A New York City group known as the Jewish Political Action Committee (JPAC) is now alleging that the legalization of same-sex marriage has led to a “surge” of child molestation:
The Jewish Political Action Committee is now organizing an awareness program to stop Gay molesters from attacking children and teens. Since the gay marriage bill in New York was introduced,there has been a surge of gay attacks against youngsters in New York. Children and teens are now at the mercy of the militant gay liberals who are brainwashing society to their evil.
The group is distributing signs that condemn homosexuality as a sin worse than murder and that claim “G-d sent AIDS to punish male gays.”
While JPAC’s efforts may be small and local, they reflect a renewed trend among anti-gay groups trying to connect homosexuality and pedophilia, even though the two are mutually exclusive phenomenon that cannot be compared. Anita Bryant and John Briggs were making the same claims 40 years ago as they fought against gay rights, but groups like the National Organization for Marriage, the Family Research Council, the Liberty Counsel, and the American Family Association have all recently been promoting the connection again.
These efforts to demonize the LGBT community reveal a complete misunderstanding of the nature of sexual orientation that dates back decades. Watch gay activist Harvey Milk debate John Briggs in 1978, challenging him on the very same claims that gays were more likely to be child molesters (and thus should not be allowed to teach):