This blog originally founded by Blogger who holds a theological degree and a doctorate in Counseling Psychology. Taught Psychology for 32 years and is now Professor Emeritus. Is a board-certified psychologist and was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in his profession. Ministered as a chaplain, and pastored Baptist and Episcopal churches. Publications cover the integration of psychology and theology. Served in the Army, the Merchant Marines and the Peace Corps.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Anyone Calling Roy Moore a Pedophile Slanders Him

  
I am writing this as a board-certified psychologist. Though it will not matter to the Roy Moore lynch mobs, even if he did what he is being accused of, he is not a pedophile.

First of all, until recently it was perfectly legal to court and marry a 14-year old in Alabama.

Second, 16 years old was the age of consent. So it was perfectly legal to date 16 year olds. (The rape story has pretty much been discounted.)

Even applying today’s standards, the ICD 10, the diagnostic manual we use to diagnose emotional problems uses 13 years old and below as the cut off for Pedophilia.

Therefore anyone who accuses Roy Moore of Pedophilia is actually guilty of slander even if he did anything.

2 comments:

The Elohim not posting as Anonymous said...

"First of all, until recently it was perfectly legal to court and marry a 14-year old in Alabama.

Second, 16 years old was the age of consent. So it was perfectly legal to date 16 year olds."
I wonder why it's not still legal?

"....until recently...."
How recently?

guy faulkes said...

"I wonder why it's not still legal?" - Goofus

And I wonder why it is legal to murder an unborn baby in the womb.