The Boy Scouts should learn the lessons of the Canadian Scouts
“They have secret files (here in Canada) as they do down there (in the U.S.) of guys that had abused kids that they hadn’t reported. There were investigations into the abuse of boys, which never really produced anything in Canada.” – Brian Rushfeldt, president, Canada Family Action.
IRVING, TX, February 8, 2013, (LifeSiteNews.com) – David Watkins, a former Boy Scout leader, has been charged with sodomizing a boy under 13 years of age in his troop.
The news broke on the same week as the Boys Scouts of America’s (BSA) decision on whether or not to continue their long-standing ban on homosexuals.
In the BSA, homosexual child sex abuse happens all too often. There have been over 2,000 cases of abuse.
- Scout leader Brett Tayler was charged with more than 30 counts of child molestation and exploitation. He is suspected of molesting at least 10 boys from ages 6-9 years old;
- Scout leader Peter Robert Stibal II was sentenced to 21 years for sexually abusing four Scouts from 2003 to 2008 and possessing child pornography; and
- Douglas Smith Jr., who ran the child-abuse prevention program for the BSA, was sentenced to eight years in federal prison for trafficking child pornography on the Internet.
If such crimes have already come to the light in the Boy Scouts, one must ask why the radical homosexual lobby is determined to force the BSA to allow homosexuals to infiltrate their organization.
Once again, the radicals used totalitarian means in an attempt to bully the BSA into submission.
Clearly, they are using the guise of a “victim” status to attack and undermine the moral foundations of the BSA.
It would do well for the American people to look across the border to Canada and see the disastrous consequences of such a decision.
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Canadian Bishop Frederick Henry stated, “Human rights laws designed as a shield are now being used as a sword. The issue is rarely truth formation, but rather censorship, and applying a particular theology through threats, sanctions and punitive measures.”
In 1998, Canadian Scouts (CS) decided to allow females, atheists, agnostics, homosexuals, bisexuals and transsexuals to join the CS. In 1999, they approved the establishment of an all-homosexual troop, which now marches in Canada’s “gay pride” parades. Within five years, scouting membership dropped over 50 percent. Many scouting camps and offices were closed, and staff was laid off.
As one would expect when the doors to sinful behavior are swung open, sex abuse by leaders in scouting is another tragic consequence.
Boys who become scouts to receive a healthy, moral upbringing are instead becoming lifetime victims of criminals who prey on children.
Even worse is the lack of justice these young boys receive. Canada’s epidemic of child sex abuse is largely swept under the rug to protect pederasts.
Brian Rushfeldt, president of Canada Family Action, stated, “The notion that we need to protect homosexuals more than we need to protect children … has been a disturbing trend.”
The Scouts is not the only area affected by the radical homosexual lobby’s bully pulpit.
The education system is targeted in a large degree.
After Canada passed homosexual marriage legislation in 2005, Phil Lees of Canada’s Public Education Advocates for Christian Equity (PEACE), who spent most of his career in public education, said the same-sex marriage law had an immediate effect on Canadian schools:
“Experience shows that whenever homosexual marriage becomes law, children will be exposed to an increasingly sexualized curriculum and school environment at an early age, as early as kindergarten.”
In Canada the radicals have sought to lower the age of consent to 14 years old for anal intercourse.
America’s school curriculum is not too far behind Canada’s.
It is time to wake up, America, and heed Canada’s warnings before it’s too late.