Pastor Blames USA Gymnastics Sexual Assaults On ‘Immodesty’
Pastor Kevin Swanson claimed that USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse of more than 150 girls happened in part because gymnastics encourages “a fair amount of immodesty.”
Swanson made his bizarre claim during his “Generations” radio show while warning Christian parents, notes Right Wing Watch:
There is an infatuation with the body, and, of course, the sexual aspects of the body as well. Some sports encourage immodesty, revealing large portions of the body and this happens in some sports. These are the risky sports. Here they are, what are the risky sports? Gymnastics. Gymnastics and swimming. These are the sports in which there is an added risk.
Why are all of the gymnasts [at] more of a risk than other sports? Do you really want your daughters involved in a sport that involves a fair amount of immodesty in which red-blooded American male coaches are interacting with these girls? Or, worse yet, where the infatuation of the body eventually effects the lesbian coaches?
Swanson claimed the “providence of God” revealed Nassar’s wrongdoings, but offered no proof of his claim.