Rush Limbaugh yesterday said liberals are behind the “movement to normalize pedophilia,” which, he claimed, is just like the movement to normalize same-sex marriage. Of course, there is no relationship between homosexuality and pedophilia, and there is no “movement to normalize pedophilia,” at least not by anyone sane, but Limbaugh has never been constrained by facts.
“There is an effort underway to normalize pedophilia. Yep. And it has two aspects to it. One is that sex with children doesn’t hurt them. Kids like it, and so do adults, and there’s nothing wrong with it,” Limbaugh claims.
“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 told his listeners. “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… You know how much progress the notion of gay marriage has made. So I’m just keeping you here on the cutting edge.”
“Now, there were people — I just want to remind you — back during the early days of the effort to redefine what a family is, and in the early days of the gay marriage activists. There were people who said, “Well, if this becomes mainstream, then someday marrying your dog is gonna be okay, and then having two husbands and two wives in one family is gonna be okay, ’cause who can say it isn’t?” There were others who predicted that pedophilia would be mainstream, and there was an outcry of opposition to this.”
Limbaugh points to an article in the UK’s The Guardian, titled, “Paedophilia: Bringing Dark Desires to Light,” which looks at pedophilia and pedophiles and calls it “surprising to discover how little agreement there is even now among those who are considered experts on the subject.”
What is clear is there is no relationship between pedophiles and homosexuality, Limbaugh’s fear-mongering not withstanding.
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