The Boy Scouts of America has officially decided to continue its policy of discrimination against LGBT scouts and troop leaders. And they’re offering a completely irrational excuse for doing so:
The Scouts’ chief executive, Bob Mazzuca, contended that most Scout families support the policy, which applies to both leaders and Scouts.
“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,” Mazzuca said. “We fully understand that no single policy will accommodate the many diverse views among our membership or society.”
Uh, what does that have to do with anything? How would allowing gay kids to be in the scouts deprive parents of their right to address the issue in whatever manner they like? The mere existence of gay people in proximity to one’s children is not a violation of anyone’s rights, for crying out loud.