As a result of an Oregon Supreme Court decision, 20,000 pages of files kept on suspected perverts by the Boy Scouts of America have been released. Bill Donohue comments on the news:

The most striking aspect of this disclosure is the timeline: the data show the sexual abuse that took place from 1965 to 1985. This is exactly the same period when priestly sexual abuse in the Catholic Church peaked. It also shows the role played by homosexuals.

The sexual revolution began in the mid-60s as a direct consequence of the radical liberal agenda—genital liberation was the goal of libertines. It ended in the mid-80s because of fear: AIDS was uncovered in 1981.

The John Jay Report last year on the “Causes and Context” of sexual 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.” Moreover, when distinguishing between pre-seminary and in-seminary gay sex, “only in-seminary (not pre-seminary) same-sex sexual behavior was significantly related to the increased likelihood of a male child victim.”

Dr. Richard Fitzgibbons, a psychiatrist, has spent years treating sexually abusive priests. He says that “every priest whom I treated who was involved with children sexually had previously been involved in adult homosexual relationships.” Notice he didn’t say most; he said every. Even Kinsey found in 1948 that 37 percent of all male homosexuals admitted to having sex with children under the age of seventeen.

While being gay does not cause one to engage in predatory behavior—any more than being Irish causes alcoholism—whenever there is an overrepresentation of any demographic group with deviant behavior, it bears scrutiny. Most of us know this to be true, but because of intimidation, few will say it. Cowardice, however, is not a virtue.

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