Catholic League president Bill Donohue has claimed that the Catholic church pedophile crisis is really a homosexual crisis and has used Irish Americans and drinking as an example.

“The conventional wisdom maintains there is a pedophilia crisis in the Catholic Church; he wrote in the Washington Post  “I maintain it has been a homosexual crisis all along. “

“Think of it this way. We know there is a correlation between being Irish and being an alcoholic, but that doesn't mean all Irishmen are, or will become, alcoholics. But it does mean they have a special problem in this area. Does this now make me anti-Irish?

“Alfred Kinsey was the first to identify a correlation between homosexuality and the sexual abuse of minors. In 1948, he found that 37 percent of all male homosexuals admitted to having sex with children under 17 years old.

More recently, in organs such as the Archives of Sexual Behavior, the Journal of Sex Research, the Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy and Pediatrics, it has been established that homosexuals are disproportionately represented among child molesters.”

Donahue quotes Dr. Richard Fitzgibbons a psychiatrist who has spent years treating sexually abusive priests.

Many psychologists and psychiatrists have shown that there is no link between celibacy and pedophilia," he said earlier this year. Instead, they have found a "relationship between homosexuality and pedophilia." So are all of these psychologists and psychiatrists wrong?

In fact, "Fitzgibbons says, "every priest whom I treated who was involved with children sexually had previously been involved in adult homosexual relationships."

Donohue concludes by saying “In the end, I am not going to stop telling the truth about the link between homosexuality and the sexual abuse of minors. The evidence is overwhelming, and only political considerations get in the way of being honest about it.