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.
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
“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
not identity as gay.