Monday, March 13, 2006

Gays Abusing Children?

It is a tired old charge by some anti-gay conservative Christian leaders. In light of the current news story about Chad Stoffel, the Love in Action participant recently arrested for having sex with a minor, I thought folks might find Jim Burrow's analysis useful.
When men molest little girls, they’re called “pedophiles” or “sexual predators”; heterosexuality is never blamed for the abuse. But when men molest little boys, they’re simply called “homosexuals”, as though sexual orientation were responsible for driving these men to their crimes. Gays are singled out for suspicion of molesting children in numbers far out of proportion to their presence in the general population.

Child sexual abuse has a profound impact on victims and their families. Because we want to protect our children, we must ask: Are gays disproportionately abusing children?
Are Gays a Threat to our Children?


At 9:36 AM , Blogger Jim Burroway said...

Thanks for the link.

I'd like to add that the first two sentences of the firs paragraph are a re-phrasing from something Joe Kort wrote earlier( (I attributeed him in the footnotes) Several others have repeated the same idea, which I have always found very powerful. As more states consider bans on adoption by gay couples, I'm sure we'll be hearing more about what a "danger" we pose to children.

At 10:41 AM , Blogger Bob Painter said...

What I find fascinating--even here in the Deep South--is the confidence moms and dads feel toward me in regard to their children--even when they know I'm gay.

I love children. (My nieces are the best kids in the world!) And my friends seem to trust my time with their children.

I can imagine how heartbroken I would be if people jerk their children into their arms when I walked into a room...

I think this blog post is very insightful: we're not all perverts just because we prefer sharing a bed with another man...

At 1:43 PM , Blogger Willie Hewes said...

I read that earlier. It's a very accurate and lucid examination of the situation. Too many people are dangerously uneducated when it comes to child sex abuse.

At 1:49 PM , Blogger Robert Bayn said...

Can gays be guilty of abusing children? Sure the same way many straight people are guilty of it. The fact is, sexual orientation has little to do with child molestation.

At 11:16 AM , Blogger falzarano said...

I am an exgay I came out of the gay lifestle in the 1980's I was molested by 5 MEN. They were all gay. Only 50% of pedophiles and pederasts come from the gay population however gays make up only 5% of the population which means that homosexuals make up a highly unusual large % of all sexual perpetrators. We in the gay subculture and the (ex-gay subculture) need to start being more honest and take responsibility for this,The fact is that MOLESTEES become MOLESTORS. I have been keeping statistics for over 15 years and I have counselled over 600 ex-gays and the numbers have been consistent...over 75-80% of gays have been sexually molested and/or raped as children (whether consexual or non consensual)

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