Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Refuting the anti-gay Family Research Council

From River City Mud
Family Research Council Uses Foley Scandal to Bash Gays

The Family Research Council sent out the following press release this morning.

Democrats seeking to exploit the resignation of Rep. Mark Foley (R-FL) are right to criticize the slow response of Republican congressional leaders to his communications with male pages. But neither party seems likely to address the real issue, which is the link between homosexuality and child sexual abuse. Foley, an unmarried 52-year-old representative, had always refused to answer questions about his sexual orientation. Now that his emails and messages to teenage male pages have been revealed, it appears clear that Foley is a homosexual with a particular attraction to underage boys. While pro-homosexual activists like to claim that pedophilia is a completely distinct orientation from homosexuality, evidence shows a disproportionate overlap between the two. Although almost all child molesters are male and less than 3% of men are homosexual, about a third of all child sex abuse cases involve men molesting boys–and in one study, 86% of such men identified themselves as homosexual or bisexual. Ignoring this reality got the Catholic Church into trouble over abusive priests, and now it is doing the same to the House GOP leadership. They discounted or downplayed earlier reports concerning Foley’s behavior–probably because they did not want to appear “homophobic.” The Foley scandal shows what happens when political correctness is put ahead of protecting children.

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Here is a refutation of Paul Cameron, the anti-gay “researcher” these claims are based on::

Facts about Molestation

This is also a good site to bookmark for general information about homosexuality and sexual orientation, it is maintained by real psychologists:
http://psychology.ucdavis.edu/rainbow/index.html

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