|I think the one in back just winked at me.|
Apparently, the council has cited a recent study claiming 88 percent of parents of boy scouts agreed with their current policy, with references made to a 2000 Supreme Court decision upholding it's right to set membership criteria.
Of coerce,I don't disagree that the BSA has the right to decide. I disagree with the stance they have taken,l and wonder out loud how long it has been that they stopped exercising the "right" to allow black men and boys into the group.
"The Great Salt Lake Council opposes any change to the current membership policy without complete and open discussion and deliberation with professionals, volunteers, parents, chartered partners, and all other stakeholders of the organization," the council said in prepared remarks. "We reaffirm the mission of the BSA, which is ‘to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.' "
And, as we all know, there is no homosexual alive that can make an ethical choice, or a moral decision. Let me gag now.
The policy that has been proposed nationally would put an end to excluding openly homosexual boys or leaders and allow the local organizations to decide for themselves who to allow to join them, negating any national policy regarding sexual orientation. This would allow members and their parents to shop around and find a troop that fits their needs.
And now, it seems, the BSA will wait until May to decide. Still, let them know how you feel.