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Child porn must remain taboo

Children's vulnerability, the target of activists who would like to "liberate" children from patriarchal oppression.

This is a companion page to the page containing Lorne Gunter's article Child porn must remain taboo.

History of sexual abuse in sexual abusers

"Male adolescent sex offenders abused by ‘females only’ chose female victims almost exclusively." (Fredrick Mathews, The Invisible Boy)

One conclusion should be mentioned, although it hasn't been stressed to the same extent in the report containing that information (see Table 4 from the report),  that is that boys who are sexually abused by males will be more likely to sexually abuse boys than girls, at a ratio of about 2:1.   Boys that were sexually abused by females, if the boys then become sexual abusers in turn, will target almost exclusively females as their victims.  As is identified in material provided by NARTH (after the following table), and also per the expert witness testimony provided by Dr. Collins in the B.C. Supreme Court hearing of R vs. Sharpe, sexual abuse of boys by adult or adolescent male homosexuals is nothing other than a tool used to break down children's inhibitions. —WHS

Table 4. Victim Gender Based on Who Previously Abused the Perpetrator

Gender of Perpetrators’ Own Victimizer [when perpetrator was a child]

Gender of [Perpetrators'] Victims

Male or Both

Female Only

Male only



Female only



Original Source: O’Brien, M.J. (1989). Characteristics of Male Adolescent Sibling Incest Offenders. Orwell, VT: Safer Society Press, Quoted in: The Invisible Boy — Revisioning The Victimization of Male Children & Teens, Prepared by Frederick Mathews, Ph.D., C. Psych., Community Psychologist, Central Toronto Youth Services, For The National Clearinghouse on Family Violence, Health Canada, March 1996

Health Canada has since produced additional Information:

Recent information from Health Canada:  Adolescent Sex Offenders

Information from ... The National Clearinghouse on Family Violence

Female Adolescent Sex Offenders

XXX. Though a majority of adolescent sex offenders are male, research emerging over the past ten years has begun to document female sex offending. Studies of hospital, child welfare agency, and treatment programs have found that females comprise between 3% - 10% of the sex offender population. General population and victimization surveys report significantly higher numbers and extend the range up to 50% (12)

2 and even higher (13)

3, depending on the victim sample population studied.
[My emphasis --WHS]

Additional references on the vulnerability of children

Dr. Judith Reisman, president of the Institute for Media Education in Crestwood, Ky., and author of Kinsey, Crimes & Consequences, reported in a two part article in WorldNetDaily News, that the FBI since 1958 seriously and deliberately underreported sexual abuse crimes against children.
   Now, with the Bush administration, accurate and realistic reporting is back on track.  Dr. Reisman states in Part I of her article:

Those who object to pornography have pointed out the obvious. Some children exposed to pornographic images will be terrorized. Some will become coarsened and brutish. Even former ACLU executive Barry Lynn, admitted during a speech at the Cato Institute in Washington, D.C., that some people will commit copy-cat sex crimes based on a media experience. On the evidence, some adults and children will sexually experiment on younger siblings and other family as well as neighbor children and schoolmates.

The NIBRS [July 2000, U.S. Department of Justice, National Incident-Based Reporting System] admission that 67 percent of all sex assault victims were reported as children 0-17 years old and that 37 percent of these attacks were made on children under 12, largely excluded from FBI "forcible rape" data, undermines any claims of a safer society.

Girl delinquency increased 186 percent from 1987-1996; over 2.7 million children were reportedly criminally attacked in schools in 1997; we have roughly 1 million runaways (more than half enter prostitution) and 550,000 children in foster care, often battered and abused, and a helix of child victims of cyberporn since 1999.

These real world data are not reflected in the FBI numbers.

...all sexual abuse of children under age 12 had been systematically purged by the national data collecting agencies.

Moreover, while 67 percent of all sex abuse victims are children under 18 years of age, with roughly 4 percent of males identified as either bi- or homosexual, this small cadre is largely responsible for NIBRS data finding 64 percent of all forcible sodomy victims to be boys under age 12, most under age 5. Given that, the problems inherent in homosexuals as guides and mentors to youth looms large.

The 348 percent increase in child abuse reports -- using data from the American Human Association and NCANDS, 1990 to today -- confirms the NIBRS boy-abuse data. Previously, the AHA documented a 1,028 percent increase in child sex abuse reports in six years from 1976 to 1982.

And, regression estimates for the year 2000 find a 4,169 percent increase in child sexual abuse. Even if the statistical data are lower by 1,000 percent, which is statistically unlikely, the increase is incendiary and establishes institutional malfeasance and/or amazing indifference by state-supported researchers and administrators toward children....

See full text of Part I and also full text of Part II

The statistics identified by Dr. Judith Reisman that are shown above appear to be in accord with those published by the Family Research Council.  From the PDF document (about 688kB) at the preceding link:

Normalizing Pedophilia

Although most homosexual activists publicly deny that they want access to boys, many homosexual groups around the world are working aggressively to lower the age of sexual consent. Their cause is being aided by the professional psychiatric and psychological associations, which have moved in recent years toward normalizing pedophilia, much as they did with homosexuality in the early 1970s.

Going After Children

Homosexual activist groups around the world are working to lower or abolish age of consent laws in order to "liberate" children from the constraints of a patriarchal society. 

Kate Millett, a radical feminist and Marxist theoretician, described this philosophy in an interview first published in "Loving Boys" in 1980. It was later reprinted in The Age Taboo, published by Alyson Publishers, a homosexual publishing house in Boston.

Millett claims, "[O]ne of children’s essential rights is to express themselves sexually, probably primarily with each other but with adults as well. So the sexual freedom of children is an important part of a sexual revolution." Millett says the sexual revolution begins with the emancipation of women and also includes ending homosexual oppression.

The Incest taboo has always been one of the cornerstones of patriarchal thought.   ...We have to have an emancipation proclamation for children.

—Kate Millett, radical feminist and Marxist theoretician

Pat Califia is an American advocate of total sexual "freedom." She is a self-proclaimed lesbian sexual radical who has written extensively on the importance of "liberating" children from sexual oppression.

Her book, Public Sex, contains two essays on age of consent laws, "The Age of Consent: The Great Kiddy-Porn Panic of ’77" and "The Aftermath of the Great Kiddy-Porn Panic of ’77." Califia argues that all age of consent laws should be abolished and supports NAMBLA’s [North American Man/Boy Love Association —WHS] efforts to legalize adult/child sex. Califia is a columnist for The Advocate, a "mainstream" homosexual magazine.

I could never understand before how children’s hockey differed from an organized child-sex ring. Both involved children and adults. ...Both involve pleasure. Yet we approve of children’s hockey but deplore child-sex rings.

—Gerald Hannon, at the time a journalism teacher
at Ryerson Polytechnical University in Toronto
(quoted on page 5,
Source: Joe Woodard, "Victims at Last,"
Alberta Report/Western Report, June 12, 1995, p. 28.)

...whenever there is an attempt to show a connection between pedophiles and homosexuality, the standard response from the [homosexual] activists is that as many as 97 percent of all pedophiles are heterosexuals and/or married men. Thus, they deflect attention away from their own proclivities to have sex with children....but the statistics tell another story.

  1. Reports of sexual abuse are on the increase in our nation.

  2. Between 80 and 95 percent of all child molestations are committed by men. The NCPCA notes, however, that there is a "dramatic increase in the number of adolescent offenders who have committed sexually aggressive acts against other children."

  3. Girls are more likely to be the victims of molestation than boys. Males account for 25 to 35 percent of child sexual abuse victims. (p. 7)

How prevalent is child molestation among homosexuals?

  • The Gay Report, published by homosexual researchers Jay and Young in 1979, revealed that 73 percent of homosexuals surveyed had at some time had sex with boys 16 to 19 years of age or younger.27

  • Although homosexuals account for less than two percent of the population, they constitute about a third of child molesters.28 Further, as noted by the Encino, Calif.-based National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH), "since homosexual pedophiles victimize far more children than do heterosexual pedophiles, it is estimated that approximately 80 percent of pedophilic victims are boys who have been molested by adult males."29

  • A nationwide investigation of child molestation in the Boy Scouts from 1971 to 1991 revealed that more than 2,000 boys reported molestations by adult Scout leaders. (Note: The Scouts, who have 150,000 Scoutmasters and assistant Scoutmasters, ban hundreds of men each year from scouting out of concern that they might abuse boys.)30

  • A study of Canadian pedophiles has shown that 30 percent of those studied admitted to having engaged in homosexual acts as adults, and 91 percent of the molesters of non-familial boys admitted to no lifetime sexual contact other than homosexual.31 (p. 8)

The homosexual rights movement has tried to distance itself from pedophilia, but only for public relations purposes. In fact, homosexual activists around the world are working aggressively to lower the age of sexual consent for children and to normalize sex with children. They are accomplishing their goal through legislation, psychiatry, the courts, academia, and the entertainment industry. (p. 19)

—Homosexual Activists Work to Normalize Sex With Boys,
FRC publication   (PDF, about 688kB), July 1999
by Frank V. York and Robert H. Knight

Note: For the text of the footnotes refer to the cited document. —WHS

Even if we use the proportion of 25 - 35 percent of children who are sexual abuse victims being boys, there is still no getting away from the fact that a relatively small sector of the population that is homosexual produces about one third of child molesters and at least one third of all child molestations.  Depending on whose figures we use, the homosexual sector comprises different proportions of the population.

Paul Cameron


homosexual (n ?)

Judith A. Reisman


bisexual/homosexual (n ?)

Fergusson et al.


gay, lesbian or bisexual
(n = 1,007)

Herrell et al.


male homosexual
(male sample, n = 6,537)

Kinsey *

10 - 37%

male homosexual
(male sample, n = 5,300)

* Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, Kinsey, Fig. 161, 10% exlusively, more than 10% but no more than 90% at least sometimes, Fig. 161 is reproduced in Kinsey: Crimes and Consequences, p. 101) Due to the fact that Kinsey used substandard sample selection (i. e.: non-random sampling, self-reporting and prison populations), reputable social researcher no longer consider his "research" to be valid, but it is still widely quoted by homosexualists who regularly persist in using a figure of 10 percent and even more.

Refer to The Ten-Percent Myth for an in-depth discussion of why Kinsey's estimates are wrong and for the proof that they are wrong.

Pedantic Pedophiles,

by William Gairdner

...Canada's gay Member of Parliament, Svend Robinson, has complained bitterly of the homosexual-pedophilia connection, saying it "is the most hateful ... most evil lie of all." But is it?

At the 1994 International Gay and Lesbian Association (ILGA) conference, many delegates protested as bitterly against throwing out NAMBLA, The North American Man-Boy Love Association, shouting: "pedophilia is about love, not child abuse."....

Needless to say, most homosexuals are not pedophiles, and repudiate it in principle. But radical homosexuals, sexologists, and philosophers are another matter....

The 1972 U.S. National Gay Rights platform calls for the abolition of all laws governing age of consent. Child sex is not wrong, they argue, if the target child agrees. (You can see the brown bag full of candy coming out of the raincoat pocket.) NAMBLA says "People [meaning young boys] should be free to affirm their own values." An October '91 issue of this organization's Bulletin gives a New York 800 number to send for lists of children needing adoption....

...it is true that heterosexuals commit most child sex abuse. But that's because at least 96% of the population is heterosexual. Homosexuals are only about 1 to 2% of the population (occasional bisexuals included, it may come to 4%). But because homosexuality has now been legally normalized, and activist pedophiles hang their main argument on seeking a meaningless consent from children, what we need to answer is the question, Do homosexuals indeed figure disproportionately in the sexual molestation of children?
It doesn't look good. A 1985 survey of U.S. data in the Los Angeles Times reported that homosexuals perpetrate between one third and one half of all child molestations....(Full Story)

I would like to use the law of the land to do everything I possibly can to protect America's children from abuse and violence ..."

— Janet Reno, at the White House, February 11, 1993

Within months of Janet Reno's promise to "protect our children from abuse," the Clinton Administration's Justice Department filed a brief in United States v. Knox in favor of overturning a lower court conviction of Knox.  The Justice Department position, if adopted, would relax the higher standards of the Child Protection Act of 1984 and make it significantly more difficult for prosecutors to obtain convictions of child pornographers.  The Reno Justice Department asked the Supreme Court to reinterpret the federal child pornography statute in a way that will result in legalizing a substantial amount of child pornography, encouraging further criminal child exploitation.  This action sends a clear message to pornographers and pedophiles that the Reno Justice Department will no longer vigorously prosecute much of the child pornography that is now flooding America. (Full Story)

Note that pornography is mentioned in the following as a one of the contributing influences that cause strong homosexual desires.

What causes homosexual desire?

If homosexual impulses are not inherited, what kinds of influences do cause strong homosexual desires? No one answer is acceptable to all researchers in the field. Important factors, however, seem to fall into four categories. As with so many other odd sexual proclivities, males appear especially susceptible:

1. Homosexual experience:

any homosexual experience in childhood, especially if it is a first sexual experience or with an adult

any homosexual contact with an adult, particularly with a relative or authority figure (in a random survey, 5% of adult homosexuals vs 0.8% of heterosexuals reported childhood sexual involvements with elementary or secondary school teachers (5).

2. Family abnormality, including the following:

a dominant, possessive, or rejecting mother

an absent, distant, or rejecting father

a parent with homosexual proclivities, particularly one who molests a child of the same sex

a sibling with homosexual tendencies, particularly one who molests a brother or sister

the lack of a religious home environment

divorce, which often leads to sexual problems for both the children and the adults

parents who model unconventional sex roles

condoning homosexuality as a legitimate lifestyle– welcoming homosexuals (e.g., co-workers, friends) into the family circle

3. Unusual sexual experience, particularly in early childhood:

precocious or excessive masturbation

exposure to pornography in childhood

depersonalized sex (e.g., group sex, sex with animals)

or girls, sexual interaction with adult males

4. Cultural influences:

a visible and socially approved homosexual sub-culture that invites curiosity and encourages exploration

pro-homosexual sex education

openly homosexual authority figures, such as teachers (4% of Kinsey's and 4% of FRI's gays reported that their first homosexual experience was with a teacher)

societal and legal toleration of homosexual acts

depictions of homosexuality as normal and/or desirable behavior

What Causes Homosexual Desire and Can It Be Changed?
by Paul Cameron, Ph. D.
Chairman of the Family Research Institute of Colorado Springs
Colorado USA.

See also the educational pamphlets of the Family Research Institute


The radio host Dr. Laura started a firestorm of controversy by challenging an article on child sexual abuse published in the APA's Psychological Bulletin. The article suggested that not all adult-child sex had negative consequences. This report discusses the negative consequences of sexual child abuse.


Beverly Engel, herself a victim of sexual abuse, in her book The Right to Innocence (Los Angeles: Jeremy Tarcher, 1982) lists the following among the long-term effects of sexual child abuse:

  • Problems with sexual identity. 
  • Promiscuity; continuing to be a sexual object. 
  • Attraction to "illicit" sexual activity such as pornography and prostitution.

THE NEED FOR A COUNTER REVOLUTION, Speech to Delaware Pro-Life Conference, By Dale O'Leary

The Sexual Revolution has undermined our families, our freedoms, our economy, our values, and its proponents demand more. They demand that every barrier to the revolution be pulled down, every protection destroyed. They demand we turn our children over to their sex educators starting in nursery school, pay for their pornography in our libraries, accept it over the Internet into our homes.

And if we suggest, not a return to the common sense practices of the past, but a little control, a little protection for children, we are vilified as Victorian, puritanical, homophobic sexually repressed, bigoted, extremist religious fanatics and book-burning censors with no respect for the first amendment or democratic values.



Homosexual males are more likely to be interested in pornography and have large collections of homosexual pornography in their homes. Homosexual are more likely to engage in sado-masochism and other extreme sexual behaviors. This kind of behavior in the home could affect minor children.

A large percentage of adolescents 14 to 18 who engage with sex with adults have been victims of sexual abuse as children or rape. (Furnold 1978) (Janus 1984) (Martin 1988) (Allers 1991) The abuser may have been an adult, family member, or older child. Due to low self-regard, the victim may not always have recognized the abuse as abuse. A adolescent who was sexually abused or raped may be especially vulnerable to sexual exploitation by an adult. (Janus, M., Scanlon, B., Prince, V. (1984) Youth prostitution (in A.W. Burgess. Sex Rings and Child Pornography. Lexington MA: DC), quoted in Heartbeat News 1999 - Jan 2000, — 7. AGE OF CONSENT - REASONS WHY LOWERING THE AGE OF CONSENT FOR HOMOSEXUAL RELATIONS WILL CAUSE SEVERE HARM TO AN ALREADY VULNERABLE POPULATION — SEXUAL ABUSE AND RAPE)

See also:

Posted 2000 03 30
2001 07 14 (spelling and grammar changes)
2001 11 10 (added link to Perverts, Pornographers And Liberals)
2002 06 17 (added link to The ten-percent myth)
2002 08 03 (added reference to Female Adolescent Sex Offenders)
2005 06 30 (added link to article on sexual abuse of Black boys)
2006 03 04 (added link to Feminism for Male College Students)