Ruven Muhlenberg
Alleged pedophile Ruven Muhlenberg

According to the Orange County Sheriff’s office, a Saddleback Church youth mentor — Ruven Muhlenberg — allegedly molested two young boys. I see that the Christian right is busy claiming that this demonstrates the depravity of gay men. Actually it demonstrates the depravity of Christian youth couselors.

In point of fact, gay men are no more attracted to young boys than straight men are attracted to young girls. More importantly, if you want the safest environment for your kid, that is in the custody of an openly gay person. Rarely are openly gay men accused of child molestation. On the other hand, supposedly straight Christian youth ministers seem to have a problem.

By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.