An Erie, Pennsylvania licensed therapist who goes by she/her pronouns posted one of the vilest videos on the internet coming to the defense of child sex offenders. First and foremost, as liberals do, she replaced the actual word or words that these monsters are with a nonsensical one.
In this case, instead of pedophile or sex offender, this therapist refers to the people she counsels as “minor-attracted persons.” Creating a video for YouTube, Miranda Galbreath went on a defensive rant saying the offenders are “probably the most vilified population of folks in our culture.”
Galbreath says these individuals don’t choose to be attracted to children, they just are; and of varying ages. She also claimed that “many minor-attracted persons never act on their attraction” and blamed incorrect assumptions about this cohort of criminals, with generating harm to an “already marginalized population.”
“The term pedophile has moved from being a diagnostic label to being a judgmental, hurtful insult that we hurl at people in order to harm them or slander them,” Galbreath said. “I also like to use person-first language that recognizes that any label we apply to a person is only part of who they are and doesn’t represent everything that they are.”
“[Minor-attracted person] simply means that the person has an enduring sexual or romantic attraction to minors. They have not chosen this attraction, just as the rest of us have not chosen whatever our attraction is,” Galbreath said. “You don’t get to choose to be heterosexual or to be gay or whatever you are, and you don’t get to choose to be a minor-attracted person.”
At the end of the video Galbreath lays out some resources for “minor-attracted persons” to find community and support.