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I do not hate anyone. (It seems silly to have to preface my remarks with that statement, but these are strange times.) I do hate bad behavior. That includes lying, name-calling, intimidation and bullying, which have become the hallmarks of gay-rights activists.

Last week, the Boy Scouts of America abandoned the time-honored principles enshrined in the oath and law and gave in to these bullies when leadership skillfully manipulated its voting delegates to approve a resolution to admit openly gay Scouts into its ranks.

The oath includes a “duty to God” and a pledge to keep oneself “morally straight.” The law proclaims that a Scout is – among other things – obedient, reverent, loyal and brave. The BSA leadership is none of the above. Therefore, the Scouts’ ability to lead young boys to become responsible God-fearing young men with these qualities has been hopelessly compromised.

Adolf Hitler introduced the principle of winning the battle of the mind with the “Big Lie” in his book “Mein Kampf”:

“… the most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly and with unflagging attention. It must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over. Here, as so often in the world, persistence is the first and most important requirement for success.”

The Big Lie as practiced by gay rights activists:

  • Homosexuality is not a choice. One is born that way.
  • Homosexuality is normal and natural for these individuals.
  • If you have any of these feelings, you should embrace them.
  • If you do not agree with the above statements, you are displaying homophobic behavior (fear of homosexuals).
  • And therefore you discriminate against gay individuals.

No one likes to be accused of discrimination or to be called names, which is part and parcel of the bullying process. However, to cave in to bullies is not bravery, it is cowardice.

I would be the first to admit that some people are “born gay” if there were scientific evidence to support such a claim. There is not!

Some people (a tiny fraction of a percent) are born with physical abnormalities that might predispose one to that lifestyle. These cases are 100 percent correctable. It often involves something as simple as hormone treatment.

In most cases, however, homosexuality is connected to a bad home environment with an absent father and/or domineering mother, sexual molestation or – more common today – something call imprinting (first sexual experience).

Several years ago, when homosexuality was first being introduced into the classroom, a teacher called my radio program to express support for my position that this was improper. Then, she told me that she was a lesbian and that it took her years to accept this about her life.

I said, “Tell me honestly. Was your first sexual encounter with someone of the same sex?”

There was a long silence. Then she said haltingly, “I was very young.”

“How young were you, honey?” I asked.

“I was 10 and the other girl was 12,” she said in a quivering voice barely above a whisper.

The story of how homosexuality was declared normal by the American Psychiatric Association is one of the most disturbing in modern medicine. In 1973, the APA took homosexuality out of its “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders,” not because of any new discovery, but because – like the Boy Scouts – it got tired of the bullying by gay activists.

There were several books written about these close encounters. A detailed account can be found in a highly sympathetic book by Ronald Bayer, “Homosexuality and American Psychiatry: The politics of Diagnosis.”

It was shouting matches and guerrilla tactics used to break up APA meetings that caused the change, not science. The American Psychological Association quickly followed suit. In the years that followed, these professional trade associations went about eliminating all who voiced concerns that went counter to the gay line.

The National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH) is now the only truly scientific professional organization for therapists. Although efforts have been made to discredit NARTH by trying to link it to various religious organizations, NARTH is a secular organization dedicated to presenting the truth and offering hope and referrals to those who struggle with unwanted homosexuality.

NARTH provides useful research and provided some to the Boy Scouts. Unfortunately, it was ignored by the BSA leadership, which was more interested in corporate dollars than truth.

Thankfully, plans are being made to offer boys a scouting alternative much the way American Heritage Girls filled the void when the Girl Scouts decided to play God instead of honoring Him.

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