According to the perennially-wrong Bryan Fischer, if you allow gay marriage, you’re literally slippery-sloping right into sex with animals. Apparently, the only thing keeping Fischer from having sex with animals is the continued oppression of gays, so whatever you do, either keep the laws barring homosexuals from having equal rights, or keep Fischer away from your livestock.
About that Canada “lawsuit” he mentions, the APA was considering reclassifying pedophilia in parallel with gender identity disorder, but apparently didn’t go through with it. (If he’s talking about something else, I don’t know what.) Here’s the thing though — the targets-of-interest of pedophiles are demonstrably harmed by predations by these folks.
While I have the humanity to say that pedophiles should be helped to cope with their orientation such that they don’t harm children, I don’t have the temerity to say that there’s “nothing wrong” with that orientation. The fact that if they act on their orientation they hurt children, means we have to prevent them from acting on their orientation. It’s sad that someone could be born with a disorder that results in them hurting society, but we don’t say “murderous psychopaths are born that way and can’t be helped” and let them do their damage.
How any of this leads to zoophilia as a valid and supportable sexual orientation, I don’t know. Consider that the way you tell the difference between sexy fun times and sexual assault is informed consent. With that fact in mind, why might pedophilia (hebephilia) or zoophilia be societally-unsupportable paraphilias, where homosexuality is perfectly defensible?
It’s a rhetorical question with an obvious answer, but I suspect someone will come along and both ignore that question and answer, and the evidence Stephanie presented in the aforementioned post about hebephilia.
Fischer’s conflation of defensible and indefensible paraphilias is odious. But maybe he was born with a disorder that gives him sexual gratification for being bigoted, the religious motivation for his bigotry coming later.