I looked over the data on this again and it appears that I was wrong. This case is about:
- Gay priests. The Catholic Church has a gay priest problem.
- Pedophile priests. The Church also has a pedophile priest problem, but most of these are homosexual pedophiles, so we once again, we are back to the Church having a gay priest problem
It turns out, looking at the data, that 4
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Since these priests were not molesting family members, few of them were probably non-pedophilic molesters. The only type of man who would go out of his way to molest little boys who are not in his family is a pedophile. So,
So we can see that the Church has two problems:
- A gay priest problem.
- A pedophiles (mostly gay pedophile) priest problem.
So the “pedophile priest” scandal is at least partly true, although less than half of the priests involved were actual pedophiles.
Most of the boys who got damaged in this affair were straight boys. It can be quite traumatic for a straight boy to be lured into gay sex. It messes with their identity. Nevertheless, any gay young men these priests had sex with probably enjoyed it. As a rule, gay teenagers do not seem to be harmed at all by having sex with adult gay men. In fact, 1/3 of gay teen minors are currently in a sexual relationship with an adult gay man.
Even in the case of molestations, 7