The Boy Scouts of America are coming under fire by more than 275,000 people who signed an online petition calling for the organization to reverse its ban on gay leaders – and so far the Boy Scouts say they have no plans to change their policy.
Critical thinking says:
- It’s bigotry and hatred, plain and simple. It’s time for the Boy Scouts to grow up and recognize that homosexuality is neither a choice nor a disease, any more than being a heterosexual is.
- The Boy Scouts of America claim to be “one of the nation’s most prominent values-based organizations.” What kind of values are they teaching our kids if they are discriminating against gays?
- Would the average American allow a bully to beat up a little kid? No, but that’s exactly what the Boy Scouts are doing to homosexuals. It’s time America grew up and welcomed everyone into our culture as an equal and allowed people to live life on their own terms.
- In a country that claims to be a Christian nation, we have a funny way of demonstrating Christ-like behavior towards minorities. Educated Americans know that homosexuals are no better or worse than anyone else, and should be left alone to pursue their own version of the American dream.
This is the 21st Century and I predict that gay marriage will be legal across the country in the next ten years – forcing organizations like the Boy Scouts to get with the times and update their policies.
I look forward to your comments.