Monday, August 12, 2019

Anti-LGBTQ talking head exploits Boy Scouts scandal to smear gay men as pedophiles

A nasty lie about gay men (top picture) is resurrected by the viciously homophobic Bryan Fischer (bottom picture)

When it comes to scandals about pedophilia, some members of the anti-LGBTQ industry, practically salivate at the chance to blame gay men.

From Media Matters:

Former American Family Association spokesperson and current American Family Radio host Bryan Fischer used reports of sexual abuse within the Boy Scouts of America to falsely claim that there is a connection between homosexuality and pedophilia. Extreme anti-LGBTQ groups and figures such as Fischer have repeatedly used this myth to attack LGBTQ people and fight pro-equality policies. 
On August 6, a group of lawyers filed a lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America, saying they had “identified 350 previously unknown scoutmasters and volunteers” who reportedly sexually abused boys in the organization. Fischer discussed the story on his AFR radio show, Focal Point, calling it a “homosexual pedophile scandal” and claiming that “people don’t want to accept” the “profound connection … between homosexuality and pedophilia.” These comments add to a long list of extreme anti-LGBTQ statements from Fischer, who has said gay men are condemned to hell and claimed that gays were responsible for the formation of the Nazi Party.

Bear in mind that there is absolutely no proof that gay men are responsible for this awful situation. Furthermore, this scandal has been occurring decades before the Boy Scouts opened the door to allow gays to serve as scouts and scoutmasters. Of course, none of this means anything to Fisher and the rest of that bunch. They operate from the constantly refuted notion (one which they KNOW has been refuted) that a pedophile who molests boys is automatically gay:

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