It’s always dicey to mention homosexuality and pedophilia in the same sentence. They’re obviously not the same thing as one is between two consenting adults and the other is completely morally reprehensible. This almost doesn’t need saying.
But judging by the reactions, I don’t think anyone is really even willing to consider the perfectly reasonable possibility that Trident is putting forth: that these two completely different phenomena could both be the result of the physical wiring of someone’s brain.
No one is comparing the two on a moral level and it’s disappointing that we can’t talk about it in a more clinical and analytical way.
EDIT: At least I hope no one is comparing them on a moral level.