Not to be rude, but I'm going by the scientific view here, not the culture. I meant no insult, simply point out why it's dangerous to bring up in today's culture of 24 hour news because you know that a shit ton of people would believe it and start shouting it everywhere.
But pedophilia is a mental disorder whereas homosexuality is not. You said "sadly, the connection between them is there and it incredibly hard to ignore." There is no connection. If you mean connections on the level of it being a sexual behavior then why just say there is a connection between gay and pedos? You're implying that not only is there a connection, but they're both disorders and both caused by the same thing. They are not. If pedophilia comes from the same place homosexuality does then it comes from the same place heterosexuality does. Charges of pedophilia and comparisons between pedophiles and gays have been used for centuries as an excuse to persecute homosexuals, throw them in prison, or execute them. In fact, charges of pedophilia are still used today as a means to discriminate against homosexuals. You can see why your comments have thrown up red flags with me.
Also, here is another statement that has me upset: "No one really wants to denounce homosexuality, even some of the right, but then you have pedophilia here which seems to have a similar reason for being." No, not a similar reason at all. At all. I know you're not saying homosexuality = pedophilia, but you're damn close and that's not good.
See, I get what you're saying but the way you are saying it implies you believe the pedophilia and homosexuality are caused by the same thing. You're also implying that the science is settled on that issue while it is most certainly not. Homosexuality is not a learned behavior like pedophilia can be. It is separate from pedophilia. Homosexuality is just a point on the spectrum of sexual orientation. Pedophilia is not a part of that spectrum at all. Homosexuality is an observable phenomena in the animal kingdom in a wide variety of species... pedophilia is not. They are separate. Homosexuality is healthy, pedophilia is not.
Homosexuality and pedophilia should never be compared, as there is nothing to compare. They are two totally different things.