Now listen, if you have children, and you want to put them in a ‘nature’ organization with people who may be attracted to them sexually (whether homo or hetero or pedophile at root), then go ahead and form your own organization that puts predators and prey together in the same group. Real smart.
As for the rest of us, leave the scouts alone so that there is at least one organization left in the country that respects God and does what it can to protect children and raise them with love of God, love of Biblical teachings, love of country, love of individual responsibility, and love of family.
Look, I’m not someone who thinks that private organizations should be forced to admit people they don’t wish to admit. I’m very libertarian in that regard.
That having been said, I stand by my take that this story has little to do with homosexuals and everything to do with pedophiles. Whatever you think about homosexuality in general, the truth is that your average homosexual, if made a scout leader, is not going to molest anyone. Desires for people of the same sex and evil actions against underage persons are not the same thing.
Again, not trying to force the Boy Scouts to admit anyone they don’t want, just offering my take on this story.
“As for the rest of us, leave the scouts alone so that there is at least one organization left in the country that respects God and does what it can to protect children and raise them with love of God, love of Biblical teachings, love of country, love of individual responsibility, and love of family.”
Please show me one place where I said the scouts should allow homosexual scout leaders. In fact, in one posting I noted I felt the scouts have every right to exclude homosexuals based on their moral philosophy. The scouts have never argued they don’t allow homosexuals because they are afraid of molestation. They have always argued they excluded them based on their moral stand. I am arguing a point about facts not about what we’d like to believe about the issue of who molests children.
If you think excluding homosexuals from scouts stops molestation of boy scouts you need to take your blinders off. Any group that mixes boys and adult males is bound to attract men who have sexual predation in mind. Boy scouts do get molested by scout masters even with the rules against homosexuals. I two adult men who were molested by scout masters when they were in scouts, and in both cases the scout masters were married with children. Child molesters are all too often pillars of the community.