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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 1 month ago

Is it true that removing homosexuals from the Catholic Church will cut down on the pedophila? ?

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  • 1 month ago

    Only some of it. There is hetero pedophilia in all large organizations, too.

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  • Jake
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    1 month ago

    Catholic teaching is that people with same-sex attraction must be treated with dignity and respect and permitted to practice the Catholic Faith just like any other member of the Church. However, they are to remain celibate like any other unmarried people. There is no such thing as a valid homosexual marriage.

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  • barty
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    1 month ago

    The overwhelming majority of gays are NOT pedophiles. There is absolutely no reason to think that removing gays will stop the clergy sex abuse problem.

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  • 1 month ago

    Nope. Few if any homosexuals are pedophiles.

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  • 1 month ago

    The Church "cut down on the pedophilia" years ago. Allegations have come down 2000% in 2002 from their peak in 1980. There's hardly a trace of any of it these days. As a matter of fact a child is 100 times more likely to be sexually abused by an adult in a public school than by any Catholic priest.

    Now, your theory may help the scandal regarding seminarians.

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  • 1 month ago

    Homosexuals are no more likely to be paedophiles than heterosexuals. The vast majority of paedophiles, whether their target is boys or girls, are otherwise heterosexual. Most child sexual abusers are not clergy but fathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers and close family friends.

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  • 1 month ago

    That depends on whether the homosexuals are also sex abusers.   If they're not, it makes no sense to remove them.

    Source(s): Greek Orthodox Christian
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  • 1 month ago

    Possibly, but there have also been many straight priests who have sexually assaulted both boys and girls. I think the best way to cut down is to allow priests (both gay and straight) to marry instead of forcing them to live like eunuchs. But that won't happen in our lifetime, if ever. 

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    • catbalou8
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      1 month agoReport

      Of course, non-celibate men have sexually abused children. So what? I still stand by my theory. 

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  • Paul
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    1 month ago

    95% of the molested children were adolescent and pre-adolescent BOYS. When are other churches, where the incidence of such crimes is at the same level, going to take similar action?

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  • 1 month ago

    No, but removing the satanists will surely cut down on all the horrible actions of priests, bishops, etc

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