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Professor Who Defended Pedophiles Announces Resignation

A college professor in Virginia has announced plans to resign after defending pedophiles. Allyn Walker, a professor at Old Dominion University (ODU), wrote a book that referred to pedophiles as “minor-attracted people” and detailed their “pursuit of dignity.” Walker, who identifies as nonbinary, told the Protasia Foundation earlier this month that there are “a lot of misconceptions about attractions toward minors” and claimed that it’s not immoral to be attracted to children, provided people don’t carry out sexual abuse against them. The professor has also said the descriptor of “minor-attracted people” is “a less stigmatizing term” than pedophiles. Walker’s remarks drew widespread criticism but the university initially opted to defend the professor. “An academic community plays a valuable role in the quest for knowledge. A vital part of this is being willing to consider scientific and other empirical data that may involve controversial issues and perspectives,” the school said on Nov. …

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