HOMOSEXUALS & THE YOUNG Society has agreed that ethnic status and special protections should not be awarded to child molesters. Child molestation is regarded in every state as a criminal offense. Yet it is common knowledge that homosexuals are notorious practitioners of sex with minors. The Gay Report (Summit Books, 1979, p. 275), a survey of homosexual attitudes and behavior by Jay and Young, two homosexual researchers, revealed that 73% of homosexuals surveyed had at some time had sex with boys 16 years of age or younger.
J.C. Coleman, in Abnormal Psychology and Modern Life (1964) lists early homosexual experience as the main cause of homosexuality. He found that more than 50% of adult homosexuals had been seduced by older homosexuals before the age of 14.
In a national random survey of 4,340 adults, 96% of heterosexual males and 97% of normal females reported that their first sexual experience was heterosexual. 85% of homosexuals and 29% of lesbians reported their first sexual experience as bisexual or homosexual (Nebraska Medical Journal, August, 1985).
A survey in the British journal of Sexual Medicine (April 1987) reported the mean age of homosexuals first sexual encounters with other males as 15 years and one month. Crime statistics reveal that about 31% of children younger than 13 who claim to have been molested by men were homosexually assaulted ("Child Molestation and Homosexuality," Institute for the Scientific Investigation of Sexuality, 1987. See also Psychological Reports, 1986, #58, pp. 327 - 337, which reveals that homosexuals, [while representing perhaps 2% of the population] perpetrate more than one third of all reported child molestations.)
Boy Scouts Under Constant Attack
A nationwide investigation of child molestation in the Boy Scouts of America (see Insight magazine, June 17, 1991) reported 1,151 complaints by Boy Scouts of abuse by Scout leaders in the past 19 years, in all 50 States and the District of Columbia. This makes, the article stated, "sex abuse more common in Scouting than accidental deaths and serious injuries ... In that time, at least 416 men have been arrested or banned from Scouting for molesting boys in their care." The Boy Scouts have spent literally millions of dollars in litigation related to this abuse.
Knowing that between one fourth and one third of child molestations involve man - boy contact, homosexual extremists are now conveniently attempting to claim that male molesters of boys should not be considered homosexuals. However, a recent Canadian study of male child molesters revealed the following: (1) 30% of the offenders studied admitted to having engaged in homosexual acts with adults; and (2) 91% of molesters of non - familial boys admitted to no lifetime sexual contact other than homosexual - i.e.., their sexual orientation was clearly homosexual (Marshall, W.L., et. al., "Early onset and deviant sexuality in child molesters," Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 1991,6,323 - 336).
Among homosexual activists themselves, a heated debate rages over whether the homosexual community should include among their ranks homosexuals who have sex with the young. In a typical editorial favoring inclusion that appeared recently in the homosexual newspaper Bay Area Reporter (Feb 13, 1992, p. 6), one Bradley Rose said:
..... What is a pedophile? A pedophile is not a rapist or a murderer, or a devil, but a person who loves ... As a gay child, I would have welcomed sexual relations with males, of adult age as well as my own ...
Gay liberation is stuck in backwaters as long as gay children are denied their sexuality and as long as parents are allowed to push their gay children into the roles of hetero adults ... Most of the heteros just don't know how to give gay affirming support to their children (the homosexual ones as well as the non - gay ones). Let's give them a hand.
Similarly, support for "gay men who love boys" is found in an editorial in the San Francisco Sentinel, another homosexual newspaper. In fact the editorial states that "the love between men and boys is at the foundation of homosexuality" ("No Place for Homo Homophobia," March 26,1992)