Six Scout Supporters Who Say Gays Are Child Molesters

By: Sunnivie Brydum

The Boy Scouts of America may have punted on its decision about removing its long-standing ban on gay scouts and leaders, but that hasn't stopped right-wing pundits from lobbing heinous antigay allegations that contend all gay people are pedophiles. Keep reading to find six of the most egregious, hateful statements made recently by wingnuts trying to defend the BSA's antigay policy, including designated hate group Family Research Council, a former governor, and several religious leaders.

Of course, numerous studies have demonstrated that pedophiles are more likely to be heterosexual than gay — one study from Canada, published on the U.S. National Library of Medicine through the National Institutes of Health, found that among convicted sex offenders, the ratio of those identifying as heterosexual compared to homosexual was 11:1.