One of the most bizarre canards hurled at gays is child molestation. Otherwise educated people confuse pedophilia with homosexuality. This confusion is extremely common in the haredi world, which hurls invective at gays, calls them "child abusers," and then coddles and covers for the real child abusers in their midst. This is exactly what happened in the Rabbi Kolko affair. Same for Rabbi Bryks, as well.
Here is a recent example of this from Jacob Stein, AKA Jewish Philosopher:
A far greater percentage of homosexuals are pedophiles than are heterosexuals; a study shows 1/3 of pedophile victims are males while only about 5% of the population is homosexual. For more details click here.
The links are to two weak and controversial studies. Here’s what the second says, in part:
Homosexuality and Child Sexual Abuse presents a number of controversial findings. The first is that a significant percentage of child sexual abuse victims are boys. The second finding of Dailey’s report contradicts the "inaccurate but widely accepted claims of sex researcher Alfred Kinsey" that homosexuals comprise at least 10 per cent of the population. Based upon a study of three large data sets, the General Social Survey, the National Health and Social Life Survey, and the U.S. Census, "a recent study in demography estimates the number of exclusive male homosexuals in the general population at 2.5 per cent, and the number of exclusive lesbians at 1.4 per cent," writes Dailey.
Note the word emphasized in this phrase: "exclusive male homosexuals." Unlike the claims made for this study, what police will tell you is that many pedophiles are married, but they act out against male children. Police will also tell you most of these men were themselves abused as children, most often by a married man, including their fathers, or by a sibling.
So, the question remains – are pedophiles disproportionately exclusively gay? Based on the evidence presented, I cannot answer this question. But the question should be asked with the following questions, hand in hand: How many pedophiles were abused as children? Are gay abusers more likely to have been abused as children than straight abusers? Are exclusively gay men more likely to have been abused than exclusively straight men or bisexuals?
I do not believe abuse causes homosexuality, but abuse does cause more abuse, forming a chain that often lasts generations, perhaps centuries. If there are more "exclusively gay" abusers than exclusively straight or bisexual abusers, I suspect there will also be a higher level of abuse found among all men – abusers or not – who are exclusively gay.
In other words, homosexuality does not cause child sexual abuse; child sexual abuse causes child sexual abuse. That is a lesson haredim, including the Jacob Stein, need to learn.