Todd Nickerson, a 43-year-old from Tenn., said he is part of the emerging “virtuous pedophiles” movement, which its members describe themselves as “ethical pedophiles” and “gold-star pedophiles.”
“I am a pedophile. I’m not a monster,” he said in an interview with Barcroft TV. “I have the attraction but I don’t act on it.”
“I have never ever sexually abused a child and I never will. I do not look at child porn, I never will.”
Nickerson said he is attracted to children as young as three and that he was the victim of molestation when he was seven, which he admits may have been a “contributing factor” of his pedophilia.
“If you look at history, there is always one minority that everybody kind of persecutes and I think at the moment we’re it,” he stated, adding that he wants to end the demonization of pedophiles. “I would like to see some protections for people like me, protections against being fired from their job and being protected from violence.”
He came into public spotlight in Sept. 2015 when left-wing outlet Salon.com published his op/ed asking Americans to “learn to accept” pedophiles and become “understanding and supportive” of their “sexual orientation.”
“So, please, be understanding and supportive,” pedophile Todd Nickerson wrote. “It’s really all we ask of you.”
But why is the left-wing media using pedophiles like Nickerson to try to normalize pedophilia?
It’s because the progressive left has adopted a moral relativist philosophy in which there are no absolute moral standards which transcends individual or societal opinions.
In other words, unlike Judeo-Christian philosophy which places God as the absolute moral authority above man, moral relativism suggests that there is no objective right or wrong; rather, each individual makes up his own “moral standards” which are not really standards at all, just a personal preference as to what’s “right or wrong.”
And this difference is pretty simple to understand once you look at it politically: Judeo-Christian morality formed the basis of the American rule of law, in which no one is above the Constitution, the absolute law of the land.
We are a nation of laws, not of men, as the oft-quoted statement goes.
Now it makes sense why so many leftists are constantly attacking the Constitution, and why Hillary Clinton saw herself as above the law.
This rejection of objective standards in favor of moral relativism is exactly why the left is increasingly defending pedophiles: under moral relativism, to say pedophilia is wrong is no different than saying the color yellow is ugly.
And that’s a dilemma for Nickerson. He says he’s a pedophile who won’t act on his urges, which is noteworthy, but under moral relativism, his viewpoint won’t necessarily stop pedophiles who do prey on children because there is no good or evil independent of societal preferences.
If society is okay with predatory pedophilia, then it’s not evil, according to moral relativism.
Hence it’s pretty easy to see why so many civilizations have self-destructed throughout history, and why so many leftists suffer from cognitive dissonance when confronted with “red pill” truth.
As George Washington said in his 1796 Farewell Speech:
“Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens.”