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By Diogenes (articles ) | Nov 19, 2009

Researchers at New York's John Jay College of Criminal Justice were unable to find a connection between priests who shave their legs and global climate change:

Some Catholic leaders have contended that because 80 percent of the abuse victims were male, the crisis must have been caused by gay priests acting out. But Dr. Terry said she found that abusers were confused about their sexuality and had poor social skills, but had no clear pattern of homosexual behavior.

I guess that settles that.

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  • Posted by: Paladin - Nov. 19, 2009 5:59 PM ET USA

    Congratulations Bishops, Dignity is thrilled with your findings. I'm not sure Christ is as happy.

  • Posted by: sparch - Nov. 19, 2009 12:07 PM ET USA

    Even if the perpetrators were confused, it is easily discernible to those on the outside looking in. Lets call it what it is. These were homosexual acts committed by those priests in the Catholic Church.

  • Posted by: Hal - Nov. 19, 2009 11:42 AM ET USA

    Near 100% concurrence of male on male behavior and "no clear pattern of homosexual behavior". I really don't know where to begin with that. For bogus social science studies, even that is breathtaking. My hat's off to them.

  • Posted by: Ken_H - Nov. 19, 2009 10:57 AM ET USA

    Question: How *could* you know clearly identify a pattern of homosexual behavior?

  • Posted by: adamah - Nov. 19, 2009 10:45 AM ET USA

    "Confused about their sexuality..."??????? Let me see. If I have sex with another man it is not homosexual behavior if I am confused. The mental sumersaults are astounding. This is one of the best agruements against giving the USCCB ANY MONEY WHATSOEVER! They simply cannot use is responsibly.

  • Posted by: patriot6908 - Nov. 19, 2009 10:18 AM ET USA

    It's those poor social skills...not knowing which fork goes where at each table setting that does it every time.

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