Eugene Delgaudio: Our political opponents In U.S. Congress Ignore Consequences And Introduce Bill That Protects Pedophiles
Eugene Delgaudio, president of Public Advocate says "If these people don't understand the consequences of their decisions, they shouldn't be in office. If they DO understand, they definitely shouldn't be in office."
On line reporter Charles M. Phipps says
California Congresswoman Jackie Speier, Democrat, wants to federalize a state law that protects pedophiles.
No, that's not the main part of the bill, known in California as SB1172. Speier's bill is designed to prohibit counseling to change a person's sexual orientation. "Sexual orientation change efforts' means any practices by mental health providers that seek to change an individual's sexual orientation," the bill says.
Under the bill's language, a mental health counselor could be sanctioned if there was an attempt to get a pedophile or gay individual to change his behavior or speak negatively about their behavior as it relates to sexuality.
When the law was passed in California, Republicans did attempt to add an amendment specifying that pedophilia is not covered as an orientation, but the Democrats defeated the amendment. What the Democrats either failed to realize or didn't care about was that, by labeling pedophilia a sexual orientation, discrimination laws apply and pedophiles cannot be barred from jobs such as teaching preschool based solely on their pedophilia.