The Right Predicts that Lifting Gay Ban Will Turn Boy Scouts into Horny Gay Molestees

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The board of Irving-based Boy Scouts of America won't discuss a possible end to its longstanding ban on gays until next week, but the news that it's up for discussion has been condemned as another step in the nation's march toward moral ruin.

The pronouncements, many of which have been chronicled by Right Wing Watch, are a mix of three main arguments: that most child molesters are gay and that gay men are nearly incapable of not molesting children; that gayness will spread like the flu until scouting jamborees are turned into wild homosexual orgies; and that any move to accept gays is a unconscionable cave to the evil homosexual lobby.

Take the American Family Association's Bryan Fischer who, in a column entitled "Jerry Sandusky as the New Poster Boy For Scouting", predicted that BSA's acceptance of gay members is a product of the "malicious, demonic and vitriolic pressure of the homosexual lobby" -- "If Big Gay hammers the Boy Scouts into oblivion, your church is next" he writes -- that "will turn every Boy Scout in America into vulnerable prey for the sexually deviant."

Fischer later warned that the move would create unacceptable levels of "sexual tension" on camping trips.

The Family Research Council's Tony Perkins echoed Fischer's fears when he predicted that lifting the organization's gay ban will somehow cause the Scouts' well-documented sexual abuse problems to get worse, turning even more of America's boys gay.

"With an open door policy it can only get worse," he said. "So that could lead to these experiences and trauma for young boys that could lead them into that lifestyle."

Closer to home, the Texas Freedom Network has compiled some local responses.

The Texas Pastor Council urged members to not "let the 'Bad Guys' win" and to object to the BSA being "bullied by homosexual activism." Another group, Texas values, used similar language, worrying that relaxing the gay ban will undermine the organization's work "building the character of tens of millions of boys in our country."

And let's not forget radio host Mark Davis, who penned a column in the Morning News citing the Boy Scouts as an example of "equality run amok."

Sexual orientation is very relevant in environments that feature communal sleeping, showering and other close-quarters interaction (you know, like the military). A fundamental presumption of Boy Scout life is that no one in the tent is attracted to the same sex. If such attractions are of no concern, bring on the coed tents packed with Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts in adjacent sleeping bags. If we're going to have equality, let's have equality!

How unfortunate that as a natural extension of gay rights, the prospect of same-sex attraction must now be forced into Boy Scout jamborees.

All this has been prompted by the news that BSA's board will merely be talking about the gay ban. Once can only imagine what will spew forth if it's actually lifted.

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joearpaio
joearpaio

Their phone system was dropping calls last week.

FYI, ask Doug Smith, formerly of the Scouts, about the differences between being excited by kids versus to being gay.

bvckvs
bvckvs topcommenter

I would support the scouts if they were to ban religious extremists from their ranks.

je_eighth
je_eighth

           America's Slow Suicide !
 
Jesus stated in Luke 17 that just before His return to earth as Judge, two big "crazes" will happen worldwide at the same time: (1) insane violence ("days of Noah"), and (2) outrageous sexual perversion ("days of Lot" - see Gen. 19). Aren't beheadings, cannibalism, and school shootings violent? And what's more perverted than a mob trying to rape LITERAL angels (see Gen. 19 again)?! So, America, keep spitting on God but you'd better duck when He spits back!! (PS - For a bigger enchilada, Google "when DIVERSITY becomes PERVERSITY.")

bifftannen
bifftannen

Jerry Sandusky used sports to bugger kids, we should ban all high school and college sports. They've already turned into buggery hives, its too late to save them.

manpanties
manpanties

I like you rooster.  You make my scout get all happy.

roo_ster
roo_ster

Wow, an entirely dishonest recounting of the traditionalist perspective and position by Eric "Strawman" Nicholson(1)

The math is simple and compelling to all but the innumerate & dishonest.

* Males commit from 96-99% of the sexual abuse of minors.

* Roughly 1/3 or 33% of the victims of such abuse are males, 64% are females.

* Homosexual men make up from 1-3% of the population, heterosexual men 49%-47%.

Do the math.  When their proportion of the population is taken into account, homosexual men rack up sexaul abuse against minors at a rate roughly 9 times that of heterosexual men.

If BSA allows open homosexuals to join the volunteer ranks or as scouts, it is near certain the rate of sexual abuse of scouts with rise.

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(1) "I bat over .300 against straw men and my motto is 'swing away'" said Eric to the American Family Council interviewer.

Rumpunch1
Rumpunch1

As a long time scout leader, what I have a problem with is the method they are planning on changed the policy. The are not say no gays or must include gays. They only passed the decision buck to the chartered organizations. Since the decision is now on us, so is any fallout. With the buck passed will the BSA have our back to support our decision?

On the actual issue of ban or not to ban, I really have no real opinion. The same Youth Protection Training we are required to take to spot problems with closed gay leaders and scouts should also be effective when spotting problems with openly gay leaders and scouts.

P1Gunter
P1Gunter

I can't tell if these folks just hate gays, or if they honestly believe that all gay folks are pedophiles. It's so bizarre to me.

As an Eagle Scout (Troop 861 here in Dallas), it amazes me the crap I hear in this. BSA isn't a Christian organization, there is never one mention of Jesus in BSA literature or in the oath. It's a moral and patriotic organization with an emphasis on building up the physical skills of kids for their future.

everlastingphelps
everlastingphelps topcommenter

I'll accept the AFA as spokesperson for "The Right" when you take NAMBLA as spokespeople for "The Left"

Partisan bias much?

TheCredibleHulk
TheCredibleHulk topcommenter

*sheesh* You just can't make this stuff up. Fischer is worried about "sexual tension" on Boy Scout camping trips?


Project much, Mr. Fischer? Makes you wonder if Fischer does any Boy Scouting of his own.

_mm_
_mm_

They left out his name.  It's Big Gay Al.

holmantx
holmantx topcommenter

It's a private organization.  

Kinda like Planned Parenthood.

Montemalone
Montemalone topcommenter

These guys are getting upset for no reason.

Our secret gay scientists have almost perfected "homo fairy dust". At first, we plan to sprinkle it around xtian bookstores and golf courses. Eventually, we'll put on our wings and fly over churches on Sundays, sprinkling our homo fairy dust on all the good little xtians as they pray away the gay. In time, no matter where you go, homo fairy dust will lie in wait for you to touch it and begin to sparkle. 

I can't wait 'til the resurrection of Sodom and Gomorrah.

oakclifftownie
oakclifftownie

This isn't about the Troop down the street . This is about the Scouting Executives who depend of Corporate Donations for their paychecks.


billzeblinsky
billzeblinsky

@je_eighth The RAPTURE's a-comin'!! The RAPTURE's a-comin'!! Better get right with Jesus!! Pffft.

smacky15
smacky15

@roo_ster @roo_ster Your interpretation of the statistics is biased and misleading. Child molestation is not about sex or sexual preference, it is about power and control. Being a child welfare worker, I can attest to the fact that neither myself or any of my coworkers are seeing a higher rate of homosexual perpetrators than heterosexual perpetrators. In fact, the stats are quite the opposite. You can't equate homosexuality with a man molesting a male child, as they are clearly not remotely the same thing.

TheCredibleHulk
TheCredibleHulk topcommenter

@_mm_ 

Yeah."Big Gay" like in Big Oil or Big Pharma.

That is hilarious.

oakclifftownie
oakclifftownie

@holmantx Yes it is a Private organization ..And now those in charge have to Dance the Dance to insure the Corporate funding continues .

It would be interesting  to see how many Paid Scouting Executive positions  there would be if they had to survive on the cut they take from books outfits Dues and over priced Pop Corn Sales....

 

smacky15
smacky15

@roo_ster I'm just biased towards reality and the facts. You should look up actual scientific based research papers on these topics before just spouting Conservapedia nonsense.

mavdog
mavdog topcommenter

@roo_ster

and you reek of a phobia, not to mention a lack of understanding on the issue of child abuse.

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