"Not All Pedophilia Is Abusive", Bill Donohue

Bill Donohue’s Catholic League has reacted to the sex abuse scandal surrounding the Catholic Church by blaming the scandal on homosexuality and attacking newspapers like the New York Times for covering the story. Last month, the organization ran an ad criticizing the paper for failing to recognize the “pedophilia crisis” is a “homosexual crisis” and Donohue has appeared on CNN to argue that “it’s not a pedophilia” because “most of the victims were post pubescent,” as old as 12 or 13 years of age.
As old as 12 or 13, WTF ?? Donohue has slipped over the edge with this current detachment from reality. He can't even keep his our twisted flavor of morality straight (pun intended).
Today, Donohue released another statement attacking the New York Times for claiming that a man who returned to his abuser was, in fact, abused. Titled “Not All Gay Sex Is Abusive,” the release claims that a child who returns to his molester was not “sexually abused.
Doesn't this moron know that when you are in a hole – QUIT FUCKING DIGGING.
Ironically, in his effort to minimize the scandal and criticize the Times, Donohue has made, what for him must be a major concession: not all gay sex is bad.

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Comment by jeanwick on May 1, 2010 at 7:21am
What is this idiot's problem? All pedophilla is absuvie. Does he actually think that these kids just magically get over this stuff? The catholic church just likes to cover this stuff up and just pretend that it never happens. Bill Donohue is just a giant windbag for the catholic church.
Comment by Sigmund on May 1, 2010 at 7:00am
the mind boggles...
Comment by Prog Rock Girl on April 27, 2010 at 4:39pm
The "they do it tooooo" excuse is used everywhere. (And by saying that I'm not trying to say "but they do it toooo"--I'm just saying I'm tired of it. What other groups systematically cover it up?) The case he was talking about, if that is a real case, I'm not so sure about b/c the person was 17 and then continued the relationship for years. A person isn't automatically vulnerable and traumatized by being a year under 18 and they don't magically transform when they turn 18. People mature at different ages and 18 is the cutoff b/c there has to be one. Even so, Donahue has said some ridiculous things, including things like "so maybe a couple schoolteachers patted some kids on the butt, is that really abuse"? (when talking of an Irish Catholic school scandal). And just look at his picture, he even looks like he wants to entice young boys!
Comment by Carol Everhart Roper on April 27, 2010 at 4:18pm
Donahue wrote a treatise in 2004 on the Catholic League website - his conclusion pasted below the link (emphasis mine) seems to say 'everybody does it, and more than we do' as if that was somehow excusing them.


The issue of child sexual molestation is deserving of serious scholarship. Too often, assumptions have been made that this problem is worse in the Catholic clergy than in other sectors of society. This report does not support this conclusion. Indeed, it shows that family members are the most likely to sexually molest a child. It also shows that the incidence of the sexual abuse of a minor is slightly higher among the Protestant clergy than among the Catholic clergy, and that it is significantly higher among public school teachers than among ministers and priests.

In a survey for the Wall Street Journal-NBC News, it was found that 64 percent of the public thought that Catholic priests frequently abused children.[xxxix] This is outrageously unfair, but it is not surprising given the media fixation on this issue. While it would be unfair to blame the media for the scandal in the Catholic Church, the constant drumbeat of negative reporting surely accounts for these remarkably skewed results.[xl]

Without comparative data, little can be learned. Numbers are not without meaning, but they don’t count for much unless a baseline has been established. Moreover, sexual misconduct is difficult to measure given its mostly private nature. While crime statistics are helpful, we know from social science research that most crimes go unreported. This is especially true of sexual abuse crimes. At the end of the day, estimates culled from survey research are the best we can do.

By putting the sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church in perspective, it is hoped that this report will make for a more fair and educated public response.
Comment by Howard S. Dunn on April 27, 2010 at 2:40pm
Ironically, for me the only crime that actually warrants stoning to death in the public square is the rape of children.
Comment by Jim DePaulo on April 27, 2010 at 9:11am
I don't know how Dumbahue can ontinue to spew the nonsence that child rape is directly connected to homosexuality. Records show the largest number, by a huge margin, of convicted pedophils are in fact heterosexual.
Comment by unholyroller on April 26, 2010 at 11:52pm
Did he even realize what he said? The man is a fucking idiot. He has had his head stuffed so far up his ass for so long that he will never see the light of day again.
Comment by Johnsky on April 26, 2010 at 4:29pm
Not ALL Catholics are pedophiles.
I'm sure there are some who like them as old as 12 or 13.

The fact that they cannot see how morally disgusting they have become is beyond me.

This Bill Donohue's organization needs to have their houses checked. Nobody stands with such a disgusting bias for protecting pedophiles without being one themselves.

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