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Your guest, Patrick Boyle, made statements that have prompted me to write:
. . . victims who, generally, went along with the abuse . . .
. . . they (perpetrators) seduced their victims; they didn't force them to have sex . . .
Is this what your guest would have said to HIS son, standing with a betrayed heart and tear stained check - that after all, he "went along" with the abuse - he wasn't "forced" to have sex, he was simply "seduced"? Seriously?
. . . (perpetrator's) generally view these relationships as romantic, or at least playful, much as heterosexuals do . . .
Okay, don't know about your guest, but most of the heterosexual adults I know DO NOT have sex with children, playful or otherwise.
Our society has decided that sex with children is legally wrong. Most of us find it morally repugnant. I think your guest may have been seduced by the dark side - there may be good reasons he chooses to so closely identify with the perspective of the abuser.
Either way, Mr. Boyle's remarks appear insenstive, hurtful and dismissive to the survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
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