Once you’ve found your way into the crosshairs of the liberal establishment media, you are damned no matter what you do. Even as the Boy Scouts take heat from the press for attempting to protect boys in their charge from perverts…
The Boy Scouts of America … reaffirmed its policy to exclude gays from joining or being leaders, disappointing gay rights groups. …
GLAAD President Herndon Graddick expressed dismay over the decision.
“With organizations including the Girl Scouts of the USA, the Boys & Girls Club and the U.S. military allowing gay Americans to participate, the Boy Scouts of America need to find a way to treat all children and their parents fairly,” said Graddick in a prepared statement.
“Until this ban is lifted, the Scouts are putting parents in a situation where they have to explain to their children why some scouts and hard-working scout leaders are being turned away simply because of who they are. It’s unfair policies like this that contribute to a climate of bullying in our schools and communities. Since when is that a value worth teaching young adults?”
Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign, the largest U.S. gay-rights group, called the Scouts’ decision “a missed opportunity of colossal proportions.”
“With the country moving toward inclusion, the leaders of the Boy Scouts of America have instead sent a message to young people that only some of them are valued,” he said. “They’ve chosen to teach division and intolerance.”
…the BSA also gets heat when its measures to keep perverts away from children fail:
Internal documents from the Boy Scouts of America reveal more than 125 cases in which men suspected of molestation allegedly continued to abuse Scouts, despite a blacklist meant to protect boys from sexual predators. …
Predators moved from troop to troop because of clerical errors, computer glitches or the Scouts’ failure to check the blacklist, known as the “perversion files,” the newspaper said.
In at least 50 cases, the Scouts expelled suspected abusers, only to discover they had re-entered the organization and were accused of molesting again.
We all know how it will be when the Scouts are inevitably forced to knuckle under to our liberal rulers, discard their religious convictions, and knowingly let perverts take little boys out in the woods. The obvious consequence will be raped children. The lib press will screech sanctimoniously, just as it did when homosexuals infiltrated the Catholic priesthood. Then will come the lawsuits that will drive the Boy Scouts out of existence. Mission accomplished.
On tips from Bob Roberts.