• Homosexuals more likely to molest kids 44:1, study reports

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)–A social researcher who has studied sexual
    behavior for 24 years believes the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has
    sound reasons for maintaining its prohibition against gay

    A homosexual cannot automatically be considered a child molester,
    said Judith Reisman, president of the Institute for Media Education
    in suburban Louisville, Ky.

    But with 17-24 percent of boys being abused by age 18, nearly as
    many as the 25 percent of girls, there is cause for concern, she

    Since heterosexuals outnumber the homosexual population about 44 to
    1, as a group the incidence of homosexuals molesting children is up
    to 40 times greater than heterosexuals, she said.

    “You’re looking at a much higher rate of abuse,” said Reisman, a
    former university research professor who recently completed a study
    titled, “Crafting Gay Children.” “The Department of Justice just
    released data and the rate of abuse are off the charts.”

    BSA’s policy has been the subject of constant attacks from gay
    activists, who have convinced a number of school boards to oust the
    Scouts from board property.

    In a story that aired Apr. 1 on CBS, “60 Minutes” also questioned
    its validity. After California congressman Dana Rohrabacher called
    the prohibition common sense, reporter Lesley Stahl remarked that
    common sense turns out to be a myth.

    According to the FBI and several clinical studies published in
    reputable journals, gay men aren’t more likely to sexually abuse
    boys, she said.

    “In fact, the largest database of child molesters in the country
    shows that those who molest boys are over three times more likely to
    be heterosexual in their adult relationships than homosexual,” she

    But Reisman points to figures from a 1991 population study by the
    U.S. Department of Commerce.

    It showed that 8 million girls were abused by age 18 by heterosexual
    men, a ratio of 1 victim to 11 adult men. However, 6-8 million boys
    were abused by age 18 by 1-2 million adult homosexuals, a ratio of
    3-5 victims for every gay adult.

    Questioned about Reisman’s claims, CBS stuck by its story.

    Spokesman Kevin Tedesco said “60 Minutes” staffers spoke with
    leading sources of information on child molestation, including the
    FBI, American Psychological Association and several clinical

    The database was assembled by psychologist Dr. Gene Able, director
    of the Behavioral Sciences Institute in Atlanta, he added.

    However, Reisman also cites a past study by Able to bolster her
    contention that BSA has reason to fear admitting homosexuals to the
    scoutmaster ranks. It found that 150 boys are abused by one male
    homosexual offender, compared to 19.8 girls by heterosexual

    In a study published in 1987 in the Journal of Interpersonal
    Violence, Able said homosexuals sexually molest young boys with an
    incidence five times greater than the molestation of girls. (Calls
    to Able seeking further comment were not returned.)

    “We looked at the leading gay travel guide,” Reisman said of her
    research. “Forty-seven percent of the 139 nations they talked about identified places to find boys. The average heterosexual travel
    guide is not concerned with finding children.”

    Crime statistics also pose concerns. Figures released last summer by
    the Justice Department reveal that adults are not the primary
    victims of sexual assault, she said.

    They showed that 67 percent of all reported sex abuse victims are
    children and 64 percent of forcible sodomy victims are boys under

    Two analysts with Washington-based, pro-family organizations agree
    that homosexuals pose a greater risk to boys.

    Tim Daily of the Family Research Council questioned “60 Minutes”
    claim that adults who molest boys can even be called heterosexual.

    “I guess you determine someone’s sexual orientation by their relationships,” said Dailey, who wrote a paper on pedophilia in the
    fall of 1999.

    “If a man is married and has sexual relations with boys, he’s
    obviously a combination. To say he’s heterosexual is an outrage.
    Overall he’s a pedophile. Whether you call it omni-sexual or pan-
    sexual, he’s indiscriminate…in relationships.”

    “Who cares if a guy is married?” echoed Peter LaBarbera, senior
    policy analyst for the Culture and Policy Institute, a division of
    Concerned Women of America. “If he’s into molesting boys, that’s homosexual behavior. It’s academic nonsense to talk about these
    people as heterosexuals.”

    Editor of the monthly Lambda Report, LaBarbera has been following
    the homosexual movement for a decade. He said it is
    disproportionately involved in pedophilia, as shown by the large
    number of males among sexual abuse victims.

    “The homosexual movement is shameless,” he said. “Gay activists are
    the ones who are trying to bring down (the Boy Scouts), a venerated
    institution which has very little to do with sexuality. They’re
    making it seem those who are against homosexuals are the problem.”

    Among the reasons Dailey cited for being concerned about the
    potential for homosexual molestation of boys:

    — Almost all sex crimes against children are committed by men and
    significant numbers of victims are males. In 1996, the journal
    Adolescence reported several studies indicate that up to one-third
    of all sex crimes against children are committed against boys.

    — Even homosexual activists don’t try to hide the connection with pedophilia. In The Gay Report — a book published back in 1979 —
    authors Karla Jay and Allen Young found that 73 percent of those
    surveyed had had sexual relations with males 16 to 19 or younger.

    — A 1999 article in the Journal of Homosexuality by Helmut Graupner
    argued that same-sex relations with minors should be considered a
    gay rights issue. The article argued that children wouldn’t
    necessarily be harmed by sexual contact with adults.

    This debate flared up in New Jersey when a column by Toni Meyer,
    senior research analyst with the New Jersey Family Policy Council,
    appeared in several newspapers around the state.

    Citing Reisman’s research, she wrote, “We must speak up in support
    of the Boy Scouts to our community leaders and not allow them to be
    unfairly and unethically pressured to go against their standards.

    “To allow them to be denied the support they need or public
    privileges they are entitled because of that stance would be a total
    disservice to, and a potentially dangerous decision, for society and
    our local communities.”

    That brought an angry response from New York’s Glennda Testone,
    northern regional media manager for the Gay & Lesbian Alliance
    Against Defamation (GLAAD).

    “The incorrect stereotype of the gay man as a pedophile is one that
    has been medically and scientifically debunked,” she said.
    “Heterosexual men were responsible for 74 percent of assaults on
    male victims and 77 percent of assaults on female victims, according
    to an American Academy of Pediatrics study (July 1994).”

    However, Meyer says those statistics only prove her point — a small
    number of the population is responsible for 26 percent of the
    assaults on boys.

    “She overlooks there are a lot more heterosexuals than homosexuals,”
    Meyer told Baptist Press. “People don’t understand. You have to
    balance these numbers by overall population to see there’s a greater incidence of abuse by gay men.”

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