It is a tired old charge by some anti-gay conservative Christian leaders. In light of the current news story about Chad Stoffel, the Love in Action participant recently arrested for having sex with a minor, I thought folks might find Jim Burrow’s analysis useful.
When men molest little girls, they’re called “pedophiles” or “sexual predators”; heterosexuality is never blamed for the abuse. But when men molest little boys, they’re simply called “homosexuals”, as though sexual orientation were responsible for driving these men to their crimes. Gays are singled out for suspicion of molesting children in numbers far out of proportion to their presence in the general population.
Child sexual abuse has a profound impact on victims and their families. Because we want to protect our children, we must ask: Are gays disproportionately abusing children?