On Tuesday night, CNN anchor Larry King held a roundtable on the Catholic Church's sexual abuse epidemic featuring Irish singer Sinead O'Connor, former CNN anchor and sexual abuse victim Thomas Roberts, and Catholic League conservative commentator Bill Donohue.
Donohue continued to defend the Pope and reiterated his controversial claim that the majority of priests involved in the multiple worldwide scandals aren't pedophiles, they're homosexuals.
"It's not pedophilia," said Donohue. "Most of the victims are post- pubescent. You have to get your facts straight. I'm sorry. If I'm the only one who is dealing with facts tonight, that's it. The vast majority of the victims are post-pubescent. That's not pedophilia, buddy. That's homosexuality. Post-pubescent means beyond puberty. In other words, you're adolescent. That's what homosexuals do, and of the molesters have been homosexuals in the Catholic Church."
Donohue's comments appalled the other invited speakers, who said that in trying to protect the Church he was simply scapegoating gays and refusing to face the real facts about the abuse cases.
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