Today they decided to allow gay scouts.
Are scout leaders next?
if not, why is it okay for a gay kid to be a scout but not be able to be a troop leader once he's 18?
I'm so excited that they lifted the ban on gay members. Now, onto gay leaders. I think and hope that's next.
I think not having gay leaders sends a conflicting message to all scouts.
Mom to Elizabeth (5) and Corinne (3)
It doesn't make sense to me, either, but... it's baby steps. Hopefully they'll do the right thing soon & allow gay leaders, too. Gay boys need good, strong role models, too.
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The decision they made is better than nothing but still not good enough.
I'm thrilled. This is a HUGE win and a leap in the right direction. States are tripping over one another in their hurry to legalize gay marriage right now and now this.....its great.
Definitely nothing bad with forward motion...i like forward motion.
I think its just a sign that everything will keep moving in that direction and its definitely gaining a lot of momentum as of late.
I'm curious to know if those who are on the other side of the debate also feel that this shift towards acceptance is going to continue. Not meaning themselves individually, but in regards to our society, laws, policies etc and what they feel is the likelihood that these changes are fairly permanent.
It is the beginning of the end for the Boy Scouts. Most of the conservative members whose values the Scouts were built on will get out. Once that happens there will be no more opposition left for Gay Scout leaders and when that happens it will push even more people out. It wouldn't surprise me if they now change the Boy Scout oath and core values to match their new membership. I would be surprised if Boy Scout membership is 50% of what it is now within 5 years.
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