Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Sex Abuse Crisis DECREASED as Gay Priests Began Serving

A study commissioned by the Catholic Church concluded:

The sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church was caused by the influence of sweeping social changes and increasing “deviant behavior’’ of the 1960s and 1970s on priests who were inadequately trained, emotionally unprepared, and isolated, according to a new report commissioned by the nation’s Roman Catholic bishops.

Researchers at John Jay College of Criminal Justice at the City University of New York, who spent five years conducting the most expensive and extensive study of sexual abuse in the Catholic church to date, concluded that homosexual priests were no more likely to abuse than heterosexual priests.

If you recall Santorum and the anti-gay loonies were blaming gay priests for all the molestation when it appears that:

The report notes that homosexual men began entering the seminaries “in noticeable numbers” from the late 1970s through the 1980s. By the time this cohort entered the priesthood, in the mid-1980s, the reports of sexual abuse of minors by priests began to drop and then to level off. If anything, the report says, the abuse decreased as more gay priests began serving the church.

1 comment:

massmarrier said...

Loved the O tempora! O mores! tone of the report. Celibacy? Vatican policies? Naw, not problems. It was all the fault of popular culture.