We Have Been Falsely Accused
There are internet rumors circling accusing us of pedophilia, and even reputable newspapers publishing stories which imply the same.
We do not advocate & have never advocated pedophilia.
We often use the term 'children' to mean 'people who have parents' without regard to age or maturity. We use this term because we think parents should be involved when their children get married. We have never used the term children to advocate the marriage of prepubescent children.
We believe that pedophilia is a sexual perversion which should be punished as a capital crime.
We have not been ambiguous about our rejection of pedophilia. We have clearly stated that pedophilia is wrong. Here is our original quote regarding this subject which can still be found on our old faqs page:
Are you endorsing child marriage or paedophilia? God forbid. We decry the way our society has sexualized children and do not endorse this whatsoever. We believe and teach that our sons and daughters should not be married until their secondary sexual development is complete.
In other words we're talking about post-pubescent men and women, we would use the word 'adult' except that it's a legal term which means 'older than 18', not a descriptive term meaning man or woman.
But we do use the terms 'men' and 'women'. A lot. Here's another link on the faqs page:
How young should people get married? We think that if people are honest with themselves, they really already know the answer to this question. When do boys become men and girls become women?
We have always and will always recommend that young men and women get married, not children. And we have never supported any sort of sexual activity outside of marriage.