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‘Homosexuals are indeed overrepresented—for whatever reason—as child molesters’

It should be obvious to everyone that homosexuality does not cause predatory behavior, and nothing that Cardinal Bertone said contradicts that fact. But he is right, and his critics are wrong, to say that there is a link between homosexuality and the sexual abuse of minors. To be specific, homosexuals are indeed overrepresented—for whatever reason—as child molesters. The authorities in a free society have a moral obligation to protect homosexuals from bullying and unjust discrimination. But no amount of political correctness justifies a cover-up: if any group is overrepresented as contributing to a social problem (as are the Irish in relation to alcoholism), then it must be dealt with squarely. To the extent that practicing homosexuals find it more difficult to enter the priesthood (and this has been true for some time), the sexual abuse scandal will check itself. As a matter of fact, it already has.

— The Catholic League’s Bill Donohue, evidently rehearsing what he’ll say next on CNN (via)

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10 Comments

  • D'oh, The Magnificent

    Factually inaccurate if one looks at statistical evidence, but whatever, its the Catholic League. Its one guy, a computer and a fax machine. That’s their staff.

  • Mike in Asheville, nee "in Brooklyn"

    Recycle time again: lets blame the fags. Yesterday it was, lets blame the Jews; and the day before, it was lets blame the victims.

    Blame the fags, blame the Jews, blame the victims — surely Catholic Cult apologists have no shame.

    Here is an actual fact about the Catholic child abuse scandal: 100% of the ordained Catholic priests involved with child molestation and rape are ordained Catholic priests.

  • Cam

    So are Catholics.

  • CPT_Doom

    Well, as Mr. Donohue is clearly of Irish descent, and because he claims that gay men should be kept out of the priesthood merely because he claims we are more likely to molest (despite all scientific evidence to the contrary), AND he argues the Irish are more likely to be drunks, then the only logical conclusion is that Mr. Donohue should not be allowed to possess or consume alcohol. Sure, Mr. Donohue may not right now be a drunk, but he’s Irish, so that’s reason enough.

  • Kieran

    Once a bigot, ALWAYS a bigot. Donohue is as ignorant as he is ugly.

  • Kieran

    The Catholic church must be so pleased that they’ve got this loud-mouthed, Archie Bunker throwback as their spokesman in the newsmedia.

  • Andy

    Indeed, there is a gay problem, like Ted Bundy had a heterosexual problem. So perhaps it’s better to say it’s a repressed sexuality problem.

    I went to a Jesuit high school. I knew three guys who later became priests. It was obvious all three were gay.

    What’s the one respectable job a God-fearing Catholic could get without being questioned about his lack of a wife? It’s that repression that causes problems, not the sexual orientation.

  • EdWoody

    I laughed out loud when I got to the Irish bit. Wow, this guy’s got problems.

  • Wetterdew

    I don’t know how old most of the kids were in the scandal, but it would be wrong to assume that a man who molests a boy is a gay pedophile.

    Many pedophiles are straight men who use boys simply because they resemble girls (little body hair, not very muscular, etc.). Boys might be more accessible to them. So unless the sexualities of theses molesters are known, the church cannot make such sweeping statements. I don’t think there has been evidence of any correlation, though if anybody knows otherwise, please provide a source.

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