According to Mirjam Heine, pedophilia is just another sexual orientation like heterosexuality. Pedophiles are born that way, she says, and thus deserve to be treated just like everybody else without having to be shamed or mocked.
Because "anyone could be born a pedophile," it's important to treat pedophiles with dignity, Heine says. And while she does admit that living out one's life as a pedophile "will end in disaster," she insists that it's not because of the practice itself, but rather because of how society treats pedophiles.
"We shouldn't increase the sufferings of pedophiles by excluding them, by blaming and mocking them," Heine is quoted as saying, adding that it's a problem that pedophiles are currently unable to "be completely frank with someone else" about their sexual attractions to children.
"By doing that, we increase their isolation and we increase the chance of child sexual abuse."
While the vast majority of people would agree that pedophiles aren't just like everybody else, Heine says they are. Just as all the rest of us "are not responsible for our feelings," Heine argues, neither are pedophiles.
"We do not choose them ... but it is our responsibility to ... overcome our negative feelings about pedophiles and to treat them with the same respect we treat other people with," she told her audience.
Perhaps not surprisingly, Heine's statements drew intense criticism – so much so that TEDX ultimately decided to pull her video from its official YouTube account. Heine herself had asked that the video be pulled as well, on the grounds that it would lead to "serious misinterpretation," as well as put her own personal safety at risk.
Meanwhile, TEDx has long disallowed any talks about the dangers of GMOs, having published a letter back in 2012 explaining that any discussion of GMOs (genetically-modified organisms) in a negative light represents "pseudoscience," and won't be tolerated.
In a further effort to "reject bad science, pseudoscience and health hoaxes," TEDx also shies away from allowing its speakers to talk about the benefits of organic foods, as well as health-promoting natural compounds like curcumin (turmeric) that offer functional benefits to the human body.
So while it's no big deal at TEDx for promoters of pedophilia to wax poetic about adult-child sex, any serious discussion about the dangers of industrial agriculture, for instance, is completely off limits – because we certainly can't have academics thinking critically about the safety of the food supply now can we?
This same TEDx letter also takes a swipe at people who criticize vaccines, claiming that they, too, are spreading the type of pseudoscience that's no longer allowed at TEDx.
"Andrew Wakefield's attempt to link autism and vaccines was exposed as a hoax last year," the letter falsely claimed, pointing to the witch hunt against Dr. Wakefield by the vaccine mafia as some kind of "proof" that his observations about the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine harming children were false.
What this all suggests is that TEDx is no longer about the sharing of ideas, but rather about the perpetuation of politically correct dogma. Pedophiles and transgenders are now celebrated at TEDx, while honest inquiry into food and vaccine science isn't.
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