Catholic Bishop Says Homosexuality is the Cause of the Sex Abuse Scandal

Catholic Bishop Says Homosexuality is the Cause of the Sex Abuse Scandal August 19, 2018
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The Catholic Church has a scandal of massive proportions on their hands. Across the country, dioceses are under attack by law enforcement, as more and more victims seek justice for the crimes of the clergy. Of course with the revelations Bishops across the country are writing letters to their priests to cry foul against the abuse. A Bishop out of Madison, Wisconsin, Robert Molino, blames the “homosexual subculture” of the priesthood as the reason for the widespread abuse.

The letter which was released August 18, 2018, to his Parish, outlines his thoughts on sin. He gives condolences to the victims that lived through the abuse. However, his most startling words are regarding his ideas on what caused the abuse.

In the specific situations at hand, we are talking about deviant sexual — almost exclusively homosexual — acts by clerics. We’re also talking about homosexual propositions and abuses against seminarians and young priests by powerful priests, bishops, and cardinals. We are talking about acts and actions which are not only in violation of the sacred promises made by some, in short, sacrilege but also are in violation of the natural moral law for all. To call it anything else would be deceitful and would only ignore the problem further.”

So apparently the priests are living in a sub-culture of homosexual sinning. I guess he failed to read the grand jury report which outlined the rape and abuse of young girls within the church. As if blaming the rapes and sexual assaults of thousands of victims on the “sin” of homosexuality isn’t bad enough, he also went on to downplay the attention given to pedophilia.

“There has been a great deal of effort to keep separate acts which fall under the category of now-culturally-acceptable acts of homosexuality from the publically-deplorable acts of pedophilia. That is to say until recently the problems of the Church have been painted purely as problems of pedophilia — this despite clear evidence to the contrary.”

So even though young children were routinely sodomized, raped, and molested this isn’t an issue of pedophilia within the church. Nope, the priests that are gay are defiling children because they are gay. Right, cause that makes perfect sense.

He goes on to talk about how homosexuality has never been acceptable within the church even if the secular world says it’s ok for two men to have sex.

“It is time, to be honest, that the problems are both and they are more. To fall into the trap of parsing problems according to what society might find acceptable or unacceptable is ignoring the fact that the Church has never held ANY of it to be acceptable — neither the abuse of children, nor any use of one’s sexuality outside of the marital relationship, nor the sin of sodomy, nor the entering of clerics into intimate sexual relationships at all, nor the abuse and coercion by those with authority.” 

Well, that’s a funny diatribe. Since the church did a really good job of downplaying abuse, his argument doesn’t carry much weight. Instead of actively dismissing the problem priests, the church just moved them around the country. The church may as well have told the priests it was acceptable behavior by merely doing nothing to stop the abuse.

Next, he calls out the homosexual subculture of the priests with this little diddy:

“It is time to admit that there is a homosexual subculture within the hierarchy of the Catholic Church that is wreaking great devastation in the vineyard of the Lord. The Church’s teaching is clear that the homosexual inclination is not in itself sinful, but it is intrinsically disordered in a way that renders any man stably afflicted by it unfit to be a priest.” 

He does not blame the church in handling the sexual abuse allegations but instead puts complete blame on the gay underbelly of the priesthood. Nice.

The Catholic leadership continues to miss the mark on this scandal. Every time they have an opportunity to do the right thing, they find a way to place blame everywhere but at their own hands. Leaders allowed the abuse to flourish. They have internal protocols to investigate abuse. However, they rarely report any abuse to outside authorities. By handling the abuse claims internally, the church has been able to minimize the impact to the church both financially and in membership numbers.

With cases blowing wide open around the country, it will be interesting to see how the Catholic Church survives. However, deflecting blame to homosexuality completely misses the mark of the devastation to the victims. Being homosexual doesn’t make someone rape and molest children. Drawing that conclusion is dangerous and irresponsible.

The Catholic Church needs to take a good hard look in the mirror. All the blame for this abuse falls on the leadership’s shoulders for doing nothing to stop it from happening for decades. Bishop Molino is a clueless and misguided fool.

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  • Raging Bee

    There has been a great deal of effort to keep separate acts which
    fall under the category of now-culturally-acceptable acts of
    homosexuality from the publically-deplorable acts of pedophilia.

    Yeah, there’s a reason for that: they’re two radically different things, and don’t always go together. Does this bigoted stooge not remember that there’s been sexual abuse of children long before we started thinking homosexuality was acceptable?

    So now we know the Church’s official response to all this: deflection and scapegoating. Why am I not surprised?

  • Freodin

    What else can they do? This has gone on for years, decades, centuries. They have known it all the time. Their followers have known it all the time… but it was acceptable as long as no one talked about it.

    Now it is no longer acceptable. Society has changed, has give a voice to the victims.

    But what is the Church to do? After all this time of silence and hushing up, they can’t come out and declare: “Yep, it was us, all along. It was our fault and our fault only. But now that you have called us out, we are definitly going to change. Yep, from now on, it will all be fine. Believe me.”

    No one is going to believe them.

    But if they find someone to blame, some thing to deflect from their own crimes… maybe they can weather this storm. Keep it up until some better times come around again. Maybe in 10, 20, 50 years, all of that will have been forgotten… if no one continues to talk about it. Business as usual.

  • Freodin

    Yes, but diddling with children in dark corners was perfectly fine before those pesky homosexuals started to come out into the light.
    Remember: when a priest molests a child in the woods and there is no one to hear it… is it a crime?

  • epeeist

    As I have pointed out elsewhere it is not beyond the church to change the definition of paedophilia so that it looks like a smaller amount of the abuse was paedophilia, Miranda Celeste Hale picked this up before –

  • Anri

    Note to Catholic leadership:
    Other people disliking homosexuality less than you do doesn’t actually excuse you raping kids, or covering it up.
    Not even a little. Not at all, in fact.

    Please stop trying to say this is somehow someone else’s fault.

  • yes!!!

  • Yes, they have taken lengths to diminish the definitions. It’s been all over the news in fact.

  • If they admitted their guilt, they’d have to actually deal with the political, religious and financial ramifications. I read how they handle abuse now – given what happened in 2002 – there is NO wonder the abuse still occurs. they continue NOT to report cases to authorities but handle it internally.

  • I really hope the fact that diocese around the country are under attack blows up the church all together

  • Chris Pert Ⓥ

    I really hope so too. If the Catholic Church was a business and not a religion, the federal government would likely prosecute it as a criminal organization and probably shut it down. There’s more than enough grounds to charge the Catholic Church with criminal conspiracy due to its protection and enabling of rampant child rape and abuse. In the very least, we should demand the cancelling of the statute of limitations for sex crimes. After this happens the Catholic Church would get sued into oblivion.

    People who think I am being ridiculous — just imagine if this was Walmart instead of the Catholic Church and hundreds of Walmart employees raped thousands of children over many decades and the upper management of Walmart did everything they could to cover it up. See what I’m getting at it? It’s time to stop treating religions differently from secular organizations or businesses. It’s 2018, not 1600!

  • TinnyWhistler

    This whole thing is particularly sad when you consider there’s an interpretation that says Paul was calling out pederasty, not homosexuality in general in his letters.

    They go ahead and cover up engaging in ancient forms of abuse while scapegoating it onto someone else.

  • I agree with you 100% on this

  • If that’s truly due do “homosexuality”, that there’re so many “homosexuals” in the church should be quite telling.

  • Right. Why not spend time doing the right thing and apologizing

  • Raging Bee

    Note the use of the phrase “homosexual subculture.” “Sub” generally means on the bottom of some hierarchy or other. So who’s on the bottom here? THE VICTIMS. Those are the “homosexuals” the Church are getting ready to blame for all this abuse.

  • Yep!

  • It’s the perfect smokescreen. By blaming gays, they can:
    -continue to push a narrative that gay people are sick and dangerous
    -try to purge the church of anyone who suggests being gay is okay (they must be saying it because they’re secretly gay and also pederasts!)
    -claim the scandals are over and nothing similar will ever happen again, now that seminaries are not supposed to be accepting gay people

    I’m watching this get trumpeted louder and louder, while every bishop who puts out a statement not mentioning homosexuality is condemned as “shying away from the real problem.” The bishops who condemn homosexuality are trumpeted as heroes who will cleanse the church — even if they’re the same ones who moved priests around a short time ago.

    The whole thing is just conservative bishops playing conservative laity for chumps by diverting blame onto a convenient scapegoat.

  • agreed!

  • Deacon Phreque

    I assume that all of the little girls who were raped were just dirty little sluts who were asking for it. I expect Bill Donohue to say so any minute now.