In a clear response to the latest scandal to hit the Catholic Church, Bill Donohue of the Catholic League, who has in the past taken out full page ads in the New York Times defending the Pope, this time has decided to write a piece in the Washington Post. Donohue once again maintains that there isn't a pedophilia crisis in the Church, but a "homosexual crisis." In order to make his point clear, he uses alcoholism and people who are of Irish heritage as an example.
"Correlation is not causation; it is an association. So to say that there is a correlation between homosexual orientation and the sexual abuse of minors is not to say that being a homosexual makes one a molester. Indeed, as I have said many times, most gay priests are not molesters, but most of the molesters have been gay. In other words, although sexual orientation does not cause sexual abuse, the fact that there is a relationship between homosexuality and the sexual abuse of minors cannot be ignored in dealing with this problem."
"Think of it this way. We know there is a correlation between being Irish and being an alcoholic, but that doesn't mean all Irishmen are, or will become, alcoholics. But it does mean they have a special problem in this area. Does this now make me anti-Irish?"