If the Catholic Church would have weeded out Gay Priests there would not have been an Alter Boy scandal. There will always be a minority of people that can not control themselves and having Gay men in those type of situations, including Priests, Scoutmasters, Coaches and etc., is flirting with disaster. Just like a minority of straight men could not be trusted with young girls. How many men are Girl Scout leaders?
@tracer well being sodomised probably does alter boys.
As for gay scoutmasters, I see no problem with it, coaches, ditto. Male girl scout leaders, I can't see any sane man wanting to be a girl scout leader. Do you have any idea how evil teenage girls are? My poor girl guide leader was on prozac when she was finished with us.
So, you've got all the answers, have you?
Gee, you should be able to make millions teaching everyone else what you are already such an expert on.
Do you know this from first hand experience or from the point of view of a judgmental asshat without a clue?
The Catholic Church would have prevented the altar boy molestations if they had priests that were not forced in celibacy! Homosexuality had little to no role in the abuse, in comparison to sexual repression.
The majority of people cannot control themselves if put into the same situation as a Catholic priest (in regards to remaining faithful to vows of celibacy, not having influence over young boys...). It is true that a minority of straight men should not be trusted with young girls. Yet, those men are either psychologically disturbed or, in a manner similar to the priests, sexually repressed.
And I believe that male Girl Scout leaders are not unknown...
Hey asshat, some of those priests molest girls.
A straight priest is no more trustworthy around children than a Gay priest is untrustworthy. Get it into yer fat fucking head.
Priest scandal is due to the fact that catholic priests cant marry.
Girl scout leaders are women, dipshit.
I highly suggest reading the grand jury report on the whole scandal. As the jury points out, most of these men were serial molesters who had over 100 victims. The reason why most of them went after young boys is because that was all they had available. Many, though, had access to young girls. There are stories in the report of priests targeting preteen girls, one of whom was impregnated and taken in for an abortion. The report even mentions a priest who molested a girl when she was only 3 years old.
You can find it here:
In any case, your leap of logic is ridiculous. Sexual orientation does not equal pedophilia or ephebophilia. The vast majority of the people in our country (the world, even), regardless of sexual orientation, are content to have consensual relations with people who are of legal age. There will always be those people, though, who are more than willing to abuse a position of trust and power, especially when they are deprived of the right to pursue a fundamental human desire.
This is really remarkably stupid. An organization that makes sexual repression, something to be admired, and they're surprised to have more than their share of sexual deviants? If they weeded out their gay priests, it would leave ONLY the child molesters and seriously disturbed wackos. It's actually interesting how the church uses sexual repression to fuel their believers - how else could they get anyone to care about their useless debates? Case study in manipulation.
Except attraction to adults and attraction to children is not correlated.
See, 40% of pedophiles are not attracted to adults AT ALL, male or female. And those that are attracted to adults as well as children, are not necessarily going to be attracted to adults of the same sex as the children they abuse.
There's no way of knowing based on the adults a person fucks, whether he or she is a danger to children.
What we CAN do is listen to children, and if a person in a position of trust abuses her (or him), we need to keep that person away from children in the future, and not recycle priests from one congregation to another, leaving trails of abuse.
Jesus-f***ing-Christ! Once again the fundies bring that oh so subtle hidden streak insinuating that homosexual men are, by mere dint of being homosexuals, raging child molesters.
I know you won't let a little thing like fact spoil your good time but the average child molester is a heterosexual white male, married, 25-55, with children. Molesters also tend to fall into the category of "church goers" or "spiritual".
Child molesting, like rape, is not about sex or sexual desire. It's got everything to do with power and control and absolutely nothing to do with the molester "getting his cookies". If you had spent five minutes online or on the phone with any reputable support group you could have found out all of this on your own. Thanks for forcing me to use up electricity and bandwidth explaining
THE BLINDING F***ING OBVIOUS TO YOU.
Pedophiles are attracted to kids, but us gays are attracted to people our own age!
The difference isn't that subtle, fucktard.
If all gay men are pedos, then why is anyone attracted to Bears? I mean they're as un-childlike as anything. I mean fuck, me personally, I can't even look at most twinks in any sexual way because they look underage most of the time. I am gay, and do not want to fuck kids. Your logic fails.
How would they know?
Besides, not like your side has a better track record of identifying gay people. Or paedophiles. (see: Ted Haggard, Mark Foley, Larry Craig)
Ah, these people and their ignorance. The priests weren't gay. If they were gay they would have had sex with men. These guys were probably straight. They went after the underage boys because they have many feminine qualities about them. Denying themselves contact with women, they used the boys as their sexual outlet. Talk about a healthy situation...
What else can they blame on homosexuals? Listen douche, PEDOPHILES AND PEDORASTS are responsible for molesting children, not homosexuals. This is why we have vetting laws for anyone wishing to work with children. It doesn't catch every potential criminal, but it works better than just sweeping it under the carpet and moving the offending priest to another area.
Homosexuals are 20 times more likely to molest a child, and 2/3 of the molestations are of boys by homosexuals. Dirty faggots burn in hell.
JoJo-troll sure spends a lot of time thinking about little boys. Gotta wonder what that means.
The Rock know and loves you in spite of your little affliction, baby. Might wanna get that checked out sometime. A little reparative therapy or somesuch, dearie.
Slurp, slurp, dear heart :D
If the Catholic Church would have weeded out pederasts, there would have been much less of an altar boy scandal.
The Holy Spirit should've stepped in with some divine inspiration on that particular moral decision.
So were we! You can find all of this, and more, on Fundies Say the Darndest Things!
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