Originally Posted by campzout
I am proud to be a Boy Scout Leader and have seen the Scouting Program over the course of many years help SO many boys become young men of GREAT character, strong morals, and are very compassionate and willing to help ANYONE in need. Why do you find this bad? Perhaps because you've never been in the program to see the REAL emphasis and purpose of what we do. Not ONE of our boys OR our Leaders would EVER treat anyone badly because of someone's race, religion, background, OR sexual preference. We teach compassion and caring for all. To me, it's the BEST program out there. And I'm proud to be a part of it.
to you it might be a great program, but it clearly does not teach compassion for all.
from their own documents:
The BSA policy is: “While the BSA does not proactively inquire about the sexual orientation of employees, volunteers, or members, we do not grant membership to individuals who are open or avowed homosexuals or who engage in behavior that would become a distraction to the mission of the BSA.”
this shows a compleate lack of compassion for the difernces between our fellow humans.
you leaders do in fact treat this people very differnt, the close the doors on them, and in that, they teach the boys who have joined that it is ok to shut out folks that are different from you. This is discriminatory segregation at it's core.
Originally Posted by beanma
This is an old thread. Not sure why we need to dig it back up. I think the issues were well covered the first couple of times around.
i think things like this come back up because new moms and dad have kids that become this age and for them it is not covered yet.
in this particular case it came back up because someone associated to the scouts clearly found it in a google search and registered to voice their opinion.
it is worthwhile to dig back up because the issue is still happening.
it is worthwhile for new moms to know that their case is not an isolated case.
it is worthwhile to dig back up to show that there are alternatives, i for one did not know of some of these other groups.
it is also a way good to help stand behind someone who is looking for the strength to change the status quo