It’s all over for Philadelphia’s Boy Scouts of America.
The organization refused to renegotiate its anti-gay policies and will now definitely face eviction from their tax-subsidized headquarters. We’ve been covering this story for some time now, but we’re consistently impressed with the Scouts’ tenacity. Consider this quote from national spokesman Gregg Shields,
Since we were founded, we believe that open homosexuality would be inconsistent with the values that we want to communicate with our leaders. A belief in God is also mentioned in the Scout oath. We believe that those values are important. Tradition is important. Our mission is to instill those values in scouts and help them make good choices over their lifetimes.
Yeah, well, your “good choices” have made you homeless. We’d rather be a sinning cocksucker with a roof over our – um – heads, than a homeless wimp who refuses to evolve.
And our mother wonders why we loathed our brief Boys adventure.
Rt. Rev. Dr. RES
Scouting has always been a rite of passage for many boys. Whether scouts or rangers, or explorers, we are all proud of what the programme teaches and how it molds men of awareness and integrity.
Since the Marriage Act, and before, Canadian gay boys and lesbian girls can openly join the Scouting programme. For this reason, many RC and AG sponsored programmes were cancelled. Many of these boys merely join other troops in affirming churches or organisations.
The Boy Scout and Girl Scout programme in the USA have long employed in their salaried positions men and women from the Christofascist movement. The outcome was predictable.
Hopefully continued loss of govt handouts will force these Neanderthals to grow up and realize that gays are people too. It’s sad that kids, who probably couldn’t care less who is gay or not, are losing out on funding and programs because of bigotry in the adults around them. It’s slow in coming, but change will happen.
I was a cub scout, and I don’t remember anyone ever talking about sex at all. I doubt that would change if gay scouts and leaders were allowed to join.
The ultimate irony is the name of this troop is the Cradle of Liberty council! Liberty I suppose if you are straight and Christian only? Gay history showed there were some pretty important Gay folks helping get England off our neck during the revolution. Nobody counted Gays when bodies were needed during Viet Nam either. The hypocrisy is stunning.
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