“The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation’s largest and most prominent values-based youth developed organizations,” says the organization’s website. The BSA is about character and responsibility, and the group “has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun.”
What kind of values?
Bigotry, for one.
On Tuesday, Boy Scouts of America has reaffirmed its policy of excluding gays as scouts or leaders.
“Scouting believes that good people can personally disagree on this topic and still work together to achieve the life-changing benefits to youth through scouting,” said a statement.
Pardon me, but I don’t get it. How can “good people” work together if some of them aren’t allowed in the door? Just because the U.S. Supreme Court in 2000 let the BSA policy stand doesn’t make it any less odious.
what are they afraid of? a campfire's going to turn into a cocksuck?
gay men don't try to sleep with little boys. pedophiles try to sleep with little boys and/or little girls.
i hate to shock it to them but they have had many gays in their organization. my first husband was 1. he was a boy scout and, as an adult, he has continued to be involved in scouts. (he's too wealthy for them to ever kick him out so if anyone's bothered they keep it to themselves.) he's not the only 1. and he's recruited other republicans (yes, my 1st husband was a republican. and gay. you should have heard c.i. warning me not to marry him!) and they're in the scouts too.
(for the record, he wasn't ready to admit he was gay until after our marriage. we divorced and parted on good terms and have remained lifelong friends. i sometime take a jab or 2 at his long-running partner in good fun - and he returns it and calls it our little sonny & cher routine - but i even love his partner.)
(and, yes, c.i. did tell me, when i told her i was marrying him, she told me, 'rebecca, wake up. he's gay. and republican!' and not only did i not believe he was gay, i was convinced he wasn't a republican. in fact, we had harsh words when he came out of the political closet. we had no harsh words when he came out of the sexual closet. but i was stunned.)
so people need to grow up.
there's nothing wrong with being straight. there's nothing wrong with being. there's nothing wrong with being bi.
straight or gay doesn't mean you sleep with children - pedophiles sleep with children. quit using ignorance as an excuse to hold other people down.
let's close with c.i.'Iraq snapshot:'