Big news yesterday in that the Boy Scouts of America may reverse its long policy of forbidding openly gay members and scout leaders:
The Boy Scouts of America is considering changing its longstanding policy against allowing openly gay members, according to a news release from the organization.
The organization, which has 2.7 million members, is "potentially discussing" doing away with its national policy after months of protest, including hundreds of angry Eagle Scouts renouncing their hard-earned awards and mailing back their red-white-and-blue medals.
Many parents of Scouts across America found the national policy excluding gays confusing -- and at odds with basic scouting ideals.
Which brings up a question I asked long ago concerning gays in the military -- and got no good direct answer except from perhaps one commenter who acquiesced and had to agree with me -- why is it permissible for a man whose sexual proclivity is other men to sleep in close quarters with young boys ... but it is not permissible for a man whose sexual preference is hetero to sleep in close quarters with ... young girls?
If you agree with one, but not the other, aren't you essentially saying that homosexuals can control themselves better than heterosexuals?
In the military, why should there exist separate sex barracks, then, if openly gay males and females can bunk in the same dorms as the sex to which they're attracted?Posted by Hube at January 29, 2013 03:12 PM | TrackBack