The Boy Scouts: A Deal with Gay Activists?

According to several sources, including NBC News, Boy Scouts of America (BSA), the largest youth organization in the nation, is close to ending its decades-long prohibition of gay scouts and gay scout leaders. Many large charitable groups and corporations now believe that the homosexual ban is wrongly discriminatory and have ceased providing financial aid to the Boy Scouts. It's possible that organizations which now support BSA, will diminish or withdraw their support, leaving BSA with even less financial support than before the lifting of the ban. Personally, I take no position on gay scout members. If an eleven or twelve year old boy is gay, or thinks he might be gay -- fine, the local troop leaders can decide. But I do believe that allowing gay scout leaders is a mistake. Placing any adult in a role-model position, in charge of young, impressionable, and sometimes troubled or sexually-confused boys or girls, where there is at least some possibility of sexual attraction and...(Read Full Post)