Catholic Apologist Donohue: Gay Priests, ‘Post-Pubescent’ Boys to Blame for Abuse
March 31, 2010
(ChattahBox)—The Catholic Church and its spiritual leader Pope Benedict XVI is under siege for a growing and global clerical sex abuse scandal that began in Germany with reports of a cover-up of rampant sexual abuse of children by priests, which leads right to the front door of the Vatican. When the Pope served as archbishop of Munich, then-named Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, he is accused of mishandling priest abuse cases, putting children at risk and failing to defrock an American priest accused of molesting 200 deaf boys in Wisconsin. But Benedict is fighting back against caims that he is personally responsible. Benedict, as well as other Catholic officials, have waged a campaign attacking the media, particularly The New York Times, which first reported on the Pope’s involvement in covering up abuse cases in Germany. Pope Benedict himself, at a Palm Sunday service, referred to the allegations against him, as “petty gossip of dominant opinion.” And Vatican officials called the allegations an “ignoble attempt” to smear Pope Benedict and his top advisers “at any cost.”
But the radical Catholic apologist, Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League, took his defense of the Pope to a new low, by blaming the sexual abuse of children by priests, on homosexuality. You see, clerical pedophilia is the fault of the gays. But not only gay priests. Oh, no. Donohoe also takes aim at the “post-pubescent” victims, somehow suggesting that they are either willing participants, or they somehow lured the priests to abuse them with their “post-pubescent” gayness. And he makes the vile argument that sexual abusing pre-teen or teen boys is not pedophilia. Shameful!
Donohue, took out a full-page ad in the New York Times Tuesday, entitled “Going for the Vatican Jugular,” in which he declared that Pope Benedict is an innocent victim and he is being framed. Who is framing him? A powerful cabal of atheist degenerates who hate the Catholic Church, led by The New York Times in league with a radical lawyer, whose aim is to weaken the Church, by promoting abortion, gay marriage and women’s ordination. And who is to blame for the crisis of pedophile priests in the Catholic Church? Gays, of course:
“The Times continues to editorialize about the “pedophilia crisis,” when all along it’s been a homosexual crisis. Eighty percent of the victims of priestly sexual abuse are male and most of them are post-pubescent. While homosexuality does not cause predatory behavior, and most gay priests are not molesters, most of the molesters have been gay. Here’s what’s really going on. The Times has teamed up with Jeffrey Anderson, a radical lawyer who has made millions suing the Church (and greasing professional victims’ groups like SNAP), so they can weaken its moral authority. Why? Because of issues like abortion, gay marriage and women’s ordination. That’s what’s really driving them mad, and that’s why they are on the hunt. Those who doubt this to be true need to ask why the debt-ridden Times does not spend the same resources looking for dirt in other institutions that occurred a half-century ago.”
And in a rant on the Catholic League’s Web site, Donohue claims that pedophile priests receive less rights than al-Qaeda terrorists:
“It is a sad day when al-Qaeda suspects are afforded more rights than priests. That this kind of intellectual thuggery should emanate from those who fancy themselves tolerant and fair-minded makes the sham all the more despicable.”
Indeed, Donohue’s claims are despicable.