The reason why the Boy Scouts made such a ridiculous decision regarding keeping gays out is because people like former Governor and now radio talk show host Mike Huckabee. Listen how he and a caller who was molested as a child makes it seem that gays want to be in the Boy Scouts to “go after” children.
I feel sorry for this caller but he is wrong. A gay man did not molest him. A pedophile (a person who TARGETS children) molested him. And it’s sad that Huckabee aided and abetted this poor man’s ignorance:
This isn’t accidental on Huckabee’s part. He has in the past:
- aligned himself with Southern Poverty Law Center-identified hate group Mass Resistance, whose leader Brian Camenker once made a claim in 2006 that “gays were trying to get legislation passed to allow sex with animals” in Massachusetts,
- attacked LGBT families by comparing them to people raising puppies,
- bent over backwards to assure Ann Coulter that he wasn’t “pro-gay” and “pro-sodomy.”
Just count this as another notch on his belt of homophobic ignorance.
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