Six Scout Supporters Who Say Gays Are Child Molesters

By: Sunnivie Brydum

Tony Perkins

The president of the antigay Family Research Council lied when he told CNN's Soledad O'Brien today that his organization has never equated homosexuality and pedophilia. Perkins is obviously speaking from both sides of his mouth, since he has in fact made that connection countless times in recent years. Just this morning, Perkins's FRC ran a full-page ad in USA Today that claimed the BSA's ban on gay members "is part of the BSA's efforts to protect Scouts from sexual abuse." The ad went on to cite the organization's so-called Perversion Files, an internal blacklist that FRC's ad says contains the names of "hundreds of sexual predators who had managed to hide their attraction to boys and enter the Boy Scouts."