And if they admited homosexual adults, I can guarantee you my son wouldn’t be anywhere near them.
“And if they admited homosexual adults, I can guarantee you my son wouldnt be anywhere near them.”
This is what I don’t understand. How do you explain why it’s OK to admit gay Scouts but then turn around and deny homosexual men the chance to serve as Scout leaders? Yet if the latter happened, many parents would be quite reluctant to let their sons go into scouting.
On a related point, would Mitt Romney favor letting male and female adolescent Scouts share the same tent overnight? Presumably not. So why would it be a good idea to let a straight and gay adolescent share the same tent overnight? The reality is that Scouting inevitably entails some intimacy of contact especially on overnight activities. Most straight Scouts aren’t going to be comfortable viewed by individuals who may have a sexual attraction to them whether it be undressing for bedtime in a tent or for swimming etc. I’m pretty sure there would be an uproar if equal rights advocates insisted that females be permitted to join Boy Scouts or vice versa. And the legitimate reason to deny females membership has nothing to do with their abilities, but everything to do with the undesirability of encouraging unwanted sexual contact even if it is only visual in nature.
That reason is equally applicable to gay Scouts. If someone wants to start Gay Scouts of America, all power to them. But that is a far different proposition than forcing heterosexual Scouts to be (literally) exposed to gay Scouts against their will.