Must be parody. Anyway, we all know that man and little boy love is much, much different than consenting adults having relationships. But nice try!
Perhaps you could explain, in a Christian way, not secular, how they are different. Secular we all understand, but "biblically" (for lack of a better word), how is it any different than the other?
Before you reply, I ask you to consider all of the arguments made in favor of homosexuality (they have always been here and doing this, etc.) and ask if the same arguments can be made for child molestation (well, the Greeks and Romans did it, etc.). I say it is no different. All are sexual sins are perversions and performed by sexual deviants, to include adultery and fornication, for which many of us at one time have fallen into this category. The only way to shed the stain of this fact is to take up a godly walk, resist the sin, and BE a Christian rather than go through the motions. Sin is sin, wrong is wrong, evil is evil…period. I understand each person must battle with their own sins, but battle they must. I sometimes wonder if the “thorn in the side” was not a sexual, fleshly desire, thus producing the statement men are better off without a woman (unmarried).
NAMBLA (and its “sister” organization) is a very real and very dangerous organization taking the same steps of the homosexual organizations and using the same arguments. If society remains unchecked, they also will gain normality in society. I have been around long enough to remember when people said the same things about homosexuality and were assured of how we were overreacting and it would never get to where it is today. It is a slow progression. Even now we have a television show with multiple wives. Step, by teensy step, they march toward their end goal. Are we really so blind as not to see this? The advocates pull at the emotions and heart strings, pleading the case of the down trodden and rejected, but ignored is the fact these same people will speak out against the Charismatics and their emotional cults revealing emotions are not true Christianity.
I will stop here and step down from my soap box. The current human condition saddens be greatly. Those who appease and advocate for sin are held in high regard. Those who rally against this are deemed haters. I will never understand.
"Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him. But all the women children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves." Numbers 31:1-18
Are you sure you want to bring the Bible into the sphere of secular human rights?
"Thou shalt not kill." Exodus 20:13.
Just have no interest in secularists' interpretation of the Bible.
Before you reply, I ask you to consider all of the arguments made in favor of homosexuality (they have always been here and doing this, etc.) and ask if the same arguments can be made for child molestation (well, the Greeks and Romans did it, etc.). I say it is no different.
Many of the arguments may look similar, depending on one's bias. Many of the arguments for gay rights also resemble those used in the abolishment of slavery and the fight for women's rights. There is a very obvious difference which I fail to understand how people overlook.
because you are overlooking your bias.
Homosexuality involves consenting adults.
So did slavery-one could sell oneself into that estate. So can women's rights-a lot of women voted for the Islamic Republic in Iran, for instance. Female genital mutilation is overwhelming done and insisted on by other women.
Of course, you assume consent makes a difference, and that the attainment of majority/emancipation makes a difference. A fan of Armin Meiwes the Rottenberg cannibal, I see.
The other (pedophilia) involves sex with minors.
Minors are protected by law.
change the law. that's what a lot of your Pride Parades demand.
btw, they are not all that well protected by the law.
Minors are deemed to be too underdeveloped to make informed decisions regarding sex, and rightfully so!
That's your story.
Homosexuality was once deemed a mental illness according to the DSM.
Thankfully, our secular laws (unlike Mosaic laws) prevent children from being victimized.
I take it you have no experience with the juvenile justice system, and divorce court. Even SCOTUS called it as it is: a "kangaroo court."
You can call this strictly secular, or even unbiblical, if you want to, but I much prefer this to laws that would make kids available to pedophiles.
Still doesn't tell us why we should adopt your bias, let alone justify it.
What else needs to be explained?
Evidently everything. You seem to think we should accept it because you said it.
The vast majority of homosexuals probably do not believe that they are being sinful
the vast majority of sinners don't. Many collaborators with the Third Reich thought themselves as pure as the driven snow. I'd guess that would include Ernst Röhm, the only one in Nazi Germany allowed to address Hitler as "Adolf."
whatsoever for seeking out companionship with another consenting adult in a way that feels natural to them.
how about what is natural, rather than what "feels natural." Otherwise, we will have the likes of Meiwes preparing the menu, more than already:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mFte51aAds
Dutch celebrity mutual cannibalism.
I hear again and again here about how we need these "deviants" to know how we feel about them. They DO know. Just look at the statistics of homosexual teen suicides.
the politically doctored ones?
Familial and societal rejection is nothing new to these people.
if one decides to embrace and celebrate what family and society reject-let alone God-what does one expect?