Römisch-katholische Kirche: Schwule doch nicht an allem schuld

Die Katholiken wissen nicht so recht was sie wollen. Ließ der Vatikan kürzlich noch verkünden

the Holy See said the majority of Catholic clergy who committed such acts were not paedophiles but homosexuals attracted to sex with adolescent males. He added that sexual abuse was far more likely to be committed by family members, babysitters, friends, relatives or neighbours, and male children were quite often guilty of sexual molestation of other children. [...] „Of all priests involved in the abuses, 80 to 90% belong to this sexual orientation minority which is sexually engaged with adolescent boys between the ages of 11 and 17.“

haben die us-amerikanischen Katholikenführer USD 2 Mio investiert, um der Wahrheit nunmehr ein Stück näherzukommen:

A preliminary report commissioned by the nation’s Roman Catholic bishops to investigate the clergy sex abuse scandal has found no evidence that gay priests are more likely than heterosexual clergy to molest children, the lead authors of the study said Tuesday.

The full report by researchers at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice won’t be completed until the end of next year. But the authors said their evidence to date found no data indicating that homosexuality was a predictor of abuse.

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At the meeting Tuesday, Bishop Edward Braxton of the Diocese of Belleville, Ill., asked the researchers whether their study indicated that homosexuality should be considered when evaluating a candidate for the priesthood. In 2005, the Vatican issued a policy statement that men with “deep-seated” attraction to other men should be barred from the priesthood.

Smith said: “If that exclusion were based on the fact that that person would be more probable than any other candidate to abuse, we do not find that at this time.”

Ob den US-Bischöfen klar ist, dass sie exkommuniziert werden, wenn Ratzinger mitbekommt, dass sie seinen Schwulenhass unterlaufen?

(via Box Turtle Bulletin)

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