My Two Cents Worth

According to Bill Donohue, head of the Catholic League the real issue involving the Catholic church sex abuse scandal is not that some priests are child molesters, but that they are gay. Ah, another ploy to demonize the gays. What is this genius’s rationale? He said, “I’m sorry. If I’m the only one that’s going to deal with facts tonight then that’ll be it. The vast majority of the victims are post-pubescent. That’s not pedophilia, buddy. That’s homosexuality.”

Duh, Bill. Everyone knows the priesthood is filled with self-loathing closet homosexuals. It’s sad, but being a gay man does not make you abuse children. Yes, they are children, if they are under 18, even if they have sprouted a pubic hair. I am sick to death of fanatics lumping pedophiles in with the gay/lesbian community. Abuse of minors by adults is bad, regardless of the perpetrator’s sexual orientation or the sex of their victims. In fact, most sexual abusers are heterosexual men.

Dr. Carole Jenny and her colleagues reviewed 352 medical charts, representing all of the sexually abused children seen in the emergency room or child abuse clinic of a Denver Children’s Hospital during a one-year period (from July 1, 1991 to June 30, 1992). The molester was a gay or lesbian adult in fewer than 1% in which an adult molester could be identified.

“Because most child molesters are men, (90%), some have argued that ‘homosexual’ child abuse is widespread and that homosexuals abuse children at a rate higher than their proportion of the general population, which is somewhere around 3 to 8 percent of the population. Such claims are based on the false belief that men who sexually abuse boys are homosexual. In fact, the overwhelming majority of men who sexually abuse children live their lives as heterosexual men…

In fact, gays and lesbians may be less likely than heterosexuals to sexually abuse children. Two studies that examined the sexual orientation of child molesters found that less than one percent, in one study, and zero percent in the other, were lesbian or gay..Sean Cahill, PhD

The facts are these: 97% of molesters are heterosexual men and 2/3 of the victims are females. Why aren’t these outrageous statistics in the news? But, according to Billy’s logic, if a female is “post-pubescent”…say 12 or 13, then it’s not child molestation anyway. Does he believe these young people are actually having consenting sex with adults? Does he suggest that these young people, perhaps, asked for it? Hmm, that sounds an awful lot like the reasoning of a child molester.

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