Societal Myths About Sexual Misconduct by Priests, Pastors, Ministers, Rabbis and Other Clergy



Myths That Harm Victims and Their Families

Myths That Celibacy is the Cause of Unethical Clergy Sexual Behavior with Adults

Myths That Media Reporting on Clergy Sexual Misconduct is an Attack on the Catholic Church

Myths That Misconduct is a "Minor Indiscretion"



Revictimization Harms Victims and Their Families

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Societal Myths About Celibacy

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Societal reactions to sexual transgressions by Catholic priests often turn into debates regarding the celibacy requirement.


If celibacy is the problem, then why is clergy sexual abuse of adults found across denominations?


If celibacy is the problem, then why do sexual misconduct policies of most major religious denominations prohibit sexual contact between pastor and parishioner?


If celibacy is the problem, then why don't Catholic priests have the courage to leave their mother [the Church] instead of leading a double life?




















Is Reporting Clergy Sexual Misconduct an Attack on the Church?

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Myths That Misconduct is a "Minor Indiscretion"

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