By Alessio Tummolillo
Rush Limbaugh said that there is a movement to “normalize” pedophilia, something he thinks is akin to society attempting to “normalize same-sex marriage."
On the Monday airing of “The Rush Limbaugh Show,” a conservative radio program, he points to an article in UK-based the Guardian titled “Paedophilia; Bringing Dark Desires to Light,” which cites research done on the brains of pedophiles.
John Henley of the Guardian wrote: "There is a growing conviction, notably in Canada, that paedophilia should probably be classified as a distinct sexual orientation, like heterosexuality or homosexuality." He goes on to cite a researcher who says that there may be a misclassification of pedophiles, but also mentions that there are many who disagree with such a statement.
This did not stop Limbaugh, a long-time adversary of same-sex marriage, from highlighting the article and noting the similarities between the “normalization” of pedophilia and the progress of same-sex marriage in the U.S.
There is a movement 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. 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.