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.
From the FRC’s website (via Think Progress):
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.
They would defend Hitler if it boosted their Right Wing Christian membership. Their motto is… The Right Wing Way, The Wrong wing way and their way! Willing to bet half their membership watches X-rated porno and most of it would be gay sites! Years ago, Religious groups used to rate movies… and half of people waited to see what was on the list,then go to see ’em! They are the real perverts. Do as We say and not what we DO!
An organisation that explicitly bans homosexuals? i.e. BSA, the Vatican, college Christian “fraternities”? What great places to hide if one is conflicted about one’s sexuality. The trouble is this type of repression whether from within or without, has a way of making what one is hiding, explode into the open in the most scandalous and inappropriate ways. You can stuff down your queerness, but in the end, you can never, ever hide it.
@jerry_pritikin: Hitler was a right wing christian.
These sickos ban the GBT community and they have the highest rates of predatory paedophilia of any organisation in the world. These sick organisations full to the tipping p[oint of rapists are disgusting.
They are slowly dying, the times are moving on and they are dying knowing they have failed. Glorious.
@jerry_pritikin: Bingo. The censors and “family” groups that rate movies and other media are often the most perverse. Reminds me of a great anecdote:
Dr. Samuel Johnson, the author of the first great dictionary of English language, was approached by a delegation of respectable ladies of London after it was published. The ladies said, “We are delighted to find that you’ve not included any indecent or obscene words in your dictionary.”
“Ladies,” said Dr. Johnson. “I can congratulate you on being able to look them up.”
I owe the Hitch for that one.
Yeah, coming from the Family Rape Council, doesnt really mean much. Aren’t they a group of repressed homosexuals, and isn’t it true that those who repress their sexuality are astronomically more likey to develop predatory behavior. Just look at Tony Perkins. Talk about after school special pedophile. We know he’s driven kids to suicide and Iwouldn’t doubt for a second he’s molested quite a few.
I have to say something that poster looks a lot like the Pope Benedict from the Catholic Church.
yeah because they’ve done such a GREAT job and there HAVEN’T been any accusations of pedophilia in the BSA. EVER.
@Mjl-428: So true much like the Catholic Church.
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