Now that the Boy Scouts of America has rescinded the ban on gay leaders, some Christians are freaking out about all the implications. But it wouldn’t be the first time they make a big deal about a problem that exists entirely in their imaginations.
On the “Faith and Freedom” radio show today, Liberty Counsel’s Mat Staver made clear that inviting gay scout leaders would inevitably lead to child molestation:
Now [the organization will] allow homosexual young boys in the Scouts and allow homosexual leaders in the Scouts, and what are you going to have? You are going to have all kinds of sexual molestation. This is a playground for pedophiles to go and have all these boys as objects of their lust. This is insane and we need to literally abandon the Scouts because the Scouts, unfortunately, have abandoned us.
This issue of homosexuality is becoming insane and it is the culture battle of our time. Whether it is this Boy Scouts’ abdication of its role and changing of the policies or so-called “same-sex marriage,” this is a time that our Judeo-Christian values are attacked, being challenged, and this is a time for you to stand up and be true to the Scriptures and be true to our Lord.
Church-based troops are still allowed to ban gay leaders, but that’s not enough for Staver. If the BSA allow gay leaders at all, he wants Christians to oppose the entire group. Because, in his warped mind, all gay people are perverts, and their mere existence demands opposition.
(via Right Wing Watch)