"No data links homosexuality to child abuse"
Independent Catholic News
Following controversial remarks by Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone in which he linked homosexuality with paedophilia, the General Secretary of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales has issued a statement asserting he does not know of any data showing a connection between sexual orientation and child sexual abuse… Photo
…Rev Fr Marcus Stock… "To the best of my knowledge, there is no empirical data which concludes that sexual orientation is connected to child sexual abuse.
… "The consensus among researchers is that the sexual abuse of children is not a question of sexual 'orientation', whether heterosexual or homosexual, but of a disordered attraction or 'fixation'.
"Many abusers of children have never developed the capacity for mature adult relationships. Instead, their sexual attractions focus on children - boys, girls, or both.
"In the sexual abuse of children the issue is the sexual fixation of the abusers and not their sexual orientation. Read more - Independent Catholic News
NSPCC calls for reform of child abuse inquiries – Teachers UK – read more
Facts About Homosexuality and Child Molestation – read more
Someday, maybe, there will exist a well-informed,
well-considered, and yet fervent public conviction
that the most deadly of all possible sins
is the mutilation of a child's spirit.
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"Ricky Martin Foundation" advocates for the well being of children around the globe in critical areas such as social justice, education and health. Read more
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Fr Marcus Stock, General Secretary of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales – In deep appreciation, for being a voice of sanity and clarity – extremely beneficial to children, MSK – read more
“Someday, maybe, there will exist a well-informed, well considered and yet fervent public conviction that the most deadly of all possible sins is the mutilation of a child’s spirit.” Erik Erikson
…whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him to have a heavy millstone hung around his neck, and to be drowned in the depth of the sea. Matthew 18:6
Protect children and the entire world will be safe.
Important note: No disrespect meant to Pope Benedict XVI or the hierarchy, the one and only concern is the safety and well-being of children. Kids Are Being Hurt!!!