(Quote) Corinna-623958 said: It wasn't a pedophile scandal. It was a homosexual scandal. I mean, A LOT of alter servers...
(Quote) Corinna-623958 said:
It wasn't a pedophile scandal. It was a homosexual scandal. I mean, A LOT of alter servers are girls (more than half of them around here) but most of the victims were boys. Of couse the higher-ups will never admit to this because as soon as they do, all hell's going to break loose. Try telling that to your friend.
There may be many female altar servers today, but keep in mind many of these abuse cases are more, often much more, than 20 years old and occurred when there were few, if any, female altar servers.
It is important to understand that despite common usage, and even many press reports, the vast majority of the sexual abuse cases involving priests were not pedophilia. Pedophilia, by definition, involves sexual attraction (not necessarily contact) with pre-pubescent children; once they reach puberty, it is no longer pedophilia. The vast majority of the victims documented in the John Jay report were of an age where they would be assumed to be post-pubescent (whether they had actually reached puberty was not reported, and may not be known to anyone, including the victims).
This is an important distinction not because it is any less wrong for the priests to abuse post-pubescent children, but to properly understand the psychopathology that leads to such behavior. Studies regarding pedophilia are irrelevant in most cases; the term hebephilia applies to sexual preference for those in early puberty, while ephebophilia refers to sexual preference for those who are in the mid to late teen years (in all three cases, assuming the subject is an adult).