The conventional wisdom maintains there is a pedophilia crisis in the Catholic Church; I maintain it has been a homosexual crisis all along. The evidence is all on my side, though there is a reluctance to let the data drive the conclusion. But that is a function of politics, not scholarship.
Alfred Kinsey was the first to identify a correlation between homosexuality and the sexual abuse of minors. In 1948, he found that 37 percent of all male homosexuals admitted to having sex with children under 17 years old. More recently, in organs such as the Archives of Sexual Behavior, the Journal of Sex Research, the Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy and Pediatrics, it has been established that homosexuals are disproportionately represented among child molesters. ...
Dr. Richard Fitzgibbons is a psychiatrist who has spent years treating sexually abusive priests. "Many psychologists and psychiatrists have shown that there is no link between celibacy and pedophilia," he said earlier this year. Instead, they have found a "relationship between homosexuality and pedophilia." So are all of these psychologists and psychiatrists wrong?
In fact, "Fitzgibbons says, "every priest whom I treated who was involved with children sexually had previously been involved in adult homosexual relationships." Notice he didn't say "some" priests.
Via Kaplan Komments, Kinsey said no such thing. What he actually wrote:
37 percent of the total male population has at least some overt homosexual experience to the point of orgasm between adolescence and old age.
Richard Fitzgibbons? I'm having trouble believing a guy who a) is an adjunct professor at the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family at Catholic University and a "consultant to the Congregation for Clergy at the Vatican" and b) believes "there is substantial evidence based on years of clinical experience that homosexuality is a developmental disorder."
At this point in Kaplan's devolution, an Adam Yoshida column seems inevitable.