I thought that the clergy sex-abuse crisis wasn’t about homosexuality, but a different predilection called pedophilia. But every story I’ve read about Geoghan’s murder makes a big deal about how he was killed by a man who hates homosexuals. It looks like we have warring impulses in the media. On the one hand, they don’t want to identify Geoghan—a child molester—with the protected status of homosexual, yet they also want to portray intolerance of homosexuality as homophobia and the natural precursor to violence against gays, i.e. hate crimes.
I wonder if we’ll hear from GLAAD, Human Rights Watch, and other gay activist groups decrying the murder of a homosexual because of his sexual “disorientation.”