There is an extraordinary article out there on Salon.com by a self-confessed pedophile ( http://www.salon.com/2015/09/21/im_a_pedophile_but_not_a_monster/ ). I have just read it.
Presuming that everything he says in the article is true–and I’ve been given as yet no reason to doubt it–then what we have here is a suffering soul who has not, in fact, done anything wrong. He suffers from the temptation to commit a terrible sin. He has not given in to it. (Again, I’m assuming he has told the truth.) We have all been tempted to a wide assortment of sins. Even Our Lord Jesus Christ suffered temptation (Hebrews 2:18). There is no reason to deny this man our sympathy and fellowship.
You see, we have been here before. It always starts with a sob story–the back-alley abortion with the coat hanger, the poor inoffensive homosexual who just wants to live his life without being persecuted. And the next thing you know, we’ve got 50 million aborted babies, with Planned Parenthood “harvesting” their organs while they’re still alive, and organized sodomy with its pals in government crushing and destroying anyone who doesn’t bow down and “celebrate” the moral supremacy of homosexuality.
We’ve been here before, and shame on us if we allow ourselves to be brought here again.