|HLI Research: Homosexuality|
Homosexuality and the Church Crisis
by Brian Clowes
Abstract: Due to clergy sex abuse scandals centered primarily in the Northern hemisphere, the moral authority of the Roman Catholic Church has been subjected to an opportunistic siege by prominent individuals and organizations who see the chance to advance their goals, including the ordination of women and the suspension of the requirement for priestly celibacy. There is also a strongly defensive element to this strategy. Opponents of the Church know that there is a well-documented and strong correlation between male homosexuality and child sexual abuse, but claim that there is no evidence supporting this connection. And, of course, those who are currently attacking the Church hope that they can undermine its moral authority to preach on the sinfulness of homosexual behavior and its opposition to ersatz homosexual "marriage." This paper demonstrates that there is indeed a very strong link between male homosexuality and child sexual abuse. It also shows that there is a similar rate of child sexual abuse among other very large groups of adult males (e.g., Protestant clergy, who are usually married), thus proving that celibacy is not the root of the probleM -- homosexuality is. Homosexuality and the Church Crisis 993.32 Kb
Homosexuality and Homophobia
by Tony Anatrella
We will define the concepts “homosexuality” and “homophobia” so as to see what they mean for society and their effects on society. Even if we make a detour into individual psychology in order to explain their psychological functions, the object of our study is to underline the social stakes of and not only to describe the internal psychology of homosexuality: that is another debate. Read More...