Milo, CPAC, Homosexuality and Pedophilia

Milo has provided a window into a disturbing aspect of gay culture.

By Michael Brown Published on February 20, 2017

Conservative gay activist Milo Yiannopoulos is surrounded by controversy yet again, first because he was invited by the conservative giant CPAC to keynote their next conference, then because he was dropped after critics posted several audio clips in which he apparently endorsed pedophilia, and now because of his statement strongly denouncing pedophilia, speaking as a child abuse victim himself. What are we to make of all this?

What to Make of Milo

First, it was an error for CPAC to invite Milo to keynote, despite his rhetorical brilliance and his ability to dismantle and expose today’s ridiculous PC extremes.

It’s one thing for Milo to speak on college campuses and other settings, where he can also be himself, including using his full range of profanity, vulgarity, and gay flaunting. It’s another thing for CPAC to celebrate an out and proud homosexual as one of its champions (after all, that’s part of being a keynote speaker at a conference of this kind; you are invited because of your leadership and your voice).

I gladly interviewed Milo on my radio show and would gladly do so again, but I would not invite him to be the graduation speaker at my organization’s school of ministry. And while CPAC is a political organization rather than a religious one, if it fails to hold the line on gay activism, it will cease to be truly conservative.

Second, while denouncing pedophilia (which is something every gay man I have ever talked to about this has done, without equivocation), Milo drew attention to the fact that many older gay men are involved with much younger gay men (commonly called “boys,” according to Milo), a practice defended in 2013 by the influential gay journalist Michelangelo Signorile, who noted that, “Historically, gay men have engaged in intergenerational sexual encounters, brief romances and long-term relationships — among consenting adults — probably much more than straight people have.”

And although Milo alleges that these aforementioned “boys” are all of the age of consent, it is no secret that gay activists have often been at the forefront of pushing for the lowering of the age of consent. (For a 2010 example from England, see here.) It is also no secret that gay literature through the centuries has celebrated the “love” of grown men and boys, and in these cases, there is no doubt that they were minors rather than young men.

8 Principal Arguments to Defend “Man-Boy Love”

As I demonstrated in painstaking detail in A Queer Thing Happened to America, the identical arguments that have been used by gay activists to defend homosexuality have also been used by advocates of so-called “man-boy love” (or, in its sanitized form, “intergenerational intimacy”).

The 8 principal arguments I listed were:

  • Pedophilia is innate and immutable. (This is increasingly accepted by scientists, who now call for sympathy for the pedophile’s struggles, while continuing to denounce their actions. It is also becoming more common to classify pedophilia as a sexual orientation.)
  • Pederasty is richly attested in many different cultures throughout history.
  • The claim that adult-child sexual relationships cause harm is greatly overstated and often completely inaccurate.
  • Consensual adult-child sex can actually be beneficial to the child.
  • Pederasty should not be classified as a mental disorder, since it does not cause distress to the pederast to have these desires and since the pederast can function as a normal, contributing member of society.
  • Many of the illustrious homosexuals of the past were actually pedophiles.
  • People are against intergenerational intimacy because of antiquated social standards and puritanical sexual phobias.
  • This is all about love and equality and liberation.

As I noted in 2011, “none of these arguments should surprise us. After all, the age of increasing sexual anarchy in which we live is a fruit of the sexual revolution of the 1960’s, and the seeds of sexual anarchy were sown already by Alfred Kinsey in the late 1940’s, as Prof. Judith Reisman has tirelessly documented. And it was Kinsey, after all, who relied on the research of pedophiles to document the sexual responses of infants and children.”

To repeat: Every gay man who has ever commented to me about pedophilia seemed as repulsed as I was to the thought of an adult sexually abusing a child, and I’m absolutely not equating homosexuality with pedophilia.

But I am saying that, whereas most heterosexual teens who lose their virginity do so with their peers (schoolmates and the like, perhaps just a few years older than them), there is a disproportionate amount of intergenerational sex among homosexuals, often involving older men and boys (by which I do mean boys).

In the aftermath of the arrest of child abuser Jerry Sandusky, I noted that the acclaimed gay journalist Randy Shilts stated that “at age 11, [gay icon Harvey] Milk began attending performances of the New York Metropolitan Opera where he met with ‘wandering hands’ and soon was engaged in ‘brief trysts [with grown men] after the performances.’ While still in junior high, he ‘dove headfirst into the newly discovered subculture,’ and by the age of 14, Milk was ‘leading an active homosexual life.’”

This led to the obvious question: Were the men who were sexually involved with Harvey Milk much better than Jerry Sandusky? And can an 11-year-old give truly informed consent to such acts?

Shilts also wrote that as Milk grew older, the pattern reversed itself to the point that, at age 33, he hooked up with a 16-year-old named Jack McKinley, one of a number of younger men with whom he was intimate. How common was Milk’s experience among gay men?

I suggest that Milo has provided a window into a disturbing aspect of gay culture, one in which gay men do not abduct children and abuse them but one in which they do engage in sexual and romantic relationships with minors — unless we are actually to believe that when gay men speak about having sex with “boys,” they mean, “but only those who are consenting adults!”

I think not.

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  • Very well written, Dr. Brown. Thank you for helping sort out this mess. I found Yiannopoulos’s video on his Facebook page (posted around 4PM Feb. 20th) very compelling but not enough. I’m very concerned about this young man.

  • Autrey Windle

    With respect, Dr. Brown, I am a fan of your writing but on this issue I can hardly believe some of your naivety. How do you and others think homosexuality happens? It happens because it happened to the homosexuals when they were sexualized by adults when they were children. We can have a conversation anytime you like if you really want to know how I know about these things. What I know is well documented in the books on such subjects that the professions use to help these often criminal unfortunates. To allow untreated adult homosexuals to dignify their perverse lifestyles by acceptance of their supposition of civilized reason for being perverse is insanity. All this tiptoe lip-service about confronting the ‘gay’ issues with tolerance and civility reminds me of trying to help a drug addict or alcoholic by gently cutting back their drinking or drugs. It is unkind and ineffective. You don’t teach a child not to shoplift by telling him he can only steal penny candy. It is time we stand for right behavior and stand against perverse damaging behavior. I doubt Jesus would have said it was O.K. to harm only one child as long as you don’t harm all children.

    • CbinJ

      As a matter of fact I recall Jesus saying, “It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were cast into the sea than that he should cause one of these little ones to sin.” (Luke 17:2)

      Also, of course not ALL people who struggle with homosexuality were abused, but it is fair to say the vast number suffered some kind of abuse, neglect, or dysfunction that led them down that path. Dr. Brown mentions homosexual adults, but homosexuality is one of the most immature behaviors in which an “adult” (especially men) can partake. A man who shuns women or greater purposes and responsibilities in favor of homosexual behavior isn’t acting like much of a man at all.

    • Patmos

      Dr. Brown hardly tiptoes around the issue, and I have seen no sign that he is tolerant of The LGBT lifestyle. He’s one of the few people on the front lines, and handles things the way they should be handled: with firmness and compassion. Without firmness you risk letting the line get pushed back, and without compassion you risk hardening a person’s heart which makes it more difficult to help them.

      Some scripture to back it up: Jesus told the adulteress neither do I condemn you, and also told her go forth and sin no more. Paul wrote to the church at Ephesus, be ye angry and sin not, neither give place to the devil.

    • Tom Rath

      You should write a paper.

  • CbinJ

    Completely agree, Dr. Brown. I think one point to add is that (and you allude to it): the nature of defining someone as homosexual automatically sexualizes the person because homosexuality is inherently, well, sexual. Homosexuality is lust, period. Heterosexuality has a facet of complementarianism that can be completely extricated from sexual expression. The fact that Leftists encourage youth to “come out” or identify as homosexual or bisexual (which is full on sexual rebellion, unadulterated lust), shows how willing they (Leftists) are to sexualize children. Even those who aren’t advocating outright pedohile behavior are still doing evil, perverting children and adults alike by filtering everything through the lense of sex. I’m proud to say (I am a millennial), I did not even know homosexuality was a concept that existed until I was maybe 18 or so (when I got to college). I didn’t even grow up in a traditional Christian home (I grew up pretty secular), evenso my parents did a great job of insulating me from any knowledge of adult ideas until I was an adult. Leave the children alone! Purity and innocence maybe ideals, but they are not completely unachieveable goals especially when protecting children.

  • Deb Schultz

    Thank you, Dr. Brown, for all your good work, including this article. i have actually been saying much the same for quite a few years only to be met with “unpleasant” responses by many. i think you make a very good point by saying Mr. Yiannopoulos should not have been invited by CPAC to begin with. Again, thank you very much, Sir, and may God richly bless you and yours.

  • Patmos

    Thank you Dr. Brown, your work is not in vain.

  • Triple T

    But notice how we aren’t burning things down, destroying property and assaulting people because we are opposed to what he is saying. Take notice, Left.

  • Liz Litts

    In all the ‘arguments’ I did not hear one word about the effects on the victim of the abuse. It’s all about the victimiser and what they want.

  • Herma Hudek

    Arrest him………“Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him if a great millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea. Mark 9:42

  • Royce E. Van Blaricome

    In the video referenced in this article Dr. Brown says, “”He’s an openly gay man and he is a strong moral social conservative.” Whaaaaaaat?? Wanna explain that one Dr. Brown?

  • Gary

    Given the things homosexuals do in order to participate in homosexual behavior, I don’t take seriously any claim they might make that they consider pedophilia to be immoral. They have no credibility about anything concerning morals.

  • faithful

    Good article – begs the question…how to teach our children to report these behaviors and not be shame or coerced by the perpetrator no matter what the experience…

  • stan schmunk

    And you’d have him on your show again? Really?

  • gretchen horton

    Too much information…..

  • Ronald Freitas

    Homosexuality and pedophilia go hand-in-hand you are a f****** fool if you do not believe that and you don’t love your children. Keep your children away from homosexual predators. When a pedophile is caught in the act of molesting a child he will admit he is a homosexual. One third of the pedophile crime committed in America is committed by homosexuals who are only 3% of the population.

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