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Editor’s note: The following report is excerpted from an in-depth
exploration of pedophilia, homosexuality and the Boy Scouts of America
in the October edition of WND’s sister publication, the monthly WorldNet
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By David M. Bresnahan
© 2000, WorldNetDaily.com, Inc.
“You shouldn’t have done it. It ruined our lives,” cried one of several boys from the back row of a Medina, Ohio, courtroom last week.
Michael Maggy, 35, a former Boy Scout leader, had just pleaded guilty to rape and sexual battery, and the poignant comments from his victims were brought home by a sentence of life in prison issued by Medina County Common Pleas Judge Christopher J. Collier.
“I know what I have done to you,” Maggy said to his scout victims, as reported in the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “I can’t apologize enough.” Confessing that he too had been sexually molested as a boy, Maggy said he had lacked the courage to seek help.
“I did not get counseling or even talk about it. Look where it got me,” he said.
Crafting ‘gay’ children
Many homosexuals are attracted to young boys, they fantasize about young boys, they frequent websites about young boys, they cruise the streets for young boys, and they volunteer as Boy Scout leaders in an attempt to have sex with young boys, according to a world-renowned researcher and author.
Dr. Judith Reisman, formerly a research professor at American University, veteran pornography researcher and expert witness before the attorney general’s commission on pornography, is the author of
“Kinsey: Crimes and Consequences.” Having extensively researched the homosexual lifestyle, Reisman and other experts have reached some disturbing conclusions. Contrary to the popular view that there is little crossover between homosexuality and pedophilia, she says homosexuals are anxious to recruit young boys — a practice that is becoming easier thanks to sex education and “diversity programs” in schools that teach children to consider homosexuality as both acceptable and normal.
|Singer Elton John at London’s Albert Hall performing last November with male striptease dancers dressed in Boy Scout uniforms.|
In one of the major cultural battlefronts of the year, the Boy Scouts of America has taken the legal challenges to it before the Supreme Court and won the right to deny avowed homosexuals entrance as adult leaders. Nevertheless, ever since the BSA’s founding early last century, it has been plagued with a constant undercurrent of pedophile scout leaders preying on the vulnerable, trusting boys they “lead.”
Greg Shields, Boy Scouts of America’s national spokesman, says homosexuals cannot serve as examples to young boys because they do not live by the Scout Oath to be “morally straight.” Although painfully aware of the problems BSA has had over the years of men preying on boys, Shields takes a somewhat corporate and elusive line in separating the organization’s homosexual policy from its child sexual abuse policy.
“Unfortunately, child molestation can come from anyone. We are teaching boys character values. Everyone knows where we stand on this. We have never accepted homosexuals as leaders and we never will,” said Shields.
But Reisman says what 90 years of police blotter statistics prove — that young boys are in real danger of sexual molestation, and that the BSA has sound reasons to ban homosexuals.
Reisman conducted two recent scientific studies that challenge the popular mantra of homosexual activists who insist that: 1) they are “born that way,” 2) homosexuals make up 10 percent of the population, and 3) youths should be able to have sex at an early age.
“Crafting ‘Gay’ Children: An Inquiry into the Abuse of Vulnerable Youth Via Establishment Media and the School Room” and “Partner Solicitation Language as a Reflection of Male Sexual Orientation,” are continuations of the work Reisman began with her study, “Kinsey: Crimes & Consequences.”
(Regarding her book, Charles E. Rice, professor of law at Notre Dame Law School, notes, “Dr. Reisman’s study supports the conclusion that Alfred Kinsey’s research was contrived, ideologically driven and misleading. Any judge, legislator or other public official who gives credence to that research is guilty of malpractice and dereliction of duty.”)
Since the Supreme Court’s June 28 decision in favor of the Boy Scouts,
activist attacks on the 90-year-old organization have
Homosexual political organizations have gone into overdrive, lobbying and threatening corporate sponsors to discontinue their support; President Clinton has been urged to step down as honorary president of BSA; a
few members of Congress even tried — unsuccessfully — to
revoke the organization’s honorary charter. And Clinton even signed an executive order, which was followed in lockstep by a Justice Department memo designed to
evict the Boy
Scouts from federal lands and facilities — on the grounds that the organization illegally discriminates against homosexuals. All this, in spite of the Supreme Court’s favorable decision three months earlier.
Although homosexual activists claim they are no more likely to sexually molest children than heterosexuals are, Reisman says research proves the opposite.
“They’re claiming that homosexuals are not looking to have sex with boys, yet you have this massive number of boys out there prostituting themselves. And how do you have all these Internet sites if they’re not looking for boys? This is not heterosexual. By definition, when you’re having sex with someone of your own sex, that’s homosexual,” Reisman said.
Based on data from a study of non-incarcerated child sex offenders, Gene G. Abel, M.D., has found that homosexuals “sexually molest young boys with an incidence that is occurring five times greater than the molestation of girls.”
A professor of psychiatry who has taught at several medical schools, including Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Abel is currently affiliated with Emory University School of Medicine and Morehouse School of Medicine. He has been a research scientist in the field of sexual violence for 25 years, and the National Institute of Mental Health has awarded him funding for six long-term studies to investigate sexual violence and to design new ways to stop it.
Specifically, Abel’s report provides data to show that, on average, 150.2 boys are molested per homosexual pedophile offender, whereas only 19.8 girls are molested per heterosexual pedophile offender. Incredibly, homosexual offenders admitted between 23.4 and 281.7 acts of molesting boys.
Reisman’s research in “Crafting ‘Gay’ Children” determined that the total population of homosexual men in America was no more than 2 million in 1991. During the same year, “U.S. Population, Statistical Abstracts” show that 6-8 million boys under age 18 had been sexually abused at some time prior to age 18.
Meanwhile, the population of heterosexual men in the U.S. was approximately 86-88 million in 1991, and an estimated eight million girls had been sexually abused at some time prior to age 18.
Based on the government’s own statistics — the “Statistical Abstract of the United States, 1992, Data on Boys and Girls,” published by the U.S. Commerce Department — Reisman cited the following for that year:
- Of 86 – 88 million heterosexual men, 9 percent of them victimized 8 million girls under age 18, which constitutes 25 percent of all girls.
- An uncertain percentage of the estimated 2 million homosexual men victimized 6-8 million boys, under age 18, amounting to 17 – 24 percent of all boys.
- Therefore, considered in the aggregate, 3 to 4 boys are sexually molested per homosexual adult male.
- Only .09 girls are sexually molested per heterosexual adult male, which is to say that, on average, 1 in 11 heterosexual males victimizes a girl under 18.
Within the child protection establishment, sexual abuse is defined simply as an adult having sex with a juvenile under age 18 — whether “consensual” or not. When dealing with children, “consensual” is not the legitimizing criterion it is for adults. Indeed, almost invariably, sexual predators defend their “loving” physical relationships with children as being “consensual,” when in reality the seduction and manipulation of children — resulting in their “consent” — is both an art form and the stock in trade of pedophiles.
The Simon and Schuster book “Homosexualities,” by Alan Bell, reports that 25 percent of homosexual men admit to having had sex with boys who are 16 or under.
Further corroborating this well-hidden homosexual proclivity for targeting younger males are the following findings published in the Journal of the American Medical Association:
- 50 percent of male AIDS victims reported having sex with an adult male by the age of 16.
- 20 percent of male AIDS victims had sex with an adult male by age 10.
“The Advocate,” a popular homosexual newsmagazine, conducted a survey of its readers. Of the 2,500 responses obtained, 21 percent admitted that an adult man committed a sexual act with them by the time they were 15.
‘The ideal situation’ Boy Scout camping trips provide a perfect setting for homosexuals to pursue their forbidden desires, according to Reisman, who added that any organization that provides opportunities for homosexuals to spend time with young boys will become a magnet for homosexual child molesters.
In fact, Justice Ignazio Ruvolo of the First District Court of Appeals in San Francisco recently ruled that the Boy Scouts of America should be held responsible for a Southern California scout’s sexual molestation at the hands of a pedophile scout leader. Why? In making his case that the Scouting organization — despite a comprehensive national program to prevent sexual abuse — should have done even more to protect kids from pedophiles, the judge said,
should be reasonably foreseeable to the Scouts that a child
participating in Scouting might fall prey to a sexual predator.”
Attorney Charles A. Bonner, representing the victim who had been molested back in 1991 by his assistant scoutmaster, Jorge Paz, was even more direct. He said BSA national leaders know that “the organization attracts pedophiles like a magnet attracts metal.”
Of all the various youth groups today, “the Boy Scouts provide the ideal situation” for men to find young boys to molest, according to Reisman.
The BSA does all it can to protect boys from child molesters, says Shields. Every “Boy Scout Manual” comes with an insert about child abuse placed in the front. Troops have a video to show to boys, entitled, “A Time to Tell,” which teaches boys to recognize attempts to sexually molest them, to resist the attempt and report the offender.
The BSA has strict rules designed to prevent child abuse of all kinds, said Shields. Rules include “Two-Deep Leadership,” which requires a minimum of two adults to be present with boys at all times. Another basic rule is that adults may not be in the same tent as boys (except their own children).
Shields told WorldNet that when the rules are followed, there are no problems.
“Each incident (of abuse) took place when the leaders were not trained or the rules weren’t followed,” he said.
Despite the BSA training and rules, the incidents of reported child molestation have been on the rise. The scouting organization attributes the increase to greater awareness because of the training given to boys and to a record number of boys in the program — about 5 million. BSA statistics and various media reports over the past 20 years show a near-tripling of sexual abuse cases — from about 70 cases a year then to about 200 annually now.
Reisman expressed concern that the BSA rules may not go far enough.
The ideal situation, she said, is for fathers to go on camping trips with their sons. Fathers should stay in tents with their own sons, and boys who are not related to them should not sleep in their tent. She recognized, however, that not all boys have a father to go with them.
She also advised that young, single men should never be permitted to camp with boys, but that it would be ideal, rather, if leaders are married and have children participating in the program.
The ‘helping hand’
In Gilbert Herdt’s book, “Gay and Lesbian Youth,” Douglas Feldman, a medical anthropologist and a member of the homosexual activist community, is quoted as saying, “These kids are our future and we must invest in them.” Feldman states that teen-agers are “very susceptible to sexually transmitted diseases,” and that sexually abused boys “have about a 1 in 4 chance of developing AIDS in approximately five years.”
Herdt speaks of adult male homosexuals as “coaches” and “guides” who should help young boys overcome their heterosexual “victim” status by “coming out” into homosexuality.
Reisman blames the nation’s public schools and lawmakers for granting various protections to such “coaches” and “guides” within the nation’s schools.
“They teach confused children about tolerance, sexual diversity and such. They like to tell young boys that ‘at least one in 10 of you are gay.’ Anyone who objects is immediately labeled homophobic,” she said.
In his study, “The Role of Adult Advisors” (as quoted from Herdt’s “Gay Culture in America”), homosexual advocate Frederick Lynch says, “What has not been brought out fully in some other coming-out studies is the role of the guide, teacher or ‘helping hand’ in either the signification state, the coming-out stage or both … the often benign and helpful role that older, more experienced homosexual men play with regard to younger (males).”
Reisman is concerned that educators have embraced the homosexual agenda and now encourage boys to have sex with each other at an early age. One of the places such experimentation could easily take place is in a tent during a Boy Scout camping trip, she said. Boys who have been told that experimentation is acceptable may also be willing to accept the advances of an adult male or older boy, she added.
“They tell these impressionable kids that if they feel different, confused, strange, or if they are questioning, that they may be gay,” she said. “What child isn’t confused at that age, anyway? These kids don’t know what to think, and then they’re told it’s OK to experiment to find out.”
School programs like “Project 10” — a nationally used public school curriculum which has been a prototype for other similar programs — teaches students that 1 out of every 10 children is a homosexual. Without question, claims Reisman, such programs serve as a catalyst for the seduction and homosexual recruitment of young people. She adamantly disputes the 1 in 10 claim, as do many other researchers. But she goes much further: Reisman blames the press for not exposing what she says is the core deception, one that began with “Sexual Behavior in the Human Male” by Alfred Kinsey in 1948.
The text given to teens in the “Project 10” program is “One Teenager in 10.” Reisman found that 38 percent of the short stories used in the text describe sexual activity between children and adults. One story begins:
“I have been a lesbian since I was 12. I had known my dance teacher for three years before she brought me out.”
The claims made in the 1948 Kinsey report — principally the claim that 1 in 10 people are homosexual — have been used ever since both to legitimize homosexuality and to justify what increasingly amounts to open near-recruitment in the nation’s schools. The recent, widely publicized event at Tufts University in which
youths as young as 14
were taught the finer points of “fisting” and other homosexual practices
— by Massachusetts state employees — is typical. That particular event was “outed” and its participants rebuked only because a “mole” critical of the program attended it and taped the entire event, subsequently making the tape available to the news media.
The media, however, never bothered to check Kinsey’s methods or his data, says Reisman. And the burgeoning homosexual-rights movement, flexing its newfound muscle, used the Kinsey report as a battering ram to knock down society’s traditional condemnation of homosexual behavior.
“They simply continued, with the support of the media, to repeat and to desensitize [the public] over and over and over again, until finally, at a certain point, people believed what they were being told,” said Reisman. “Middle America never applied [the Kinsey report] to themselves, but their kids did. The kids believed it, and the kids believe it about their parents.
“It happened in the ’60s when the kids talked about their parents being a bunch of hypocrites, because allegedly their parents engaged in all these sexual peccadilloes. See, the children went to college and their professors told them, and of course, the professors were engaged in such sexual peccadilloes. So Mom and Dad got smeared with the same brush. The American public came to believe Kinsey because all the authorities were saying this was true. It took on a life of its own once it got under way,” said Reisman.
The homosexual activist movement’s strategy, she says, is classic — basically, that if you repeat a lie often enough, people will end up believing it. Repeat often enough that an apple is an orange, and sooner or later people will not only believe that an apple is an orange, but will argue the point and help persuade others to the same viewpoint.
“It took 50 years,” Reisman concluded, “but here we are.”
The preceding has been excerpted from WorldNet Magazine’s October cover story. In the balance of this exclusive in-depth report: how pedophiles operate; how victims of pedophiles become victimizers; the Internet’s hundreds of pedophile websites featuring boys in Scout uniforms; and the astonishing criminal fraud perpetrated by sex “pioneer” Alfred Kinsey. Readers may
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