Excellent point. They should have already ~ its hard to argue that being a bigot is morally correct!!!
Scouts is a great program because of the moral values it is based on. Someone who doesn't share those values should start their own group instead of trying to change a group that already exists.
No one is making them change. The scouts are initiating this change of their own accord, as they should. My husband was an Eagle scout, but we would never let our sons join unless they became tolerant of all Americans.
Transparency is a dirty word at the Boy Scout’s HQ in Irving | The Scoop BlogQuote:
NBC News reported earlier this week that BSA leaders might rescind their ban and gay/lesbian adult volunteers and scouts. If leaders take that controversial step, the churches and other organizations that sponsor Cub Scout packs and Boy Scout troops could set their own membership policies on a local-option basis.
This would be an odd flip-flop given that the BSA just reaffirmed its anti-gay membership policy seven months ago after a two-year period of study. Why would the group’s leaders make an abrupt 180?
National BSA leaders — mostly high-powered businessmen who volunteer their time to scouting — are scheduled to meet next week in Irving, where the scouts maintain their national HQ.
But there is no guarantee they will rescind the ban on gay scouts and gay adult volunteers. In fact, there’s no guarantee that BSA’s leaders will even discuss the policy during three days of meetings planned next week at the organization’s national HQ in Irving.
BSA is a tax-exempt nonprofit company and is not subject to the laws that require governmental bodies to post their meeting agendas and then allow the public to observe the proceedings.
I don't see a need to change it. Your morals are your own. Mine are mine. I keep morally straight to mine every day.
I'm sorry, Bonita, but if the definition fits, then I'm not going to sugar-coat my sentiments. If someone doesn't want to be called a bigot, then they should treat all other human beings with respect. The Boy Scouts are prejudiced against and intolerant of gays, that means they are bigoted. Bigot is just much more concise.