AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION OF PENNSYLVANIA NEWS RELEASE
Another Pennsylvania Professor Arrested for Sexual Molestation of Boys
By Diane Gramley, AFA of PA – October 19, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
(Harrisburg) ““ After two Pennsylvania professors have been arrested in recent months for sexual molestation of boys, a Pennsylvania pro-family activist is calling for educational institutions across the state to re-examine their policies on hiring homosexuals, especially those with a history of child molestation.
On Oct. 17th, Shippensburg University professor Richard W. Gibbs, who suddenly retired in the spring, was arrested in Panama and faces child molestation charges in four states. The American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA) is saying that the university should have known that it would happen. Diane Gramley, president of the AFA of PA, points out that, “Three years prior to beginning work at Shippensburg Richard W. Gibbs pleaded guilty to indecent assault on a 13-year-old boy.” Gramley questions whether or not the university was trying to be ‘politically correct’ by ignoring the charges against Gibbs. “Were they trying to avoid being labeled as ‘homophobic?’ Sadly, the price these young children paid for the university’s gross negligence is a terrible one.”
Some studies and statistics to consider in this debate:
- , by Alan Bell, reports that
- of homosexual men admit to having had sex with boys who are 16 or under.
-A survey of readers was conducted by The Advocate, a homosexual newsmagazine which found that out of the 2,500 respondents, 21 percent admitted that an adult man committed a sexual act with them by the age they were 15.
-A 1989 study in the Journal of Sex Research noted that “. . . the proportion of sex offenders against male children among homosexual men is substantially larger than the proportion of sex offenders against female children among heterosexual men . . . the development of pedophilia is more closely linked with homosexuality than with heterosexuality.”
-A 1988 study of 229 convicted child molesters published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior found that 86 percent of pedophiles described themselves as homosexual or bisexual.
-Homosexual activists Karla Jay and Allen Young revealed in their 1979 Gay Report that 23 percent of all homosexuals have acted as “chicken hawks” “” that is, they have preyed on adolescent or younger boys.
Gramley asks, “How many more young victims will there be before we wake up and realize that homosexuality and pedophilia are inextricably linked? The AFA of PA calls on not only Shippensburg University, but upon all institutions of higher education in the Commonwealth to accept the statistics regarding the connection between homosexuality and pedophilia rather than trying to be politically correct. They must act responsibly to protect our children,” Gramley stated.
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Courtesy of the American Family Association of Pennsylvania – Copyright, 2006. All Rights Reserved.