If you found the clergy sex abuse scandal shocking, prepare for another jolt: the Catholic bishops are getting their “expert” advice on pedophilia from people who have covered up or even defended sex between men and children.
The bishops recently chose Dr. Paul McHugh, former chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at John Hopkins University School of Medicine, as chief behavioral scientist for their new clergy sex crimes review board. Yet Dr. McHugh once said Johns Hopkins’ Sexual Disorders Clinic, which treats molesters, was justified in concealing multiple incidents of child rape and fondling to police, despite a state law requiring staffers to report them.
“We did what we thought was appropriate,” said Dr. McHugh, then director of Hopkins’ Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, which oversaw the sex clinic. He agreed with his subordinate, clinic head Fred Berlin, who broke the then-new child sexual abuse law on the grounds that it might keep child molesters from seeking treatment.
Dr. Berlin admitted he had covered for the sex criminals, angering legislators, child-advocacy groups and state officials. But his actions were not surprising, because “at least eight men have been convicted of sexually abusing Maryland children while under [Dr. Berlins] treatment there,” according to the March 23, 1988, issue of the Capital. Despite a 1990 Government Accounting Office study that found no therapy program that stopped sex offenders, Dr. Berlin said in 1994 that psychiatry can “effectively control” sex criminals.
Dr. Berlin also considers Sexual Disorders Clinic founder John Money, who openly defends pedophilia, to be one of his most important mentors. Dr. Money once gave an interview to PAIDIKA the Journal of Paedophilia, an “academic” publication that advocates adult sex with children alongside ads for the North American Man-Boy Love Association (NAMBLA) and other pro-pedophilia groups. He told PAIDIKA that a “relationship” that is “totally mutual” between a boy of 10 or 11 and an adult male “would not [be] pathological in any way.”
Dr. Money is also notorious for leading the medical team that surgically mutilated a young boy in a disastrous attempt to turn him into a “girl” (see John Colapinto’s book, “As Nature Raised Him: The Boy Who Was Raised as a Girl”). Dr. Money is a dedicated disciple of sex “researcher” Alfred Kinsey, the bisexual, pornography-addicted, sado-masochistic, anti-Christian sexual revolutionary, who claimed that molestation benefited children and that any trauma was caused by parental overreaction.
Mr. Kinsey, who insisted that he proved that “children are sexual from birth,” is the father of today’s classroom sex ed, including much of that found in Catholic schools. The entire field of secular “sexology” and sex “education” descended from his criminal and fraudulent “research.”
Dr. Berlin co-founded the Hopkins sex clinic with Dr. Money, the Kinsey follower. Yet, it was Dr. Berlin whom the Catholic bishops of the United States chose to be their chief adviser on child sexual abuse. They even had him speak at their annual meeting in Dallas in June and showcased him for the media.
But Catholic bishops relying on “sexperts” is nothing new. For years, bishops have sent seminarians and priests to Kinseyite, anything-goes sexologists who totally reject Catholic teaching on sex. These professionals mis-evaluated, mis-counseled and mis-trained hundreds of clergy. They “cured” sexual predators, then returned them to parishes, where they assaulted more teens and children.
The bishops need to fire their trendy “sexperts” and hold them legally accountable for their roles in sex crimes against hundreds of children.
Judith Reisman wrote “Kinsey: Crimes and Consequences,” “Kinsey, Sex and Fraud,” and “Soft Porn Plays Hardball.” Dennis Jarrard served as an adviser to the Los Angeles County Commission on Obscenity and Pornography (1991-2001) and as chairman of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles Commission on Obscenity and Pornography (1986-1992).