The Boy Scouts of America are accused of engaging in a cover-up of abuse that is reminiscent of the Catholic Church. In a Portland, Oregon court, long undisclosed files have been discovered (over the objections of the Scouts) that reveal numerous such cases of abuse. The Scouts reportedly called the documents “the perversion files.”
The case involves a scout who was abused in the 1980s.
There are supposedly 1,000 Boy Scouts sex files that have been disclosed in the case. What will be interesting is to learn how many of these cases led to a report to the police.
The Scouts have long banned gay Scout leaders ( a position — while I did serve as former Scout leader — I have opposed). The Scouts have to accept that accepting gay scout leaders does not increase such abuse. The vast majority of pedophiles are self-described heterosexual males.
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