Christian conservative Mat Staver, head of Liberty Counsel, has criticized the Boy Scouts of America's (BSA) decision to lift its ban on openly gay adults.

Although the new policy exempts church-sponsored troops, Staver called on churches to cut all ties with the Boy Scouts to avoid subjecting young boys to sexual molestation.

“Now [the organization will] allow homosexual young boys in the Scouts and allow homosexual leaders in the Scouts, and what are you going to have?” Staver rhetorically asked during Tuesday's Faith and Freedom radio program. “You are going to have all kinds of sexual molestation. This is a playground for pedophiles to go and have all these boys as objects of their lust. This is insane and we need to literally abandon the Scouts because the Scouts, unfortunately, have abandoned us.”

“This issue of homosexuality is becoming insane,” he continued, “and it is the culture battle of our time. Whether it is this Boy Scouts' abdication of its role and changing of its policies or same-sex marriage, this is a time that our Judeo-Christian values are attacked, being challenged, and this is a time for you to stand up and be true to the Scriptures and be true to our Lord.”

Staver and his organization are representing the Kentucky clerk being sued for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples.