Joseph Farah, editor of the socially conservative World Net Daily news site, has claimed that increasing support for gay rights is to blame for the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal, media watchdog reported.

Sandusky, a former coach at Penn State, has been accused of sexually molesting at least 8 underage boys, charges Sandusky has denied.

In an op-ed published Thursday, Farah argued that gay rights activists are creating “an environment conducive for predators of children.”

“But now that being accused of homophobia is considered an offense, while practicing homosexuality is considered a virtue, should it really surprise anyone that such behavior would go unreported or unchallenged for so long?” Farah rhetorically asked.

“The more our society condones and glorifies aberrant sexual behavior, the more of it we will see. Period. End of story.”

“Let's stop acting like idiots by addressing symptoms of a much deeper problem when most everyone knows why we're seeing an explosion of predatory sexual acts on innocent children everywhere – in churches, in schools and in academia,” he added.

(Related: Michael Brown likens Jerry Sandusky abuse scandal to gay history law.)