As a result of an Oregon Supreme Court decision, 20,000 pages of files kept on suspected perverts by the Boy Scouts of America were recently released. The most striking aspect of this disclosure was the timeline: the data show the sexual abuse that took place from 1965 to 1985—the exact same period when priestly sexual abuse peaked. It also shows the role played by homosexuals.

The John Jay Report on the “Causes and Context” of sex abuse by priests found that “three quarters of the priests whom we have data had sexual relations with an adult and/or minor after ordination.” Also, “Priests with pre-ordination same-sex sexual behavior who did sexually abuse a minor after ordination were more likely to have a male child victim than a female child victim.”

Dr. Richard Fitzgibbons, a psychiatrist who has spent years treating abusive priests has said, “Every priest whom I treated who was involved with children sexually had previously been involved in adult homosexual relationships.” [Our emphasis.] Kinsey found that 37 percent of all male homosexuals admitted to having sex with children under the age of seventeen.

While homosexuality does not cause such behavior, whenever there is an overrepresentation of any demographic group with deviant behavior, it bears scrutiny. Most of us know this, but because of intimidation, few will say it.

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