Boy Scouts: ‘gay boys are equal’

The National Council of the Boy Scouts of America recently voted to include openly gay boys and young men, but not without scrutiny from some saying that this will result in an ‘injection of hypersexuality and gay activism into a youth organization.’ 

The top official of the conservative Florida Family Policy Council, John Stemberger told the New York Times,

‘Allowing openly gay scouts will mean the blunt injection of hypersexuality and gay activism into a youth organization.’

Stemberger has been vehemently encouraging activists to not give up against the measure that would allow gay boys to be Boy Scouts. 

The president of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), Wayne Perry, thinks quite differently on the matter.  

Perry recently wrote, in an op-ed, ‘At the BSA’s National Annual Meeting today, the 1,400 voting members of our National Council will vote on a proposed resolution that would end the restriction on gay youth membership. That’s the right decision for Boy Scouts.’

An article by The Atlantic scrutinizes the BSA’s intolerance on LGBT+ issues saying,

‘We can soon go back to appreciating the BSA simply as a time-honoured institution that teaches kids and young men about being good people in the real world . . . If anyone is concerned for the fate of the American boy or the moral landscape of the nation now, they can always look to how things have turned out for the American girl. Girl Scouts, which is supported more by corporations and foundations than religious organizations, has had progressive positions on LGBT issues for years.’

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