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Published On: Fri, May 31st, 2013

Texas Rep Louie Gohmert talks gay Boy Scouts, make link to pedophiles, Rick Perry adds ‘scouting is not about sex’

A Texas congressman is coming under the scrutiny for some comments he made about the Boy Scouts’ recent decision to allow openly gay members, implying they are pedophiles.

Louie Gohmert’s statements took place Friday on the right-wing Family Research Council’s radio show, Washington Watch, hosted by FRC president Tony Perkins.

The Canteen Boy sketch on SNL served as a parody of the Boy Scouts ban on gays in the organization.

The Canteen Boy sketch on SNL served as a parody of the Boy Scouts ban on gays in the organization.

Right Wing Watch captured audio from the segment, which also featured Texas governor Rick Perry saying that God will hold the Boy Scouts of America accountable for its decision.

“I was just so brokenhearted over the vote with the Boy Scouts,” Gohmert told Perkins. “You’re going to allow a situation where a 17-year-old guy that’s sexually attracted to other guys gets in a little tent with an 11-year-old new rookie Boy Scout and they spend the night together, night after night at camp? I mean, come on. I thought we were making progress.”

Gohmert has been vocal about traditional values and was an Scout himself.

“All I can figure is — I was an Eagle Scout, we share so much of the love of scouting — when you hear what happened, the people I talked to are, ‘Well, just think, there are so many corporations that are holding up their donations, and if we will just do this, all of that money is going to flow to Boy Scouts.’ Are you kidding me? Is money the most important thing in life? Gosh no. You’re blessed so much more if you follow the teachings in the little old rulebook we call the Bible.”

During the segment, Texas governor Rick Perry also had some choice comments criticizing the decision of the Boy Scouts of America.

“They will look back on it someday and be held accountable, so that day will come and they will stand before their maker and be accountable for the decisions that they made,” Perry said.

“Scouting is not about sex, it’s about building character. But those who wanted to push their agenda have now put parents and young men in the position of making a decision, is this where I want to spend my time? Is this an organization that I do want to be associated with? I think the jury is going to be out for a while. I do think that those on that board made a decision that was driven by political correctness [and] by money.”

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  7. Bob Williams says:

    Dale vs BSA confirmed that BSA is allowed to change their membership requirements. This Eagle Scout and long time adult leader can also change my membership requirements, especially if BSA’s beliefs and mine no longer are the same. I cannot and will not support BSA any longer. This is not due to bigotry (as some would have you believe) rather principle.

    The LGBT community is responsible for the downfall of BSA as much as the current leadership is. The LGBT communities have practiced a systemic campaign of hate, coercion and intimidation of BSA and its donors. BSA sold out their beliefs for the chance of favorable politics and large corporate donations. We see how that hasn’t worked for them.

    Boy Scouts of America
    February 8, 1910 – May 23, 2013
    Rest in Peace

    bobwilliams1950 @ hotmail com

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  9. CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON says:

    FIRST, I WILL TYPE, MANY gays DO NOT LIKE ME BECAUSE I DO NOT “TOW-THE-LINE.” THAT IS WHY I CALL MYSELF, HOMOSEXUAL. I DO NOT RUN-AND-HIDE FROM THE ISSUE OF BOY/MAN LOVE.

    I ASSUME U.S. Rep. Louis Gohmert IS REPUBLICAN. HE AND Governor Rick Perry (R-TX) HAVE A POINT.

    I WILL TRY TO TYPE THIS, AS CLEARLY AS, I CAN. CAUCASIAN MALES AND NEGRO MALES ENTER PUBERTY AT DIFFERENT AGES; AND, “PUBLIC” PHYSICAL FEATURES ARE NOT ALWAYS “IN-SYNC” WITH “UNDER-THE-CLOTHES” PHYSICAL FEATURES. BECAUSE NEGRO MALES OFTEN ENTER PUBERTY IN THE “SINGLE-DIGITS” [seven/eight/nine], THEY ARE FAVORED BY SPORTS RECRUITERS. [Like it, or not, Negro males are “top-dawg” when it comes to athletic prowess].

    AS I HAVE TYPED BEFORE – IF SO DESIRED – HOMOSEX TAKES LITTLE TIME TO PERFORM. THIS SITUATION HAS CAUSED GREAT CONFUSION FOR HETEROSEXUALS BECAUSE THEY ARE USED TO SEXUAL ACTIVITY REQUIRING HOTEL ROOMS, DINNERS, MOVIES, ETC. SO, U.S. Rep. Gohmert HAS A POINT WHEN HE MENTIONED A 17-YEAR-OLD [I assume some type of youth counselor] BEING ALONE IN A TENT WITH AN 11-YEAR-OLD. BUT, U.S. Rep. Gohmert IS THINKING ABOUT CAUCASIAN MALES – WHO ARE OFTEN, “LATE BLOOMERS.” BUT, IF THE ELEVEN-YEAR-OLD IS “NOT” A “LATE BLOOMER,” HE UNDERSTANDS HOW “THE GAME IS PLAYED” AND HE WILL KEEP HIS MOUTH SHUT IF HOMOSEX IS GOING ON WITH THE SEVENTEEN-YEAR-OLD.

    IF HETEROSEXUALS CONTINUE TO REFUSE TO UNDERSTAND CHILDHOOD HOMOSEXUALITY, THE ISSUE OF pedophilia WILL ALWAYS BE A “LIGHTENING ROD” FOR THOSE WHO LOVE, “god.”

    CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

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