John Jay report deliberately ignored widespread homosexual activity of priest abusers

On May 18, researchers from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice released their long-awaited final report, “Causes and Context of Sexual Abuse of Minors by Catholic Priests in the United States, 1950-2010.”

The research team, led by Karen Terry, Ph.D., gathered an impressive amount of information from which they drew a number of conclusions; the most unsettling of which is the claim that homosexuality is unrelated to the abuse (particularly of adolescent males, the primary victims in the crisis.)

Though 81 percent of the victims were post-pubescent males, researchers downplayed the homosexual connection by suggesting that this simply reflects the fact that offenders had greater access to boys. The report also proposes the possibility that, “Although the victims of priests were most often male, thus defining the acts as homosexual, the priest did not at any time recognize his identity as homosexual.”

A less politically correct conclusion, it would seem, is to acknowledge that the offending clerics were perhaps unwilling to take “ownership” of their struggle with homosexuality. In any event, this line of argument appears to be little more than a red herring.

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This time around, will Catholic members of Congress side with the Catholic Church or Obama?

by Doug Lawrence

Most Democrat Catholic legislators have long since abandoned the church, when it comes to voting their malformed consciences on various issues, but this time around things may be different.

With both the left and right wings of the American church apparently coming together against Barack Obama’s contraception mandate, there’s precious little political cover available out there, and no acceptable excuses.

The best way for many of these phonies to get reelected will be to publicly oppose President Obama on some key, but definitely “second tier” issue. The Obamacare contraception mandate fits the bill perfectly. This may even be one of the reasons Obama and company deliberately picked this fight, in the first place. Red herrings have always been useful, when it comes to politics.

None the less, I’m betting, based on Obama’s proven dismal performance, along with this latest flap, that just enough faithful Catholics are going to abandon Obama and his cronies, and elect a Republican President, along with a Republican majority in both houses of Congress.

Wouldn’t that be something to see?

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