Bill Donohue, the controversial head of the Catholic League, was recently denounced for appearing to suggest that the parents were at fault in some way in cases of child abuse against the church. Now, he has argued that coverage of claims in Wisonsin referring to “child abuse” are wrong since “the vast majority of the victims [were] post-pubescent.”
The comments occurred on Larry King Live where Donohue seemed intent on blaming the scandal on homosexuality: “You’ve got to get your facts straight. I’m sorry. If I’m the only one that’s going to deal with facts tonight then that’ll be it. The vast majority of the victims are post-pubescent. That’s not pedophilia, buddy. That’s homosexuality.”
He insisted that the age at which children become “post-pubescent” is around 12 or 13: “Post-pubescent means beyond puberty, you’re an adolescent and that’s what homosexuals do and most of them — the molesters — have been homosexuals in the Catholic Church.”
Donohue previously called people suing the church “gold diggers.”
In the meantime, the lawyer in one of the lawsuits is demanding to question the Pope on his knowledge of past abuses, here.