Rick Scarborough is a conservative Southern Baptist pastor who leads Vision America, a non-partisan group devoted to promoting moral values in politics. He is based in Texas and is considered to be instrumental in energizing values voters nationwide.
In another of many false claims made about conservatives on Wikipedia, the website alleged that Rick Scarborough claimed HPV was a punishment for sin from God, something he had never in fact said. Wikipedia left this claim up for all to see for most of 2007. However, a Wikipedia editor then located a quote from the prnewswire and restored the item with a footnote.