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originally posted by: Darth_Prime
a reply to: TKDRL
I understand being protective, but from what you said, you are going to trust a straight Man with your Son over a Gay man
originally posted by: MystikMushroom
In reality, I would expect the number of gay men who want adult leadership position with scout troops will be insanely low.
originally posted by: RealTruthSeeker
originally posted by: Sremmos80
Well of course there is, no more likely then a straight guy to be so though.
Lol, I've never heard of a straight homo, we are talking about the Boy Scouts right?
Pedophiles are attracted, primarily, to children. The sex of those children matter less than that they are children. The sex of victim has more to do with access than sexual orientation.
The US Catholic Bishops commissioned a study on priestly child sex abuse from John Jay College. John Jay researcher Margaret Smith reported back to the Bishops on early findings from their study. From the USA Today:
We do not find a connection between homosexual identity and the increased likelihood of subsequent abuse from the data that we have right now ... It's important to separate the sexual identity and the behavior. Someone can commit sexual acts that might be of a homosexual nature but not have a homosexual identity.
originally posted by: TKDRL
a reply to: MystikMushroom
No, not really. Especially when it comes to putting people in charge of them overnight. It complicates things a bit, like scouts, when overnight is a regular thing in the summers.