Bryan Fischer: Boy Scouts dropping anti-gay policy is open invitation to pedophiles

The American Family Association mouthpiece goes predictably ballistic about news that the BSA may allow gay members

Published January 29, 2013 6:35PM (EST)


Bryan Fischer, director of Issues Analysis for the American Family Association and famous kidnapping enthusiast, warns that if the Boy Scouts of America lift their decades-long ban on gay membership, pedophiles will soon be "bunking down with your kid at jamboree."

"This is just unbelievable to me. This is a suicide mission on the part of the Boy Scouts. They're done. They're toast. They're history," he said. Adding, "We know that homosexuals offend against children at roughly ten times the rate that heterosexuals offend against young children. There is a risk there -- it's just insanity that they are relaxing the standard."

By Katie McDonough

Katie McDonough is Salon's politics writer, focusing on gender, sexuality and reproductive justice. Follow her on Twitter @kmcdonovgh or email her at

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