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Wait. Gay Men Might Actually Be Less Prone to Urges to Sexually Abuse Children?

Science confuses us! Science threatens us! Science … defends us? “MRI research has found very large differences in brain structure between men who have a sexual preference for children and those who have a sexual preference for adults. These differences were detected as regions of low density in brain tissue called white matter. White matter is what connects the various parts of the brain, enabling it to function as a whole. The white matter that is affected in pedophilia and hebephilia is the white matter that connects the parts of the brain that respond to sexual images. (Specifically, these regions were the superior occipitofrontal fasciculus and the arcuate fasciculus.) There does not exist any evidence that gay men share this feature of decreased white matter. In fact, there is some evidence that gay men have areas of more white matter than straight men, in at least some parts of the brain (called the corpus callosum).” That’s pedophilia researcher Dr. James Cantor, editor-in-chief of Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, and someone we trust a smidge more than Bill Donohue on these matters. On the downside, Dr. Cantor also says evidence suggests pedophilia is, like heterosexuality or homosexuality, an immutable characteristic. That is: unable to be changed, even through therapy. [CNN]