Comments on: Homosexuality, not celibacy, linked to pedophilia, says Vatican #2 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/04/12/homosexuality-not-celibacy-linked-to-pedophilia-says-vatican-2/ Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: jstaf http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/04/12/homosexuality-not-celibacy-linked-to-pedophilia-says-vatican-2/comment-page-1/#comment-24097 Tue, 13 Apr 2010 19:40:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=12892#comment-24097 The Church seems to have lost its bearings as it lashes out at the world for its own evil behavior. They beat and abused children, just like many other organizations did years ago but they never advanced in the world and this is what happens, they are trying to instill more hatred for Homosexuals to divert the light from the inherent evil at the Vatican.

Why don’t they mention some facts they are true, one is that even though the Priests have abused children it happens at three times the rate outside the Church.

Instead of spewing hate the Pope could be helping to solve a terrible problem, the victimization of children, what a missed chance to become relevant.

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By: Eoind62 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/04/12/homosexuality-not-celibacy-linked-to-pedophilia-says-vatican-2/comment-page-1/#comment-24094 Tue, 13 Apr 2010 16:42:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=12892#comment-24094 I spend 17 years as a student in US Catholic schools, K-College. Ask ex-seminarians from the past 50 years what they saw and experienced. The minor/major seminary system, with a ready supply of 14 to 15 year old boys, is to blame for the ravenous cycle of abuse, shame and silence. The violated pre-pubescent becomes the guilt ridden predator, a priest, a pastor, a rector then a bishop. Homosexuality has nothing to do with it…Put a polygraph on the #2 Vatican source and ask when he had his first sexual experience and if a female was in the room (or on the campus). Heredity or environment? Most priests who serve the Church are honorable, loving men. The are also survivors. The Church should foster a more natural environment for its priests. Recruit them as grad students and let them marry. Amen

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By: HBC http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/04/12/homosexuality-not-celibacy-linked-to-pedophilia-says-vatican-2/comment-page-1/#comment-24093 Tue, 13 Apr 2010 16:41:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=12892#comment-24093 Entering the priesthood used to be seen as a career opportunity. Boy, did they ever get that backwards.

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By: Story_Burn http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/04/12/homosexuality-not-celibacy-linked-to-pedophilia-says-vatican-2/comment-page-1/#comment-24092 Tue, 13 Apr 2010 16:41:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=12892#comment-24092 I agree totally

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By: oisin http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/04/12/homosexuality-not-celibacy-linked-to-pedophilia-says-vatican-2/comment-page-1/#comment-24089 Tue, 13 Apr 2010 09:49:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=12892#comment-24089 It boggles the mind to think that anyone ever looked to these clowns for moral guidance.

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By: Tom Heneghan http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/04/12/homosexuality-not-celibacy-linked-to-pedophilia-says-vatican-2/comment-page-1/#comment-24082 Mon, 12 Apr 2010 21:58:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=12892#comment-24082 Touché, Tallangel — that’s the part they don’t want to talk about. It’s fascinating to see how many red herrings there are in this story.

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By: Tallangel http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/04/12/homosexuality-not-celibacy-linked-to-pedophilia-says-vatican-2/comment-page-1/#comment-24079 Mon, 12 Apr 2010 21:36:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=12892#comment-24079 I thought the problem was a lack of response in a timely fashion to criminal behavior.

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By: Jalaluddin http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/04/12/homosexuality-not-celibacy-linked-to-pedophilia-says-vatican-2/comment-page-1/#comment-24078 Mon, 12 Apr 2010 21:20:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=12892#comment-24078 “Is homosexuality to blame for pedophilia? Or did the Catholic Church ordain too many men who were sexually immature and fatally attracted to children at their emotional level?”

These are not mutually exclusive. There is a certain power dynamic at work in all sexual relationships, but apparently more intensely in adult homosexual ones partly because you have two males instead of one. Gay fashion designers are notorious for preferring waifish/boyish models, and as Johann Hari (himself gay) pointed out there’s some sort of link between these gay perfectionist tendencies and fascism. Jorg Haider’s lover was much younger than him, Nick Griffin apparently sought out a relationship with a much older man, and Pym Fortuyn fondly recalled being molested by a soldier when he was 5 years old. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/johann-har i/the-strange-strange-story_b_136697.htm l

So, I think it’s worth investigating further what the nature of the link is, but I wouldn’t say it’s so simple and direct as “homosexuality to blame for pedophilia”; I’d tentatively say they are both offshoots of a similar dynamic.

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