For Immediate Release: September 3, 2015
Contact: Diane Gramley 1.814.271.9078 or 1.814.437.5355
Boys Club Counselor Accused of Unlawful Contact With 12 Year Old Boy
(Harrisburg) — Do the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, like the Boy Scouts, have a “Perversion File,” questions the American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA). The Boys and Girls Club of Germantown, PA has a hiring policy which mirrors the national office’s policy: Boys & Girls Clubs of America will also not discriminate against employees or applicants based on sexual orientation.
In July, after a three-month investigation, a male Germantown program director at the Boys and Girls Club was “charged with unlawful contact with a minor, corruptions of minors, and related offenses” involving a 12 year old boy, a member of the Club. The alleged molester, Percival Outland, and the Germantown Boys and Girls Club now face a $5 million lawsuit from the young boy’s family.
“The Boys and Girls Clubs of America changed their hiring policies to allow homosexual leaders years before the Boys Scouts of America. What happened in Germantown in May should be a warning to the Boy Scouts about the dangers their new hiring/volunteer policy places the boys in their ranks. Even more troubling is the suspect had previously exchanged inappropriate text messages with a 13-year-old boy, but remained employed with the Boys and Girls Clubs. This is outrageous, ” commented Diane Gramley, president of the AFA of PA.
As noted by the family’s attorney, “This young boy’s life has been forever and permanently changed because of this event. He can never get back his innocence. You can’t put a price tag on that.” It has been reported that both the boy and his mother are in counseling due to the experience. The AFA of PA notes that such an event in a young boy’s life can cause him to have unwanted same-sex attraction and, if passed, SB 45 introduced by Philadelphia Democrat Senator Anthony Williams would prevent him from obtaining the counseling he needs.
On the “Facts and Figures” page of the national office’s website it states, ” Child safety is our No. 1 priority; BGCA provides a 24-hour hotline, training and the latest resources to help Clubs be safe places for our nation’s youth.” Obviously they do not take seriously their No. 1 priority!
Some startling studies:
- A recent study published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior found that “The best epidemiological evidence indicates that only 2 – 4% of men attracted to adults prefer men. In contrast, around 25 – 40% of men attracted to children prefer boys. Thus, the rate of homosexual attraction is 6-20 times higher among pedophiles.” (Ray Blanchard, et al. “Fraternal Birth Order and Sexual Orientation in Pedophiles.” Archives of Sexual Behavior, October 2000 [Volume 29, Number 5], pages 463-478, p. 464.)
- Another recent study in the Archives of Sexual Behavior found that “… all but 9 of the 48 homosexual men preferred the youngest two male age categories.” These age categories were fifteen and twenty years old. ( Zebulon, Z.A. Silverthorne and Vernon L. Quinsey. “Sexual Partner Age Preferences of Homosexual and Heterosexual Men and Women.” Archives of Sexual Behavior, February 2000 [Volume 29, Number 1], pages 67-76, p. 73.)
- A third study in the Archives of Sexual Behavior found that “Pedophilia appears to have a greater than chance association with two other statistically infrequent phenomena. The first of these is homosexuality … Recent surveys estimate the prevalence of homosexuality, among men attracted to adults, in the neighborhood of 2%. In contrast, the prevalence of homosexuality among pedophiles may be as high as 30 – 40%.” (Ray Blanchard, al. “Pedophiles: Mental Retardation, Maternal Age, and Sexual Orientation.” Archives ofSexual Behavior, April 1999 [Volume 28, Number 2], pages 111-127, p. 112.)
- A study in the Journal of Sex Research noted that “… the proportion of sex offenders against male children among homosexual men is substantially larger than the proportion of sex offenders against female children among heterosexual men … the development of pedophilia is more closely linked with homosexuality than with heterosexuality.” (Kurt Freund, Robin Watson and Douglas Rienzo. “Heterosexuality, Homosexuality, and Erotic Age Preference.” Journal of Sex Research, February 1989 [Volume 26, Number 1], pages 107-117, p. 115.)
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