “turned their backs on God and his standards, and many in the Congress are following the administration’s lead. This is shameful.

“The world used to look to America for moral leadership,” Graham said. “But those days are long gone.”

He said that the United States has “abdicated our moral leadership” — at home and abroad.

“We defeated Communism, only to relax and see secularism and progressives take over our country,” Graham said. “Secularism is as godless as communism. Secularists and progressives have taken over our schools, media, and local and federal government. And it has all happened in the twinkling of an eye.”

He ended by quoting portions of Matthew 25:34 from the New Testament.

“But the Bible makes it clear that one day, ‘all nations will be gathered before [God]’ for judgment, and that ‘at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,'” Graham wrote.
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How to Protect Your Kids from Sexual Abuse.

Pam and Bill Farrel

Sexual abuse is almost a daily headline, so all parents need to have their eyes wide open to vigilantly protect their children from sexual predators. In 10 Questions Kids Ask About Sex, we help parents be aware of this potential danger and be informed on various was to better protect a child from harm. The statistics are heartbreaking: 1/3 of all girls and 1/4 of all boys will be sexually molested between the ages of 4 and 9. Only 7 % of children are molested by strangers, 93% by people the child knows. Most molesters are male, typically over 30, (however more females are becoming aggressors). Most sexual abuse is by a family member or extended family member.

Unfortunately, the likelihood of sexual abuse doubles in a blended family. Step brothers and step fathers are statistically the most likely perpetrators (The most frequent type but least talked about is an older brother molesting a younger sister– it is five times more common than the most publicized type: a father molesting a daughter). And the sadness of this is the cycle of abuse – the abuser is also often a past victim of child molestation himself. Other factors that raise the possibility of abuse are: those living in poverty and children with no father or an absentee dad.

Profile of a Pedophile

Law enforcement looks for an MO (Modus Operandi) or the method of operation a person uses to gain better access to the child. Look for:

  • Pedophiles often have a specific age of child they target. Some prefer younger children, some older. He often seeks out children of the same age he was when he was victimized. Many pedophiles often prefer children close to puberty who are sexually inexperienced, but curious about sex. Often his environment or a special room will be decorated in child-like decor and will appeal to the age and sex of the child he is trying to entice.
  • The pedophile will often be employed or volunteer in a position that involves daily contact with children. And it will often be in a supervisory capacity such as sports coaching, unsupervised tutoring, or a position where he has the opportunity to spend unsupervised time with a child. They could be chaperone camping or overnight trips; frequent video arcades, playgrounds or shopping malls; offer babysitting services; participate in internet gaming with children; join social networking websites such as Facebook, and other social media. They may frequent children’s events even if they have no children or grandchildren
  • The pedophile often seeks out those who come from troubled homes or under privileged homes. He then showers them with attention, gifts, taunting them with trips to desirable places like amusement parks, zoo’s, concerts, the beach and other such places.
  • Pedophiles work to master their manipulative skills by first becoming a friend, building the child’s self esteem. They may refer to the child as special or mature, appealing to their need to be heard and understood then entice them with adult-type activities that are often sexual in content such as x-rated movies or pictures. They offer them alcohol or drugs to hamper their ability to resist activities or recall events that occurred.
  • Many times pedophiles will develop a close relationship with a single parent in order to get close to their children. Once inside the home, they have many opportunities to manipulate the children – using guilt, fear, and love to confuse the child. If the child’s parent works, it offers the pedophile the private time needed to abuse the child.
  • Pedophiles work hard at stalking their targets and will patiently work to develop relationships with them. It is not uncommon for them to be developing a long list of potential victims at any one time. Many of them believe that what they are doing is not wrong and that having sex with a child is actually “healthy” for the child.
  • Pedophiles often take and collect photographs of victims while dressed, nude, or in sexual poses. He may collect a variety of child-adult pornography. Many of them also collect “souvenirs” from their victims. They go to great lengths to protect these collections.

Sex offenders can be tough to spot on the surface as some are married and hard-working, employed within a wide range of occupations, usually well-liked, can be well- educated and respected community members. A more reliable sign that you might be concerned is that he relates better with children than adults.

Pam and Bill Farrel are the Directors of and are the authors of numerous books on parenting including 10 Best Decisions Every Parent Can Make and their newest 10 Questions Kids Ask About Sex.

Publication date: September 13, 2013

Rush Limbaugh Likens ‘Normalization’ of Pedophilia to Same-Sex Marriage.


Rush Limbaugh
Rush Limbaugh speaks at a forum hosted by The Heritage Foundation in Washington (

Radio show host Rush Limbaugh made controversial comments Jan. 7 when he told listeners there is a movement to “normalize pedophilia,” which he likened to the movement for marriage equality.

“There is a movement on to normalize pedophilia, and I guarantee you your reaction to that is probably much the same as your reaction when you first heard about gay marriage,” Limbaugh said on The Rush Limbaugh Show. “What has happened to gay marriage? It’s become normal—and in fact, with certain people in certain demographics it’s the most important issue in terms of who they vote for.

“So don’t pooh-pooh. There’s a movement to normalize pedophilia. Don’t pooh-pooh it. The people behind it are serious, and you know the left as well as I do. They glom onto something and they don’t let go,” he added.

Limbaugh made these comments as he was discussing a recent article published in the U.K.’s The Guardian, titled, “Paedophilia: bringing dark desires to light.” The article, written by Jon Henley, addresses the issue of pedophilia in a modern society and discusses research done on the brains of pedophiles.

“This is radical stuff. But there is a growing conviction, notably in Canada, that pedophilia should probably be classified as a distinct sexual orientation, like heterosexuality or homosexuality,” Henley wrote.

Henley continued: “Two eminent researchers testified to that effect to a Canadian parliamentary commission last year, and the Harvard Mental Health Letter of July 2010 stated baldly that paedophilia ‘is a sexual orientation’ and therefore ‘unlikely to change.’”

In his comments regarding the article, Limbaugh said: “I just want to remind you, now, when you first heard about gay marriage—and I don’t mean to pick on gays. It’s not what I’m saying. It’s just something that was such a tremendous departure from accepted norms of the day. When you first heard about gay marriage, you pooh-poohed it.”

The talk show host then mentioned Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant football coach who is imprisoned for at least 30 years after being convicted of abusing multiple boys.

“Can you imagine if Jerry Sandusky had had this information at his trial? What do you think the reaction would be to Jerry Sandusky’s defense saying, ‘Hey, look, it’s normal. The kids love it, he loved it, nobody was hurt. And in fact, it’s just a different sexual orientation?’” Limbaugh argued.

He continued: “Now, what do you think’s behind this? What kind of people do you think are behind this, this effort to normalize pedophilia? Which is what? The abuse of kids, is it not? Who’s behind that? What is their objective? They want us to all think that pedophilia is just another sexual orientation.”

Limbaugh, known to make controversial statements, has angered those who support same-sex marriage. The Twitterverse is abuzz with criticism about Limbaugh, with people calling him “despicable,” an “idiot” and “a horrible person,” saying his comments were “outrageous” and “asinine.”


Why Are We Surprised With the Push for ‘Pedophile Rights’?.

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Last year, many Americans were shocked by reports about a pro-pedophilia conference in Baltimore in which psychiatrists and other mental health professionals, representing institutions like Harvard and Johns Hopkins, sought to present pedophilia in a sympathetic and even positive light. Now, a sympathetic article on the struggles of pedophiles is also causing shockwaves. But why should we be surprised?

Academic articles in scholarly journals have been presenting pedophilia in an empathetic light for years, and, as Matthew Cullinan Hoffman noted, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) released a report in 1998 “claiming that the ‘negative potential’ of adult sex with children was ‘overstated’ and that ‘the vast majority of both men and women reported no negative sexual effects from their child sexual abuse experiences.’ It even claimed that large numbers of the victims reported that their experiences were ‘positive,’ and suggested that the phrase ‘child sex abuse’ be replaced with ‘adult-child sex.’” Others have coined the more disgusting term “intergenerational intimacy.”

The APA’s report was so disturbing that it drew an official rebuke from Congress, yet the pro-pedophile (or, pro-pederast) push continues. In fact, some psychiatric leaders, like Dr. Richard Green, who were instrumental in removing homosexuality from the APA’s list of mental disorders in 1973, have been fighting to remove pedophilia as well.

Consider, for example, this statement from the late John Hopkins professor John Money: “Pedophiliaand ephebophilia [referring to sexual attraction felt by an adult toward an adolescent] are no more a matter of voluntary choice than are left-handedness or color blindness. There is no known method of treatment by which they may be effectively and permanently altered, suppressed, or replaced. Punishment is useless. There is no satisfactory hypothesis, evolutionary or otherwise, as to why they exist in nature’s overall scheme of things. One must simply accept the fact that they do exist, and then, with optimum enlightenment, formulate a policy of what to do about it.”

Now, go back and reread that paragraph, substituting the word “homosexuality” for “pedophilia” and “ephebophilia.” How interesting!

To help flesh this out, let’s picture a homosexual man making his case to a heterosexual man:

  1. My homosexuality is not a sexual preference but a sexual orientation, just as much as your heterosexuality is not a sexual preference but a sexual orientation.
  2. My homosexuality is just as normal as your heterosexuality.
  3. Since my behavior is genetically determined and is not a choice, it is intolerant and hateful to suggest that it is wrong. And to call my sexual behavior illegal or immoral, or to refuse to legitimize same-sex relationships, is to be a moral bigot of the highest order.
  4. I deeply resent your attempts to identify areas of my upbringing and environment as alleged causes for my homosexuality.
  5. I categorically reject the myth that someone can change his or her sexual orientation. Rather, such statements only add to the anguish and suffering of gays and lesbians, and attempts to change us often lead to catastrophic consequences, including depression and suicide.

Now, let’s turn this around and have a pederast making his case to a homosexual, substituting the words accordingly (thus, “My pederasty is not a sexual preference but a sexual orientation, just as much as your homosexuality is not a sexual preference but a sexual orientation.”)

In point of fact, all the principle arguments commonly used to normalize homosexuality have been used to normalize pedophilia and pederasty, as I documented in painstaking (and painful) detail in A Queer Thing Happened to America, where I also made clear that I was not equating homosexuality with pedophilia but was instead comparing the arguments used to normalize both.

Here are the eight principle arguments, all of which (in modified form) are commonly used in support of homosexuality:

  1. Pedophilia is innate and immutable.
  2. Pederasty is richly attested in many different cultures throughout history.
  3. The claim that adult-child sexual relationships cause harm is greatly overstated and often completely inaccurate.
  4. Consensual adult-child sex can actually be beneficial to the child.
  5. Pederasty should not be classified as a mental disorder, since it does not cause distress to the pederast to have these desires and since the pederast can function as a normal, contributing member of society.
  6. Many of the illustrious homosexuals of the past were actually pedophiles.
  7. People are against intergenerational intimacy because of antiquated social standards and puritanical sexual phobias.
  8. This is all about love and equality and liberation.

But none of these arguments should surprise us. After all, the age of increasing sexual anarchy in which we live is a fruit of the sexual revolution of the 1960s, and the seeds of sexual anarchy were sown already by Alfred Kinsey in the late 1940s, as Professor Judith Reisman has tirelessly documented. And it was Kinsey, after all, who relied on the research of pedophiles to document the sexual responses of infants and children.

All this, to be sure, is utterly unspeakable. But it should certainly come as no surprise. In fact, we should expect this and more.



Michael Brown is the author of The Real Kosher Jesus and the host of the nationally syndicated talk radio show The Line of Fire on the Salem Radio Network. He is also president of FIRE School of Ministry and director of the Coalition of Conscience.

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