To the Boy Scouts: Social Justice Demands Protection of Children

by Greg Quinlan, president of Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays (PFOX)

As a former homosexual who was sexually molested as a child, I urge the Boy Scouts of America to reinforce their policy prohibiting homosexuals as Scout leaders entrusted with the care of impressionable young boys and teens.

Boy Scouts leaders are exactly that – leaders.  Boys watch them very closely. Boys also look up to older Boy Scout members and want to imitate them and follow their examples.  Boys at that stage of maturity emulate male role models.  A homosexual who gently eases boys and young men into exposure of homosexuality by his own personal example promotes homosexual behavior as normal, natural and healthy.  This paves the way for youth to question their own sexuality and be affirmed into homosexuality.  Promoting homosexuality to youth is also a political ploy to further homosexual approval.

Like the Catholic Church hierarchy, the Boy Scouts have a history of hushing up and settling sexual molestation cases brought by boys under their care. The book, Scout’s Honor by investigative reporter Patrick Boyle, revealed 1,800 cases in which Scout leaders had been dismissed for abusing boys. And two years ago, a jury awarded $18.5 million to a man abused by a Scoutmaster.

My own sexual molestation as a youth was a contributing factor to my homosexual behavior as I got older.  I left homosexuality only when I saw over 100 of my friends die of AIDS. I regret all those years of living homosexually – time wasted when I could have been dating and experiencing a relationship with a woman, gotten married, and raised children together. But sexual molestation and homosexuality raped me of those precious years, which should have been the best years of my life.

Today, I should be able to look at my children’s faces and see reflections of my wife. Instead, I am fighting heterophobic legislation initiated by the gay lobby, which would prevent children molested by homosexuals from seeking heterosexual counseling. Gay activists like the Human Rights Campaign and the Southern Poverty Law Center demand equality while denying equality to the ex-gay community, but denying children access to full mental health care is outrageous and perverted.

To insist that homosexuals be allowed to participate in the Boy Scouts while demanding that heterosexual counseling for molested children be outlawed is a gross miscarriage of justice. What do the Boy Scouts have to say about this injustice?

No matter what precautions the Boy Scouts put in place so that open homosexuals can participate, such safeguards will never be enough. It’s like installing smoke alarms, fire ladders, and extinguishers in your home. Yes, if there’s a fire, a family may survive and get out of a burning house. But the best thing would be to not light the match in the first place.

As an ex-gay man, my personal message to the board of directors of the Boy Scouts of America is this:

Dear Messrs. Randall L. Stephenson, James S. Turley, Nathan S. Rosenberg, Wayne Perry, Wayne Brock, Alf Tuggle, Gary P. Butler, Tico Perez, and others,

It seems that one or more of your major corporate donors is pressuring you, and others are bullying you, to change the Boy Scout policy to admit homosexuals. This corporate donor is concerned about “discrimination” and knows many nice gays who he is certain would never look at a child sexually.

I, too, was one of those nice gays.  But I was also one of those nice children who was molested. Please do without some corporate funding if you must, cut your budget and protect the children in your care. One case of child sexual molestation is one case too many.

Money with dangerous conditions attached is not a donation – it’s a bribe.

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Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays (PFOX) provides outreach, education, and public awareness in support of families and the ex-gay community. They can be reached at http://pfox.org/about_us.html

TAKE ACTION: Call the Boy Scouts now at  972-580-2000 , and tell them: “DO NOT CHANGE YOUR POLICY ON ‘SEXUAL ORIENTATION.” Also call  972-580-2597 ; use their Contact Page or E-mail PR@scouting.org.

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  • Pip Power
    March 5, 2013, 9:20 am

    Hi,

    All decadent societies IMPLODE sooner or later.
    All you are doing is tinkering around, but ignoring the main problem: DECADENCE AT THE CORE OF SOCIETY!

    In Matthew 12:43-45 we read,

    An Unclean Spirit Returns

    43 “When an unclean spirit goes out of a man, he goes through dry places, seeking rest, and finds none. 44 Then he says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came.’ And when he comes, he finds it empty, swept, and put in order. 45 Then he goes and takes with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter and dwell there; and the last state of that man is worse than the first. So shall it also be with this wicked generation.”

    This is a Spiritual Law and its being implemented in countries that once claimed to be Christian.

    America would make Hell blush! At least the demons recognize God, if they don’t obey Him. Americans boast of their founding Fathers being Christian men, but that is a joke. The Pilgrim Fathers saw the Native Indian as one of the tribes cursed in the Jewish bible and likewise exterminated them. The Foundation Stone of America, was cemented into place with the blood of the Native Indian.

    Since 1973 55,000,000 unborn children have been slaughtered in Abortion Concentration Camps and Jews play a major role in running these “Camps” with so-called Christians. The Prisons in America are a scandal. It has become a vast industry. No one talks about the rapes of young men in prison for being caught with “weed”. These young men are not hardened criminals, but because of stupid laws, they are incarcerated with murderers etc.
    The FDA & the Drug Companies are responsible for the deaths of thousands of people EVERY year. Doctors in hospitals kill 250,000 patients EVERY year, through negligence. The Food Industry is killing thousands EVERY year by feeding America with poisoned “food”!

    Nowhere in the Sermon on the Mount does Jesus pick one kind of pervert for special attention, but He did pay special attention to DIVORCE, the very thing Christians practice as if it was the 11th Commandment.

    You see, Kathy, Christendom is NOT Christian:

    FOLLOW JESUS, NOT CHURCHES

    “In everything, therefore, treat people the same way you want them to treat you, for this is the Law and the Prophets.” (Matthew 7:12)
    Are we able to receive Jesus’ Words here in this saying? For Messiah plainly says that to treat people the same way you want them to treat you, “is the Law and the Prophets”.

    Matthew chapter 22: “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And He said to him, “YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND.’ “This is the great and foremost commandment. “The second is like it, ‘YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.’ “On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets.” (Matthew 22:36-40)

    Those who follow Messiah have both a simpler Way, as well as a much more difficult Way. The simplicity is Jesus telling his follower’s plainly that to love God and your neighbor IS all the rules, regulations, and “the Law” (that encompassed in the Torah) that one is to live by. The difficulty is that his followers retain the sinful nature which rejects the living out of those two great commandments.

    Jesus of Nazareth says, “For everyone who exalts himself shall be humbled, and he who humbles himself shall be exalted.” & “But it shall not be so among you. But whoever desires to be great among you, let him be your servant. And whoever of you desires to become first, he shall be servant of all.” & “I am the Good Shepherd…and they shall hear My voice, and there shall be one flock, and one Shepherd. (Luke 18:14, Mark 10:43-44, John 10:11,16)

    “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life…”, and “All who are of the truth listen to MY voice.” ?

    THOSE ETERNALLY VALUABLE TRUTHS
    “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life, and no one gets to the Father except through me.”
    “If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
    The Father sent One beloved, error-free Messenger who can bring freedom from your hopelessness, but his voice has been drowned out, hidden, obscured.

    THE BELOVED ONE SAYS PLAINLY:

    “All things have been handed over to Me by My Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father; nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and anyone to whom the Son wills to reveal Him”. (Matthew 11:27)

    … and…

    “This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Messiah Joshua whom You have sent. (John 17:3)

    It is a difficult truth to receive, but in truth, the teachings of the One who calls himself the Light of the world have been covered, buried and for all practical purposes, lost. His Voice has been drowned out by thousands of other voices. In fact, at the most essential level, his Voice has been replaced by a book, ‘the Bible’ or “the Scripture” or “God’s Word”, by a clever slight-of-hand which says that the book IS his voice.

    His statements, “All who are of the truth listen to MY voice”; and “nor does anyone know the Father except the Son”; have been changed (and thus corrupted) to:

    ‘All who are of the truth listen to the bible’ with all its millions of words and its many contradictory precepts, accounts and teachings; and ‘Nor does anyone know the Father except the other people who wrote the bible’, thus pointing people away from the ONLY ONE WHO KNOWS THE FATHER.
    The one the Light refers to as the prince of the world is the author of the great lie, just as he is the father of all lies.
    Perhaps the reader has believed the falsehood that the bible has no contradictions? Here is just one of many:
    “Do I not hate those who hate You, O LORD? And do I not loathe those who rise up against You? I hate them with the utmost hatred; they have become my enemies.” (Psalms 139:21-22) [of course the biblians/paulians say that this was written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit]
    …and…
    “A time to love and a time to hate; A time for war and a time for peace.” (Ecclesiastes 3:8)

    Versus

    JESUS IS LOVE:

    “You have heard that it was said, ‘YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR and hate your enemy.’ “But I say to you, LOVE YOUR ENEMIES & PRAY FOR THEM WHO PERSECUTE YOU, SO THAT YOU MAY BE SONS OF YOUR FATHER WHO IS IN HEAVEN; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.” (Matthew 5:43-45)

    JESUS IS THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD:

    “This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil.”

    “But because I speak the truth, you do not believe me.”
    “Many false prophets will arise and will mislead many”; and, “For false Messiahs and false prophets will arise and will show great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect”. (Matthew 24:11, 24)

    Mohammedanism is PURE evil. It is anti-Christ. But it couldn’t have spread in the West, unless the West was SICK — SPIRITUALLY SICK.
    When a society becomes decadent, it IMPLODES! It has happened before. All the Empires of the World became decadent & IMPLODED. When you look at the Spiritual characters of Western leaders, you know we are in deep trouble – THEY ARE MORALLY BANKRUPT.

    What are Christians to do:

    1 John 2:15-17
    New King James Version (NKJV)
    Do Not Love the World

    15 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. 17 And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.

    We are IN the world, but not OF it.

    Its not our role to be GARBAGE COLLECTORS for the world – we are to MIND OUR OWN BUSINESS:

    1 Peter 2:11-25
    New King James Version (NKJV)

    Living Before the World

    11 Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul, 12 having your conduct honorable among the Gentiles, that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may, by your good works which they observe, glorify God in the day of visitation.

    Submission to Government

    13 Therefore submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake, whether to the king as supreme, 14 or to governors, as to those who are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and for the praise of those who do good. 15 For this is the will of God, that by doing good you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men— 16 as free, yet not using liberty as a cloak for vice, but as bond-servants of God. 17 Honor all people. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.

    Submission to Masters

    18 Servants, be submissive to your masters with all fear, not only to the good and gentle, but also to the harsh. 19 For this is commendable, if because of conscience toward God one endures grief, suffering wrongfully. 20 For what credit is it if, when you are beaten for your faults, you take it patiently? But when you do good and suffer, if you take it patiently, this is commendable before God. 21 For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps:

    22 “Who committed no sin,
    Nor was deceit found in His mouth”;
    23 who, when He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously; 24 who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed. 25 For you were like sheep going astray, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.

    Please reflect on the above.

    Pay special attention to John ch 4 and John ch 17. In the first Jesus demolishes RITUALIZED & ORGANIZED RELIGION. And in the second, He includes His disciples in the GODHEAD – Unitarians & Trinitarians please take note! IT IS WRITTEN!

    Sincerely,

    Pip

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  • les
    February 2, 2013, 3:04 pm

    this makes sense. I’m so shocked and saddened that the BSA would even consider bowing to LGBTQ agendas.

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    • Kathy Barnette@les
      February 2, 2013, 4:07 pm

      Thanks Les…keep checking in on our sight…we are organizing a bus trip up to Springfield, Illinois on Feb.20th. It is Defend Marriage Lobby Day: one man one woman. Please consider joining us. God bless

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