We used to have bed-wetters, and mama's boys in our troop, and members of various religions (or none at all).
We didn't discriminate against them. Like the rest of us, they learned to become true Boy Scouts, or they quit.
There are many more children today that consider themselves 'gay', so it is an issue that has to be dealt with.
LET EM IN. SINK OR SWIM.
Gee, I thought I said that. You do know you have to stand up, don’t you?
The problem is they will demand the Scouts accommodate them.
I would have no problem if they were gay and fulfilled all the requirements, but experience has shown time and time again, once you allow gays in, they will fundamentally transform an organization and lower its’ standards.
>>LET EM IN. SINK OR SWIM.
Do you really believe that the gaystapo will settle for Sink or Swim? If you do not cater to the homosexuals’ every need, you will be called homophobic, a hater, a bully—and that’s just the boy that shares his tent! The adult leadership will be warned that anything that the gaystapo could misconstrue as unwelcoming to the homo child will end your career as a scout leader.
This isn’t about acceptance and equality. Never has been.
Eagle Scout is a good thing to have on a college app, but any parent who leaves their son in scouting after this passes is simply unfit.
Not so easy.
Once you accept gay youths, it’s not sink or swim.
More? Maybe. Many? Absolutely not.
Just because the media crow from the rooftops every time they find one doesn't mean there is an epidemic.
My college newspaper tried really hard to make it look like there were mass demonstrations all the time. Except when you happened by a few of these "events" to find the same three idiots actively participating in every one with normal college traffic included to make it look like a mass event.
Part of the left's power is convincing people like you there is even an issue to be considered.
How do "children" end up somehow declaring that they are "gay"? Did someone coach them or coerce them to declare themselves "gay"? How would an 8-14 yr old boy ever recognize that they are gay? Do they start committing sodomy as young minors and if so with whom? Or most likely there are homosexual pedophiles who sexually assult young boys and in the process coerce them to homosexual lifestyle?
I ask these questions, because I think that most stories of "children or early teens" who somehow declare themselves to be "gay" are in fact, coached & coerced to say that. I was in Boy Scouts for 6 years (as well as Cub Scouts) and in fact we all went nude swimming on Boy Scout swim night at the Univ of Wis-Stout swimming pool. The issue of "gay" was never and I mean never considered to be any issue or even recognition of gay. We had multiple overnight camp-outs with not even a hint of homosexual behavior. I think that stories of so-called "gay" children or early teens are in fact a bunch of lies being perpetuated by the adult gays & perverts to make it appear as if being a homo pervert is overwhelmingly widespread.
And from Romans 1:18-32, we know that homosexuality & lesbian lifestyle are unnatural and the lowest form of reprobate, devian behavior & outright rebellion against God.
First, form your own boy scouting group that allows homosexuals in. They have the right of Free Association, just as the Boy Scouts of America do.
Second, this is defacto admittance of homosexual leaders. If you allow a youth “homosexual” in, who then goes on to become an Eagle Scout, how do you deny him a leadership position or a position as a counselor when he’s 19?
The BSA just needs to say “no”, keep the existing policy in place and let the liberals make up their own group. Let them walk.