Sexual Assault Case Again Proves Boy Scout Policy is Right


American Family Association of Pennsylvania

News Release
For Immediate Release:  April 1, 2009
Contact:  Diane Gramley   1.814.437.5355 or 1.814.271.9078


Sexual Assault Case Again Proves Boy Scout Policy is Right


(Pittsburgh) – A Butler County, PA doctor has been accused of sexually assaulting teenage boys when he was a Boy Scout leader almost two decades ago.     Homosexual activists and others who are trying to force the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to allow homosexual leaders and members are wrong and this developing case is yet another example of just how wrong the effort to redefine the BSA is, noted the American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA), a statewide pro-family organization.  The AFA of PA has contacted the Cradle of Liberty Scout Council (COLBSA) in Philadelphia noting this story as yet another example of why they must maintain their policy and continue the fight to remain in their downtown headquarters.


This story of coercion is especially poignant in Pennsylvania as COLBSA is still fighting to remain in the headquarters they built and have maintained since 1929 on property the 1928 City Council gave them free use of in perpetuity.   In 1982 the city added ‘sexual orientation ‘  to its Fair Practices Ordinance and COLBSA have been under attack since 2000 when the United States Supreme Court ruled that the Boy Scouts, as a private organization, could choose the leaders and members of their choice. 


“Reading  stories about Boy Scout leaders or former leaders who have molested the young men in their charge, strengthens our case that it would be dangerous for the Boy Scouts of America to cave into the pressure being exerted upon them by homosexual activists,” Diane Gramley, president of the AFA of PA remarked.


Additionally, the Tribune-Review article reveals that pornographic movies were shown to the young Scouts prior to the molestation.  This method of desensitization is often used by molesters to “prove” to the victim that the activity in which they are engaging is ‘normal and acceptable.’   The AFA of PA has often referred to research that has shown the connection between the use of pornographic material and molestation.


“We read too many cases about men coming forward decades later and pointing a finger at their former Scout leader and revealing a story of molestation.  The Boy Scouts of America must maintain their current policy.  Additionally, law enforcement and all who are concerned with the well-being of society – not just children-- need to make the connection between the use of pornographic material and molestation.   The consumption of pornographic material – not just illegal child pornography – is dangerous,” further noted Gramley.


Some statistics to consider:


Homosexualities,  a Simon and Schuster book by Alan Bell, reports that 25 percent of homosexual men admit to having had sex with boys who are 16 or under.


 A survey of readers was conducted by “The Advocate,” a homosexual newsmagazine. Of the 2,500 respondents, 21 percent admitted that an adult man committed a sexual act with them by the age they were 15.


Research scientist and professor of psychiatry Gene G. Abel, M.D., has conducted a study of non-incarcerated child sex offenders and has found that homosexuals “sexually molest young boys with an incidence that is occurring five times greater than the molestation of girls.”  More specifically, the report shows that, on average, 150.2 boys are molested per homosexual offender, whereas only 19.8 girls are molested per heterosexual offender. Homosexual offenders admitted between 23.4 and 281.7 acts of molesting boys.