--I thought that dflync01
meant that pedophilia
was another side effect of the structure of the priesthood
that was not
connected to homosexuality
. I suppose he might be a bigot
but I'd give her the benefit of the doubt.
In any case, there are an astonishing number of gay priests. I recently finished an MA program at a liberal Catholic school that had about 200 seminarians and 200 people who weren't going to be ordained. Some of the gay seminarians talked about starting a support group, but it never came off because almost all the seminarians either identified themselves as gay, or were latent and very touchy about the subject.
It's worth saying that all the people I knew were planning on joining religious orders and were serious about celibacy, which I find amazing. Orders are segregated by gender is to make it easier for men and women to be celibate; I can't imagine living a celibate life where I'm part of a community of people who I find attractive.