By Major Van Harl USAF Ret
Wisconsin --(Ammoland.com)- The one underlying issue you need to understand about men, whether they are heterosexual or homosexual is: men are sexual predators.
Why is it you understand that you do not want that good looking twenty year old college man dating your thirteen year old daughter?
The proper response should be that a man his age has no legal, moral or responsible reason for trying to date the thirteen year old female child no matter how grown up and hot she thinks she is.
Older males preying on younger females happens in every culture in the world and in most civilized societies there are laws on the books to protect the young females. There are also laws to protect young males from older males. However, just as there is perceived shame and social stigma that inhibits discussion after heterosexual sexual assault, there are even more social inhibitors when it comes to talking about homosexual sexual assault.
There was a joke going around when I was in school. Grade school age little Tommy comes home from school and the mother asked him what he did that day, he replies he had sex. The mother gets very upset and sends little Tommy up to his room with a warning that his father will deal with him when dad gets home. When his father arrives and is told of the situation, he runs up to the boy’s room laughing and congratulating the boy on his first manly sexual experience. Especially with the fact Tommy got his first time at sex in grade school. Tommy is confused because his mother implied he was in trouble, but dad is happy for the boy’s situation. With a smile on his face the dad asked “well how was it son?” Little Tommy replies “I don’t know dad, was it suppose to hurt so much when Mr. Jones pushed himself into me?”
The reality of the unthinkable nightmare of parents around the world played out in front of Tommy’s father. The smile disappeared on dad’s face. It is not funny anymore. Dad is now angry at the little boy and Tommy does not know why. “For God sakes Tommy, do not tell anyone about this the family will never live it down” dad yells at his now crying son.
Transplant this situation from a school campus to a Boy Scout summer camp or to one of the many thousands of camping trips every year that Scout troops take into the wilderness. It is now eleven year old Boy Scout Tommy who is being guided out into the deep timber by gentle and caring older Scout Billie or Scout Leader Mr. Smith. They are going to provide special one-on-one field craft skill training with Tommy, but why are they bringing along a blanket on a firewood gathering trip?
This is the type of actions that went on in the 1960s and 1970s when I was in Scouting. There were always these older men in Scout uniforms hanging around. They were not married with sons in the Troop. They were there for the little boys.
The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) took many public beatings in the press and the courtroom in the 1970s for their failure to protect boys from sexual predators [child molesters]. The aftermath was a strong anti-homosexual stand taken by BSA. This stand has cost the Boy Scouts millions of dollars over the years fighting to protect their young charges in legal courts and the court of liberal public opinion. Years later I would hear where one of the “older men” was finally caught and sent to jail. But who goes back and fixes it with all the victims he assaulted? Do we even know how many boys they really victimized? I am an Eagle Scout and was in Troops in three different states. These “men” were always so ready to offer a helping hand or to have a great campfire story to tell that drew the young boys close to them.
The Boy Scouts of America cannot win. If they continue to exclude homosexuals as boy members and adult leaders they must spend even more millions of dollars defending their position. If they give in and let liberals have their way [Is Obama Creating a Pro-Gay Boy Scouts of America?], then the “older men” will be back to have their way. It will be much harder to proactively protect the scouts from the “older men” or the increased numbers of Boy Scouts who prefer boys, because they will have their right to interact with Little Tommy.
Major Van Harl USAF Ret
It was a dark and stormy night on the camping trip and Little Tommy was afraid—perhaps now Little Tommy’s parents need to be afraid. Progressive is not always progressive if it hurts.
About Major Van Harl USAF Ret.:
Major Van E. Harl USAF Ret. , is a career Police Officer in the U.S. Air Force was born in Burlington, Iowa, USA, in 1955. He was the Deputy Chief of police at two Air Force Bases and the Commander of Law Enforcement Operations at another. Now retired, these days he enjoys camping, traveling, volunteering with the Girl Scouts and writing. firstname.lastname@example.org