Barber and Staver Play the Jerry Sandusky Card

Hateful bigots Matt Barber and Mat Staver are throwing a fit over the Boy Scouts possibly allowing gay people to be scouts and troop leaders. And predictably they are equating gays with pedophiles and saying that allowing gay scout leaders is like allowing Jerry Sandusky to run a troop.


Of course, the vast majority of child molestation is perpetrated by fathers and uncles. So by their “reasoning,” we should forbid all fathers and uncles from being involved in scouting.

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  • Who Knows?

    Let’s see, Jerry Sandusky was a well respected member of the community in a long term, stable, and tradtional marriage. Doesn’t that fit the description of the vast majority of scout leaders?

  • F [nucular nyandrothol]

    Oh, FFS.

    And Who Knows? is right.

  • I need to stop reading bigots spouting crap. They’ve not changed their arguments for decades. I’m writing a blog post on that subject, and it’s gonna be enormous by this point.

  • Trebuchet

    The video belongs in the previous post. Presumably there’s a Barber/Staver one somewhere as well.

  • Randomfactor

    Wasn’t Sandusky’s charity named from a Christian parable? Sounds like he fit right in. And as Who Knows pointed out, these guys would’ve passed up a gay couple’s adoption request in favor of someone like Sandusky.

  • slc1

    Re Randomfactor @ #5

    I seem to recall that at least one of Sandusky’s children was adopted, although I could be misremembering.

  • Yes, at least one of Sandusky’s kids was adopted and has come forward as one of his abuse victims.

    There was an episode of South Park where the parents were dismayed to find out the new scout master was Big Gay Al. When they complained, the leadership replaced him with a guy who looked like a drill Sargent and, of course, took naked pictures of the boys.

  • ottod

    Rand Paul’s spiritual power is so strong he’s even on the Matt Barber/Mat Staver clip.

  • cjcolucci

    All I know is that I was a scout for several years in the 1960’s, when gay scout leaders were already a cliche, and nobody did anything untoward to me. And not because I wouldn’t have suited them — as I learned from other encounters in life.

  • Michael Heath

    The comment posts in the couple of articles I read about the BSA and gays at the Wall Street Journal were predominately from commenters defectively conflating gays with pedophiles to justify their bigotry, hatred, fear, and sometimes I presume – unconscious/covert lust, of gay males.

  • Trebuchet
  • hunter

    This has been the overriding theme in all the “Christian” commentaries on the Boy Scouts — we’ve heard it from FRC (Tony Perkins), AFA (Sandy Rios), and at least one other whose name escapes me. What’s interesting is that they seem to be reserving those comments for “in-house” vehicles — Staver and Barber on “Faith & Freedom,” Rios on her own radio show, etc., so they’re not reaching that big an audience. Of course, since Perkins got called on it by Soledad O’Brien, maybe they figure that’s wisest.

  • billyeager

    Well Hellz, even teh Catlick Church knows that only teh gays rape children. (Apologies in advance for linking to Daily Fail article, but it’s still relevant)

    The African cardinal widely tipped to be the first black pope in modern history faced a firestorm of criticism last night after he laid the blame for clerical sex abuse crises at the feet of gay priests.

    Cardinal Peter Turkson, who comes from Ghana, told an American journalist that similar sex scandals would never convulse churches in Africa because the culture was inimical to homosexuality.

    ‘African traditional systems kind of protect or have protected its population against this tendency,

    So the likely candidate for the first EVAR black Pope *cough* nevergonnahappenbutkeepthemthirdworldcountriesbelievinginyourwhitesaviour *cough* says that paedophilia doesn’t happen in Africa because they don’t accept homosexuality in their culture.

    It’s all so simple, everything bad that happens in the world is because of teh gayz!

  • pacal

    I am getting SOOOOOO tired of these jerks thinking that Gay men are automatically child molesters.