Friday, May 21, 2010

What we know about Homosexuals and the Catholic Clergy Sexual Abuse Crisis – by Thomas Plante, PhD – April 15, 2010 – Psychology Today

Homosexuals shouldn't be blamed for the Catholic Clergy Sexual Abuse Crisis

…First, no research suggests that homosexuals are at higher risk of being sex offenders, committing sexual crimes, or having impulse control disorders that result in sexual crimes than heterosexuals. Sexual orientation, by itself, is not a risk factor for crime. Almost all of the professional medical, psychiatric, and psychological associations (such as the American Psychological Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the American Pediatric Association) have position papers that articulate this understanding. For example, the American Psychological Association stated in 1975: "homosexuality per se implies no impairment in judgment, reliability or general social and vocational capabilities…(and mental health professionals should) take the lead in removing the stigma of mental illness long associated with homosexual orientation."

…Tragically, those with a homosexual orientation have a long standing history of being scapegoated and victimized in our culture and in many others cultures for centuries. Sadly, this group is being again victimized in the clergy abuse crisis in the Catholic Church. We need less and not more victims in this story. In my view, sexual orientation is a red herring in this debate. If we truly are interested in protecting children from harm and doing the right thing, we shouldn’t blame homosexuals but focus our attention on the various well known and established risk factors that are more likely to result in the sexual victimization of children and youth…
Read complete article by Thomas Plante, PhD – April 15, 2010 – Psychology Today

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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

…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!!!

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