November 18, 2009

Report: Homosexuality no factor in abusive priests:
A preliminary report commissioned by the nation’s Roman Catholic bishops on the roots of the clergy sex abuse scandal 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 that their evidence to date found no data indicating that homosexuality was a predictor of abuse.

1 comment:

  1. This report seems to assume that gay priests are entirely open with their sexuality, which seems at the least questionable. All the same, perhaps this is a start to beginning to dispel the rumored links between abuse, homosexuality, and even pedophilia which seem to exist in the popular unconscious.