First of all, the American Psychological Association has been criticized by its own members for its generalizations in identifying the problem of pedophilia and having two consecutive gay presidents has not helped the situation.
But let’s talk about the Catholic Church scandals. First of all, 81% of all the victims were boys which should provide a leading clue. 4,392 priests were accused of molesting or raping about 7,000 children who reported the incidents. There is no doubt the number is much higher.
Are girls molested and raped by heterosexual nut cases? Yes. We can go as far back in history as we want and we will find cases. But the greater questions is if society is doing anything to prevent those things from happening. Are there programs for the victim and assailant? Nothing can justify what was done but we must also examine corrective measures.
Donald Cozzen tells us that up to 58% of all priests are gay. When 1,854 priests were surveyed, 44% reported that the community of priests had a “homosexual subculture.” The gay activist, Elizabeth Stuart, states that at least a third of all priests are gay. A 1980s report showed that priests were dying of AIDS four times more than in the general population. Is it surprising that 81% of the victims were boys?
Father Bernard Lynch wrote in his book, ‘If it Wasn’t Love, Sex and God,’ “It is my belief that we were and are seriously arrested in our own psychosexual emotional development. As you know, unfortunately [with] a lot of priests who are guilty of the abuse of children, it's ephebophilia [sexual attraction to adolescents, usually aged 15 to 19], not pedophilia [attraction to prepubescent children]. In other words, they start off where they're left off. They start abusing kids who were their age when they entered seminary.”
A member of the clergy quoted by the magazine Panorama (July 12, 2010) put the proportion of gay priests in the Italian capital at 98%. The Boston Globe reported as early as 2004, “Evidence suggests there are a significant number of gay men in the priesthood, and many homosexuals among the laity. The question of how the church should respond to gays within its ranks.”
What effort was made to prevent this monumental tragedy? Priests were shuttled to other churches and their crimes concealed. Cardinal Lay and the bishop convicted yesterday have paid the price for their complicity but the homosexual priests are still out there to prey on more.
I will say it again. It is not that SOME gays commit crimes and that SOME heterosexuals commit crimes, it is the disproportionate numbers that cause concern.
I'll cut to the chase .......... I do not ( and will not ) view sick paedophiles as gay or straight...I view them as evil people who chose any child because they are defenceless and cannot fight back, not to mention cannot understand what is happening to them...I could narrow it all down to - Mental illness, but not a sexuality...Considering the fact I have seen a few documentaries where they claim they were victims of the same abuse and it was history repeating itself... and others claim it was due to the fact they didn't hold interest in adult sex...Summing it all up, these paedophiles had few reasons as to why they did what they did and why many killed their victims as murder was usually the end resort for many victims ..but none of it pointed to a sexuality of any kind ..it pointed more into the direction of a mental illness... Kind of like when a man is caught mounting a farm animal..you just cannot get your head around it.. not a sexuality.. just mental !!
Watching Sky News one night couple years ago Two paedophiles ( two brothers ) turned themselves over to the authorities begging and pleading to get help, fearing they will abduct children soon and they felt scared they will do it causing harm... They begged for help... From what I heard, these two men were once victims of a history of sex abuse growing up...Again this all leans to a mental illness in my opinion..... I fail to link any of it to a sexuality as they do not have a gender preference...
Anyway Doc...talking about paedophiles makes my skin crawl.. so I kept this short and care not to continue it.. I will however gladly speak with you about Gay marriage ( the topic itself ) IF you are interested lol.. If not.. okie dokie then..
Edited by Beckys_Mom, 09 September 2012 - 12:50 AM.