By Bryan Fischer
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The Boy Scouts issued a statement on Monday saying that they are “discussing” removing the organization’s leadership and participation standard on sexual orientation.
They’re not fooling anybody. The decision almost certainly has been made, and they’re trying to let America down gently. “Discussed” today, “decided” tomorrow. There is no way, unless they are stupendously inept, that they would float an incendiary, inflammatory idea like this unless it was a done deal. They had to know that such a statement would trigger a firestorm, and they would not have lit the match unless unless their course had been set.
Perhaps the BSA can be pulled back from the brink. But it will take an immediate, forceful, sustained and aggressive response from all Americans of good will.
Sadly, if they proceed down this path, the Scouts will discover that they have burned their own house down around their ears. The fathers of America simply will not stand for this. No loving father who cares about the well-rounded development of his son will ever entrust him to the Scouts again. The Boy Scouts will have written their own epitaph.
The Scout’s proposal would attempt to limit the damage by allowing each scouting unit the latitude to form its own policies. But this will isolate every scout troop from every other, and completely fracture the organization, since scout troops in the past have done regional and national events with other troops. No parent and no values-driven Scoutmaster is going to put boys under his charge in a tent with an adult male of unknown sexual preference. There will no longer be a Boy Scouts of America.
This move, unless the BSA dramatically reverses itself in the immediate future, represents a capitulation to the forces of sexual deviancy. The Scouts will have made a deliberate decision to put the sexual integrity of every young man in their care at risk.
Homosexual adults sexually offend against male children at exaggerated rates. According to Peter Sprigg of the Family Research Council, a report issued by the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children includes the flat assertion that “the vast majority of offenders are male,” and a study published in the Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy found that “approximately one-third of these sexual offenders directed their sexual activity against males.”
The Journal of Sex Research published a study that found that although heterosexuals outnumber homosexuals by a 20-1 ratio, homosexual pedophiles are responsible for about one-third of the total number of sexual offenses against children.
Although homosexuals try to draw a bright line between adult homosexuality and male to male pedophilia, homosexuals themselves do not. As published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior, a study of over 200 convicted child molesters found that “eighty-six percent of offenders against males described themselves as homosexual or bisexual.”
As Sprigg concluded, all this means that “homosexual or bisexual men are approximately ten times more likely to molest children than heterosexual men.”
The Boy Scout oath requires each Scout to declare that he will live a life that is “morally straight.” That will no longer be the case. Now a young man who is “morally bent” will be as eligible for the designation of Eagle Scout as any other.
If the Scouts do not reverse themselves, we will soon be reading the kind of horror stories about Scouting that we have read about in the Catholic Church. Homosexual pedophiles already seek to infiltrate scouting because it provides a target rich environment for their twisted desires. Abolishing the sexual orientation standard will turn every Boy Scout in America into vulnerable prey for the sexually deviant.
And while the Church had resources that enabled it to weather the storm, the Scouts do not. The Scouts as an organization will wither and die, winding up as a dessicated shell of its former self if it exists at all.
Information I’ve received from Warren Cole Smith, who has written extensively about the Boy Scouts for World Magazine, indicates that the Scouts may even be on the verge of bankruptcy, as major corporations such as Verizon and Google have drastically reduced their contributions by ending matching funds programs due to pressure from Big Gay. Plus the BSA has virtually drained its coffers over the last two decades, fighting the bullies in the homosexual movement in one court case after another. Closing up shop altogether is a rumored possibility.
If so, this should leave no doubt in anyone’s mind about the utterly sinister nature of the homosexual movement. They are not interested in dialogue or debate. They are interested in one thing: the destruction of anyone who stands for time-honored values on matters of human sexuality.
We as a culture must choose between homosexuality and freedom because we cannot have both. There is a warning for us all in this. If Big Gay hammers the Boy Scouts into oblivion, your church is next.
It is no longer possible to think of homosexuals as a poor, helpless and victimized minority. They, in fact, are the biggest and baddest bullies on the block. If you doubt me, just ask the Boy Scouts.
Here’s hoping they do not morally crumble under the malicious, demonic and vitriolic pressure of the homosexual lobby, no matter what the cost. A noble death is far better than craven surrender.
(Unless otherwise noted, the opinions expressed are the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the views of the American Family Association or American Family Radio.)