by Jon Blevins
Most understand that the Boys Scouts of America are a private entity. Further, most understand that the Boy Scouts employ religion in its teachings. Thus, most understand that the Boy Scouts probably can keep homosexuals from its ranks.
The problem with the Boy Scouts is that it cannot create a rational argument why homosexuals should not be allowed to be troop leaders. For example, in defense of its overt bigotry, the Boy Scouts explained:
“Our focus is on delivering the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training. Our mission does not include teaching young people about sex or sexual orientation, and we do not believe it is Scouting’s role to introduce this topic in our youth development program.”
On some small level this makes sense. The Boy Scouts do not want to educate youth about sex. However, the wheels come off when you compare the argument why heterosexuals are allowed to be leaders:
“Heterosexuality does not conflict with Scouting’s policy and is not a reason for removal from the program. However, if a leader chose to make it a focus of his or her time with youth they could be removed from the program.”
Essentially, the Boy Scouts believe the heterosexuals are asexual. They interpret heterosexual as having no sexual connotation. However, homosexuals – just because they are homosexual – create an environment of overt sexuality. This highlights the bigotry and lack of education. Thus, a homosexual who is single, does not bring their partner to meetings, does not discuss sex and does not have “gay” tattooed on their forehead forces “introduction of [sex] in [the] youth development program.” Additionally, the fact that someone is homosexual assumes that the person “makes that a focus of his or her time with the youth.” The Boy Scouts still subscribe to the gay conspiracy.
It is disturbing that people still think this way. The Boy Scouts assume that you can just look at a person and determine their sexuality.
Fortunately, for those who support equality, the Boy Scouts are working against their own cause. What other heterosexual organization had a uniform with short shorts, a sash, trinkets, and merit badges (that must be sewn on)? Seriously, what is gayer than this? To add insult to injury, the organization encourages camping in the absence of females. Does anyone see chicks in this list?