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Scouts Flirt with Dishonor and Destruction

du2 Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 1:17 PM
Didn't you not just read what David just said? Many boys have already been in the Scouts for half their lives by the time they are aware of their orientation. And it WOULD be cruel to out them, or ban them after they've spent all that time participating. And doing so at a very crucial point in their lives whether gay or not, to LEARN the truth about what homosexuality actually is and not to be afraid or hostile to gay people. A learning opportunity would be lost. That is unnecessary and tragic. Is the BSA supposed to be cruel, and spiteful and cowardly? These are values?

Boy Scouts learn to start fires by rubbing two sticks together. Now, the national Scout leadership is playing with fire. Scratch that; they’re playing with explosives.

Under consideration for a vote during a Feb. 4th to 6th board of directors meeting is a rules change that would overturn the Scouts’ ban on openly homosexual members and leaders.

A press release on Jan. 28 by Scouts spokesman Deron Smith said, “This would mean there would no longer be any national policy regarding sexual orientation, but that the chartered organizations that oversee and deliver Scouting would accept membership and select leaders consistent with...