I agree. The big mistake was even taking the suggestion seriously in the first place, especially since they had actually, years ago, gotten a sort of judicial exemption from having to do this (back when the whole “gay” assault really got going, probably around the year 2000, IIRC).
Everybody knows that “considering” it means accepting it and the battle’s over. However, this means that the whole organization is finished. The Scouts won’t survive this.
Way to go, gays! Proud of yourselves now?
From the "Everything I learned about life, I Learned from "The Godfather" department":
It's like when Sonny insinuated that he would go for Sollozzo's deal, even when Vito was going to tell him "no". It shows there's a rift, and rifts can be exploited. Now the gays know all they need is one or two more board members to go there way, and they win.
Ernst & Young CEO James Turley and AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson, who are actively seeking to change the Boy Scouts long standing policy KNEW they were going to lose now so they punted.
The did not have the votes and rather than face defeat they tabled it in hopes of finding some BS managment style negotiating point.
Remember who these scumbags are. They are used to power negotiating and their egos always get their way.