Catholic League head: Abuse not pedophilia because boys were ‘post-pubescent’
I THINK (and I invite the informed comments of RJers who are trained in the actual law), that in most of the US, sex with minor males is considered pedophilia, and is not legally determined by individual biological maturity. Pedophilia is a much a legal construct as a physical one.
Therefore, this argument is disingenuous at best, and criminally misleading at worst. US Catholic priests have committed pedophile acts, both by legal and biological definition. In my opinion, this is a shameful evasion and misrepresentation of the facts.
But even more significant for gays, he tries to make this a problem with all homosexuals, not Catholic priests. Suppress all homosexuals, and these Church abuses will stop. It has nothing to do with the RCC, it is those damned homos who have caused this to happen.
His contention is that all homosexuals are pedophiles. Attack the homosexuals, and you will solve this problem, it has nothing to do with the Church, which is an innocent victim of the homos. What do others here think?