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Why the Scouts Ban Homosexuals

Stefan Kanfer

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The gay lobby set their sights on the Boy Scouts in their drive to compel society to sanction homosexual behavior. The Boy Scouts fought back. This article explains why.

Homosexual activists have been at daggers drawn with the Boy Scouts of America since 1998, when the Scouts decided to fire any troop leader who announced his homosexuality, and the Supreme Court's backing of Scout policy in 2000 only intensified the conflict. In the homosexual activists' view, the Scouts are bigots, exhibiting bias against a victimized minority. The Scouts respond that their purpose is to serve boys, not scoutmasters--and that purpose requires them to protect young boys from any pederasts who predictably might be drawn to them.

The Scouts' side in this argument received powerful support recently when Manhattan D.A. Robert Morgenthau indicted 42-year-old Jerrold Schwartz, a now ex-scoutmaster of the Upper East Side's Troop 666 (Satan's supposed signature number) for repeatedly sodomizing a young teenager in his group over a three-year period during the mid-nineties...Last month, more accusations surfaced: four other credible victims, prosecutors say, claim that Schwartz molested them.

Read the complete article at the City Journal website



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