The recent vote by the Boy Scouts of America to accept Gay scouts and reject Gay scout leaders is turning out to be a case of organizational suicide. Across our nation conservative churches, temples and religious organizations have begun the process of distancing themselves from the Boy Scouts. Suddenly scout troops and dens are left without places to meet and engage in scouting.
On the other side of the political spectrum, progressives who would have embraced scouting had the organization embraced total equity, have little or no interest in providing space for an organization that clearly believes that adult homosexuals are predatory and beyond redemption.
This is a classic example of how lacking a moral backbone and attempting to take the “middle road” in matters of social justice leads to organizational destruction. Had the scouts engaged the concept of equity in it’s totality, progressive organizations around the country would be welcoming scouts and their troops with open arms.
It is beyond comprehension to proclaim that Gay scouts are acceptable but Gay adults are not. For an organization that professes to teach principles, such moral ambiguity is self-destructive and hints at the demise of scouting, as we know it.
Today the Boy Scouts of America is paying for its’ lack of both courage and honor; facing its’ own self inflicted demise. Clearly this organization no longer possesses the authenticity and character to teach our nations youth to speak their truth, be compassionate, stand their ground, or act in an honorable way..
They are alone and they deserve it!