There were several news reports last week on the Vatican’s reply to critics from the International Humanist and Ethical Union; the London-based organization condemned the Vatican for not dealing responsibly with the issue of sexual abuse. The Vatican will soon release a report on this subject to the Committee on the Rights of the Child, a U.N. agency.
Catholic League president Bill Donohue answered the critics today:
The International Humanist and Ethical Union is an ethical disgrace. Consider that Vern Bullough, a noted world humanist, was a past vice president of the organization. He was also a man who held Alfred Kinsey in high esteem, despite the fact—or because of the fact—that Kinsey was a sado-masochistic, child-abusing, voyeuristic pervert. One thing we know for sure: Bullough modeled himself on Kinsey’s perversions.
When Bullough died in 2006, he was fondly remembered by William A. Percy, a gay activist who unsuccessfully offered a bounty of $20,000 for the outing of a living American Cardinal. Percy maintained that Bullough “never denounced NAMBLA,” the organized group of gay child molesters. Moreover, he rushed to support the infamous Rind study that put a sweet gloss on man-boy sex. Dr. Judith A. Reisman explains why: Bullough was the “self-confessed pedophile editor of The Journal of Paedophilia.”
There is a Vern Bullough website that is quite revealing. It has an endless link to porn sites that feature pedophilia, rape and bestiality; not surprisingly, some of the fare are downright anti-Catholic.
In other words, Catholics don’t need any advice from the International Humanist and Ethical Union on the subject of child sexual abuse. The organization has so fully discredited itself that it has forfeited the moral right to point fingers at any person or institution.