Born that Way? or Made?
DRUDGE REPORT ran today with the news about Pope Francis's comments. The Independent (of course) points out the Catholic Church is still bad.
Sexual abuse of children is a horrible crime--the psychological harm of it is profound regardless of orientation of the victim. The Catholic Church takes the bulk of the media's criticism even though secular groups (such as public schools) and religious denominations of all types have sexual abuse issues of their own. And in Finland, the court says an adult Muslim man forcing himself on a 10 year old is not rape (what could go wrong with that). Of course, I doubt the Independent said much about that.
In this conversation with abuse survivor Juan Carlos Cruz, Pope Francis just assumed Mr. Cruz was born homosexual (although to be fair Mr. Cruz apparently thinks that too--and I would not expect the Pope to challenge him on it).
What if the abuse suffered as a child results in sexual disorientation for the survivor? Survivors of sexual abuse tend to identify higher as homosexual. Are homosexual children targeted more by male sexual predators, or are children identifying as homosexual at a higher percentage as a result of the abuse?
Hot Air: Did Pope Francis make a major shift on Catholic Church policy? No.