Everyone knows the Boy Scouts is a pretty homophobic organization, and one NY state senator is lobbying the governor to keep those stick-widdling, marshmallow roasting haters out of the governor’s mansion.
State Senator Thomas Duane of Manhattan was invited by the Twin Rivers Council of the Boy Scouts to join them at the Albany mansion. The group is planning a reception Thursday on character-building programs.
In a letter to Governor Pataki this week, Duane, who is openly gay, says the governor is sending a bad message by allowing “a discriminatory organization” to use state facilities.Pataki spokesman Kevin Quinn tells the Albany Times Union the governor won’t ban the Boy Scouts, calling them “an American institution.”
Actually, while we loathe discrimination of any kind, we do thing the Boy Scouts should be allowed to hold their little reception inside the mansion. We hear there are a few pink badge-wearing scouts who are just dying to get inside and do a little redecoration. The Interior Design merit badge is a hard one to come by and when given the opportunity, you gotta’ jump if you wanna’ go full Eagle Scout.