Here is the letter to the editor form Henry Brunsveld to which mine was a response:
Gay equation is wrong
Besides getting his facts about the Bible wrong (the Bible does condemn sexual relations between women -- read Romans 1:26), Corey Schlueter's June 21 letter stated that homosexuality cannot be equated with, among other things, pedophilia. His reason is that homosexuality is legal, whereas pedophilia is not.
In fact, there are many similarities between the two. Like pedophilia, homosexual behaviour was once illegal. Like homosexuals, pedophiles comprise a tiny percentage of the population, and are able to live otherwise normal lives, coming from all walks of life. Most people seem to think pedophiles can't change, like homosexuals.
One of the major factors in conditioning people to accept homosexual behaviour as normal was the American Psychiatric Association's 1973 decision to remove homosexuality from its diagnostic manual of mental disorders. At a symposium on May 19 in San Francisco, sponsored by the APA, some psychiatrists proposed removing pedophilia from the manual.
Our courts will have no problem in changing our laws to make pedophilia legal and grant pedophiles the same rights homosexuals have.
They won't even have to change the definition of "sexual orientation," since it is nowhere defined in our laws.
If pedophilia becomes legal, will that make it right?
Henry Brunsveld, RR 2 Puslinch