are you tom patrick/patrick Bateman?not a very articulate response.
I have a question for all you advocates of homosexuality. if scientists proved that peodophiles sexuality was determined by genetics would it make peodophilia morally acceptable..?
if not then why do you think it should make homosexuality morally acceptable..?
you couldn't be serious with that link are you?My only issue here thus far has been with those who deny, without any proof of justifcation, that what the Cardinal said has some basis in fact. What the cardinal stated, he claimed had scientific proof. A cursory look around the web provides alot of links to the Cardinal story, but there is some data out there that on the face of it supports his claim. Whether that data is correct or not should be what is being debated here, not who said it or why. Discussing it purely in terms of 'who said it' and 'why' circumvents the issue itself.
This is a link to the data the Cardinal was perhaps talking about, and it is pretty exhaustive, but also indexed and complete with referances to claims made. The site itself is obviously a deeply conservative one, being called 'traditional values', but shouting it down is neither scientific nor logical:
Homosexuality and Child Sexual Abuse
There is a huge volume of data in the above link. Here are two important claims made which are immediatly relivent to the OP:
There place in the the overall text can be referanced from the index numbers 39 and 40.
The inherent danger here is that in disavowing any and all link between highly active homosexual men and paedephilia, when the latter is demonised in isolation, homosexuals in general become guilty by association in the eyes of many. I have often heard people refer to priests as "perverts" and "queers" in the same sentance in relation to sex scandals. yet we ignore that. So I would inject a note of caution into enbracing any and all who condemn paedophile priests as doing so out of just or spectific concern for children. In a great many instances it seems the 'man on the street' does not dissimulate between Homosexuals and Paedephiles.
Seeking to stimy all discussion on the subject will not make the issue go away.
Priest arrested on 500 counts of child pornography released on bail | News OKBREAUX BRIDGE, La. (KLFY) An Acadiana priest has been arrested for possessing over 500 images of child pornography charges, according to the Louisiana State Police.
Father Felix David Broussard, a priest at St. Bernard Roman Catholic Church in Breaux Bridge, was arrested today and booked into St. Martin Parish jail on 500 counts of pornography involving juveniles.
Parishioners in St. Bernard Parish in Breaux Bridge were stunned to hear their pastor was charged. Father Broussard had been the pastor of the church for two years.