Talk:Graham Capill

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What is it about members of the clergy that gives them this trouser problem? Are priests more likely to randomly commit sexual crimes or do we just take more notice?--Bobbing up 10:25, 29 June 2008 (EDT)

That is an interesting question. I suspect it is a mixture of the two. We certainly focus on clergy more than random schmucks who do this sort of thing. I think with celibate catholic priests there is probably some sexual frustration problems going on but with this guy there's no explanation, he's married. Damo2353 10:39, 29 June 2008 (EDT)

I clicked "random page" (as you do) and thought this was interesting. I've often wondered whether people with these urges just gravitate to positions (like clergy or scout leaders) where it's easier for them to get children to trust them, rather than say, the job turning them that way. Though I think it's most certainly selective reporting, even Dawkins defends priests on this issue, saying the problem is extremely exaggerated compared to where the majority of abuse happens, namely from childrens own parents. ArmondikoVgnostic 11:51, 29 September 2008 (EDT)

We #expect# a certain proportion of politicians and TV talk show hosts to be 'hands in the till, snouts in the trough and fingers in the fleshpots' but have somewhat higher standards for clergy (though 'vicar runs off with flower arranger and collection' is a minor trope), even if 'certain categories of people' gravitate towards certain professions. (talk) 15:19, 19 June 2013 (UTC)