‘Be Prepared’: ‘Gay’ Men with Boy Scouts in Tents
I said it was coming. Many of us did. Two years ago this week the Boy Scouts of America voted to welcome into its ranks “open and avowed” homosexuality (boy-on-boy sexual attraction and behavior), thereby disavowing the “morally straight” Scout Oath its members are sworn to uphold.
Shortly thereafter I warned, “In so doing, the [Boy Scouts of America (BSA)] effectively waived the only legal defense it once had to preclude openly homosexual Scout leaders and gender-confused girls from its ranks: religious and moral conviction. It’s only a matter of time until the BSA is forced to capitulate to sexual extremists’ political demands and allow homosexual adults — men who define their identity based upon carnal appetites for other males — to take your boys on overnight camping trips.”
It’s happened. On Thursday BSA President Robert Gates announced that the BSA will soon invite men who have sex with males (MSM) to become troop leaders. “The status quo in our movement’s membership standards cannot be sustained,” Gates disingenuously claimed, indicating that to maintain the BSA’s century-old proscription on “out” homosexual men would spell “the end of us as a national movement.”
This, of course, is hyperbolic nonsense and simply reflects a continuation of Gates’ long-standing pro-homosexual activism. While serving as secretary of defense he both advocated for and oversaw the implementation of the full repeal of the military’s “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy. This has resulted in rampant anti-Christian discrimination and an explosion (a 33 percent spike) in male-on-male homosexual assaults. Does any honest, sane, thinking person imagine that a comparable increase in homosexual assault will not befall the Boy Scouts?
Michael Brown is an expert on both homosexual activism and the disordered behaviors that define the homosexual lifestyle. He is author of such books as Can You Be Gay and Christian? and the forthcoming Outlasting the Gay Revolution: Where Homosexual Activism Is Really Going and How to Turn the Tide.
In an interview with WND, Dr. Brown said that he “believes if the Boy Scouts accept openly homosexual leaders, they will cease to be a positive moral force in the lives of American boys.” He went on: “This opens the door for sexual predators, a real danger, and it opens the door for gay boys to be flirting with straight boys under the auspices of the Boy Scouts.”
Parents, the BSA is about to place political correctness above your child’s safety. This is not an opinion. It’s an empirical, quantifiable certainty.
Consider, for instance, a study published in the left-leaning Archives of Sexual Behavior, of over 200 convicted pedophiles. It found that “86 percent of offenders against males described themselves as homosexual or bisexual.” This demonstrates, observes Peter Sprigg of the Family Research Council: “Since almost 30 percent of child sexual abuse is committed by homosexual or bisexual men (one-third male-on-male abuse times 86 percent identifying as homosexual or bisexual), but less than 3 percent of American men identify themselves as homosexual or bisexual, we can infer that homosexual or bisexual men are approximately 10 times more likely to molest children than heterosexual men.”
This makes perfect sense when coupled with another 2001 study in the same peer-reviewed publication. It found that nearly half of all “gay”-identified men who participated in research were molested by a homosexual pedophile as boys: “46 percent of homosexual men and 22 percent of homosexual women reported having been molested by a person of the same gender. This contrasts to only 7 percent of heterosexual men and 1 percent of heterosexual women reporting having been molested by a person of the same gender.”
The connection between homosexual abuse and “gay identity” is undeniable. Although clearly not all “gay”-identified men and women abuse children, or were abused as children, the reality is that an alarmingly high percentage of them do and were. As with most forms of abuse, the cycle is both circular and vicious.
Yet the BSA will not let facts get in the way. “We must deal with the world as it is, not as we might wish it to be,” Gates said on Thursday.
This is not the world as it is. This is a world of the secular left’s making. I predict that the BSA will soon open its ranks to sexually confused girls. Earlier this month the Girl Scouts of America announced that it will allow boys pretending to be girls to join its ranks.
Parents, you’ve been warned. If you leave your children in the Boy or Girls Scouts of America, anything that might happen is on your head.
Dr. Brown agrees: “Now would be a great time to find out more about the Christian boy scouts alternative, Trail Life USA.”
Indeed, Trail Life’s Membership Standards state, without equivocation, “The basis for the program’s ethical and moral standards are found in the Bible. In terms of sexual identification and behavior, we affirm that any sexual activity outside the context of the covenant of marriage between one man and one woman is sinful before God and therefore inconsistent with the values and principles of the program.
“Within these limits, we grant membership to adults and youth who do not engage in or promote sexual immorality of any kind, or engage in behavior that would become a distraction to the mission of the program.”
Trail Life’s chairman, John Stemberger, says his organization is “saddened” by Gates’ announcement.
“It is tragic that the BSA is willing to risk the safety and security of its boys because of peer pressure from activists groups,” he said. “Trail Life USA remains committed to timeless Christian values.”
In contrast, the BSA is now committed to child-endangerment and sexual activism.
Matt Barber is founder and editor-in chief of BarbWire.com. He is an author, columnist, cultural analyst and an attorney concentrating in constitutional law. Having retired as an undefeated heavyweight professional boxer, Matt has taken his fight from the ring to the culture war. (Follow Matt on Twitter: @jmattbarber).