Friday, 8 August 2014

Try To Be Mindful, Paul



 Paul has his PR hat on - very serious and grumpy.

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23 July 2014  

Paul Farmer of Mind apologises [why?] after report that pro-paedophile leader spoke at 1975 event [and]?
 
"The head of the mental health charity says he is horrified [why?] by the revelation about the Paedophile Information Exchange, and says Mind will review its archives to assist the government's inquiry into historical child abuse.

Mind has apologised for allowing the chairman of the Paedophile Information Exchange, a pro-paedophile activist group, to speak at an event organised by the mental health charity in the 1970s.

Paul Farmer, chief executive of Mind, said that the charity was horrified to have given "any sort of platform to such a despicable organisation as the Paedophile Information Exchange". He said: "Mind does not associate with, condone or endorse any pro-paedophilia organisations or individuals." [why not?] The incident was uncovered during an investigation by The Times newspaper.

The Times reported today that the event, which took place in 1975, was a two-day workshop organised by Mind for professionals to explore the psychological impact of sexuality and attended by individuals who described their own experiences. [excellent]

The newspaper said that literature promoting sex with children [promoting, how? Discussing AoC?] was available at the workshop and also highlighted an article published shortly after the event in Mind Out, the charity’s newsletter, that listed PIE as one of the "organisations to write to" about sexual minorities and included its address.[correct - still 'is']

The PIE representative was not named in the Mind Out report about the event but The Times said the person had since been named as Keith Hose, then chair of the organisation, which was disbanded in the 1980s. [disbanded?]

Farmer stressed that the charity has never had any formal relationship with PIE.

"The event was not designed to promote or justify paedophilia in any way [sic], but rather to help professionals better understand the perspective of the people they worked with and treated," he said.[indeed, and what has changed?]

"We are not able to verify if any pro-paedophile literature [sic] was sold at this event, but if this was the case then that would clearly have been a mistake and regrettable [why?]. The article in our Mind Out journal is a factual write-up of the day’s events. We are appalled to learn that PIE was listed as an ‘organisation to write to’. This was clearly the wrong decision."[why?]

Mind said it would assist the government’s inquiry into historical child abuse by searching its archives. "We support the call for PIE to form part of the national inquiry into child abuse and we have set in motion a review of our archives to establish what further information, if any, we have about PIE, so that we can share it with the inquiry," said Farmer."

http://www.thirdsector.co.uk/paul-farmer-mind-apologises-report-pro-paedophile-leader-spoke-1975-event/communications/article/1305020

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Paul Farmer @paulfarmermind https://twitter.com/paulfarmermind

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2003

"Essentially, paedophilia is just a sexual orientation. People with this orientation have the same moral choices as anyone else i.e. to behave with decency and restraint or to force onto others their preferred type of sex. Ssasz (2002)"

[Ssasz (2002) - although, the passage, above, is absent, Ssasz does say "Saying that a priest who takes sexual advantage of a child entrusted to his care "suffers from pedophilia" implies that there is something wrong with his sexual functioning, just as saying that he suffers from pernicious anemia implies that there something wrong with the functioning of his hematopoietic system. If that were the issue, it would be his problem, not ours. Our problem is that there is something wrong with him as a moral agent. We ought to focus on his immorality, and forget about his sexuality" ...

 ... perhaps, this was the 'correction' - "I have a total responsibility concept of life. Disease is not an excuse ..."]

Mind In Manchester

http://www.mind-in-manchester.org.uk/forum/comscare/Page2.htm

https://web.archive.org/web/20030204151324/http://www.mind-in-manchester.org.uk/forum/comscare/Page2.htm

https://web.archive.org/web/20030207043158/http://www.mind-in-manchester.org.uk/home/index.htm

https://web.archive.org/web/20030204191230/http://www.mind-in-manchester.org.uk/about_us/index.htm

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15:57 Tue 27th Jun 2006

Paedophiles living in my area 

"Scotman - "Paedophilia is not a mental illness, but is regarded as a 'disorder of sexual preference', to quote the World Health Organisation formulation". Essentially, paedophilia is just a sexual orientation. People with this orientation have the same moral choices as anyone else i.e. to behave with decency and restraint or to force onto others their preferred type of sex. I have suffered from depression and my uncle suffers from schizophrenia, as does my friend's daughter (following being spiked with ecstacy at the age of 14). These are mental disorders - none of us choose to have a mental disorder, but schizophrenia and other conditions like it, can be controlled and/or treated using prescription drugs and counselling etc. Can paedohphilia and violent sexual tendancies be managed in this way? It has been proven to not be the case. Paedophiles themselves have sometimes expressed scepticism about the feasibility of 'treatment'. As one convicted paedophile commented: "There has been a considerable amount of discussion recently about rehabilitating, even curing paedophiles. I do not believe this is possible. I am a paedophile" (Atherton, 2001).

I have taken these quotes from MIND in Manchester website.

So no, Scotman, I am no psychiatrist - however, before I go spouting off at the mouth, I make sure I am well informed and know a little of what I am talking about."

http://www.theanswerbank.co.uk/Family/Parenting/Question253212-2.html

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21 September 2014 Last updated at 03:13 ET

Disability hate crime 'overlooked by police and CPS'

"The police and Crown Prosecution Service are overlooking the severity of disability hate crime, the former director of public prosecutions has told the BBC.

Lord Ken MacDonald said police were failing to recognise that abuse of disabled people constituted hate crime.

This could prevent perpetrators from receiving increased sentences."

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-29277363
  
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Sent 14/9/14 at 3:59 AM 
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Telephoned MIND 18/9/14 ca. 10:50 am.

Contacted MIND (0300 1233393). Was informed, that the email would be 'made sure', to the relevant head office contact, and they would return contact.

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Telephoned MIND 3/10/14; 2:27 pm

Contacted MIND head office (0208 5192122), spoke to receiver, he went to take advice. Mr Farmer's PA, said that a formal response, will be coming, to us, during next week, by email.

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