And how would you know? I doubt if there was a box to check off on the application to join the scouts that said, “Are you homosexual?” It is the kind of thing that would not be asked. The only time it would come up is when there was behavior that crossed the line of acceptable such as making a pass at another scout.
What we are seeing is the traditional attack of the left against the values of our culture. You chip away a little at a time, move forward, let the cog clicks and you start chipping again. Since they could not get the big bite of total acceptance they are now going to try to do it “for the children.”
Read this quote from the Reuters article on the subject.
“If the resolution is approved, ‘no youth may be denied membership in the Boy Scouts of America on the basis of sexual orientation or preference alone,’ Deron Smith, the organization's spokesman, told Reuters.To be honest, most people are not worried about a few homosexual boys mixed in with a scout troop. I am sure it has been happening since the beginning of scouting and as long as the adults are alert and heterosexual it was not anything more than isolated, individual indiscretion. In other words, it was not a problem. It was not a problem unless you are trying to manufacture one.
But the policy is not changed for adults, the group said, and an internal document obtained by Reuters says that when youth members become adults, they ‘must meet the requirements of our adult standards’ to remain in the group.”
In conflict, momentum is king. If you can get the other side to take a step back, your victory is just a matter of time. The key is to get the camel's nose under the edge of the tent.
If the Boy Scouts back up on this, it will be just a matter of time until they are caving on the issue of homosexual scoutmasters. This will not automatically cause evil. It will abandon common sense and put men in charge of little boys who have a tendency toward sexual interest in little boys. It will be the beginning of the end for the Boy Scouts.
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