Anti-Gay Hate Group ‘Family Research Institute’ Claims Homosexuals Are Pedophiles
Ever since Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky was arrested for molesting young boys, the anti-gay right-wing has doubled down on their claim that homosexuals are pedophiles. The Family Research Institute continued to push that claim on their website in an article they call a “scholarly investigation” in an effort to generate more hatred of the LGBT community.
The article, which I would call a ‘rant,’ cites Hollywood, Catholic Churches, the Boy Scouts, and college campuses as places where homosexuals hide so that they can molest children. The problem is that their so-called “investigation” has no evidence to back up their hateful claims. Here’s a portion of the ‘rant’ you can read in full, here.
“Universities have a preponderance of heterosexuals. But, the perhaps 8% or so of employees who practice homosexuality are responsible for the great bulk of the child molestations! Everyone knows that homosexuals go ‘where the boys are.’ Thus the Boy Scouts and Catholic Priest scandals. But the University and Hollywood scandals exhibit another rule — ‘where gays cluster, boys suffer.’
Everyone knows ‘the pill’ freed heterosexuals from social control — but it also (indirectly) freed those who practice homosexuality. Before the 1960’s, ‘everyone’ had to conform to a norm that guaranteed a future — each citizen was responsible to get married and produce children. This social milieu was self-reinforcing: ‘If I must be disciplined in my sex life, then everybody else should be as well!’ Thus the citizenry generally worked to suppress those with deviant sexual habits.”
Then, the hate group tried to tie homosexuality to the birth control pill, in what has to be the most asinine and ignorant claim after the “homosexuals are pedophiles” claim.
“But that changed radically with the invention of ‘the pill.’ Shielded by the anonymity of modern life, the pill assured that those with heterosexual tastes could live their sex lives almost free from social discipline. Pregnancies would no longer reveal your liaisons, and no one knew whether you were childless by fate or choice. Good news for homosexuals, because if heterosexuals could ‘do whatever they wanted’ sexually, the notion of fairness inevitably pushed heterosexuals to agree with ‘why punish those with other harmless sexual tastes?’”
The Family Research Institute is totally wrong. Pedophilia is not the same as being a homosexual. There is absolutely no evidence connecting being gay to being pedophiles. Pedophiles are sick individuals who prey upon children. Some prey on girls. Some prey on boys. Some prey on children of both sexes. The LGBT community is solidly against pedophilia and any claim otherwise is just an attempt to villainize homosexuals.