Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Refutes Vatican Official's Statement on Pedophilia and Sexual Orientation


Washington – The Human Rights Campaign – the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization – today responded to Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone who recently linked pedophilia with gay men claiming to have "read it in a document written by psychologists."

HRC Director of Religion & Faith Harry Knox made this statement:

"Cardinal Bertone's statement makes clear that he is more interested in diverting attention away from decades of Vatican cover-ups of pedophile behavior than he is in living up to his pastoral role. As a pastor he should not just take one misguided paper at face value. He should actually get to know gay people and read the voluminous opinions of medical and psychological experts that make clear pedophilia is not related to sexual orientation. As a pastor, he should be spending night and day seeking to heal the wounds inflicted by the Church on the victims of pedophile priests. Instead he sends out red herrings at the expense of millions of souls for which Christ died." Read more - Human Rights Campaign

In deep appreciation to the Human Rights Campaign for being a voice of sanity and clarity – extremely beneficial for children, MSK

'Halo has been tilted' - South African Catholic clergymen among those condemning Cardinal Bertone - By BIENNE HUISMAN – Times LIVE – read more

It's Not About Homosexuality: Blaming the Wrong People for the Sexual Abuse Crisis – by Rev. James Martin, S.J. – The Huffington Post – read more

Victims slam 'blame-shifting' Vatican – AFP - The Sydney Morning Herald – – read more

"No data links homosexuality to child abuse" - Independent Catholic News – read more

Gay priests are not paedophiles – by Austen Ivereigh – read more

Facts About Homosexuality and Child Molestation, Dr. Gregory Herek, University of California at Davis & Yale University & City University of New York – 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.

Flagrant Disregard For All Of Humanity – Being Publicly Demonstrated by Benedict XVI and hierarchy - Failure to Accept Responsibility for Decades of Child Sexual Abuse Cover-ups - read more

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!!!

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