For Immediate Release: June 16, 2010
Contact: Diane Gramley 1.814.271.9078 or 1.814.437.5355
Attack on Philadelphia Boy Scout Goes to Court
(Harrisburg) On Monday jury selection took place and opening statements were made yesterday in the trial to determine whether the Cradle of Liberty Scout Council (COLBSA) has the right to maintain the policy the United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) says they can have. SCOTUS has determined that as a private organization the Boy Scouts can set guidelines for its membership and leadership. The City of Philadelphia, pressured by homosexual activists, is attempting to force COLBSA from the headquarters they built and have maintained since 1929 on property the 1928 Philadelphia City Council gave them free use of or pay $200,000 annual rent. The American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA), a statewide traditional values organization, supports the Cradle of Liberty Scout Council and the national Boy Scouts of America policy forbidding homosexuals from serving as leaders or members.
“Even with the Scouts’ ban on homosexual leaders there have been too many reports of Boy Scout leaders molesting the young boys in their charge. To force the Scouts to lift the ban on homosexual leaders would place even more boys in danger,” noted Diane Gramley, president of the AFA of PA.
Some recent Pennsylvania cases involving Boy Scout leaders molesting young Scouts include ones in Butler County and Pike County.
Additional 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.
“Homosexual activists do not care about the tens of thousands of Philadelphia area boys who will be negatively impacted if $200,000 has to be diverted from programs to pay for rental on the Scout headquarters. These activists want to remake the Boy Scouts in their image in the attempt to normalize their lifestyle,” further commented Gramley.
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