Pedophiles are rebranding themselves as “MAPs” or “Minor Attracted Persons” in an effort to gain acceptance and be included into the LGBT community.

According to Urban Dictionary, the blanket term MAP includes infantophiles (infants), pedophiles (pre-pubescent children), hebephiles (pubescent children), and ephebophiles (post-pubescent children). Some MAPs also refer to themselves as NOMAPs or “Non-Offending Minor Attracted Persons”.

These pedophiles seek to be a part of the LGBT+ community, even going so far as to make a “Pride” flag for Gay Pride Month.

The “MAP/NOMAP community” tries to pull at people’s heartstrings by claiming that pedophiles are misunderstood marginalized people, and that as long as their attraction to children is not acted upon —  or in some cases when they get permission from the child — that they should not be villainized.

Sites such as “The Prevention Project” claim to be aimed at helping children, posting quotes like the one below, reminiscent of testimonials of struggling gay youth, under headlines like “everyone needs support”.

“John” was suicidal. He had been bullied by trolls on social media for most of his life for being different. The bullies were primarily people who claimed, based on their  religious beliefs, that “John” was going to hell and deserved to die. They described how they would kill him on his twitter page and people supported their hate. Desperate for help, John sought treatment for his shame, depression, and suicidality. Although he was scared to share about himself with a stranger, he felt desperate for help as he had NO desire to harm anyone, ever. Once he shared about his attraction to children, his therapist told him, “I don’t treat sex offenders.”

Many blogs exist on Tumblr showing support for MAPs, claiming that they should be a part of the LGBT community and attempting to create “safe spaces” for these “minor attracted persons”. The blog “Pedophiles about Pedophilia” also presents many sob stories of “marginalized” pedophiles in pretty pastel colors, claiming that they mean no harm and just want to be loved like everyone else as shown in such headlines as “Why Pedophilia And Pedophiles Are Not A Risk To Children”, “Growing Up A Pedophile” and “How I came out as an anti-contact pedophile to the woman I love”.

This name change seems to follow in the liberal trend of rebranding things by giving them more “politically correct” names, but is the next step really normalizing pedophilia?


The ‘Minor Attracted Persons’ Flag Appears to Be a Hoax to Connect LGBTQs with Pedophilia

The LGBT! community has been attacked by accusations of pedophilia since the beginning of the movement. The latest warning is that ‘Minor Attracted Persons,’ a fancy term for ‘pedophiles,’ have developed their own Pride Flag. But have they really?

There have beena number of warnings on Twitter and other social networks alerting underage people about the flag above. The general tone is that “Minor Attracted Persons” are using the flag and term to “soften the idea of pedophilia.” But it’s unclear that this is truly the case.

Firstly, yes, “Minor Attracted Persons” is a term used by some pedophile support groups. Groups like Virtuous Pedophiles and The Prevention Project, are for people who feel a sexual attraction to children but who have never, and would never, act on that attraction.

According to the Virtuous Pedophiles website, “Our highest priority is to help pedophiles never abuse children.” The group’s three guiding principles are:

“Sexual activity between an adult and a child is always wrong.

“We oppose legalizing adult/child sexual activity or making it in any way more accepted.

“Some people cannot believe that pedophiles would hold these beliefs. We do. They are the foundation of everything we do.”

And if you look over these groups’ sites, you won’t see any Pride flag, let alone the one pictured above. And, in fact, a Pride flag seems to run counter to their entire mission. These groups are about helping people deal with pedophilic attraction to control and get rid of it, not embrace it.

Of course, there are pro-pedophilia groups. Everyone already knows about NAMBLA, the North American Man Boy Love Association. But even NAMBLA doesn’t appear to be embracing this flag. Nor do they use the term “Minor Attracted Persons.”

A Google search for “Minor Attracted Persons” only brings up support groups like Virtuous Pedophiles and web users warning others about “Minor Attracted Persons” coming for your kids.

As far as we can tell, the warnings about the Minor Attracted Persons flag appear to be a hoax, similar to last year’s “Clovergender” hoax.

In that one, trolls from 4chan decided to “creat[e] a new gender to troll SJWs with.” Clovergender, taking its name from 4chan’s logo of a four-leaf clover, alleged to be “a child trapped in a man’s body who is attracted to other children.”

A spokesperson for Virtuous Pedophiles told Hornet that they had also only seen the flag in warnings and hadn’t seen the flag discussed amongst their members.

We’re pretty confident this is another fear-mongering hoax.

Do you think the “Minor Attracted Persons” Pride flag is real?

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