October 18, 2012, - 6:26 pm
Today, the Boy Scouts of America released decades of files on child molestation and sexual abuse by male scout leaders/scoutmasters. If this isn’t a stark argument against having gay scout leaders, I don’t know what is. Clearly, these men were gay, and they took advantage of young boys who were under their care, scarring them psychologically (and some physically) forever. And yet, despite all this, gay activists keep fighting for the right to become scout leaders and several charities and organizations have shunned the Boy Scouts for refusing to allow it. Ask yourself this: how many straight men are among the 1,200-plus scout leaders who’ve sexually abused and molested Boy Scouts for several decades? The men were all gay, thus the sex with kids of the same sex. They lied about or hid being gay to become scout leaders, but the fact remains that they were gay. If you had a young son, would you entrust him to the care of a gay scout leader to spend the night? Would you trust him alone for the night with Michael Jackson (were he still alive)? Same difference (and perhaps worse). It’s that obvious. 1,200 Jerry Sanduskys who abused many more scouts. And all of these scout leaders were gay. Straight men don’t engage in same-sex molestation.
More than 1,200 formerly secret Boy Scouts’ files detailing accusations of child sex abuse within the organization from 1965 to 1985 were published online Thursday by lawyers, who said they offered lessons in the battle against pedophiles.
The documents, known as the “ineligible volunteer” files within the organization, were ordered released by the Oregon Supreme Court. Media organizations had sued for the release of the files, part of a 2010 case in which a Portland, Ore., jury decided that the Scouts were negligent in allowing a former assistant Scoutmaster to associate with the organization’s youth after he admitted molesting 17 boys, said Kelly Clark, one of the victims’ attorneys.
“While we can read through the files, for us it represents the pain and the anguish of thousands of untold scouts,” said attorney Paul Mones, who litigated the 2010 case on behalf of victims in Oregon with lawyer Kelly Clark. “While there are 1,247 files, we know that each scout leader (accused of molestation) molested on the average more than one scout.”
The files represent reports of Scouts allegedly abused by more than 1,200 different scoutmasters and other adult volunteers across the country. The files can be accessed on www.kellyclarkattorney.com.
“You will see in the files over and over again where there is a concern that this material not get out … this will make Scouting look bad,” Clark said. Alleged offenders were also being “given second chances,” he added.
Given this, you can understand why the Boy Scouts of America organization–and hundreds of thousands of parents–don’t want gay men to be allowed to be scout masters. And they are absolutely right.
As I’ve noted, the Boy Scouts of America is a dying organization that is less popular than ever in our internet age. As a result, the BSA is doing a number of silly things to try to regain its popularity, from patches for helping left-wing Hollywood to troops of illegal aliens and even unisex Boy Scout troops. And that’s not to mention the disgusting outreach to Muslims.
Not allowing gay scout masters is the only smart thing the organization has done of late. And the newly-released files are more evidence why.
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