90% of the priests convicted were homosexual.Celibacy is not the cause of pedophilia - homosexuality is according to the Pope's no 2
Priest pedophilia not linked to celibacy: Pope's No.2 | Reuters
"Many psychologists and psychiatrists have shown that there is no link between celibacy and pedophilia but many others have shown, I have recently been told, that there is a relationship between homosexuality and pedophilia," he told a news conference in Santiago.
Massimo IntrovigneBy whose definition?
That is BS. How did they know? Do a blood test of something.
No, they abused kids. I'll think you'll find that makes them paedophiles.
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Once again. Who is defining them as paedophiles and on what basis? Are the homosexual by virtue of the fact that they are abusing post-pubescent boys? Or are they homosexual by self-definition? Neither are satisfactory bases for determining whether someone is homosexual or not.Massimo Introvigne
*The Charges Against the Church for Paedophilia. *
[....]According to research by Philip Jenkins, if you compare the
Catholic Church in the United States to the main Protestant denominations you discover
that the number of paedophiles among Protestant pastors ranges - according to
the different denominations - from two times to ten times the number among
Catholic priests. This goes to show that the problem is not celibacy,
since most Protestant pastors are married. During the same period of time in which a hundred or so American priests
were condemned for sexual abuse of minors, almost six thousand teachers of
physical education and coaches of juvenile sports teams were tried and
found guilty of the same crime in US courts [...] And although it is politically incorrect to mention it, there is an even
more revealing statistic: over 80% of the paedophiles are homosexuals. And - once
again citing Jenkins - over ninety per cent of the Catholic priests convicted of sexually
abusing minors are gay [--]
Actually, many of the priests had access to a wide variety of potential victims. If you have research to back any of the above up, I'd be interested. Otherwise, it's just speculation.That is BS. How did they know? Do a blood test of something.
Most clerical abusers abuse BOTH males and females. Abusers who abused simply males when they had access to male-only schools when moved to female schools then abused only females.
To say paedophiles are predominantly of one orientation or another is laughed at by people who have actually done studies of the issue. It is nothing to do with orientation or gender. It is almost always non-gender specific - the abuser abuses whoever he can get his hands. Most abused boys simply because at the time they had more access to boys than girls as only boys at the time were altar-boys. In parts of the world where female altar-servers existed, both sexes were abused. Clergy who had only access to girls only abused girls. The whole point about paedophilia is that it is not orientation based but access-based.