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Re: Pedophile Priests/Homosexuality in Seminaries
Question from Confused on 9/27/2006:

I am confused by your recent comments that seem to suggest that homosexuality in seminaries is somehow responsible for the recent sexual abuse scandals, which have done so much harm to Holy Mother Church.

Don't get me wrong: I am very concerned about any lack of chastity in the seminary (and particularly homosexual activity), but, from what I've read, there is absolutely no correlation between homosexuality and pedophilia. I have always understood (and been taught by Church-sanctioned programs) that the two are, in fact, seperate and distinct issues. Your post seems to indicate differently.

You wrote: "The root cause of the problem is not pedophile priests, it is the homosexual population in our seminaries. Therefore to really root out the problem that causes the assaults on children, the Bishops need to go at the root!"

Perhaps, I've misunderstood you. Could clarify your position please and indicate what your source for this information is?

Thanks in advance for your reply.

Answer by Judie Brown on 9/29/2006:

Dear Confused

There are many reputable sources who point out the direct connection between homosexuality and pedophilia. Here are a few citations you might want to investigate:

"Africa, AIDS, homosexuality, pedophilia" at http://www.renewamerica.us/columns/abbott/050702

"Child Molestation and Homosexuality" by Cameron http://www.familyresearchinst.org/FRI_EduPamphlet2.html

"Gay culture in Catholic Church grows," http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=26940

"Study shows link between homosexuality and pedophilia," http://www.theinterim.com/2002/sept/02study.html

Judie Brown



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