What will happen to the Boy Scouts?
Having already won over so many friends with their stance on having gay Scouts and Scout leaders, the Boy Scouts now stand on the brink of shame:
The Boy Scouts of America could face a wave of bad publicity as decades of records of confirmed or alleged child molesters within the U.S. organization are expected to be released in coming weeks.
On Sunday, the Los Angeles Times reported the organization failed to report allegations of sex abuse of scouts by adult leaders and volunteers to police in hundreds of cases from 1970 to 1991. In some cases, the Boy Scouts helped the accused "cover their tracks," the paper said.
The story was based on a review of 1,600 internal Boy Scouts case files the newspaper said it obtained that detailed accusations against confirmed or alleged child molesters within the youth organization.
About 1,200 "ineligible volunteer" files dating from 1965 to 1985 are set to be publicly released under a June order by the Oregon Supreme Court, including some already reviewed by the newspaper.
Those files played a key role in a 2010 civil trial in which an Oregon jury found the Boy Scouts liable in a 1980s pedophile case and ordered the organization to pay nearly $20 million in damages.
I think that the Boy Scouts will likely see their rolls shrink in the months and years ahead as a result of this revelation.
It's a shame because I know they do much good - but on the other hand, I can't condone their behavior in this and especially on top of their position on gay scouts.
What do you think?
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