The Boy Scouts, who have recently doubled down on their dedication to bar homosexuals from participating in their organization, are now facing a media disaster. So called "perversion files" that have been kept secret for decades are now being ordered to be released.
The files outline over 1,250 cases of molestation which the Boy Scout organization knew about and kept secret in order to "protect the good name and good works of Scouting".
At a news conference Thursday, Portland attorney Kelly Clark blasted the Boy Scouts for their continuing legal battles to try to keep the full trove of files secret.
"You do not keep secrets hidden about dangers to children," said Clark, who in 2010 won a landmark lawsuit against the Boy Scouts on behalf of a plaintiff who was molested by an assistant scoutmaster in the 1980s.
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