Molesting children? Do you think of Boy Scout leaders, maybe priests? Their organizations spend a lot of money defending indefensible behaviors perpetrated by men who sexually abuse children.
Inevitably, people talk about homosexuality, worse homosexual molestation (vs. heterosexual molestation?) as if there is link between homosexuality and sexual abuse or rape. There isn’t. It doesn’t exist. We all have our faults, gay men included, but gay men are not, by and large, molesters.
Perhaps this insistent attempt to portray molestation as a gay issue is an attempt to understand hideous abuse by assigning it to the gay world, rather than acknowledging that it is a threat that exists everywhere, most often perpetrated by straight men who abuse little boys and little girls.
Yes, straight men abuse boys. It is an act of violence, not a reflection of sexual orientation.
Or perhaps the continual gay reference is a deliberate verbal assault toward a group of people who don’t deserve it. If that is the case, it is willfully cruel and influences people who may not pause to question what they read. And then they repeat it to others who also may not think carefully. So that critical and discriminatory beliefs unnecessarily grow. That is the spreading of hatred.
The language of hatred is simply not good and leads us away from solving the problem – the protection of children from seemingly upstanding male leaders.