State-Funded Counselor Defends Pedophiles, Calls Them ‘Minor-Attracted Persons’

The therapist works for the State of Pennsylvania.

QUICK FACTS:
  • A state-funded sex offender counselor defended what she referred to as “minor-attracted persons” and compared pedophilia to a typical sexual preference.
  • The licensed therapist, Miranda Galbreath, is employed with the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections where she works with incarcerated sex offenders.
  • Galbreath claimed that “minor-attracted persons” (MAPs) are some of the most “marginalized” people in our culture.
  • “The term pedophile has moved from being a diagnostic label to being a judgmental, hurtful insult that we hurl at people in order to harm them or slander them,” Galbreath argued.
  • A video of her original YouTube posting has gone viral after being posted by the account, Libs of TikTok.
GALBREATH’S EDUCATIONAL COMMENTS ON PEDOPHILES:
  • As a mental health professional, she recommends that we look past the label saying, “I also like to use person-first language that recognizes that any label we apply to a person is only part of who they are and doesn’t represent everything that they are.”
  • The therapist claimed that “many minor-attracted persons never act on their attraction,” and that the attraction isn’t their fault in the same way being gay or heterosexual isn’t.
  • Minor-attracted person “simply means that the person has an enduring sexual or romantic attraction to minors. They have not chosen this attraction, just as the rest of us have not chosen whatever our attraction is,” Galbreath said. “You don’t get to choose to be heterosexual or to be gay or whatever you are, and you don’t get to choose to be a minor-attracted person.”
  • Galbreath’s recent comments have caused a number of media outlets to talk about her take, and also brought a firestorm of tweets, with over 50,000 people talking about the trending topic.

BACKGROUND:

  • On her website, Galbreath claims to have 20 years of experience in the mental health industry.
  • She also works for the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections to provide “evaluation and treatment services in the community and within state prisons to people who have committed sexual offenses.”
  • Public salary information from the state of Pennsylvania shows that she makes about $72,000 per year for her work in corrections facilities.