CNN's Soledad O’Brien told Family Research Council President Tony Perkins that he could be “on the wrong side of history” after he repeatedly suggested that homosexuals were more likely to be pedophiles than straight people (video below).
O’Brien asked Perkins “why it would make a difference to open up scouting to people who are gay” because the Boy Scouts had already released 14,500 pages of their “perversion files” showing decades of sexual abuse of minors while the same sex ban was in effect, reports ThinkProgress.org.
“Why would I let a man who is attracted to other males go camping with my boys,” Perkins answered.
“A pedophile has sex with children,” O’Brien stated. “Are you saying that someone who’s gay is a pedophile?”
“No, I never said that,” Perkins shot back. “I’m saying that they’re trying to create an environment that is protective the children. This doesn’t make it more protective. There is a disproportionate number of male on boy pedophilia, when we get into pedophilia, it’s male on boy. There’s a higher incident rate of that. We never said all homosexuals are pedophiles or all pedophiles are homosexuals.”
“Do you worry you’re on the wrong side of history on this? Do you think that you’re going to look up and say, ‘We were on the wrong side in this debate, that this was an organization that ultimately stood for discriminating against some people.’ Don’t you worry about that?” asked O'Brien.