Friday, March 19, 2010

The Boy Scouts' "perversion files"

The Boy Scouts of America have long held themselves out as a private, religious organization (that is somehow still entitled to taxpayer-funded special privileges) and, as such, entitled to exclude gays and atheists. Yet it now appears that the Boy Scouts, like a certain other officially homophobic faith-based organization, may have "a national pattern of failure to prevent abuse or punish child molesters."

Explain to me again how homosexuality is very bad, but only when it's consensual and age-appropriate. When groups like this engage in their more-sexually-correct-than-thou posturing, I like to prefix their pronouncements with "Child molestation is okay, but ..." to see whether they still make as much sense.

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