Friday, May 31

The BSA Inspires a Round of Ironic Hypocrisy

The Boy Scouts of America has decided to allow gays scouts until they are eighteen. But some members are unhappy with this attempt at inclusion. They feel it infringes on their beliefs so their kids must suffer.

". . .Aaron Butler, the leader of his 8-year-old son Evan’s Cub Scout Wolf den in Roseau, Minn., said he didn't explain to his eldest son exactly why they were walking away from an organization they loved so much, but he told NBC News that it was because of last week's controversial decision by the Boy Scouts of America to allow gay youth to participate.. ."

So the message of the deeply concerned father is: "ooh it's those awful homosexuals fault my son is unhappy. If they weren't so pushy about being, you know accepted, my son would properly learn the BSA value of equality for all. But I mean, if I can't understand it, how can a nine year old."

To which I reply: Contrary to the hysterical fear imagined here, homosexuals are not out to ruin everything. The members of the BSA who voted on this issue decided they didn't get a shit if a scout is gay or not. They have always been in the scouts, will continue to be in the scouts with zero reprecussions. Grow up.

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