When it comes to an issue as divisive as the Boy Scouts of America lifting the ban on adult leadership, sometimes it helps to take a step back and think outside the box. And sometimes not.
Colorado state representative Gordon Klingenschmitt (R, to put it conversatively) is a perilously free thinker who’d prefer a gay scout leader with “a millstone… hung around his neck… drowned in the depths of the sea” to a gay scout leader who’s accepted into the ranks of the BSA.
“If your boy is in one of those organizations, you need to get him out of there,” he argues, unseemly tableaux flickering through his brain. “Because what they’re going to do is promote homosexual men to mentoring and camping with your boys in the woods. And it will lead to child abuse… The children are in danger. It’s not about the sexual pleasure of the adults.”
Unlike, say, the Biblical torture porn that you can paw at in your moments of need. Klingenschmitt then whips out one of his favorite sexy passages from the Book of Matthew: “Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depths of the sea.”
This, the lawmaker reveals, “is what Jesus said about child molesters. If you are going to cause a child to sin, it would be better if you just had a millstone hung around your neck and you were drowned in the depths of the sea. Compared to the judgement that almighty God is going to implement on child molesters when he throws them into hell. Personally, I would rather be drowned in the depths of the sea than face the wrath of almighty God for having caused any of these little ones to sin.”
And personally, we’d rather be drowned in the depths of the sea with all the millstones than listen to some creepo in a blazer and mock turtleneck unloading his untoward sexual fantasies. But here you go: