Retired Boy Scouts executive defends ...

Retired Boy Scouts executive defends his work as keeper of secret sex files

There are 12 comments on the news.yahoo.com story from Nov 5, 2012, titled Retired Boy Scouts executive defends his work as keeper of secret sex files. In it, news.yahoo.com reports that:

Paul Ernst appears to be your average mild-mannered accountant type, but look past the glasses and the tie, and you'll find a man once tasked with the job of playing morals cop for the Boy Scouts of America.

For more than two decades, if a troop suspected that a child molester was among them, Ernst was the guy to tell. From 1971 to 1993, when he retired, Paul Ernst was officially the BSA's national director of registration, subscriptions and statistical services¬ómaintaining membership rosters, producing stats for annual reports and keeping the books on Boys' Life magazine subscriptions. But he also had the unpleasant task of being point man for the Boy Scouts' "perversion files," a secret system started around 1920 to try and keep unfit leaders out of the institution's ranks.

Ernst regularly received letters from across the country. They detailed despicable acts by adult staffers and volunteers, and requested the men be banished from the BSA's rolls: "indecent liberties with a child." "mooning (dropping pants) of boys by the adult leaders." "second degree sodomy."

For Ernst, once a small-town Scout himself, policing the organization's seedy side meant being the middleman between troops on the ground and BSA brass, who strived to keep their system as private as possible. That shroud of secrecy is now being attacked by victims' advocates who blame the Scouts for putting the institution before individuals.

Officially, the Scouts have asked Ernst not to talk. But the 86-year-old did tell Yahoo News he has no regrets about his career and that he performed his job the way he was told.

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Since: Sep 09

San Francisco, CA

#1 Nov 5, 2012
More proof that Gays are not the major cause of child molestation !

Since: Sep 09

San Francisco, CA

#3 Nov 5, 2012
Brown Lipstick wrote:
Quite the opposite actually since an adult male having sex with an adolescent male is just that, homosexuality. Let alone by percent most offenders are msm. Any married man to a woman having sex with a young boy is bisexual and pedophile.
NAMBLA would be so proud.
This from the closet lipstick queen. HAHAHAHA

“Unconvinced”

Since: Nov 09

Seattle, WA

#5 Nov 5, 2012
Brown Lipstick wrote:
Any married man to a woman having sex with a young boy is bisexual and pedophile.
He's also pretty screwed up in the head. It probably would have done his life a lot of good if he could have been encouraged to discover his true sexuality at a younger age, BEFORE he was locked into a marriage that didn't suit him, but very likely he lived in an environment where that was forbidden, and he was heavily pressured to conform. We'd see LESS of this kind of crime if people who ARE gay were encouraged to BE gay, rather than having their sexual psyches twisted with ideas of "evil" and "brokenness".

Instead, we get a culture of anti-gay organizations like the BSA and the RCC, who turn away mature, well-adjusted and INNOCENT gay people, while providing a back-drop of conformity where abusers can fit it by simply playing to the rules. These backwards, ill-informed groups lay out the expectations of what they think is "normal", giving the pedophiles the cover they seek. They simply ACT "normal". While true gay individuals, those who have explored their lives and know where they stand, are locked out of service and acceptance, when they were never the ones who would commit these atrocities to begin with.

Stop filling the minds of young gay people with such twisted bunk, and they won't grow up to become such twisted adults. Stop pretending to dictate what is "normal", and you'll stop HANDING the criminals the camouflage they need. Allow qualified gay people to serve by your side, and you'll finally learn a thing or two about the people you baselessly slander.

Since: May 12

Livonia, MI

#7 Nov 5, 2012
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Normal Male Hetero wrote:
<quoted text> Keep queers away from kids!!!

Since: May 12

Livonia, MI

#8 Nov 5, 2012
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Gay Zombies wrote:
Are you a NAMBLA member?

Since: May 12

Livonia, MI

#9 Nov 5, 2012
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Brown Lipstick wrote:
Quite the opposite actually since an adult male having sex with an adolescent male is just that, homosexuality. Let alone by percent most offenders are msm. Any married man to a woman having sex with a young boy is bisexual and pedophile.
NAMBLA would be so proud.

“Unconvinced”

Since: Nov 09

Seattle, WA

#10 Nov 5, 2012
Normal Male Hetero wrote:
Keep queers away from kids!!!
To some perverted molester, you and your kids would be easy pickings. He would simply play along with you, pretending to be exactly what you WANT to surround your kids with. He'd probably echo your hooting and hollering... "Aheck yah! Keep dem queers away!!" And then he could do anything he wanted, because you'd foolishly trust him. You'd put your kids in his care, and ALLOW him to misdirect your attention to people that you don't know or understand. In no time at all, you'd be sweeping your OWN "perversion files" under the rug, ashamed that you were so easily duped, and STILL at a loss as to what to do about any of it.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#11 Nov 5, 2012
WCGay wrote:
<quoted text>
This from the closet lipstick queen. HAHAHAHA
Notice how if you HADN'T commented his calumny would have disappeared into the abyss of forgetfulness?

I hope that this marks a trend in TOPIX moderator practices.
Conrad

Germany

#12 Nov 5, 2012
Keep queers AWAY from boys !!!
Conrad

Germany

#13 Nov 5, 2012
EdmondWA wrote:
<quoted text>
To some perverted molester, you and your kids would be easy pickings. He would simply play along with you, pretending to be exactly what you WANT to surround your kids with. He'd probably echo your hooting and hollering... "Aheck yah! Keep dem queers away!!" And then he could do anything he wanted, because you'd foolishly trust him. You'd put your kids in his care, and ALLOW him to misdirect your attention to people that you don't know or understand. In no time at all, you'd be sweeping your OWN "perversion files" under the rug, ashamed that you were so easily duped, and STILL at a loss as to what to do about any of it.
Yeah and the perverted molester you refer to is a typical HOMOSEXUAL male!

“Unconvinced”

Since: Nov 09

Seattle, WA

#14 Nov 6, 2012
Conrad wrote:
Yeah and the perverted molester you refer to is a typical HOMOSEXUAL male!
No, not a "typical" one, but one that was not allowed to follow the most appropriate path for his life. One who was surrounded by people who expect him to squelch his sexuality, and to suppress any true feelings that he feels.

You end up with a very screwed up individual, who doesn't make appropriate choices for sexual outlet. Someone who doesn't know HOW, because people just like you have been filling his head with twisted garbage all his life. "Thanks" for creating these monsters.

A TYPICAL homosexual male has lived a properly developed life, knows who he is, is comfortable with himself, and pursues relationships with consenting adults. But, through sheer willful ignorance, you wouldn't know anything about such well-adjusted individuals, and you focus your hatred at entirely the wrong people. You and people like you are the ones endangering these children, because you refuse to properly educate yourself about the people that you love to slander.

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#15 Nov 7, 2012
Normal Male Hetero wrote:
<quoted text> Keep queers away from kids!!!
Well since the BSA doesn't allow "queers" the only reasonable explanation is that the men who molested these boys are "happily married heterosexuals".

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