Answer by beckcorc at 10:57 AM on Apr. 13, 2010
Answer by Carpy at 8:35 AM on Apr. 13, 2010
Answer by Carpy at 8:37 AM on Apr. 13, 2010
That's asinine. I'm sure they thought it was a good strategy, blame one sin on another, but , for me at least, they would first have to prove that the priests were homosexual for it to be believable.Â I just don't see that many gay men jumping at the chance to be priests so they can have their way with altar boys.Â Why not (for a gay man) just be gay in public?Â That way you can have sex with consenting adults.Â That's a lot easier and legal.Â I'm not entirely convinced it's due to celibacy either.Â Why not find another priest or a nunÂ to bang?Â Or someone outside the church and keep it secret?Â There are more options than kids.Â I don't buy either theory.Â There is pedophilia in all churches.Â The Catholic church is one of the largest, and has a celibacy policy.Â That means more cases than, say the Pentecostal church which is smaller, and an easy explanation.
Answer by sunshine06 at 8:37 AM on Apr. 13, 2010
Answer by jewjewbee at 8:38 AM on Apr. 13, 2010
Answer by jewjewbee at 8:39 AM on Apr. 13, 2010
Answer by Carpy at 8:41 AM on Apr. 13, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 8:46 AM on Apr. 13, 2010
WTH is an escape goat?
The original meaning of scapegoat was escape goat, the goat that was allowed to "escape" with its life. The accepted modern meaning of scapegoat, someone who is punished for the wrongs of others, is not at all accurate for Satan. He is as guilty as guilty can be, and he deserves everything that's coming to him.
Answer by Anonymous at 9:16 AM on Apr. 13, 2010
In all fairness, if you don't read the article you don't read the following:
Vatican secretary of state Tarcisio Bertone told reporters in Chile—where, AP notes, the highest-profile church scandals have involved priests abusing young girls—that many psychiatrists have found a link between homosexuality and pedophilia, but not one between celibacy and pedophilia.
To make it clear, I don't see a connection between pedophiles and homosexuals. I think Pedophiles have a preference, much like normal healthy adults, yet their unhealthy component is that they like children. I am not a psychiatrist so I cannot attest to the links between the two, nor would I.
Answer by QuinnMae at 9:53 AM on Apr. 13, 2010