Posts Tagged "Boy scouts"
Let’s Tumblr bomb this site with support for gay Boy Scout leaders. It is a poll- lower right hand side of the main page of the site.
GAH, please! our news anchor is gay and he had to report on the 5pm news that 60% said no to gay BS leaders. I want him to be able to say there was a majority of people voting yes by the 10pm news (central time).
oops, guess putting the site address in would help…
When will the BSA learn the difference between “gay” and “pedophile”. They need to ban PEDOPHILES and let gay teens and parents participate. No…make a big stand against gays and sweep the pedophiles and their victims under the rug.
Boy Scouts helped child molesters cover their tracks, files show | The Salt Lake Tribune
Los Angeles • Over two decades, the Boy Scouts of America failed to report hundreds of alleged child molesters to police and often hid the allegations from parents and the public.
A Los Angeles Times review of 1,600 confidential files dating from 1970 to 1991 has found that Scouting officials frequently urged admitted offenders to quietly resign - and helped many cover their tracks.
Volunteers and employees suspected of abuse were allowed to leave citing bogus reasons such as business demands, “chronic brain dysfunction” and duties at a Shakespeare festival.
The details are contained in the organization’s confidential “perversion files,” a blacklist of alleged molesters, that the Scouts have used internally since 1919. Scouts’ lawyers around the country have been fighting in court to keep the files from public view.
As The Times reported in August, the blacklist often didn’t work: Men expelled for alleged abuses slipped back into the program, only to be accused of molesting again. Now, a more extensive review has shown that Scouts sometimes abetted molesters by keeping allegations under wraps.