[Ed. – Sick. And not in a good way.]
The Daily Mail reports how child abusers were able to get away with their crimes for more than a decade because the ultra-liberal elite who ran the local authority were convinced that anyone who blew the whistle on them was motivated by homophobia.
Victims now believe that the council adopted this view thanks to lobbying by a group called the ‘Paedophile Information Exchange’ (PIE), who tried to ally themselves to the gay rights movement and called for the ‘liberation’ of paedophiles. PIE campaigned to abolish laws on the age of consent and called for an end to ‘discrimination’ against paedophiles, or ‘child lovers’ as they preferred to be known.
PIE produced a leaflet entitled ‘Paedophilia: Some Questions and Answers’, which, the Mail reports, stated: “Homosexuals are now widely regarded as ordinary, healthy people — a minority, but no more “ill” than the minority who are left-handed. There is no reason why paedophilia should not win similar acceptance.”
It was by trying to ally themselves with the campaign for gay rights that they hoped to gain credibility among left-wing circles. At one point the group is reported to have had over 1,000 members and in 1975 managed to gain affiliate status with the National Council for Civil Liberties (NCCL).