Family Research Council Defends BSA's Gay Ban As Protection Against Pedophiles
Written by Instinct Staff |
Thursday, 15 November 2012
|Tags: family research council, hate group, hate speech, boy scouts of america, bsa, homophobia, pedophilia, ups, discrimination|
We're guessing the Family Research Council doesn't consider this blatantly inflammatory and inaccurate rhetoric to be "hate speech."
In the wake of UPS's refusal to support the Boy Scouts of America, the FRC has once again come out in support of the BSA's discriminatory policy against gays. They're now claiming that the BSA's decision to ban gays isn't based on a desire to discriminate, but is an effort to protect children from those big scary gay pedophiles.
See what they had to say after the jump.
In a statement the FRC says:
"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."
Linking homosexuality to pedophilia is not only a false correlation, it's dangerous.
But hey, demonizing an entire population of people comes as easily as breathing to these paragons of virtue.