Catholic church sex abuse 'caused by homosexuals, not paedophiles'

Man, everything is our fault! Pssft! This guy is really splitting hairs. - DG

Catholic church sex abuse 'caused by homosexuals, not paedophiles'

A Vatican official has said that the child sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church was caused by gay men preying on teenage boys, rather than paedophilia.

Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, the Vatican's permanent observer to the UN, read out a statement after a meeting of the UN human rights council in Geneva.

He said: "Of all priests involved in the abuses, 80 to 90 per cent belong to this sexual orientation minority which is sexually engaged with adolescent boys between the ages of 11 and 17."

Tomasi added that it would be "more correct" to refer to ephebophilia, a homosexual attraction to adolescent males, than paedophilia.

The statement also attacked other religions, with Tomasi saying that most US churches embroiled in abuse scandals were Protestant, adding that the problem was also common in Jewish communities.

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Tags: Catholic Church, Christianity, Vatican, ephebophilia, homosexuals, hypocrisy, pedophelia, sexual abuse

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Man, you homosexuals do everything wrong! First you make 9/11 happen, and now this! :P

Don't forget Hurricane Katrina, they caused that too. God had real bad aim that day though and missed the French Quarter.
I am no longer shocked or surprised by anything the Catholic heirarchy says or does.

These old men, who out-dress Liberace, scapegoating "the homosexuals" as a cause of theri problems, have no credibility. Sorry if that is ageist or Liberacephobic. For that matter, neither do their Catholic followers. There is no excuse, any longer, for such ignorance. Any Catholic who considers themself a critical thinker has to give up catholicism.
His name is "Dick Dastardly", he has a mustashe and dresses like a reject from Queen. Of course he's gay. =P
Predictable but still sickening.
Irrespective of sexual orientation, pedophilia is pedophilia. This is more than splitting hairs, it's a damned red herring of epic proportion.
Well put. Yes, some homosexuals are pedophiles, but not all pedophile are homosexuals, and not all homos are pedophiles. They can say nothing about gay ppl that doesn't also apply to straight people. The problem isn't with sexuality, it is with a church that tries to supress the sexuality of their followers that leads them to predation and crime.
Some straight people are pedophiles, too. They go after little girls. From what I've heard the church has their share of those, too.
And this justifies their acts how? Archbishop Silvano Tomasi seems to be grabbing for excuses for bad behavior.
Excuse: Well, other religions do it too! If we all do it it must be OK.

There are probably more male victims in the catholic church because only males are allowed to be altar boys. I read a statistic that 1 in 6 boys is sexually abused as a child. It's sad the church resorts to blaming gays and other religions instead of cleaning up its own act and actually reaching out to the children it has harmed.
They allow girls to be altar servers too in many dioceses. I would have loved to hear the explanation my pious sister gave to her daughter about how she is good enough to be an acolyte and serve at the altar, but not good enough to be a priest.


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