Within five years, scouting membership dropped over 50 percent, many scouting camps and offices were closed, and staff was laid off.
“The notion that we need to protect homosexuals more than we need to protect children…has been a disturbing trend.”
Brian Rushfeldt, president, Canada Family Action
As you may know, the radical homosexual lobby is using totalitarian methods in an attempt to bully the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) into submission by changing their long-standing policy of banning homosexuals from admission into the BSA.
It would do well for the American people to look across the border to Canada and see the disastrous consequences of such a decision.
In 1998, Canadian Scouts (CS) decided to allow females, atheists, agnostics, homosexuals, bisexuals, and transsexuals to join the CS. In 1999, they approved the establishment of an all-homosexual troop, which now marches in Canada’s “gay pride” parades. Within five years, scouting membership dropped over 50 percent, many scouting camps and offices were closed, and staff was laid off.
More importantly is the tragic sexual abuse by leaders in scouting.
Brian Rushfeldt, president of Canada Family Action, stated, “They have secret files (here in Canada) as they do down there (in the U.S.) of guys that had abused kids that they hadn’t reported. There were investigations into the abuse of boys, which never really produced anything in Canada.”
The Boy Scouts of America currently has a problem with Scout leaders abusing boys. There have been over 2,000 cases of abuse.
- Scout leader Peter Robert Stibal II was sentenced to 21 years for sexually abusing four Scouts from 2003 to 2008 and possessing child pornography.
- Douglas Smith Jr., who ran the child abuse prevention program for the BSA, was sentenced to eight years in federal prison for trafficking child pornography on the Internet.
If homosexual child abuse has already been a problem in the BSA, it would be a tragedy to allow homosexuals to infiltrate their organization.
America could learn from Canada in more ways than one.
To take it a step further, consider the consequences of passing homosexual “marriage”in Canada, implemented in 2005.
Warnings from Canadians:
Archbishop Terrence Prendergast from Ottawa, Canada recently came to warn America. During his speech at St. Thomas University in MN, he laid out numerous examples:
For simply writing a letter defining Catholic teaching on homosexual “marriage,” Bishop Frederick Henry of Calgary, Alberta, was called up before the Human Rights Commission in 2005. Bishop Henry’s complaint was subsequently dropped by the plaintiff who admitted that he only filed the complaint to get media attention.
Once again, the homosexual radical’s “complainant” feigned victim status only to find out that he was actually the assailant.
During his speech, Archbishop Prendergast quoted Henry as saying, “Human rights laws designed as a shield are now being used as a sword. The issue is rarely truth formation, but rather censorship, and applying a particular theology through threats, sanctions and punitive measures.”
He continued, “The Bible is being called hate literature. Clearly, the church is in the crosshairs. There will be growing pressure for the church to comply or to be shut down.”
The archbishop went on to note the consequences of homosexual “marriage” in Canada:
- restrictions on freedoms
- forced sex education
- sexually confused children
- sexual experimentation among children
- muzzling and debilitating the church
- more births out of wedlock
- more in vitro fertilizations
- more abortions
- more poverty
- more misery
- more disease
- more addictions
- higher health-care costs
Phil Lees of Canada’s Public Education Advocates for Christian Equity (PEACE), who spent most of his career in public education, said the same-sex marriage law had an immediate effect on Canadian schools:
“Experience shows that whenever homosexual marriage becomes law, children will be exposed to an increasingly sexualized curriculum and school environment at an early age, as early as kindergarten.”
In Canada the radicals have sought to lower the age of consent to 14 years old for anal intercourse. What does this have to do with homosexual “marriage”?
Pastor Steve Boissoin was dragged through a seven-year process by the Human Rights Commission and found guilty. What was his crime? He wrote a letter to an editor of a local newspaper over his concern about the homosexual agenda in schools.
Along with the Supreme Court upholding the Boy Scouts long-standing policy to ban homosexuals in 2000, thirty-two states have voted down homosexual “marriage.” America is clearly winning the battle. However, through the guise of “diversity” and “love,” criminals working behind the scenes mean to shut down the church, destroy the family and make your children a prey. This, my friends, is ungodly and un-American.
It would be wise of Americans to heed Canada’s warnings.