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Remind me again: how does celibacy contribute to scandals?

By Diogenes (articles - email) | Oct 02, 2009

 If only the Catholic Church allowed priests to marry, we wouldn't have so many clerics caught up in sexual scandals. Right?

That's the party line, certainly. But it doesn't quite explain the problems facing a retired Anglican bishop who was arrested this week in a crackdown on prostitutes. Bishop Benjamin Omosebi reported offered another man $15 for a sexual act. 

A local Episcopalian leader said that his community "was providing pastoral support to Omosebi's family, including his wife."

 

 

 

Richard Cross holds a doctorate in psychology, who has taught at the university level, including at Franciscan University. He is currently an educational researcher and consultant in the field of psychology and related disciplines.
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