By Diogenes ( articles ) | Feb 25, 2006
Fr. Tom Reese, S.J., former editor of America magazine, takes his vorpal blade in hand and sets out to slay the Bandersnatch:
Myth: Homosexuality caused the abuse crisis.
Fact: No one knows the exact percentage of priests who are homosexual.
Well, it's a "fact" that Pierre is the capital of South Dakota, yet it's equally hard to see how it falsifies the "myth" of the cause of the abuse crisis. Reese continues:
Estimates have ranged from 10 percent to 60 percent. In any case, most homosexual priests were not involved in the sexual abuse of minors.
Now that's a confidence builder! It's hardly surprising that Reese's swordplay is found in that encyclopedia of Looking Glass churchmanship, the Los Angeles Archdiocesan Tidings. The beast is living yet.
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