I was a Boy Scout. We had a gay scout in our patrol – no one cared. We had a gay scout leader (Duh! He was a fashion designer!) – no one cared. And now, in the wake of this willful blindness and refusal to serve all equally, I can no longer support an organization that provided so many great opportunities and wonderful memories (and could still if they would stop being stupid fucking bigots).
“The vast majority of the parents of youth we serve value their right to address issues of same-sex orientation within their family, with spiritual advisers, and at the appropriate time and in the right setting.”
No one is asking them to address the issue of same-sex anything. They’re being asked to stop discriminating against people. And by enshrining bigotry as policy, they ARE addressing it – just in the most ugly manner possible.