Boy Scouts of America Uphold Ban on Gays Joining Scouts
The Boy Scouts' motto is "Be Prepared," right? Let's hope they were prepared for the backlash their latest announcement caused.
The Boy Scouts of America announced on Tuesday that they have re-affirmed their policy on banning gays from joining the Boy Scouts. And to no one's surprise, the politically correct "PC police" are not happy.
After a confidential two-year review, the Boy Scouts of America on Tuesday emphatically reaffirmed its policy of excluding gays, angering critics who hoped that relentless protest campaigns might lead to change.
The Scouts cited support from parents as a key reason for keeping the policy and expressed hope that the prolonged debate over it might now subside. Bitter reactions from gay-rights activists suggested that result was unlikely.
The Scouts' national spokesman, Deron Smith, told The Associated Press that an 11-member special committee, formed discreetly by top Scout leaders in 2010, came to the conclusion that the exclusion policy "is absolutely the best policy" for the 102-year-old organization.
Smith said the committee, comprised of professional scout executives and adult volunteers, was unanimous in its conclusion - preserving a long-standing policy that was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2000 and has remained controversial ever since.
Why is everyone getting so up in arms about every organization having to be politically correct and having to include everybody? Are the feminists going to get all upset now because the Boy Scouts won't admit girls? The fact is, the Boy Scouts are a private organization, and they have the right to allow or deny membership to whomever they please. And if they don't want to include gays in their organization, fine by me.
If you want to be a scout that badly, why not make your own scouting group exclusively for gays? Turnabout is fair play after all, right?