I am not homophobic but I would no more allow a son of mine to be a scout in the organization if it allowed homosexual members or scout masters than I would allow a daughter to be a member of the Boy Scouts.
There is too great a threat there. It’s just common sense to avoid this sort of temptation.
Do the Girl Scouts allow young heterosexual male scout leaders take the girls on outings alone?
Same difference with gay boy scout leaders with a bunch of young boys.
Back in the 90’s my church had these choir boys from out of town come sing at our church and then they stayed at the houses of church members.
This eskimo teen boy that spent the night at our house snuck into my younger brother’s room late that night to grope him in his sleep.
Much to his chagrin, I still give my brother a hard time about the incident.
Back in the 70’s our troop master’s nickname was “Homo Bill” we didn’t know if he really was gay, but we kept an eye on him just in case.
Back when I was a boy scout our troop leader was a fellow scout’s mom. All I can say about “desires” is that I was really interested in his sister. While the sister was not a member of the troop she did come to the meetings and take part in some of the activities.
The “Queering” of America is in progress...
The attack on morality... the assault on honesty..
It is easier to say than to do. None the less, to pass this test, the BSA must resist whatever is put against them, no matter the financial costs or negative public relations campaigns or legal action, they must not cave in.
To those in the BSA leadership, the oaths you take are supposed to mean something to you and you were given leadership at this time and place for a reason.
Yes indeed, this is a test for one and all. Look it up.
And while thinking it through, keep in mind the damage this issue issue and the few known catholic priests have done to others and to the catholic church's reputation.