Just because they are gay does not mean they are pedophiles. Just because I like women doesn't mean the neighbors daughter is in danger if she spends the night with my daughter. I know a lesbian who works in child care, and I'd certainly trust her with my children. I really don't care about their preference as long as they know to keep their hands off the kids. And since we are on that subject, I don't trust people who are straight to keep their hands off the kids.
So if you had a daughter let's say 14...you would let her do overnight campouts with 20 year old straight males? You don't get it...any guy with common sense should feel a little uncomfortable being with young girls and especially if it is a moment that it is unsupervised...no one speaks the truth...gays like each others equipment...young or old...of course you aren't going to hear the truth come out of their mouths...they always paint a rosy picture...i'm not talking 8 year olds...i'm talking 13 and 14 year old boys here...that age where a little confusion is going on as far as sex is concerned.
posted on 08/09/2003 11:13:03 PM PDT
First of all, consider how you'd feel about a young man wanting to lead a girl scout troop. Uncomfortable with that?
As for your argument against a homosexual/pedophile link, you'd better get past the emotions and do some homework. Simply looking at the statistics, comparing the percentage of homosexuals in the population with the percentage of homosexual child-molestors - one finds that they are forty times more likely to molest children than heterosexuals.
Of course, homosexuals avoid the percentages, and would rather focus on the raw numbers, citing the fact that more heterosexuals than homosexuals are child molestors. Remember that they are only a small percentage of the population.
Oh, and you might like this picture of Elton John:
Probably no relation to this story, though.
posted on 08/10/2003 12:20:17 AM PDT
You must be aware of the many studies showing that at least one third of all molestations are same sex, although homosexuals are roughly 2% of the population. And the "gay culture" is rife with pederastic literature, websites, and clubs. Not only NAMBLA, but the whole concept of adult "mentors" initiating sex with young teenagers is not a hidden current in the "gay lifestyle". Either you know this or you have done absolutely no reading about homosexuality.
Just because they are gay does not mean they are pedophiles.
Which is why the BSA does not ban homosexuals on the basis of a fear of pedophilia. They ban homosexuals who make an open declaration of their sexual preference because the majority of their sponsoring organizations believe homosexuality to be immoral, and that avowed homosexuals thus give a poor moral example to the youth.
posted on 08/11/2003 11:22:09 AM PDT
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