NY Times- The Boy Scouts of America on Monday ended its ban on openly gay adult leaders.
But the new policy allows church-sponsored units to choose local unit leaders who share their precepts, even if that means restricting such positions to heterosexual men.
Despite this compromise, the Mormon Church said it might leave the organization anyway. Its stance surprised many and raised questions about whether other conservative sponsors, including the Roman Catholic Church, might follow suit.
“The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is deeply troubled by today’s vote,” said a statement issued by the church moments after the Scouts announced the new policy. “When the leadership of the church resumes its regular schedule of meetings in August, the century-long association with scouting will need to be examined.”
Hmm, how I approach this one with sensitivity? I mean, I am all for homosexuals being able to participate in all facets of society. If they can get married, they can do anything, and they should be able to do anything. You want to be a gay boy scout? Have at it. In retrospect, during the small amount of time I spent in the boy scouts, I can say without question that 'ban' wasn't doing all that much anyway. If I could gather the 'troops' for a reunion I am thinking at least a third of them show up with parted hair, a fitted shirt, and their boyfriend.
That, however, is neither here nor there. I still think, with all due respect to openly homosexual males, that it's a much better idea to keep the gay adults phased out of the program. In fact, I am pretty sure the entire ban on homosexuals had WAY more to do with pedophilia anyway. I could be way off base, but I think the potential kiddie touchers were a much bigger issue then the adults that happened to enjoy cock in their free time. Now, I am a rational human being, so I know that there isn't the slightest of ties between pedophilia and homosexuality. You, most likely, know there are no ties between pedophilia and homosexuality. You know who doesn't know? The pedophiles that were phased out by the ban on homosexuality. They just read this article, jumped as high as they could and clicked their heels together in celebration. Of course this ruling has nothing with them, but I wouldn't want to be the one that had to convince them of that. They just left their tree house that overlooks the public park to sign up for their very own cluster of underage boys. They are back in the game. If anything this ruling includes them by omission. I know it should be something that goes without saying, but we aren't exactly talking about the most down-to-earth demographic of civilization here. It may not be politically correct to write in a pedophilia clause into a progressive new ruling celebrating the openness of society, but it just might save a child or two. I would imagine that's worth offending a couple of people in the process. Yes, child molestation is more of a mental disorder than a sexual preference, but do we honestly want to take that chance.
P.S. It might not seem like it, but I'm on your team gays. Teaching a group of young, stupid kids how to do outdoorsy shit sucks. My advice? Wait for a bunch of bored heterosexual fathers to teach them how to build a fire then adopt them when said heterosexual fathers inevitably disown them for their sexual preference. Win-win situation.