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02/01/2013 11:43 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Bryan Fischer: Allowing Gay Boy Scouts Will Create 'Sexual Tension' On Camping Trips

Bryan Fischer isn't taking news of the Boy Scouts of America's (BSA) decision to rethink their longstanding anti-gay policy lightly.

The American Family Association's resident pundit, who earlier slammed the BSA's policy debate as a "suicide mission" that would ultimately lead to pedophilia, told listeners on his "Focal Point" radio show that allowing openly gay scouts would create "sexual tension" on camping trips, Right Wing Watch first reported.

"You really can't have Boy Scouts who are open homosexuals, because they're gonna be mingling, they're gonna be in the same tent, they're gonna be on camping trips, they're gonna be in cabins with boys," he said. "You just can't take the risk."

Fischer, who also suggested that the 2011 repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" would prompt more women to die in combat, echoed his BSA sentiments in a full-length piece on the American Family Association's Rightly Concerned blog.

"Homosexual pedophiles already seek to infiltrate scouting because it provides a target rich environment for their twisted desires," he wrote. "Abolishing the sexual orientation standard will turn every Boy Scout in America into vulnerable prey for the sexually deviant."

He went on to note, "It is no longer possible to think of homosexuals as a poor, helpless and victimized minority. They, in fact, are the biggest and baddest bullies on the block."

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