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The 2004 John Jay College of Criminal Justice Report on the sexual abuse of minors detonated many misconceptions about the homosexual sex abuse crisis. Commissioned by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to analyze the factors feeding into the crisis, the report uncovered a number of startling revelations.
For instance, while the stereotype is that most of the abuse was the result of pedophilia, the vast majority of victims — more than 70 percent — were over the age of 10, and thus not neatly feating into the category. Rather than a pedophilia problem, the sex abuse crisis was truly an ephebophilia problem — a common feature of the gay lifestyle.
Ephebophilia is a preference for post-pubescent boys. Since the children are physically developed, there is a marked difference between pedophiles and ephebophiles. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders does not list ephebophilia itself as a disorder. An ephebophile’s pathology is the predatory and exploitative behavior as opposed to the hardened perversion of the preference itself.
Furthermore, the vast majority of the abuse was homosexual in nature: up to a stunning 81 percent. This number is too high to dismiss as a statistical anomaly. Even more damning is the fact that most pedophiles and ephebophiles among the general population are heterosexual.
It is true that a great number of cases go unreported, but it's significant that what we know about the general population of pedophiles and ephebophiles is also drawn from reported cases.
The homosexual sex abuse crisis is not a matter of heterosexual men preying on what was merely available (as the USCCB would have us believe). Heterosexual men are not attracted to post-adolescent boys, and this bears out even among ephebophiles and pedophiles.
The figures demonstrate that an inordinately high number of homosexuals exist within the clergy. The report was heavily revised and re-released in 2011 with many of the revelations about homosexuality cut out. It's also commonly glossed over in other studies or reports of the crisis. However unpopular the findings may be, the numbers don't lie.