Saturday, July 18, 2015

The link between homosexuality and pederasty

Homosexual apologists often bristle at moral comparisons between homosexuality and pederasty. When Christians bring this up, they treat that comparison as scurrilous and defamatory. But consider the linkage in academia. Consider all the sympathetic articles on pederasty in the Journal of Homosexuality. It isn't just Christians, but homosexual academics who are making that linkage. Consider sympathetic articles on pederasty in the Journal of Homosexuality (or the Journal of Psychology and Human Sexuality):

The  Journal of Homosexuality is an internationally acclaimed, peer-reviewed publication devoted to publishing a wide variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary scholarship to foster a thorough understanding of the complexities, nuances, and the multifaceted aspects of sexuality and gender. The chief aim of the journal is to publish thought-provoking scholarship by researchers, community activists, and scholars who employ a range of research methodologies and who offer a variety of perspectives to continue shaping knowledge production in the arenas of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) studies and queer studies.

Volume 49, Issue 3-4, December 2005, pages 63-85
Published online: 22 Sep 2008
Volume 49, Issue 3-4, December 2005, pages 137-171
Published online: 22 Sep 2008
Volume 20, Issue 1-2, February 1991, pages 13-30
Published online: 22 Mar 2012
Volume 3, Issue 3, May 1978, pages 291-300
Published online: 18 Oct 2010
Volume 49, Issue 3-4, December 2005, pages 13-61
Published online: 22 Sep 2008

1 comment:

  1. J Homosex. 1999;37(1):3-24.
    Twenty years of the Journal of Homosexuality: a bibliometric examination of the first 24 volumes, 1974-1993.
    Joyce S, Schrader AM.
    This study examines and evaluates the contents of the first 24 volumes of Journal of Homosexuality (JH), from 1974 to 1993. Data from each issue of JH, in terms of source articles and contributing authors, were collected and analyzed. JH is shown to be a scholarly journal, with high rates of citations per article, high levels of author education, a prevalence of scholarly methodological approaches, and a low rate of self-citation. Articles that disseminated the findings of empirical research noticeably decreased over time, while articles focusing on historical analysis noticeably increased. This trend was consonant with the change over time of JH's mission statement and editorial policy.

    I couldn't (freely) find what the change in mission was, but notice the change in methodology. This change from an empirical to historical emphasis could be due to (1) generally unfavorable sociological statistical outcomes and (2) the ease of positively recasting historical narratives.