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GLAAD better add another name to its Commenter Accountability Project: This week Fox News host Mike Huckabee praised the Boy Scouts of America for upholding its policy of discriminating against gay members and leaders because it protects young boys from child molesters.
On his radio show Wednesday, the former presidential candidate took a call from a man who claimed he had been sexually abused by Scout leaders as a boy.
“I believe that homosexuals try to target groups like that to try to get a leadership area in,” the man said. “If there hadn’t been a homosexual in my troop, I wouldn’t have been traumatized for about three years.”
The politico-turned-pundit recalled that troop leaders had done the “same thing” when he was a scout. “You know, I think if anybody wants to argue about this case, they need to hear your story,” Huckabee said to his caller. “And I thank you for having the candor to share it with us. And again, you make us all understand why a decision that, at least, I think was the right one.”
We suppose we should make the caller a DOTW as well, but he’s just a numbnuts with a telephone and 15 minutes to kill. Huckabee is the host and should’ve disabused him of the idea that a gay scout would be like John Wayne Gacy with a yellow bandana.
But putting that aside, look at Huckabee’s logic for a minute: The Boy Scout’s ban on gays is there to prevent homosexuals from molesting boys. The ban was in effect when Huck was a scout and witnessed (or was subject to) molestation.
Ergo, the ban doesn’t work. (Also, it doesn’t explain why lesbians like Jennifer Tyrrell are barred as well.)
Or we can use our own logic and say that molesters and gay people are two different things, and that creating a veil of secrecy and lies only abets people eager to abuse children.
All together now: what a douche!