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The Scouts Versus the Ugly Moods of 2013

Matt in N.C. Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 6:59 AM
Well, the angels did have the power to fend off rapists, and they used it in spectacular fashion (wordplay intentional, but probably wasted on you): they struck the mob blind. If only you'd read before you write. But I clearly expect far too much.

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...