I agree with you to a point
While I don't agree with certain "lifestyles" and I am sorry, I will NEVER agree with them, I understand that they exist, and have a right to their beliefs/lifestyles. I belong to a Conservative Religious Organization (as I believe it was called) but that is MY lifestyle, why am I a bad person because my views don't agree with yours? Why is it that me saying I am Christian make me a "troll". I do love my neighbor. I would help anyone with anything I could, regardless of their lifestyle, etc. After all Jesus always loved the sinner, but didn't love the sin. I prescribe to that. As far as the boyscouts go, I have a son that will be entering Cubscouts this coming school year. I don't intend to tell him..."Now honey, the reason you are here is because gays aren't allowed". I am planning on telling him, "have a good time honey, enjoy the campouts, the crafts, knot tying, and the patriotism that boy scouts teaches." I was a girlscout. From Brownies (before Daisy's existed) through to adulthood. I never thought about the political stuff, as I was too busy camping and learning. I am very grateful to the experience. I intend to become a leader for my new daughter as soon as she is old enough. I don't really agree with the planned parenthood thing (there I go again with my conservative views, I am prolife) but I would not use that to withhold a a valuable experience from my daughter. Our children have to learn to deal with the world no matter where they go, we cannot protect them from everything. They can make up their own minds what is right for them, hence free agency to choose. I can only instill in them the values I believe, what they take from them is up to them.
Other than this, I suspect I am just like you mommies. I am involved with LLL (have been for 6 yrs and looking forward to conference!!!) I practice attachment parenting and the family bed. (which is difficult when you have a child that is a thimerasal child with bipolar and other horrible issues). I love each of you mommies. I respect your views and I respect your idealism. When I posted last night, I was in a hurry and after reading my post over, realize that it was rather defensive. I apologize for that. My only regret to you mommies and I confess it now, is that all my 3 boys are circ'd...of course I was misinformed, and would never choose it now. Well my youngest son was hypospadius so was born with a "natural" circumcision, that took 2 surgeries to correct.
Please forgive me for sounding less than I truly am. I hope to get to know you all and your various outlooks.
Renee-who also is a lactivist