CBS News Poll analysis by the CBS News Polling Unit: Sarah Dutton, Jennifer De Pinto, Fred Backus and Anthony Salvanto.
More than one in two Catholics see both celibacy and homosexuality as at least minor factors in child sex abuse by some priests, according to a new CBS News/New York Times poll.
Less than one in three believe celibacy and homosexuality are "major" factors in the abuse, however -- which means that, overall, a majority of Catholics don't see those two issues as a significant factor leading to abuse.
Thirty-one percent of Catholics called celibacy a major factor leading to sexual abuse, while another 28 percent called it a minor factor. Thirty-five percent said celibacy did not play a part in the abuse. Read more & Complete Poll - by Brian Montopoli – CBS News
Prayers for Bobby – read more
Galileo & Benedict XVI & Homosexuality & Natural Law – 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
Poll: Most Say Sex Abuse by Priests Remains a Problem - by Brian Montopoli – CBS News – read more
Family Acceptance Project™ - Reducing Risk and Promoting Well-Being for LGBT Youth - The Critical Role of Family Support – read more
What the Bible Really Says about Homosexuality. "Interpreting the Bible" Daniel Helminiak, STL, PhD. – read more
The Science Of Sexual Orientation - 60 Minutes – 2006 - CBS News - Read more – video clip
Sexual Attraction and Orientation – Kids Health – read more
Transgender Children – read more
SEX, LIES, & GENDER – The Story of the Intersex Soldier - Explorer / National Geographic Channel – read more
Sexual orientation is less about sex and more about love, being one with another human being. Attachment Theory - LOVE and RELIGION – read more
Marriage Equality -> Restores “Hope of Love” To Children In Early Childhood – read more
Gay Catholic Priest "Coming out" 1997 - Covert Retaliation - Ratzinger, Hurley, Maida & Accomplices - Damaged Financial Situation - Car & Home & Careers - ENDA? Hate Crime? USA Prosecution? Fr. Marty Kurylowicz – read more
RC hierarchy child sexual abuse “cover-ups” ordered by Benedict XVI to avoid public outrage & criminal charges - falsely accused gay priests WATERGATE? – read more
Ratzinger, Hurley, Maida & Accomplices – read more
Auschwitz - Christmas 2008 - Brokeback Mountain – read more
Ignorance about human sexuality is harmful to children.
“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
Kids Are Being Hurt!!!
…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