“Some have falsely accused gay priests of causing the clergy sexual abuse crisis.”
79% of the victims in the United States were boys between the ages of 11-16. There’s no homosexual component to such behavior? Virtually all the priest-abusers, if not all were either homosexual or bi-sexual at the least. Most people of the homosexual orientation don’t abuse children but one study found that 25% of them admitted without revealing their identities that they were involved with minors under 18.
“Pope Francis clearly rejects that ugly slander.”
How tiresome it has already become how liberals interpret Francis through a liberal prism. Rarely do they actually quote him, they only interpret what he supposedly really means. Where are these people when Francis’ daily homilies do nothing but preach orthodoxy and give specific examples of sins and faults we need to overcome?
It is common on FreeRepublic to use the Leftist media as a reliable source when what they say furthers a Freeper's agenda or sets his hair on fire.
That being said, the Holy Father could use some training in dealing with the press. He's like a bull in a china shop, bless his heart.