So Long Boy Scouts, You Had a Good Run …

by on July 20, 2012 · 2 comments

in Civil Rights, Culture, History

by Dave Patterson

I think the Boy Scouts just set in place the demise of the organization. I say that because the BSA (Boy Scouts of America) just declared that gays are officially not welcome, and I know that some scout leaders and or parents will take it upon themselves to make sure that “Morally Straight” means no gays in attendance.

The official Boy Scout policy, as I understand it, states that the BSA does not proactively inquire about the sexual orientation of employees, volunteers or members. But we know that people do stupid things, and my intuition tells me that sure as the Pope is Catholic, and a bear goes in the woods, some homophobic leader or parent will decide to make it their job to insure that no gays are involved in their troop.

What they might decide to do, staying with policy of course, is to ask a few off the record questions to determine if the kid is “OK”. I speculate here of course. The Boy Scout leaders suspect that an 11 year old kid may be gay.

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judi Curry July 20, 2012 at 1:22 pm

Great article, Dave. I can’t believe that people are not in an uproar re: this policy. If my grandsons were still in the BSOA I’d yank them out in a minute. Talk about setting us back years. Looking forward to hearing more from you!


RB July 20, 2012 at 1:49 pm

So in what era did grandparents rather than parents make the decision on raising the children? Makes me glad my son’s grandmother lives in Florida.


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