The Public Interest

Pedophilia and the culture wars

G. E. Zuriff

Winter 2000

DR. Laura was outraged. The widely syndicated talk radio guru devoted her March 22 radio show, with an estimated audience of 18 million listeners, as well as a May 12 news conference, to an attack on “garbage science” and those who would “sexualize our children, normalize pedophilia, and further destroy the family.” The target of her anger was the venerable American Psychological Association (APA), with 80,000 members, the largest organization of its kind in the world.

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