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    Saturday, February 18, 2006

    Bad argument: Because rotten priests played with boys, homosexual men should adopt



    The bishops of Massachusetts's four archdioceses have announced their plan to seek an exemption for Catholic Charities from the state rule (in .pdf form) forbidding licensed adoption agencies from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation. As you might have guessed, Vatican policy states that adoption or foster care by gay couples "must be strongly rejected."

    http://www.bostonist.com/archives/2006/02/16/catholic_bishops_want_catholic_charities_to_stop_gay_adoptions.php

    In the mean time, it might be wise for the Church to avoid getting into too close a reading of the adoption licensing regulations: In addition to requiring non-discrimination, the rules prevent giving a license to any organization that has "engaged in any . . . conduct, criminal or otherwise, [that impairs] the applicant's or licensee's ability to care for children." Now, Bostonist doesn't want to cast aspersions on the innumerable good works the Catholic Church has done, but their record's a little spotty on reporting child sexual abuse by employees.

    The poor Bishops have quite a job on their hands trying to be the Catholic
    voice in liberal Mass.

    After all, "Catholic Charities has already placed 13 children with gay couples". 13 kids with parents who define themselves by their sex acts.

    You would think those homosexual priests, unable to fight their attraction
    for young boys, would be a good lesson to us all.

    2 Comments:

    Blogger glenda said...

    Umm, just a comment that it might be important to distinguish between homosexual priests and pedophile priests. There is a difference and the media doesn’t seem to get this distinction. Homosexuals, literally defined, are attracted to the same sex, usually adult. Pedophiles are attracted to children. In research studies, many pedophiles who were asked about gender, did not care if their victim was a boy or girl, it was more a crime of opportunity. Other convicted pedophiles did have a gender preference, but this does not make them a homosexual because their PRIMARY attraction was not the male gender, but age.

    Some sex offender researchers and FBI profilers have suggested that pedophilia is another sexual orientation. Just like heterosexuals are attracted to the opposite sex, pedophiles are attracted to children and teens with childlike appearance. This seems to be a fixed orientation over the lifespan which does not change, which is bad news for those who think they can fix them with therapy. Just as a true heterosexual will not become gay or pedophile, even when urged, a true pedophile will not become attracted to adults. I have been in this field for over 15 years, just wanted to clarify. Thank you for writing about this. I think we only know about the tip of the iceberg. Glenda

    February 18, 2006  
    Blogger Joseph said...

    Thanks Glenda.

    Working in the field, you would know the correct term for pedophiles who like prepubescent kids, and the other term used for folks who like teens.

    80% of the priest cases have been with teen boys. This is something other that pedophilia, and is definitely male.

    Homosexual men like teen boys. NAMBLA is a good example of this.

    The other 20% is a mix of kids and girl teens.

    80/20.

    It is not gender neutral. It's boys and men.

    Male homosexuality fueled the danger with the priests, and for the same reason, I firmly believe homosexual men should not adopt boys because of the same danger, outside of any further moral arguments.

    I know the danger is not present in every case, but more than we could ever be comfortable with. I would even project 80% of the cases, although real family bonding may come into play to lessen the figure, it is still too unnatural, dangerous, and for all of history, something that has never even been entertained.

    February 18, 2006  

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