The Boy Scouts of America have reaffirmed their policy excluding gays from the Boy Scouts for the reason that parents should have the right to decide where and when to address the issue of homosexuality. “The vast majority of the parents of youth we serve value their right to address issues of same-sex orientation within their family, with spiritual advisers and at the appropriate time and in the right setting,” Bob Mazzuca, chief executive of the Boy Scouts, explained. “We fully understand that no single policy will accommodate the many diverse views among our membership or society.”
The Boy Scouts have been under attack for years by groups including the Human Rights Campaign – the largest U.S. pro-gay agenda organization in the country. “They’ve chosen to teach division and intolerance,” said Chad Griffin, its president.
Of course, now these groups are looking to push secondary boycotts against those groups that associate with the Boy Scouts – even though there is no doubt that the Boy Scouts do tremendous charitable work, and help teach many young men traditional values. What the Boy Scouts choose to do with their membership is really nobody’s business – and the fact that even an organization for young boys is supposed to become a platform for the radical gay agenda is unfortunate.