“what this article does, whether the author intends it or not, is to shift the issue of pedophilia away from being a matter of right and wrong to be a matter of illness or non-illness, and that is a profound moral shift. It’s one of the most significant moral shifts that now takes place in the modern world.  If you can take an issue and you can turn it into a medical problem, rather than a moral problem, [then] the culture can decide that it will deal with it in some way other than by moral means.  And inevitably, this means that moral outrage against what should bring about that kind of outrage is lowered.”

 

(R. Albert Mohler, Jr., “Transcript of the Briefing podcast,” 7 Oct. 2014)

When a Moral Issue becomes a Medical One

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