I’m sure this will come as a huge shock to you, but it’s pretty easy to get elected as a county sheriff while being a complete moron. Case in point, Sheriff Ben Wolfinger of Kootenai County, Idaho, who says he’s dropping his agency’s sponsorship of a Boy Scout troop because the group is now “promoting” sodomy, which he mistakenly thinks is illegal.
The Kootenai County Sheriff said Friday that he is compelled to drop the department’s Boy Scouts of America charter because the organization is promoting a lifestyle that is against state law.
“It would be inappropriate for the sheriff’s office to sponsor an organization that is promoting a lifestyle that is in violation of state law,” Sheriff Ben Wolfinger said.
Sodomy is against the law in Idaho, he added.
Really, Mr. Wolfinger? Allowing gay teens to join the Boy Scouts is “promoting sodomy”? Seriously? If you investigate a crime committed against a gay person, would you also be promoting sodomy? If a business does not deny gay people the right to shop there, are they promoting sodomy? Not discriminating against gay people does not promote sodomy, you moron. And sodomy is not illegal in Idaho or anywhere else and hasn’t been for a decade. The Supreme Court struck down all such laws in 2003. As the chief law enforcement officer of the county, one would think you might know that.