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No data indicates homosexuality a predictor of abuse

On March 31, Rick Sanchez, CNN, interviewed Catholic League President William Donohue. Donohue’s attributing child molestation to homosexuals is outrageous and flat wrong.

Donohue: “What they [John Jay researchers] found at that time … was that 81 percent of all the victims have been male and that 75 percent … three out of every four, of these victims are post-pubescent, meaning that it’s homosexuality driven. …. It’s been a homosexual crisis all along.” CNN transcript.

Fact: “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.” http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/2009-11-17-Catholic-abuse-report_N.htm

“’DONOHUE: “What it means, though, if your group is overrepresented in a particular problem area, you ought to explore it. Yes, there’s a connection between homosexuality and sexual abuse of minors.” CNN transcript

Fact: “A. Nicholas Groth, renown for his scientific study of sexual offenders, has treated over 3000 child molesters.” He states explicitly that “… it is a myth that men who molest boys are homosexual. He: “found no cases of boy molestation in which the offender had an adult homosexual orientation.” http://dsadevil.blogspot.com/2006/10/homosexuality-versus-pedophilia.html

John H. Terrell

 

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