Power. That’s all. Not liberalism, homosexuality, or in Catholics’ case, mandatory celibacy (or Vatican II). Many have been married, Straight-identified, and conservative … and it’s been going on the whole time, long before the ’60s.
Makes sense when you think about it. What causes it in the workplace, government offices, businesses, clubs and organizations, locker rooms, POW camps (Abu Ghraib), etc.?
There’s no denying that it’s especially disheartening when it’s people who spend their lives (and our money) telling us to control ourselves – or telling others to control themselves. That’s why it’s called scandal – it tempts you to throw in the towel on your faith or virtue or morality, or makes you feel confirmed if you already have done so for other reasons.