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  •  We all know that gay men (2+ / 0-)
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    are no more likely to be pedophiles than straight men.

    But the Church's hysteria on sexuality distorts everything.  The church views homosexuality in exactly the same way it views pedophilia, and responds in an identical manner.  "Treatment", followed by penance and cover-up.  In the case of gay men, the chief victim is the priest himself.  In the case of pedophilia, the victims of course are the children.  But the church is incapable of understanding this distinction..  

    “If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.” Charles Darwin

    by ivorybill on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 03:56:24 PM PST

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    •  My concern is that people are reading the report (0+ / 0-)

      incorrectly.  Given the Church's historical tendancies to conflate homosexuality with pedophilia I wonder if these prelates who are allied through their "shared sexual orientation" are not gay, but rather pedophiles.  

      It would not shock me if that were the case.

      "If you can find money to kill people, you can find money to help people." -Tony Benn (-6.38,-6.36)

      by The Rational Hatter on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 04:15:01 PM PST

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