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The Scouts Versus the Ugly Moods of 2013

David3036 Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 1:35 PM
I'm coming in late on this discussion to add something that I just learned, and it is appalling. In fact, it is the most blatant discrimination we've seen in years. It is this, and it is clearly stated in black and white on the BSA employment application "The Boy Scouts of America will not employ... known or avowed homosexuals." But that's not the appalling part -- it's the fact that being gay is an automatic disqualifier, but a criminal conviction is not.
Larue4 Wrote: Feb 16, 2013 10:34 AM
How about you place your child under the command of a homosexual scout leader? Most parents who are not brain dead would not. Homosexuality does not breed anything, cares only about it's own
sick practices and has little concern about how it's practices would impact anybody else.
David3036 Wrote: Feb 18, 2013 2:47 PM
So, straight women should not be den mothers? And men shouldn't coach girls' soccer?

For some reason, we trust our children to everyone EXCEPT a homosexual, with no way of predicting who will actually abuse children. The gay man is no more likely to be a child abuser -- even with boys -- than anybody else.

The Boy Scouts of America got front-page ink, as we say in the newspaper trade, for their currently postponed meditations on the topic of admitting avowed gays to membership.

Word had leaked out that the Scouts were considering a local option solution to the vexed question of their supposed right to determine who can become a member and who can't. At a top-drawer meeting in Irving, Tex., the topic proved too vast and complex for immediate resolution. Consultation and deliberation will take place prior to May meeting of Scouts' national council.

I spoke of the Scouts' "supposed" right to oversee their...