Boy Scouts in Houston, Texas voted this week to maintain the policies of the Scouts that bar openly gay youth who seek to participate.
Am I the only one who thinks telling them that there are gays who aren’t open about their sexuality? That they should fear stealth homosexuals? This way no boy can be part of the Boy Scouts lest they be secretly gay.
The Board of Directors of the Sam Houston Area Council voted to support the current membership policy of the Boy Scouts of America.
This policy in particular “does not proactively inquire about the sexual orientation of employees, volunteers, or members, but does not grant membership to individuals who are open or avowed homosexuals or who engage in behavior that would become a distraction to the mission of the BSA,”.
What mission does the Boy Scouts of America have where Gay People would be a distraction? I fail to see how the homosexuality of a boy scout would affect his ability to pitch a tent or fish or row a kayak. Does the BSA have a different set of goals to the Scouts of the world?
This follows a vote after a survey where parents, leaders, partners and financial partners voted by an astonishing 75% majority that they should ban openly gay members. If that’s the case then SHAME ON THESE PEOPLE. This is indicative of the level of homophobia and hate that is within the Houston area. What a group of fucking bigots. I mean seriously? What? Are gay children going to make out awkardly with each other?
The Scouts should not be about religion or sex. And the BSA’s insistence on doing JUST that is just dishonest and stupid. It makes for a sadder world where children in the USA cannot learn the things that I learned as a kid and benefit from what I benefited from.
Instead I am inundated with stories of prayer meetings that would have had me leave awkwardly and gay bashing. I am all for the banning of the BSA by the International Scouts as an entity. We cannot have them denigrate the name of the scouts through bigoted behaviour and exclusionary activities.
Nationwide, the BSA’s own official “Voice of the Scout” survey shows respondents support the current ban on openly homosexual members and leaders, 61 percent to 34 percent. Additionally, 72 percent of chartered organizations and 61 percent of Boy Scout parents support the current policy.
Then again? That shows the level of the fight facing people. The level of bigotry where the most important thing about a person is not the skills they have or what they bring to the job but whether or not they are attracted to men.
The person’s sexual preference for a gender has nothing to do with what they work as. This is purely discrimination against the GLBT and it’s roots are purely based in the level of homophobia brought about Christian bigotry against the GLBT.
It makes me ashamed to have been a scout. I am all for the creation of a secular scouting organisation to move away from the toxic nature of the BSA and provide parents with a proper alternative organisation that doesn’t try to insert Bibles into Children.