Robert Jeffress of the Dallas First Baptist Church has criticized the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) for ending its ban on openly gay adult leaders, employees and volunteers.

(Related: Boy Scouts ends ban on gay adults.)

In an AP interview, Jeffress, who once compared gay sex to plugging a U.S. television into a European outlet, lamented the decision, saying that it would hurt the organization.

“I think this is a terrible decision, and certainly for the boy scouts,” Jeffress said.

“Remember, it was just a few years ago that the Boy Scouts were forced to release 14,000 pages of documents, the so-called 'perversion files,' that detailed thousands of sexual assault cases of troop leaders against boy scouts.”

“And while it's true the majority of homosexuals are not pedophiles, it's also equally true that 100 percent of troop leaders who have assaulted boy scouts in the past, 100 percent of them have been homosexuals,” he incorrectly added, ignoring studies that show the vast majority of men who assault boys do not identity as gay.