Right-wing busybodies are still peddling the myth that all gay men are pedophiles; that they shouldn’t be allowed to be Scout leaders or camp counselors because they’ll prey on the boys and recruit them. It’s part of their scare tactics for marginalizing the LGBT community.
Well, guess what. It turns out they have a few of them among them.
John Perry, a prolific author who co-wrote two books with former Arkansas governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee and co-wrote one with Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore, was accused of child molestation in two separate lawsuits, BuzzFeed News has found.
A 2012 police investigation of Perry’s alleged offenses found that “the allegations of sexual battery were sustained” but that the statute of limitations had expired.
Perry co-wrote Do the Right Thing: Inside the Movement That’s Bringing Common Sense Back to America about Huckabee’s 2008 presidential campaign. He also did research and writing for Huckabee’s 2007 book Character Is the Issue, a memoir of his early time as governor. Perry also co-wrote So Help Me God, Moore’s autobiographical account of fighting to keep a monument to the Ten Commandments at Alabama’s Supreme Court.
He joins Josh Duggar, formerly of the Family Research Council, in the ranks of the molesters.
It’s very important to draw a bright line between guys like Mr. Perry and Mr. Duggar and the closeted men who rail against gay marriage and yet still have their accounts on MANHUNT.net and Gay.com. They’re just flaming hypocrites who grew up in repression and denial. People who go after kids are criminals.