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I was sent an e-mail that made this quote :

12% of the 300 Protestant clergy surveyed admitted to sexual intercourse with a parishioner; 38% acknowledged other inappropriate sexual contact in a study by the United Methodist Church , 41.8% of clergy women reported unwanted sexual behavior; 17% of laywomen have been sexually harassed.

Meanwhile, 1.7% of the Catholic clergy has been found guilty of pedophilia. 10% of the Protestant ministers have been found guilty of pedophilia. This is not a Catholic Problem.

1 posted on 04/09/2010 7:24:29 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

...and the authority for this e-mail you claim to have received is?


2 posted on 04/09/2010 7:27:03 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: SeekAndFind

‘10% of the Protestant ministers have been found guilty of pedophilia.’

Source?


3 posted on 04/09/2010 7:29:25 AM PDT by Palter (Kilroy was here.)
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To: SeekAndFind

There is also a difference between pedophiles and homosexual predators. If the victim is either gender and pre-puberty - the perp is a pedophile.

If the victim is male who reached puberty or older and the perp is male - the perp is a homosexual predator. The left calls them pedophiles to hide that these perps are homosexuals.

The pastor or is rare cases a priest having sex with somebody’s wife is just a piece of trash horndog. I think in Protestant clergy - this is the most common.

I think in the Catholic Church it is homosexual predators. Actual pedophila with young children, thank God, is probably the rarest example.


4 posted on 04/09/2010 7:30:01 AM PDT by Frantzie (McCain=Obama's friend. McCain called AMERICANS against amnesty - "racists")
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To: SeekAndFind

All of the “Protestant” men doing such things should be considered unbelievers. The Catholics, OTOH, claim that they are “other Christs” here on earth. What do we make of men that a big Roman organization pronounces “alter Christus” upon when they are actually “predatory gay men”?

Quit making excuses.


5 posted on 04/09/2010 7:32:09 AM PDT by Dutchboy88
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To: SeekAndFind

And this answers the unholy critics of the Catholic church exactly how?


6 posted on 04/09/2010 7:32:47 AM PDT by DManA
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To: SeekAndFind
Its clear the media is ginning up this scandal to further weaken the catholic church's moral authority.

But is pointing a finger at protestants really the best way to deal with it?

7 posted on 04/09/2010 7:32:53 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: SeekAndFind; Admin Moderator; Religion Moderator

RE: you altered headline...

(Pedophilia occurs more frequently in Protestant Churches)

I searched the article you posted. No where does it make this claim.

Oh. But it must be true. Because “I was sent an e-mail that made this quote”.

I suggest the mods clean up your false headline and I suggest you back up your claims a little more carefully next time.


8 posted on 04/09/2010 7:33:07 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (PALIN/MCCAIN IN 2012 barf alert? sarc tag? -- can't decide)
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To: SeekAndFind
Well, pedophilia happens everywhere. Is it worse in faith based groups over the general public, I do not know.
But Catholics cannot (should not) start saying “well yea its bad here but those Protestants are worse”.
It should not be anywhere - period.
9 posted on 04/09/2010 7:36:40 AM PDT by svcw (Religion is like giving someone who is dying of thirst mouthwash.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Truly the weight of these accusations negates the need to be prudent in ascertaining the validity of the claim or the source! All men are suspect of being abusers and therefore must be looked on with suspicion and derision. In fact any person who allows a man to be alone with a child should be guilty of child abuse, particularly if the man is unmarried.

/s

11 posted on 04/09/2010 7:39:28 AM PDT by conservonator (Former government employee - USMC)
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To: SeekAndFind

“10% of the Protestant ministers have been found guilty of pedophilia.”

I do not for one moment believe that ANY group, except maybe NAMBLA, has a 10% pedophilia rate!!


13 posted on 04/09/2010 7:45:55 AM PDT by Persevero (Ask yourself: "What does the Left want me to do?" Then go do the opposite.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Meanwhile, 1.7% of the Catholic clergy has been found guilty of pedophilia. 10% of the Protestant ministers have been found guilty of pedophilia.

10% of Protestant ministers have been found guilty of pedophilia? What a scandalous lie you just told. Please correct it.

21 posted on 04/09/2010 8:01:31 AM PDT by Guyin4Os (A messianic ger-tsedek)
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To: SeekAndFind

The question really isn’t who has the higher percentage - who cares? One pedophile or gay predator is too many.

The question is how are such people dealt with when their behavior is discovered?

In any (Protestant) church I’ve ever attended, no practicing homosexual (or admitted adulterer or fornicator, for that matter) was allowed to have any position of authority or leadership within the church. They could attend church, but that was it. They couldn’t be a deacon or elder, help lead worship, couldn’t even teach a Sunday School class.

The typical response in Protestant churches, when a leader is found to be in some sort of inappropriate relationship, is that they are given the choice to immediately resign whatever position they may have, or be publicly removed from it. Either way, they are typically out of leadership in a matter of days, not weeks, months, or years.


33 posted on 04/09/2010 9:09:03 AM PDT by Terabitten ("Don't retreat. RELOAD!!" -Sarah Palin)
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s a lot harder to step up and defend your Church when you think repeating baseless and false claims against MY church helps your argument.


39 posted on 04/09/2010 10:24:16 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Dr. Eckleburg

PING


96 posted on 04/13/2010 8:34:50 AM PDT by Natural Law
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To: SeekAndFind

“I was sent an e-mail that made this quote :

12% of the 300 Protestant clergy surveyed admitted to sexual intercourse with a parishioner; 38% acknowledged other inappropriate sexual contact in a study by the United Methodist Church , 41.8% of clergy women reported unwanted sexual behavior; 17% of laywomen have been sexually harassed.

Meanwhile, 1.7% of the Catholic clergy has been found guilty of pedophilia. 10% of the Protestant ministers have been found guilty of pedophilia.”

PROVE IT.

“Then why do cases of Catholic clerical abuse attract more attention than non-Catholic cases?

Because the Church expects higher standards of its clergy and members than do other bodies.”

OK, now that was funny.


103 posted on 04/14/2010 9:13:32 PM PDT by Kimberly GG ("Path to Citizenship" Amnesty candidates will NOT get my vote!)
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To: SeekAndFind

It is obvious isn’t it?

The problem is one of violating the laws of human nature. It certainly has nothing to do with sexual orientation. To suppress the male sex drive (for any reason) will have it’s consequence:
1. In the priesthood things like the current scandal.
2. In a prison, men who are not gay will in fact engage in homosexual acts while there and then upon release return to heterosexual life.
3. In a sexless frigid marriage for any reason, porno, etc, etc the effect.

It is all the same damn thing, the same effect! If the sex drive is for any reason suppressed these things can and do happen.

The Church as well as anybody need to admit obvious facts, the truth, not shift blame to this or that. Celibacy is not for everybody! Get rid of it as a rule! Paul in the Bible warned about this, so it certainly isn’t biblical!

Suppressing the sex drive is not wise!

It’s really that simple....


104 posted on 12/19/2010 3:15:31 PM PST by TTWSYF
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