I guess the BSA is news in Utah but let's be honest that they are not a
barometer of what is happening in America these days when it comes to equal
rights for Gays. They are being dragged along due to declining membership,
dwindling corporate sponsorship and lack of public support. They're trying
to appease everyone with their latest proposal and ultimately satisfy no one. I
equate their latest offer to the civil rights movement in the 50's when
racist argued "seperate and the same is equal". The right policy to
have is that all men and boys are welcome no matter what their sexual
Allowing all boys to join Boy Scouts but to keep Scout leaders as normal is a
smart decision. All boys need help from their leaders. If they say they have
Same Sex Attraction then now the leader knows better how to help the young man.
It is not a genetic order so environment can help him and Scout leaders are on
the front lines to help. But keep the fox away from the hen house.
@ RockOn: What information do you possess that indicates it is not a genetic
disorder? Because no reputable source claims to have that information.And please define "normal."
@ Maudine: If we discount God and only rely on "Nature" to determine
what is normal, then how come the natural being requires non same sex
relationships for procreation. My suggestion is we do not rely on opinion and
wait until nature catches up before we allow gay anyone to join the "Boy
Scouts" Can anyone tell me if the "Girl Scouts" organization is
having the same issue about membership?
@slave --" If we discount God and only rely on "Nature"
to determine what is normal, then how come the natural being requires non same
sex relationships for procreation."Speaking of "natural"
-- homosexual activity has been noted in many non-human species. And remember
that, in ANY species, very few of the animals actually reproduce. It is not at
all unnatural for animals to not reproduce a single offspring during their
entire lifetimes."Can anyone tell me if the "Girl
Scouts" organization is having the same issue about membership?"The Girl Scouts does not discriminate against anyone based on sexual
orientation, in either their scouts or their leaders. And --wow! -- the world
has not come to an end.