Oregon court approves release of Boy Scouts’ ‘perversion files’

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It’s headlines like the one above that makes me genuinely concerned about the intellectual capacity of some of my fellow conservatives. They will become experts on taxing, spending, monetary policy, and various areas of foreign policy, but then will not only ignore culture, but argue it doesn’t matter.

The above headline and the article below won’t be read by those with their heads buried in the sand. They’ll continue to pretend that it’s the social right that’s the aggressor in the culture war instead of the cultural left.

Oh, and if you’re unfamiliar with Pete LaBarbara’s radio show you should put it on your weekly agenda. The “Americans for Truth Radio Hour” will help you get up to speed on what you might have been ignoring. No, it’s not pretty, but pretending something doesn’t exist doesn’t make it go away.

Here’s the opening of the above headlined article from the Washington Times:

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Supreme Court has approved the release of 20,000 pages of so-called “perversion files” compiled by the Boy Scouts of America on suspected child molesters within the organization for more than 20 years, giving the public its first chance to review the records.

The files gathered from 1965 to 1985 came to light when they were used as evidence in a landmark Oregon lawsuit that ended in 2010 with a jury ruling that the Scouts had failed to protect a plaintiff who had been molested by an assistant scoutmaster in the early 1980s.

The Scouts were ordered to pay the man $18.5 million, and the case drew attention to the organization’s efforts to keep child molesters out of its leadership ranks.

The perversion files contain accusations against Scout leaders that ranged from child abuse to lesser offenses that would prohibit them from working in the Scouts. The organization, headquartered in Irving, Texas, has said the files have succeeded in keeping molesters out of the Scouts.

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