The Mind of a Pedophile

You don’t want to read this article, but you really must. I am a pastor, and the safety of our children is of paramount importance to me, and I am sure it is to you as well. “In Plain View” will help you understand how a pedophile operates as a predator, and knowing this information can keep you from being duped. The average pedophile is not some dirty old man luring in children with candy. He is a doctor, or teacher, or a member of the clergy. He is a nice family man who looks humble and gracious and serving. In reality, he is ingratiating himself to you so that you will feel safe around him, so you will feel safe with your children around him. Seriously, read this article in the New Yorker in order to equip yourself to take care of your children.

About Brad Williams

Brad is the pastor of a Baptist church in a small town in Alabama. Brad has a lovely wife, two children, two dogs, a cat, a turtle, and five bee hives. Besides the incredible fact that he managed to persuade his wife to marry him, he is proud that he served six years in the Army National Guard, managed to graduate college with an English Lit. degree, graduate seminary, and finish the original Bard's Tale as a youngster by making maps on graph paper.

  • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/christandpopculture Brad Williams

    We are not condemning sexual arousal; we are condemning child rapists. The safety and well being of a pedophile is not our first concern, as you should also understand: it is the safety and well-being of the innocent children that pedophiles prey upon. We don’t send pedophiles to prison to simply help pedophiles; we send them there to keep them away from prison and punish them for a crime.

    I am glad that you are getting help from a support group. I truly hope that people are helping you realize that this is wrong and that acting upon that impulse is criminal.

    Again, I’m not saying that we ought to condemn people for perverse thoughts that they struggle with, but if someone crosses the line between thinking about it and actually acting on it by molesting a child, then yes, we will condemn them.

  • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/christandpopculture Brad Williams

    That should be “to keep them away from children”, not “to keep them away from prison.”

  • Rob

    I think it’s an extremely complicated subject. I agree with the idea that individuals cannot control what they are attracted to, however I also agree that we CAN and SHOULD control whether to act on those impulses or not. Our society has set boundaries and limits on what we can and cannot do (legally speaking), not to mention some acts (such as molestation) have very negative and profoundly damaging effects on children. I think the individual who has the problem (ie. acting on impulses with self-gratification as motive) should be separated from the community, but I also think they need to learn how to control themselves, and that is probably best accomplished with support of some type. I guess a support group is as good a place as any. I honestly don’t know what the answer is because I personally do not have to deal with this issue. However, I do know how to control my behaviors when it comes to impulses that I know are wrong, such as crashing my car into someone that makes me angry on the highway (!). I try to understand all things that people do without judgment, but I also think we have responsibility to protect each other; especially children.

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  • Uluru Romper Stomper

    The Lord helps those that help themselves. Amen

  • kane chiero

    Death penalty for pedophiles
    I support the death penalty for pedophiles. “Pedophilia is a paraphilia that involves an abnormal interest in children. Pedophilia is also a psychosexual disorder in which the fantasy or actual act of engaging in sexual activity with prepubertal children is the preferred or exclusive means of achieving sexual excitement and gratification. It may be directed toward children of the same sex or children of the other sex. Some pedophiles are attracted to both boys and girls. Some are attracted only to children, while others are attracted to adults as well as to children” (quote from http://www.minddisorders.com) I believe that any man who rapes a child should be put to death. Some people have different opinions on the matter but I fully believe in it. I will explain why I think pedophiles should be sentenced to death.
    I don’t think that pedophiles should be rehabilitated, but instead be put to death. Some people think that you should just sentence them to prison and they can learn their lesson. If you send a pedophile to prison he will not be rehabilitated, but get worse because they get sex deprived while there in prison, then get let on parole, and rape another child. I don’t think we can risk our kids getting molested and raped.
    Statutory rape should be the same as rape if the child is under thirteen. The definition of statutory rape is “Sexual relations with a willing person who has not reached the statutory age of consent.” The argument is what if the child came on to the offender? Children under age of thirteen are physically and mentally deemed incapable of understanding sexual intercourse. Because children don’t understand sexual intercourse, it should be considered rape or sexual assault.

  • kane chiero

    im only 16 and im doing pedophilia as an essay in my class

  • charlotte.quevedo

    I cannot believe that someone actually thinks that anyone cares about what sex offenders feel and how they cannot help it if they are attracted to children. We care about children’s safety and their right to grow up and decide at a mature age whom they will form relationships with. Your sexual desires are ruining people’s lives. If you want to put a child thru the excruciating physical and emotional pain of being raped, or engaging them in an act that they have not been able to grow up and calculate with an adult reasoning faculty, then no…you do not deserve to die…that would be too nice. You should go to prison and get brutally raped for the rest of your life so you can suffer. I would hope you could experience some very painful sexual abuse. If you are attracted to a minor, that is not the minor’s problem, nor the poor parents who put him or her into the world hoping for the best life possible. Tell someone about your feelings and get yourself separated from this young person, or whoever it is. Pray to God and ask him to help you overcome these harmful feelings that can selfishly damage both your life and the child’s. Everyone faces various temptations and trials in life and while none of us is perfect, destroying innocent ppl’s lives should never go underpunished.


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