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Gay Rights Group: Right Wing Full of Bunk

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October

Days after Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council used his appearance on Hardball to proclaim "homosexual men are more likely to abuse children than straight men," and was backed up by Pat Buchanan, Nadine Smith issued her own comments.

The executive director of Equality Florida, admonished the "far-right" for beginning "their predictable assault on gay people in the wake of the Foley scandal. They would have us ignore the fact that the Congressional Page Program has had a sordid past of its own and was nearly ended in the early 1980's due to sexual harassment perpetrated by male members of Congress against female pages."

She also noted: "Child welfare experts and years of documented research tell us that perpetrators of inappropriate sexual conduct with minors are overwhelmingly heterosexual males."

Her full statement is posted in the comments section.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 1:50pm]

    

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