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A licensed sex therapist and counselor has sparked a backlash on social media after posting a video in which she appeared to defend ‘people attracted to minors’.
“They are probably the most reviled population in our culture,” Miranda Galbreath says in the video published on YouTube entitled “Let’s talk about people attracted to minors”.
Galbreath goes on to explain that “most people” make “incorrect assumptions” about “underage-attracted people” and those assumptions “create harm for an already marginalized population.”
“The term pedophile has evolved from a diagnostic label to a hurtful, hurtful insult that we throw at people in order to hurt or slander them,” Galbreath insists in the video. “I also like to use person-centered language that recognizes that any label we apply to a person is only part of who they are and doesn’t represent all they are.”
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Galbreath defends “persons attracted to minors” as people who have not “chosen” to be attracted to children and adolescents.
Near the end of the video, Galbreath provides resources for “people attracted to minors” to find community support.
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According to Galbreath’s LinkedIn page, she works as a licensed professional counselor at the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections.
The video was widely condemned by conservatives on social media.
“Evil,” tweeted Christina Pushaw, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ press secretary, in response to Galbreath’s video posted on the LibsofTikTok Twitter account.
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“Anyone who uses the term MAP should be excluded from civil society,” Republican Congresswoman Lauren Boebert tweeted.
“She works for @PennsylvaniaGov in the Department of Corrections, which begs the question: Was this extremist ever able to influence a case where a child predator got out of jail early or influence less severe sentences? Director and producer Robby Starbuck tweeted.
The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections did not immediately respond to a Fox News Digital request for comment.
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In a post on the the department’s website as of 2018, Galbreath is listed as a “sex offender treatment coordinator” who “met with CVC staff [Crime Victim Center] to educate their counsellors, advocates, community educators and other staff about the support and services provided to those incarcerated at SCI Albion. »
Fox News Digital reached out to Galbreath for comment and did not receive a response by press time.