The Family Research Council took umbrage with UPS’s decision to cease donations to the Boy Scouts of America over their controversial (read: idiotic) ban on homosexuals – because, after all, they’re just trying to keep the kids safe from all those gay pedos.
What UPS and other corporations refuse to acknowledge is that the Scouts’ policy isn’t a matter of intolerance–but security. After hundreds of cases of child sex abuse plagued the organization, the BSA tried to create a membership criteria in the best interest of kids’ safety and parents’ rights. Over the years, the Boy Scouts have paid millions–possibly hundreds of millions–to boys victimized by same-sex predators. And the financial toll was nothing compared to the emotional trauma of these children, whose lives are forever scarred by those encounters. For more than 100 years, the Scouts have focused on instilling character and leadership into America’s boys. They aren’t about to compromise that mission just to placate liberal companies and activists.
What the FRC and other hate groups refuse to acknowledge is that masking their blatant bigotry in their homespun version of morals and values doesn’t make it any less blatant. Also, it wouldn’t hurt them to read a goddamn book not written thousands of years ago.
According to the Association of Gay & Lesbian Psychologists:
Sexual orientation, whether heterosexual or homosexual, describes attractions to and sexual behavior with consenting adults. Sexual behavior directed at children is a disorder or a crime, and does not constitute a sexual orientation.
Furthermore, a study by the University of California Davis Psychology department concluded:
The empirical research does not show that gay or bisexual men are any more likely than heterosexual men to molest children. This is not to argue that homosexual and bisexual men never molest children. But there is no scientific basis for asserting that they are more likely than heterosexual men to do so. And, as explained above, many child molesters cannot be characterized as having an adult sexual orientation at all; they are fixated on children.
UC Davis also broke down the FRC’s own study that correlated homosexuality with pedophilia and subsequently found it to be, much like the FRC, full of shit.