A June 24 Metro article relates the fears of homosexuals who feel
they are being unfairly linked to the pedophilia scandal in the
In fact, the real scandal is that the press has failed to adequately investigate the link between homosexuality and child sexual abuse.
The Family Research Council has just released a comprehensive report
on the subject, which connects the dots. The report, titled
"Homosexuality and Child Sexual Abuse," brings to light some
* Homosexuals make up less than 3 percent of the population, not "8
to 10 percent" as your article reported. A recent study in
Demography estimates the number of exclusive male homosexuals in the
general population at 2.5 percent and the number of exclusive
lesbians at 1.4 percent.
The evidence shows a direct correlation between homosexuality and
pedophilia. Your story should have included such evidence, because
it affects not just the Catholic Church but all those concerned with
shielding children from sexual abuse.
-- Timothy J. Dailey
The writer is a senior fellow for culture studies at the Family