As Catholic Sex Abuse Crisis Deepens, Conservative Circles Blame Gay Priests

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“Our church’s very unhealthy attitudes about sexuality in general and homosexuality in particular really need to be addressed,” says Marianne Duddy-Burke, executive director of DignityUSA, a Catholic LGBT advocacy group. Duddy-Burke sees the abuse crisis in the context of what she considers Catholic church homophobia.

“Whenever the church is under stress, particularly around the issue of sexual abuse and minors and the cover up by the clergy, gay priests have been scapegoated,” she says.

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