Boy Scouts Release Sex-Abuse Documents

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 48•42 Oct 19, 2012

The Boy Scouts of America released 14,500 pages of so-called “perversion files,” which include details of child molestation at the hands of scoutmasters between 1959 and 1985, and reveal that more than a third of such instances were not reported to police. What do you think?

  • “They should have named the file something else, like ‘Boring Work Stuff.’”

    Troy Hartung –
    Systems Analyst

  • “Fortunately, I was lucky enough to grow up with a scoutmaster who was very open about his molestation habits.”

    Dane Czulewicz –
    Touch-Up Painter

  • “At least those Boy Scouts were protected from the presence of gay people.”

    Margaret Waxman –
    Weigh Station Inspector