Pat Robertson today falsely claimed that Congress seemed to be getting involved in the Boy Scouts of America‘s decision on dropping their national ban on gay people. Perhaps the octogenarian televangelist was equating the comments from two Senators, Jeff Merkley and Sherrod Brown, who came out in support of the Scouts lifting their discriminatory ban, but Congress is not going to get involved.
Then Robertson claimed that if the Scouts lift the ban on gays, we will see “predators as Boy Scouts, pedophiles who will come in as Scoutmasters.”
Because, in Robertson’s mind — and that of so many “Christian” conservatives and those of the radical religious right, gay equals pedophile.
Perhaps, just perhaps, the “Christian” conservatives and those of the radical religious right should look at the actual child predators and rapists: some of the very, very many Catholic and other Christianist priests.
Via Right Wing Watch
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