Thursday, May 26, 2011

John Jay College of Criminal Justice study: Homosexuality clearly a factor in the abuse of adolescent males by catholic clergy


Dr. Richard Fitzgibbons, a top psychiatrist and expert in handling sexually abusive priests said that...



"Analysis of the research demonstrates clearly that the major cause of the crisis was the homosexual abuse of males."

It is commonly believed that the majority of recent sexual scandals involving catholic priests, were acts of pedophilia. But the data from this study shows that less than 5 percent of abuse involved prepubescent children. Instead, homosexuality, not pedophilia was clearly the primary sexual aberration driving the bulk of abuse. Nearly 80 percent of victims were post-pubescent and adolescent males.

Read more at LifeSiteNews

3 comments:

PersonalFailure said...

Funny that you didn't link to the actual study. Or not so funny because the study actually concluded that:

A landmark study by researchers at John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York, which examined the causes and context of the clergy sexual abuse crisis in the U.S. Catholic Church, concluded that there was no single cause or predictor of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy. The report added that that situational factors and opportunity to abuse played a significant role in the onset and continuation of abusive acts.

PersonalFailure said...

Also, the 5% figure? That's a lie, too. Pedophilia is defined as sexual desire towards children under 13. The Catholic Church, for no explained reason, changed that to children under 10. If you use the actual, accepted definition of pedophilia, the number rises from 5% to 73%.

Which, I'm sure, explains why the Catholic Church created its own definition of pedophilia.

Secular Heretic said...

I suppose one reason why the study did not officially acknowledge that homosexuality was the cause of the abuse is because homosexuality is beyond criticism under our current political climate. Dr Fitzgibbons has brought this discrepancy to our attention.

Where does it say that the church has redefined the age for pedophilia?

The article from life Site News says that nearly 80 percent of victims were post-pubescent and adolescent males. This means they were no longer children but had entered puberty.

The data also shows that less than 5 percent of abuse involved prepubescent children. This means people who have not entered puberty eg children.