Looks like the Catholic Church isn’t the only organized pedophile ring in the nation:
A Multnomah County Circuit Court jury found this morning that the Boy Scouts were negligent and awarded non-economic damages of $1.4 million to a man who was sexually abused as a Scout in the 1980s.
Punitive damages will be determined in a second phase of the trial.
Nine out of the 12 jurors found Boy Scouts of America and its local body, the Portland-based Cascade Pacific Council, negligent in the lawsuit brought by plaintiff Kerry Lewis, who is now 38.
Oregon Live: Jury awards former Boy Scout $1.4 million in sexual abuse trial
America: while you were locking up innocent people for being part of imagined Satanic sex abuse rings and railroading people who listened to heavy metal, Boy Scout leaders and Catholic priests were raping your kids. Fuck you very much.
April 14, 2010 at 5:52 am
“America: while you were locking up innocent people for being part of imagined Satanic sex abuse rings and railroading people who listened to heavy metal, Boy Scout leaders and Catholic priests were raping your kids.”
Religion hardens hearts and softens minds. To hope that with less religion might come more compassion and common sense is to hope people aren’t so base with or without religion.
April 14, 2010 at 4:30 pm
Prisons should exists for sick pedophile like that. Instead, pedos are protected by some institutions, and the prisons are filled with people who were caught with an herb deemed “forbidden”.
We still live in the dark ages folks.
April 14, 2010 at 6:32 pm
It is a shame that the BSA has to pay. It is a great organization that does tremendous good. Unfortuanately, no matter how hard you try to screen leaders, there will always be a few bad apples who slip through.
I was a scout master in the BSA. Boys who go on to achieve the eagle rank are quite educated in citizenship in the world, country and community. They are educated in environemental science and are taught to take care of the environment. They know first aid, life saving and emergency preparedness principles. They know about wilderness survival and are expert campers and hikers.
The scout law says “A scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent”.