I am proud of the organization, and thank them for stepping, half-way, out of the closet they, themselves, created. However, their bigotry still remains status quo. They were not quite ready to pull the trigger on permitting LGBTi adults from assuming, maintaining, or resuming, leadership roles.
What message does this, incomplete, equality send to the youth. "Fine! You're gay, and we've been FORCED to let you in, but you're really NOT good enough! We're not letting any grown up queers in this group (though they've been part of the fabric for eons)! Speaking of eons, The Scouts thought there weren't any gays in their ranks, because of their, historical, stringent opposition. Just like in pro sports... wherein a GAY PLAYER INVENTED the "High Five"--- IN THE SEVENTIES!.
They've already infuriated the dyed-in-the-wool segment of their membership and sponsors, so why not finish the job?
Is it possible to re-infuriate the infuriated? Can they get "infuriated-er"?
Not Quite There Yet
That is absurd! IT TEACHES BIGOTRY, misinformation, prejudice, and inequality on it's paranoid, scared little FACE!
They're sooooooooo concerned about paedophilia, but ignore the fact that the issue is PAEDOPHILIA (!!!!!) the disorder! NOT homosexuality. All Paedophiles are, most assuredly, PAEDOPHILES--- gay or straight!
NOT all homosexuals are PAEDOPHILES--- as a matter of course!
I ABSOLUTELY COMMEND the BSA for "SCOUTING UP"! and seeking equality, some would say at great peril to the organization! That is unfair to them. They are evolving to thrive in today's society! NOT in one belonging to zealots and paranoid, dogmatic relics. They did what was just, and correct. I WISH they sold BOY SCOUT COOKIES!!!!!!!!! I'd buy every one they made, to show support for their courage and (partial) vision and comprehension of "equality"! Good JOB!!!! Truly!
I'm just not much for POPCORN!
But they didn't go the distance. This makes me sad for the scouts with no one to turn to who can relate to and lead them through the challenges.
How on EARTH can a heterosexual, alpha male possibly comprehend and empathise with the struggles of a young, gay boy?
As the idiom states:
"Almost only counts in Horseshoes, and Hand Grenades!"
#idiocracy #soooooclose #almost