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I got this information from the website of The American Academy of Pediatrics. They reviewed the
medical records of 352 children that were being evalutated for sexual abuse. Abuse was ruled out in
the cases of 35 children. 74 of the children were abused by other children or teenagers less than
18 years old. In 9 cases no offender could be indentified. This left 269 cases in which the offender
was an adult.

Of these 269 children that were abused by adults, only two were molested by somebody who was
gay or lesbian. The study goes on to say "the risk children would identify recognizably homosexual
adults as the potential abuser, are from 0% to 3.1%. These limits are within current estimates of
the prevalence of homosexuality in the general community."
Therefore, homosexuals are no more likely than heterosexuals to molest children.

http://www.pediatrics.org/cgi/content/abstract/94/1/41?maxtoshow=&HITS=10&hits=10&RESULTFORMAT=&searchid=1043871549568_64&stored_search=&FIRSTINDEX=0&volume=94&firstpage=41&journalcode=pediatrics

























(Edited by gunmyths 1/29/2003 at 4:38 PM).
 


Posts: 60 | Posted: 3:45 PM on January 29, 2003 | IP
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Same old BORING political correct mantras. Listen, if a man sexually abuses a boy, he's a fag PLAIN and SIMPLE!!! A lot of fags do not like to identify as "gay" or "bi." Asking sexual predators what they identify as is very subjective science. That study lacks any empirical data. Just because only two sexual predators identified themselves as "Homosexual" does not mean the others aren't. Also, the study did not detail how many offenders identified as "bisexual." One thing is for certain heterosexuals DO NOT have interests in boys or any other males. They are ONLY interested in females. Thus, if a man molests a boy (regardless of what his adult sexual relations are like) he's homosexual or has homosexual tendencies. True heterosexuals never are interested SEXUALLY in other males! And besides, I posted studies a couple weeks ago, in which 90% of Canadian convicted Pedophiles identified themselves as exclusively homosexual. Either way, asking someone their sexual orientation is a very subjective form of science. You know and I know, most homosexuals at one point or the other in their lives, if asked what their sexual orientation was, would have said "straight." Knowing this, it's VERY intellectually dishonest for these so-called scientists to count as "homosexual" only those who self-identify themselves as such.
 


Posts: 0 | Posted: 5:25 PM on January 29, 2003 | IP
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Thats right, psychologists and psychiatrists that claims that men who moest boys are heterosexuals are homosexuals themselves. They bring politics into science otherwise their garbage vote in 1973 will be invalid and unlawful which is actually is.
 


Posts: 0 | Posted: 02:59 AM on October 28, 2003 | IP
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After reading what the person "Guest" has to say, that has to be one of the most stupidest things I have ever read.

First off there is a difference between homosexuality and pedophilia. Homosexuality is described as an adult attraction to the same sex, as well as a gay child being attracted to a child of the same sex. Pedophilia is described as attraction to children who have not reaced puberty. There is also the term hebephilia which is the attraction to adolecent teenagers. If we were to describe all men who molest boys and girls as "homosexual" or "heterosexual", then the words "pedophile" and "hebephile" wouldn't exist in the English dictionary! Let's not forget that in 1978 scientists Groth and Birnhaum studies 175 men and found that most of them had engaged in child molestation and found by interviewing them that they had an adult heterosexual reltionship and had an attraction to young boys but did not have an attraction to adult men. Groth and Birnhaum also discovered that their sexual interests did not exceed adult women. Another argument of antigay activists is that if we were to classify every molestation of boys from men who have adult heterosexual relationships then as "bisexual", then their argument should then be that bisexuals and NOT homosexuals or heterosexuals are more likely to molest children. However, this is not the case. Antigay activists frequently assert that homosexuals are more likely to molest children than heterosexuals, so claissfying these type of molesters as "bisexuals" does not help their statement, it only causes more confusion.

Here's another fact:

After the murder of Matthew Shepard many Religious Right "pro-family groups" stopped using the findings of Paul Cameron of the Family Research Institute. It was Cameron's data that many of these groups had used to assert that gays molest children more than straights. Cameron of course twisted numbers around in order to support his antigay veiws and was even found to be a liar in court which led to his censure. During the time leading to the murder of Matthew Shepard there was a "Truth in Love" campaign trying to get gays to turn to straight. When Shepard was killed, many pointed the finger to the Religious Right pro-family groups such as the Family Research Council, American Family Association and Traditioanl Values Coalition. Heather Farish of the FRC denied the accusations that groups like her's rhetoric leads to antigay violence. The weird thing is on these groups sites they only mention that they were blamed for Shepard's murder only because they believe homosexuality is a sin and because of the "Truth in Love" campaign. But the question was this: why didn't they mention anything about they paint gays as child molesters as a possible reason to blamed for Shepard's death? Soon, many of the pro-family groups stopped using Paul Cameron's data because after Shepard's death Cameron's data came more into light of showing why his data was so flawed. Of course, now we hear of new "researches" by Religious Right people like Judith Reisman, (best known as a former star of "Captain Kanaroo" who also has unsuccesfully been able to discerdit infamous sex researcher Dr. Alfred Kinsey by claiming he conduceted illegal experiments on children, which a court dismissed since Reisman's attornery withdrew from the case) who wrote an article tiltled "Creating Gay Children, Steve Baldwin, a former California State Assemblyman who is now the executive director of the Council for National Policy (Baldwin stupidly sources Paul Cameron in his article thinking everyone has forgotten that Cameron's findings were flawed) who wrote an article titled "Child Molestation and the Homosexual Movement" and even the Family Research Council, who after many times used the flawed data of Paul Cameron did another "research" titled "Homosexuality and Child Sexual Abuse".

A question to asked is this:

What's going to happen someday if someone takes this kind of "reseach" to want to murder gay people? What are the families of the victims going to want to do those who wrote the "research"? Since there is no scientific evidence from nonbiased researches other than from Religious Right people who say that there is evidence that gays molest children more than straights, what will then happen to those who wrote the "research"? It's simple. had Arron McKinney and Russell Henderson, the killers of Matthew Shepard, were inpired to kill Matthew because of Paul Cameron's data, there is no doubt that Matthew's parents Dennis and Judy Shepard would tried to see to it that Cameron got thrown in jail. Since Cameron had lied in a U.S. court about his findings, if there was evidence that his findings inspired murder Cameron would get in trouble with the law. Let's not forget what Heather Farish of the Family Research Council said when being blamed for poisoning the atmosphere which led to Shepard's killing: "Don't blame AA because a drunk was beat up". But if Shepard's killers had read an article from the FRC about gays more likely to molest childern, then Farish's quote of "Don't blame AA because a drunk was beat up" will not work to tell a judge in a U.S. justice court.

And based on what Ii see people like "Guest" write, I feel that we will hear one day about someone taking the Relgious Right's "research" seriously to want to kill gays. So those of you who hate gays so much becaude you hear about how much they molest children, why don't you just go ahead and go out and slit the troughts of gays? Although I hope nothing like that ever happens, the only good news out of it is not only will you get thrown in jail, you might just take the people who wrote the "research" to jail with you!


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May you rest in peace Matthew Shepard
 


Posts: 1 | Posted: 1:00 PM on January 30, 2004 | IP
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heres a fact for thought, drunks are more likly to beat their children, girls that fathers didnt love them are more likly to sleep around, etc ect, but that dont stand for anything at all. you cant judge the whole population on a couple.


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