The Catholic squad of the Sexual Left insists you agree that the priest sex abuse scandal has nothing to do with homosexuality. Nothing whatsoever. To say that the priest sex abuse scandal has anything to do with homosexuality is nothing short of “othering” and even homophobic violence.
They say this over against a mountain of demographic data reported by researchers connected to the John Jay College of Criminal Justice that draws a strong link between homosexuality and abuse of minors in the Church. But it’s not just the Catholic New Left denying this connection; even the report’s authors deny their own data.
All of this has come to the fore again with the election of Archbishop Timothy Broglio as president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Four years ago, Archbishop Broglio said, in an email, there is “no question that the crisis of sexual abuse by priests in the USA is directly related to homosexuality.” He reiterated this a few weeks ago when questioned by a reporter: “I think it’s certainly an aspect of the sexual abuse crisis that can’t be denied. I think it would certainly be naive to suggest that there is no relationship between them.”
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