The anti-gay bigots are predictably freaking out over the possibility that the Boy Scouts of America may change their policy and allow local groups that sponsor the troops decide whether to let gays serve as scouts and leaders. The Family Research Council offered this weird statement:
For decades, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) have heroically withstood attacks from homosexual activists. Now, officials from the organization have indicated that this may be about to change. The BSA says that it is “discussing potentially removing the national membership restriction regarding sexual orientation.”
“Be prepared.” The motto of the venerable organization that has helped develop countless boys into men, preparedness is not only an aspiration, but a descriptor. Thus far they’ve been prepared to withstand the constant bullying by those who work to bring down all that the millions of dedicated Scouts and Scout leaders stand for.
A departure from their long-held policies would be devastating to an organization that has prided itself on the development of character in boys. In fact, according to a recent Gallup survey, only 42 percent of Americans support changing the policy to allow homosexual scout leaders.
As the BSA board meets next week, it is crucial that they hear from those who stand with them and their current policy regarding homosexuality. Please call the Boy Scouts of America at 972-580-2000 and tell them that you want to see the organization stand firm in its moral values and respect the right of parents to discuss these sexual topics with their children.
Hmmm. Allowing gays to join and lead scout troops somehow violates the “right of parents to discuss these sexual topics with their children”? I’ll take non-sequiturs for $1000, Alex. The Worldnutdaily followed suit:
Considering that the United States Supreme Court has already sided with the Boy Scouts on this issue, and that a recent Gallup Poll shows most Americans side with the Scouts’ current policy, and that just six months ago BSA national spokesman Deron Smith affirmed the organization’s moral policy excluding homosexuals “is absolutely the best policy for the Boy Scouts,” this current development illustrates – if nothing else – the brutal effectiveness of the relentless intimidation and economic pressure brought to bear on the Boy Scouts by gay rights activists and cultural extremists.
Notice something these two things have in common? When equality advocates urge the Boy Scouts to stop discriminating, that’s “bullying” and “intimidation.” But when bigots do the same thing, that’s perfectly fine. We persuade, they bully and intimidate.