Archive for April 7, 2009

Focusing on the Minor Girls

April 7, 2009

Focus on the Family employee, Juan Alberto Ovalle has been arrested for arranging to have sex with a 15 year old girl (that turned out to be an undercover cop, of course).

the portrayed child, “immediately received an instant message from Ovalle,” who said he was home alone and “horny”

There really isn’t any doubt as to his innocence. He asked her if she liked older guys, he described sexual acts to her, he asked if her parents were home, then went to her home to meet her for sex.I don’t think he’ll be getting off on a technicality.

Focus on the Family is, of course, the ultra-conservative Christian organization that can’t decide if it’s a church or a psychiatric clinic. FotF spend its days making life a living hell for LGBT people by publicly lying about the nature of sexuality, never mind that ever single shred of scientific evidence we have contradicts their holier than thou messages.

So, why do groups that so strongly deny and distort human sexuality ( like Focus on the Family, or the Catholic Church) seem to attract pedophiles?

From “Sexual Abuse in Christian Homes and Churches” by Carolyn Holderread Heggen:

A disturbing fact continues to surface in sex abuse research. The first best predictor of abuse is alcohol or drug addiction in the father. But the second best predictor is conservative religiosity, accompanied by parental belief in traditional male-female roles. This means that if you want to know which children are most likely to be sexually abused by their father, the second most significant clue is whether or not the parents belong to a conservative religious group with traditional role beliefs and rigid sexual attitudes. (Brown and Bohn, 1989; Finkelhor, 1986; Fortune, 1983; Goldstein et al, 1973; Van Leeuwen, 1990)