24 August 2013 Last updated at 11:28 CET
Up Next: Pedophiles Are Asking For Same Status As Homosexuals
"The Northern Colorado Gazette recently published the interviews of two Canadian psychologists, who are pushing for the idea of recognising pedophilia as a sexual orientation. One of them, Professor Van Gijseghem, a former University of Montreal academic, is reported as saying: 'Pedophiles are not simply people who commit a small offense from time to time but rather are grappling with what is equivalent to a sexual orientation just like another individual may be grappling with heterosexuality or even homosexuality.' He adds 'True pedophiles have an exclusive preference for children, which is the same as having a sexual orientation. You cannot change this person's sexual orientation. He may, however, remain abstinent.'
The other psychologist, Dr. Quincey, Emeritus professor at Queen's University, also contends that 'There is no evidence that this sort of preference can be changed through treatment or through anything else', thus asserting Van Gijsegham's position that homosexuality is a sexual orientation. In tow are Harvard University Health publications, particularly their July 2010 edition, which states 'Pedophilia is a sexual orientation and unlikely to change. Treatment aims to enable someone to resist acting on his sexual urges.' There are other bodies that are likely to join in as the debate rages on."