Re: Comparing cult child protection policies
Peter Frouman wrote:
However, unlike The Family, pedophilia and other forms of child abuse were never part of their theology or promoted by their leaders.
I was not aware that the Family's theology or their leaders promoted pedophilia. They seemed to fully embrace attractions to and between adults at least as much as they promoted sexuality for minors. While extreme compared to modern society, it is not enough so to warrant that word, which is defined in psychology as something more extreme.
If you are unaware that pedophilia was part of The Family's theology and that it was promoted and practiced by its leaders, then you have not been paying attention.
The following links may be a useful starting point:
[url=http://xfamily.org/index.php/Categoryia]Category:Pedophilia - XFamily - Children of God[/url]
[url=http://xfamily.org/index.php/Glorify_God_in_the_Dance]Glorify God in the Dance - XFamily - Children of God[/url]
It seems you are also unaware that the term pedophilia
is commonly used to describe the behavior of adults who have engaged in child molestation or child sexual abuse. Similarly, adults who have sexually abused children are often called pedophiles
. When used in this way (and this is the most common usage), the reference is to the behavior of the child molester and not to a psychological or psychiatric diagnosis of pedophilia according to the DSM-IV or some other widely accepted standard.