Thursday, June 02, 2011

The well-documented and strong correlation between male homosexuality and child sexual abuse

Brian Clowes, in an essay entitled "Homosexuality and the Church Crisis," explains that, "Due to clergy sex abuse scandals centered primarily in the Northern hemisphere, the moral authority of the Roman Catholic Church has been subjected to an opportunistic siege by prominent individuals and organizations who see the chance to advance their goals, including the ordination of women and the suspension of the requirement for priestly celibacy.

There is also a strongly defensive element to this strategy. Opponents of the Church know that there is a well-documented and strong correlation between male homosexuality and child sexual abuse, but claim that there is no evidence supporting this connection.

And, of course, those who are currently attacking the Church hope that they can undermine its moral authority to preach on the sinfulness of homosexual behavior and weaken its opposition to ersatz homosexual 'marriage.'

This paper demonstrates that there is indeed a very strong link between male homosexuality and child sexual abuse. It also shows that there is a similar rate of child sexual abuse among other very large groups of adult males (e.g., Protestant clergy, who are usually married), thus proving that celibacy is not the root of the problem — homosexuality is...

A very small number of Catholic priests and other leaders have taken advantage of their positions of authority and influence in order to gain sexual favors or to take advantage of the helpless. The problem of clerical child sexual molestation, particularly in the United States and Europe, has been widely exposed and publicized over the past decade.

During the crisis currently being discussed, homophile activists within and outside the Catholic Church have done everything they can to divert attention away from even the possibility that there may be a higher percentage of homosexuals among the priesthood than in the general public, and that this may be the root cause of the problem of child sexual molestation within the Church. These activists particularly seek to deny the link between homosexuality and child sexual molestation.

For example, the dissenting organization 'Dignity USA' kicked off its 'Stop Blaming Gay Priests' campaign in 2002. The group said 'DigntyUSA [sic] is calling on the U.S. Catholic bishops to stop blaming gay priests for the clergy sexual abuse scandal. All credible evidence discounts any link between the molestation of children and homosexuality.'

More recently, Tarcisio Cardinal Bertone, the Holy See's Secretary of State, suggested that there is a link between homosexuality and child sexual abuse. 'Gay' groups all over the world reacted with horror and fury, and echoed what Dignity USA had said years before. As one example, Rolando Jimin├ęz, president of Chile's Movement for Homosexual Integration and Liberation, said that 'No reputable study exists to support the cardinal's claims.'

The situation has become so charged that anyone who even suggests that there may be a connection between homosexuality and child sexual abuse is instantly and reflexively labeled a 'homophobe' and a 'gay basher.' The powerful homosexual lobby reacts instinctively to negative publicity and information by "ritually defaming" those who dare raise their voices. Organized homosexual groups and their supporters first attempt to ignore the evidence, or, if it simply cannot be disregarded, aggressively smear and discredit those who produced it.

Such wholesale dismissal of documented facts, and the accompanying refusal to even discuss the possibility of a link between an active homosexual lifestyle and child sexual abuse, is a grave disservice not only to the victims, but to society at large. Obviously, a proven link between homosexual orientation and child sexual molestation would badly damage the carefully crafted public relations image of the 'gay rights' movement. Therefore, instead of calmly and rationally discussing the issues, homosexual rights leaders subscribe to the axiom 'the best defense is a good [and loud] offense.' They remain in a permanent attack mode.

In general, the media and liberal groups seem almost pathologically careful to avoid stereotyping an entire group of people because of the actions of just a few. For example, we are told repeatedly that we must not perceive jihadists as representing Islam. Yet, when dealing with the Catholic Church, the media and others cast even the vestiges of decency and restraint to the wind. As one example, a writer described the Vatican as 'an international criminal conspiracy to protect child rapists.' Naturally, the Pope is singled out for the most vicious and ridiculous abuse. According to The Irish Times, 'Pope Benedict has made worse just about everything that is wrong with the Roman Catholic Church and is directly responsible for engineering the global cover-up of child rape perpetrated by priests.'

The only way to get at the root of the problem of priestly child molestation is to ignore this smear campaign and proceed methodically. We must first objectively study all facts relating to the situation, and then muster the courage to respond by taking the appropriate steps. If this is not done, any effort to address the problem, no matter how well intentioned or vigorously pursued, will be utterly squandered.

Certainly we owe it to the victims — and to the Catholic Church itself — to determine the truth behind this volatile topic...Dignity USA and other homosexual groups strenuously deny any connection whatever between a homosexual orientation and child sexual molestation. They repeatedly claim that 'All credible evidence discounts any link between the molestation of children and homosexuality.'

Yet these groups seem curiously reluctant to cite this 'credible evidence.'

In fact, a number of studies performed over a period spanning more than half a century — many of which were performed by homosexuals or their sympathizers — have shown that an extremely large percentage of sexually active homosexuals also participate in child sexual molestation.

This is not 'homophobia' or 'hatred.' This is mere scientific fact. For example:

Homosexual Alfred Kinsey, the USA's preeminent sexual researcher, found in 1948 that 37 percent of all male homosexuals admitted to having sex with children under 17 years old.

A recent study published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior found that 'The best epidemiological evidence indicates that only 2 - 4% of men attracted to adults prefer men. In contrast, around 25 - 40% of men attracted to children prefer boys. Thus, the rate of homosexual attraction is 6-20 times higher among pedophiles.'

Another recent study in the Archives of Sexual Behavior found that '... all but 9 of the 48 homosexual men preferred the youngest two male age categories.' These age categories were fifteen and twenty years old.

A third study in the Archives of Sexual Behavior found that 'Pedophilia appears to have a greater than chance association with two other statistically infrequent phenomena. The first of these is homosexuality ... Recent surveys estimate the prevalence of homosexuality, among men attracted to adults, in the neighborhood of 2%. In contrast, the prevalence of homosexuality among pedophiles may be as high as 30 - 40%.'

A study in the Journal of Sex Research noted that '... the proportion of sex offenders against male children among homosexual men is substantially larger than the proportion of sex offenders against female children among heterosexual men ... the development of pedophilia is more closely linked with homosexuality than with heterosexuality.'

A study of 229 convicted child molesters published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior found that 'eighty-six percent of [sexual] offenders against males described themselves as homosexual or bisexual.'

A study by The Institute for Sex Research, which was founded by Alfred Kinsey, determined that 25% of white homosexual men have had sex with boys sixteen years and younger.

There are occasional desultory attempts to deny or obscure the fact that a disproportionately high percentage of active homosexuals sexually molest children. These studies are invariably afflicted with one or more fatal flaws.

A typical example, oft quoted by 'gay rights' activists, is the July 1994 Pediatrics article by Jenny, Roesler and Poyer that says 'Using the data from our study, the 95% confidence limits of the risk children would identify recognizably homosexual adults as the potential abuser, are from 0% to 3.1%. These limits are within current estimates of the prevalence of homosexuality in the general community.'

The fatal flaw of this study is that it examined sexually abused children with a mean age of just 6.1 years. Children this young are usually targets of true pedophiles, those persons with no sexual attraction to adults of either sex. By contrast, homosexual pedophiles are usually classified as 'ephebophiles,' persons sexually attracted to pubescent or post pubescent children."  See full essay here.

The dishonesty of the homosexual hate movement continues unabated.  One radical homosexual propaganda Blog is a prime example of this.  See here.  Last year I documented how a priest from the Archdiocese of Boston criticized Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone for saying that homosexuality is at the root of the clerical abuse crisis.  See here.  Father Emile Boutin was later arrested and charged with indecent assault against another male.

If it's the truth which sets us free (John 8:32), why is our culture so afraid of pursuing the truth about male homosexuality and child sexual abuse?


ShrewsburyCatholic said...

Nw why don't we see Brian Clowes essay in The Catholic Free Press? Three guesses.

Anonymous said...

One of Ireland's leading homosexualist campaigners has landed himself in trouble recently. It certainly relates to this post.

See the story here:

Senator David Norris said: “In terms of classic paedophilia, as practised by the Greeks for example, where it is an older man introducing a younger man or boy to adult life, I think there can be something to be said for it. And in terms of the North African experience this is endemic.''

He is now running for president of Ireland.

Jonathan said...

Much of the homosexual "community" is fascinated with erotic literature about boys. Harry Hay defended NAMBLA, an organization advocating man-boy sex. It is just demonic.

Anonymous said...

Hey Paul, how's your wife? lol

Paul Anthony Melanson said...

Anonymous, if you are implying that the only valid vocation is that of marriage. You are incorrect. Pope John Paul II, in Familiaris Consortio, has this to say:

"Christian revelation recognizes two specific ways of realizing the vocation of the human person in its entirety, to love: marriage and virginity or celibacy. Either one is, in its own proper form, an actuation of the most profound truth of man, of his being 'created in the image of God.'

Perhaps you simply mean to imply that there is somehow something wrong with me because I am not married or that "only a homosexual" would be single at my age. Once again you would be incorrect. In fact, after extensive psychological examination by a noted psychiatrist (as part of my discernment process for religious life), it was noted that I do not suffer from any psychopathologies such as homosexuality. In fact, I received a glowing psychological report - as I did when entering the armed forces - which resulted in an above Top Secret clearance.

But judging by your IP Address, you are the same individual who has left numerous anonymous comments attacking my character at this Blog while engaging in rhetoric which can only suggest that you suffer from the homosexual psychopathology as well as gross immaturity (the two usually go hand-in-hand) and possible tendencies toward violence.

I suggest that you seek out the services of a competent mental health professional. In any case, your adolescent observations are not welcome here.

I will pray for you.

Ellen Wironken said...

The favorite tactic of the intellectually-impoverished sodomite: accuse opponents of homosexuality of being "repressed homosexuals" in a cheap attempt to silence them. Sort of like calling your opponent a Nazi. It is a tactic employed by those who have nothing to offer in the debate and are fully aware that they have no case. In short, it is a juvenile ad hominem attack, childish name-calling if you will.

Paul, thanks again for a wonderful post. It is critical that the American public be made aware of the connection between homosexuality and child sexual abuse.

Jennifer Goguen said...

Just report the disturbed soul to law enforcement for internet harassment. Obviously a sick person who needs help Paul.

John Ansley said...

There are some really disturbed people out there who suffer from various spiritual and mental health problems. The person in question has left many bizarre comments (I've been shown some of them) and should indeed seek mental-health counseling.

Paul Anthony Melanson said...

John, how right you are. Someone who calls himself (or herself) "The Last Catholic in Boston" has left a comment here accusing me of lacking "discernment" regarding the alleged apparitions at Medjugorje. For the record, I have never written anything endorsing Medjugorje or dismissing it. This is a matter for the Church. And the Church has not yet rendered a final decision on Medjugorje.

There are deeply troubled people out there who are in need of our prayers. Many of these could benefit greatly from either spiritual direction or mental health counseling. Or both.

Judging from the bizarre comment left by "The Last Catholic in Boston," which asserted that every man is just a step away from homosexuality, it is safe to assume that either this person has a problem with men in general or is struggling with homosexuality.

Our sad time.

Wendy said...

It is probably someone struggling with homosexuality Paul. The old adage "misery loves company" would seem to apply here. We need to pray for this tortured and bitter soul.

Regarding Medjugorje, I have never seen anything from you endorsing the site. This blog is dedicated to La Salette (and other Church approved apparitions such as Fatima).

"Last Catholic" is a dishonest person.

Malcolm said...

It's funny how pro-homosexuals understand implicitly that there is something at least regrettable about the homosexual condition, such that they would mock or scorn anybody who might object to homosexual behaviour by implying that they have the same struggle. It's very interesting and quite insightful from the psychological perspective.

Paul Anthony Melanson said...

I've always said that Malcolm. Good point. Deep down, there is still that small voice of conscience. The worm that dieth not.

Scott morgan said...

I'm not Catholic, but have found this posting- and Paul's subsequent comments- very informative. May the Elohim of Israel give strength, courage and wisdom to all those who believe in His only begotten son Yeshua, so that we can combat the vicious and degrading death-cult of homosexuality. All the best to you all. -Scott

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