It looks like APA are retracting their statement as they experience pressure from different groups calling it out of bounds! http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/oct/31/apa-correct-manual-clarification-pedophilia-not-se/
With the recent publication of the American Psychiatric Association on the controversial Pedophilia case, there has been a major outrage among pro-family groups of what the agenda is behind the action. In Charisma news website where I first saw the announcement, it said that:
A shocking announcement made by the American Psychological Association (APA) in its latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders caused an uproar among pro-family organizations and many others, as the APA states it now classifies pedophilia as a sexual orientation or preference instead of a disorder.
Sandy Rios, cultural expert and talk show host on the American Family Radio network, has issued a statement on behalf of the American Family Association in response to the APA’s position on pedophilia:
“Just as the APA declared homosexuality an ‘orientation’ under tremendous pressure from homosexual activists in the mid-’70s, now, under pressure from pedophile activists, they have declared the desire for sex with children an ‘orientation,’ too. It’s not hard to see where this will lead. More children will become sexual prey.
got the news excerpts here
With our culture trying to challenge biblical principles of manhood, sexuality, womanhood and love – we are seeing more and more the moral degradation of our nation and our culture. This is all done in the name of love, acceptance and liberalism. I hope this is a wake up call for us Filipinos to guard the good deposit given to us. As a nation, we have to fight for our constitution. Manhood and sexuality has been challenged in the past few years. We cannot give up the fight. Ang hirap pa sa bansa natin, gustong gusto natin gayahin ang western and liberal ideologies. Di ko sinasabi na papasa sa bansa na in the near future na ang pedophilia ay sexual orientation pero kung paano naisulong ang pagpasok na liberal na edukasyon sa sexualidad in the school and now the divroce bill and the same sex rights and marriage – di tayo nalalayo sa posibilidad na maging parang Amerika pagdating sa pagkaluwag ng moralidad natin.