One Million Moms Have The Boy Scout Rainbow Blues (With Special Guests: The Mormons!)

Boy Scouts

 

Monica Cole, head of Three Old Biddies and a Computer aka One Million Moms, is all verklempt  over the fact that the Boy Scouts of America have officially relaxed their rules against gay adult Scout Masters.

“As 1MM predicted, the Boy Scouts of America has dropped its ban on homosexual adult leaders. This means men who are attracted to males are now welcome on campouts in intimate proximity to boys. Last week, the BSA’s National Executive Board approved the new policy on a 45-12 vote. This follows a vote just two years ago to allow homosexual boys to join the ranks. The BSA has made its decision; now make yours by taking these immediate actions: 1. If you are in scouting, or have a son or grandson in scouting, show your convictions by resigning from the organization. Your dropped membership will send a strong message that your values are steadfast, faithful and unchangeable. 2. If your church charters a scouting unit, contact the pastor and scouting committee members. Urge the church to drop the charter based on the truth of God’s word and Christian values. 3. Find an alternative to the BSA. 1MM strongly recommends the Christian-based Trail Life USA program.”

Yes the “Christian-based Trail Life USA program”.  You know the one that uses Sieg Heil as a salute.

Meanwhile the Mormon Church whose LDS chapters comprise about 15% of the BSA’s total membership has it’s magic undies in a bundle and has issued a press release in which they threaten to end their relationship with the Boy Scouts over the end of the ban on openly gay leaders even though the BSA put in a religious exemption that would still allow religious sponsored troops to discriminate against gays.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is deeply troubled by today’s vote by the Boy Scouts of America National Executive Board. In spite of a request to delay the vote, it was scheduled at a time in July when members of the Church’s governing councils are out of their offices and do not meet. When the leadership of the Church resumes its regular schedule of meetings in August, the century-long association with Scouting will need to be examined. The Church has always welcomed all boys to its Scouting units regardless of sexual orientation. However, the admission of openly gay leaders is inconsistent with the doctrines of the Church and what have traditionally been the values of the Boy Scouts of America. As a global organization with members in 170 countries, the Church has long been evaluating the limitations that fully one-half of its youth face where Scouting is not available. Those worldwide needs combined with this vote by the BSA National Executive Board will be carefully reviewed by the leaders of the Church in the weeks ahead.

Quite a tantrum from a group that has just been given the go ahead to continue discrimination. And thats mostly because if they have to do it by themselves, alone, everyone will see. They can’t be satisfied unless discrimination is universal and they can hide among all the other bigots.

Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, writer, blogger and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Advocate, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, Raw Story, and The Huffington Post

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