Evangelist Franklin Graham Uses Boy Scout Abuse Scandal To Attack Gay People
The Boy Scouts have been keeping secret “perversion files” that contains allegations of sexual abuse involving more than 12,000 children from 1944 to 2016, reports the New York Times.
Writing on Facebook, Evangelist Franklin Graham used the scandal to attack gay people whom the Boy Scouts only recently allowed as scoutmasters and scouts:
It is jolting to read that the attorney hired by the Boy Scouts of America to go through their “perversion files” has testified that they can identify over 12,000 victims of sexual abuse by leaders in this organization.
Our hearts go out to these victims and their families. Sexual abuse is so rampant in our world today. To make matters worse, in 2013 the Boy Scouts made a decision to allow gay members in the organization and, then in 2015, to allow gay leaders.
Now, there are reports they are considering filing for bankruptcy, in an effort to limit their financial liability. I agree with the call that the list of perpetrators should be made public for the protection of others. The Boy Scouts should be accountable for what’s been called their “culture of shame and secrecy.”
(Source: Franklin Graham/Facebook)