Gary is a member of an online community of people who feel this “sexual attraction, which we did not choose”. According to Gary and others in the community, just as a heterosexual or homosexual person is drawn to people of a particular gender, they find themselves attracted to either boys or girls within specific age-ranges below the legal age of consent. They call themselves “Virtuous Pedophiles” – or “VirPed” for short – because the vast majority of them claim to have never gone down the path of sexually engaging with a minor. They also claim that they never intend to.
Gary is also the founder of the Association for Sexual Abuse Prevention (ASAP). “The forums are helpful in reducing the risk of acting on my urges, even though I don’t consider myself at great risk. I’ve come to accept my paedophilia,” he says. “I don’t act on it and I am not distressed by it.”
Alexander McBride Wilson,Article: I Spent A Year With ‘Non-Offending’ Pedophiles (May 3, 2017)
I find it interesting the majority of those considered ‘virped’ do not blame the culture for not accepting their un-asked for desires, but rather seem to accept it as a negative predilection across the board. So, you mean there are those who acknowledge a desire that they don’t actually desire to possess? Ouch, they should be very afraid of the repercussions of such an admittance- from the non apologetic.
This quotation is too perfect for words.
Right up there with the doctrine of “cherished sin.” After all, God understands how difficult it is to resist some sins and is loving enough to accept us as we are, right?
I wouldn’t be surprised if this is the thin end of the wedge. The softening up process.