In 1986 Tatchell penned an article 'questioning ages of majority and ages of consent' for a pro-paedophilia book, Betrayal of Youth, (BoY) edited by the then vice-chairperson of the notorious Paedophile Information Exchange, most of whose leaders ended up in jail for distributing obscene images of children and/or contact lists. Images of the pages have been on our website for a year now and have prompted Tatchell to put a disclaimer on his website.
It says, 'I do not support adults having sex with children.' But 'BoY' and his article in it called for the abolition of all ages of consent. You can't abolish ages of consent without facilitating adults having sex with children. In BoY, its editor wrote plainly: 'The mere fact of an adult having consensual sex with a child should not of itself be construed as an abuse.'
In 1997, Tatchell wrote to the Guardian to say: ‘Several of my friends – gay and straight, male and female – had sex with adults from the ages of nine to 13. None feel they were abused. All say it was their conscious choice and gave them great joy.’ We read no condemnation from him of this 'intergenerational sex'.
More recently, on his own website, he calls for an age-of-consent law which would accommodate the supposed needs of a 12-year-old boy to have sex with men. I have met Peter Tatchell on more than one occasion. He really needs our prayers, and I do pray he is a fool rather than a knave. But he needs to be opposed.
Apparently, he praised Liberal Judaism at the dinner 'for its same-sex commitment ceremonies' and told the JGLG that 'the UK had become one of the most progressive societies in the Western world in terms of gay rights'. How much more 'progressive' we could become in advancing the 'human rights' of paedophiles if he and his co-contributors to BoY had their way.