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Boy Scouts and Sexual Abuse: What Will Happen to 'It happened to me'?
American Thinker ^ | 05/27/2013 | Kurt Wayne

Posted on 05/27/2013 7:32:46 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

There are some things a parent doesn't want to think, let alone talk, about. For many, chief among those would be sexual assault and abuse of his or her own children. Yet evil far too frequently flourishes in silence. That's why there are times when some individual or group has to be brave enough not just to speak out, but to genuinely try to protect the vulnerable when far too many either are silent or simply don't care.

That's exactly what the Boy Scouts of America tried to do about the problem of juvenile sexual abuse of boys years ago when they created the original video "It happened to me," in age-appropriate versions for both Cub and Boy Scouts. The videos are designed both to educate and to protect against situations when a boy can be in danger from sexually predatory behavior. And given that this campaign (like the organization which started it) has long been quite problematic to liberals, the direction of this video will be telltale as to where the now gay-affirming Boy Scouts of America goes, or perhaps more appropriately, how it ends.

First, off YouTube (unfortunately, in not ideal quality), here are excerpts from the more recent version of "It happened to me," broken into four approximately six-minute modules:

1. "Check first"

2. "Go with a friend"

3. "It's your body and you can say No!"

4. "Tell your parents or another adult you can trust!"

Also, here is a 3-minute excerpt from the original 1990s video, Cub scout version. It's half-corny/half-creepy (more of the latter), but honestly, I don't know how they could have done any better with the subject matter.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: boyscouts; homosexuality; sexualabuse

1 posted on 05/27/2013 7:32:46 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

the Boy Scouts are full of gays now ,all they’re doing is bringing them out into the open so they can work on the new badges


2 posted on 05/27/2013 7:35:49 AM PDT by molson209
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To: SeekAndFind

This was the final nail in the Boy Scouts coffin. Who would dare send their sons out to be raped by a chicken hawk?

Pray for America to Wake Up


3 posted on 05/27/2013 7:37:55 AM PDT by bray (Stop tolerating beheading!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Send your kids out to rough it!


4 posted on 05/27/2013 7:51:10 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: SeekAndFind
The new BSA videos will say,

"It's okay to explore your sexual identity on camping trips with your older pals."

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5 posted on 05/27/2013 7:53:01 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: SeekAndFind

Lawyers and rubbing their hand in anticipation. “was your child sexually assaulted while participating in th boy scouts? Call 888-Meg-AMil...”


6 posted on 05/27/2013 7:59:59 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: molson209
It is covered up when homosexuals molest boys. Then, they are not called homosexuals despite the fact that homosexuals seem to use molestation as a form of reproduction.
7 posted on 05/27/2013 8:11:55 AM PDT by Stepan12
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To: 17th Miss Regt; 1riot1ranger; 2001convSVT; 2banana; 3catsanadog; 50sDad; Abby4116; ...
Boy Scout ping.

There are more frequent pings than usual because of the recent catastrophic decision to include openly gay scouts -- yet somehow prohibit openly gay leaders. Logically, that's just one lawsuit away.


To be added or removed from the Boy Scout pinglist, please freepmail SandRat and/or Albion Wilde.

8 posted on 05/27/2013 8:17:30 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("There can be no dialogue with the prince of this world." -- Francis)
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To: Travis McGee

“Love Is Love” - says NAMBLA.


9 posted on 05/27/2013 8:26:54 AM PDT by informavoracious (We're being "punished" with Stanley Ann's baby. Obamacare: shovel-ready healthcare.)
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To: bray
When I was a Boy Scout there was a pedophile scout leader in the area. He would befriend lonely / immature boys and offer to give them "back rubs" in his tent. We all knew who he was, and the word quickly got to the new kids to stay the heck out of his tent. He eventually left for California, and here in Ohio we all survived just fine.

It would have been preferable that he not have been there, however.

10 posted on 05/27/2013 8:35:12 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: SeekAndFind

Liberals oppose anti sexual abuse education everywhere and wax emotionally indignant and wroth about incidents of it in religious settings or conservative organizations even as they decry Priest “pedophiles”(almost entirely non pedophile homosexuals). Liberals desire total sexual access to anyone or thing that a liberal might fancy but such activity in a conservative or religious milieux is occasion for condemnation of conservatives and religion.


11 posted on 05/27/2013 8:36:33 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE http://steshaw.org/econohttp://www.fee.org/library/det)
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To: Albion Wilde
Thank you for the pings.

My 11 year old grandson is still in scouts but, so far, any camping trips include ALL fathers and boys. They set a rule that the dad must be in the same cabin with his son.

12 posted on 05/27/2013 8:37:11 AM PDT by Abby4116
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To: Travis McGee

People will say there have always been homosexuals in the BSA and the adults will continue to uphold morality. Then why this acceptance? To accept something then something must change. What are they planning to change? Will homosexuals be protected from sexual misconduct charges? “Oh, Billy, he did not try to hump you in the butt. You’re making that up. Stop being a homophobe!”


13 posted on 05/27/2013 8:39:43 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: Albion Wilde

It is time to start documenting the incidence of sexual abuse cases in the BSA before and after the enactment of the acceptance of gay scouts. We would like to see the actual number of cases and the estimated number of unreported complaints.

Also someone should identify the persons responsible for the change, because they are liable for the damage.

People in favor of deviancy apparently like chaos; so does the devil.


14 posted on 05/27/2013 8:40:19 AM PDT by olezip (Time obliterates the fictions of opinion and confirms the decisions of nature. ~ Cicero)
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To: SeekAndFind

first time a kid gets pawed by a gay boy, they’ll get the pants sued out fo them for creating the environment. there should be no room for sex in scouting.


15 posted on 05/27/2013 8:41:19 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: Albion Wilde; Chode

I am willing to bet money that before this is all over the BSA will be sued because one boy was sexually assaulted by another boy in the troop. We already know sex assaults are up in the military due to the increase of homos. There will be those “diverse” parents who did not pull their kids from the BSA and those are the kids who will be attacked.

Who wants to join with me in the bet?


16 posted on 05/27/2013 8:45:50 AM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana
The point is to set up a situation in which BSA loses so many lawsuits that they go bankrupt and must shut down. The part about recruiting boys is a side issue, although it is certainly icing on the cake for the homosexuals. It is all about destroying the organization because of what the organization teaches.
17 posted on 05/27/2013 8:54:18 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: CodeToad; GeronL; All

“Will homosexuals be protected from sexual misconduct charges? “Oh, Billy, he did not try to hump you in the butt. You’re making that up. Stop being a homophobe!””

That is common in all sexual abuse not to believe the victim. That is why in this case we must take these things very seriously. If you really love your kids, just pull them out of the BSA NOW!!!!! Find another group!!.

Look I know the Catholic Church has one but for those of you who are not “down” with that I also know the Salvation Army has their own version. In fact I feel so strongly about this I feel that here at Free Republic we should form a list with websites of altertanive groups for boys and girls.


18 posted on 05/27/2013 8:55:39 AM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: camle
first time a kid gets pawed by a gay boy, they’ll get the pants sued out fo them for creating the environment.

that's the whole idea! Sue the Scouts out of existence so the feminization of the American male can proceed unhindered.

Not unlike what they are doing to the Military

19 posted on 05/27/2013 8:57:53 AM PDT by digger48
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To: 17th Miss Regt

Oh they have already destroyed it. People are going to leave and take their sons with them. Donations will drop. It will go by the way of JCPenny in less than a year and that is before the lawsuits begin. Even if JCPenny got rid of Ellen and the queer ads I am not sure they’d ever recover enough to get in the black.

At some point you’d almost welcome the fires of Sodom and Gomorrah just to end the madness.


20 posted on 05/27/2013 9:00:51 AM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

I totally agree


21 posted on 05/27/2013 9:05:19 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: SeekAndFind

Time to splinter off


22 posted on 05/27/2013 9:08:05 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: camle
first time a kid gets pawed by a gay boy, they’ll get the pants sued out fo them for creating the environment.

If the kid pawed is normal, the suit will be against him for punching out the aggressive queer.

HOMOSEXUAL, because there's nothing GAY about it.

23 posted on 05/27/2013 9:13:29 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Vaquero

No more money to the Butt Scouts of Abomination.


24 posted on 05/27/2013 9:14:44 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: American in Israel
That is my favorite Norman Rockwell, having been a Scoutmaster, it is very meaningul, but now, it is a sad memory of something very precious that has been taken away by the PC crowd, the homosexual mafia and spineless sellouts.

Hey, BSA National! What are you going to buy with your 30 pieces of queer silver?

25 posted on 05/27/2013 9:21:48 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: Albion Wilde

that is on purpose.


26 posted on 05/27/2013 9:55:55 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Abby4116
hey set a rule that the dad must be in the same cabin with his son.

Cabin? How is that camping?

27 posted on 05/27/2013 10:57:53 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (People are idiots.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Frankly, what needs to happen is for every straight man who was the subject of an assault or attempted assault by a homosexual pedophile is to come out and tell the world how prevalent this is and how dangerous the policy of the Scouts is. My guess is most straight guys have been the subject of unwanted homosexual approach or assault by older men at least once when they were in their teens, but most are too embarrassed now to come out and tell the world what can happen and what happened to them.


28 posted on 05/27/2013 11:20:15 AM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: Stepan12

Good point!


29 posted on 05/28/2013 9:17:02 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: olezip

People in favor of deviancy apparently like chaos; so does the devil.

**
So true.


30 posted on 05/28/2013 9:18:41 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: Albion Wilde

New York Council is openly allowing gay leaders


31 posted on 05/28/2013 8:46:55 PM PDT by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: Pikachu_Dad
New York Council is openly allowing gay leaders

Is this in response to the recent announcement by National Council, or has it been a long-standing "rule"? Do you recall an article that you could link to?

It will be up to the parents to let children stay where they are exposed to "normalization."

32 posted on 05/29/2013 8:20:59 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("There can be no dialogue with the prince of this world." -- Francis)
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To: kaehurowing

The question then becomes “If you have a gay Scout or Scoutmaster, do you want to know?”.
The “never alone with a Scout” rule was designed to get around the idea that we never knew who was gay.
Ironically, most of the homosexuals wanting to be Scoutmasters seem to be lesbians as best I can tell.


33 posted on 05/29/2013 8:26:41 AM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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