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Ed Benson: Cover-up of Sexual Abuse, Not Homosexuality, the Issue

Providence Journal
September 4, 2018

http://www.providencejournal.com/opinion/20180904/letter-ed-benson-cover-up-of-sexual-abuse-not-homosexuality-issue

Homosexuality is not the cause of the sex abuse scandal wracking the Catholic Church.

There is no causal relationship between a personís sexual preference and his propensity to commit crimes against children. If there were, how does the Catholic Church explain the untold number of rapes and sexual assaults committed by its priests against girls?

Sexual assault is an exercise of power and domination, not sexual preference.

For the Catholic Church to claim that the global practice of sexual abuse of children by priests is because of homosexual predation is an outrageously transparent attempt to shift the focus away from the cover-up of these heinous crimes by church hierarchy toward the demonization of homosexuals.

Ed Benson

Pawtucket

 

 

 

 

 




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