On his radio show yesterday afternoon, Rush Limbaugh claimed that the political left seeks to “normalize” pedophilia, much like they have successfully normalized gay marriage.RELATED: Paedophilia: bringing dark desires to light
“There’s a movement to normalize pedophilia. Don’t pooh-pooh it,” he said. “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.”
Such a normalization movement, he explained, “has two aspects to it: One is that sex with children doesn’t hurt them. Kids like it, and so do adults, and there’s nothing wrong with it.” The radio host then asked his audience to remember how they first felt when they heard about gay marriage, adding that the common reaction was one of disbelief that such a thing could ever become part of society.
Nevertheless, he said, “there is a movement on 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.”
The examples he cited included a recent Guardian UK column which suggested pedophilia may be a sexual orientation; the media “laughing off” allegations of sexual abuse by Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash; and academic experts who he believes claim that sex with adults does not hurt children.
After reading off the academic claims made in the Guardian column — namely that pedophilia may be a sexual orientation of people “wired differently” — Limbaugh wondered what would have happened if convicted child rapist Jerry Sandusky had such information at his 2012 trial.
“What is their objective?” Limbaugh asked about the normalizers. “They want us to all think that pedophilia is just another sexual orientation. You know who’s gonna fall right in line is college kids, just like they have on gay marriage, just like they do on all other revolutionary social issues. Their own definition of the cutting edge, civil rights, freedom, understanding, tolerance. So I’m just warning you here. You think it can’t happen. ‘Impossible! Don’t be nutso and wacko on us, Rush.’”