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BOY SCOUTS: Gay doesn’t mean pedophile

Letter by Greg Clinkingbeard, Puyallup on July 25, 2012 at 10:33 am with 23 Comments »
July 25, 2012 10:33 am

Re: “Group’s policy on gays is the correct one” (letter, 7-22).

How could you allow that letter equating gay with being a pedophile? Would you put one in saying blacks are lazy, Jews are greedy and the Irish are drunks?

Pedophiles violate children, and most are straight men. Jerry Sandusky was a married pedophile. Do we now not allow married men to coach football?

I don’t expect you to correct this terrible stereotyping of gays since we all know editors are just grumpy, cigar-chomping, fat, old men.

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  1. sumyungboi says:

    On the other hand, would most parents be okay with an adult man joining a slumber party with their teen age daughters? Nuff said.

  2. tommy98466 says:

    Jerry Sandusky was a pedophile and GAY. Thats why he preyed on boys and not girls. Make sense?

  3. Lilyfleur says:

    Not all gays are pedophiles and not all people have such small thinking minds

  4. sumyungboi says:

    LILYFLEUR, it’s so typical and so very cliche for the pro-homosexual crowd to personally mock those who disagree with them on certain things.

    Most people tolerate homosexuals just fine. But the definition of a homosexual man is that he is sexually attracted to males. Again, would you feel comfy with an adult man coming to a sleepover with your teenage daughter? We’d like to believe that heterosexual adult men have have evolved beyond the point of wanting to have sex with teenage girls, but it’s not a blind trust. So what’s different about putting homosexual men in the same position, with teenage boys?

  5. Temptations will always be inate to humans, need to safeguard kids, boys and girls as much as possible. Good call for the scouts!

  6. surething says:

    Wonderful letter, makes perfect sense to me.

  7. LeePHill says:

    tommy98466 says:
    July 25, 2012 at 11:29 am Jerry Sandusky was a pedophile and GAY. Thats why he preyed on boys and not girls. Make sense?

    NO.. Maybe you need to tell everyone that knew Sandusky that he was gay. Start with his wife:

    Sandusky married Dorothy “Dottie” (née Gross) in 1966, and together they have six adopted children.[11] Sandusky and his wife have also served as foster parents.[12] One of Sandusky’s sons, Jon Sandusky, is Director of Player Personnel for the Cleveland Browns.[13][14] Another son, E. J. Sandusky, is an assistant football coach at West Chester University.[15]

    Matt Sandusky, adopted son and former foster child of Sandusky’s, released a statement through his attorneys saying that Sandusky had sexually molested him as a child.[16][17] Matt Sandusky’s statement was released on the day the jury began deliberations in the sex abuse trial against Sandusky.[18]

    “sumyungboi says:
    July 25, 2012 at 12:57 pm LILYFLEUR, it’s so typical and so very cliche for the pro-homosexual crowd to personally mock those who disagree with them on certain things.”

    “Small minds” is not mocking. It is a useful phrase to describe people with limited knowledge and facts on an issue. Keep talking. You make a perfect example. You have a choice. Learn about homosexuals and their orientation, or continue your theory and look foolish to those who have knowledge.

    Now, as to the Boy Scouts – they’ve had plenty of complaints about pedophilia during their term as “anti-homosexual”…..

  8. LeePHill says:

    “BORG says:
    July 25, 2012 at 1:04 pm Temptations will always be inate to humans, need to safeguard kids, boys and girls as much as possible. Good call for the scouts!”

    According to statistical data….BAD CALL.

    http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/94/1/41.abstract

  9. LeePHill:

    “Patients. Patients were 352 children (276 girls and 76 boys) referred to a subspecialty clinic for the evaluation of suspected child sexual abuse. Mean age was 6.1 years (range, 7 months to 17 years).”

    Study done in 1993, kinda old, controlled study in a hospital of known abused kids; moreover, the study was weighed towards girls, not boys like in the Cub Scouts

  10. bobcat1a says:

    Conservatives prefer intuition to science apparently…to wit, biologists are wrong about evolution, climate scientists are wrong about climate change, ecologists are wrong about population diversity, and psychiatrists and psychologists are wrong about homosexuals and pedophilia. What’s next, vaccinations don’t stop disease?
    Pump it out, dig it up, cut it down, pave it over, vote Teapublican!

  11. sumyungboi says:

    bobcat: “Conservatives prefer intuition to science apparently”

    .. followed by a string of straw man arguments.

    And still, not one of you has addressed my question, because like good progressives, it’s more important to push an agenda. Any kids who’re harmed along the way are simply collateral damage.

  12. LeePHill says:

    BORG….please tell me that your comment was a joke….

    Are you trying to say that since 1993, the percentage of pedophilia by homosexuals has increased significantly????????

    Note that researcher is a doctor and probably has more than a little hands on experience dealing with abused children.

    Bottom line – pedophilia is about control and abuse, not sex.

  13. LeePHill says:

    BORG…rather than data estrapulated from a study, should Dr. Jenny have just pulled comments from the southern portion of her anatomy?

  14. LeePHill says:

    “Any kids who’re harmed along the way are simply collateral damage.”

    Interesting comment coming from someone who probably would defend the Catholic Church because it’s leadership is conservative.

  15. Sumy – most parents would be concerned about any adult joining a kid’s sleep over.

    Cliché are the only way the anti-gay crowd ever talk or write about gays.
    In addition they always only talk about male homosexuals, never about female homosexuals (who, by the way, are called lesbians)

    Tommy98 – most pedophiles NOT GAY.

    LeePHill – now watch Tommy try to use ‘foster and kids as proof that Sandusky not only is gay but is able to perform with is wife.
    Tommy – – two words – Michele Bachmann

  16. Leephill: no the Dr. should talk to parents of kids abused by the same sex in the scouts and the church

  17. LeePHill says:

    BORG….you are still mistaking same abuse for homosexuality.

    See Jerry Sandusky, among others

  18. LeePHill says:

    If the Tacoma teacher is found guilty….is she “heterosexual” because her pedophilia was female on male?

    NO. Pedophilia is seperate from sexual orientation.

    I wonder if the Boy Scouts were turn down a woman as a leader (The Cub Scout leaders were almost exclusively women)

  19. sumyungboi says:

    xring: “most parents would be concerned about any adult joining a kid’s sleep over”

    Thank you for stating the obvious. Most progressives won’t, if they think that it may compromise their agenda points.

    Now, with the boy scouts, their camping trips are chaperoned by some of the kids’ fathers who’re almost always married. Does this absolutely ensure that nothing weird happens? Of course not, but on the other hand, let’s not call the odds of winning Powerball the same as winning a hand of blackjack. Life’s full of risks, and it’s a parents job to keep those risks to a minimum. A married, heterosexual father is simply far less likely to want to have sex with teen age boys than someone whom we know is sexually attracted to males.

    xring: “n addition they always only talk about male homosexuals, never about female homosexuals”

    Re-read the topic of this thread. You too, lee. Try to stay focused. I know that you guys try to tie everything together in a nice, neat little conservative hating package by parroting what your handlers spew, but have you ever even considered independent thought?

  20. LeePHill says:

    Boi….the letter is about stereotyping.

    You’ve done an excellent job of it.

  21. LeePHill says:

    “you guys try to tie everything together in a nice, neat little conservative hating package”

    I find this rather humorous coming from someone who denies facts of studies and continues with a rant that comes from conclusions that have no factual basis.

    “A married, heterosexual father is simply far less likely to want to have sex with teen age boys than someone whom we know is sexually attracted to males.”

    There is the most ignorant and blinded statement that could have been made. Again….Jerry Sandusky was a heterosexual father…as were countless numbers of pedophiles.

    Here’s some additional facts for you to ignore:

    http://www.crisisconnectioninc.org/sexualassault/pedophilia_and_molestation.htm

  22. sumyungboi says:

    So what lee is saying is that an unmarried homosexual with no kids is better qualified to chaperone young boys than a married heterosexual whose boy is part of the group.

    You make it too easy man! :) Go find something to paste here, I promise I’ll read that one, too! Really! :)

  23. “most parents would be concerned about any adult joining a kid’s sleep over”

    Unless, of course, the sleep-over is a BSA camp out.

    Pedophiles are attracted to children and thus cannot be really classified as hetero or homosexual in the adult sense of those words.

    Multiple studies demonstrate that homosexuals are LESS likely to be pedophiles than heterosexuals.If the BSA is truly worried about ridding itself of the potential for sexual abuse by adult leaders then they would require that their leaders be homosexuals.

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