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Sunday, May 19, 2013
The Morally Straight Boy Scouts of America ... Alan Caruba
The Morally Straight Boy Scouts of America
One of the
goals of Communism is to “Present Homosexuality, degeneracy, and promiscuity
as "normal, natural, and healthy".
It comes as no
surprise that, during a CBS interview in February, President Obama supported
having the Boy Scouts of America open its membership to gays and, presumably,
those who lead scout troops as well. “My attitude, the President said “is that
gays and lesbians should have access and opportunity the same way everybody
else does, in every institution and walk of life.” Spoken like a good Communist
hiding the true intent of debasing the cultural and moral life of America.
It is worth
revisiting the Scout Oath: On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God
and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to
keep myself physical strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.” The Scout
Law is “A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind,
obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.”
These are attitudes
and beliefs that have served generations of Scouts through life, inspiring them
to maintain values that we admire in anyone and which benefit society.
On May 23rd,
the BSA board of directors will vote on whether to change its policies to allow
openly homosexual scouts as members and/or gay scout leaders. A survey of its
members released in early May demonstrated that a majority support keeping the
current, longtime policy of exclusion in place, prohibiting homosexuals from
joining or leading the organization. Fully 61% favored keeping the current
policy while 34% opposed it.
There is a compelling
reason, beyond the cultural and moral issues involved. According to the Centers
for Disease Control “gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM)
represent approximately 2% of the population, yet are the population most
severely affected by HIV”, the virus that causes AIDS. “In 2010, MSM accounted
for 63% of all new HIV infections.”
The Boy Scouts are one
of the largest youth organizations in the nation with 2.7 million youth members
and more than a million adult volunteers. Since its founding in 1910 as part of
the international scouting movement, more than 110 million Americans have been
members of the BSA.
Its goals, as the
Scout Oath reveals, is to train young men in citizenship, to develop worthy
character traits, as well as self-reliance through participation in a wide
range of outdoor activities, educational programs, and, for older scouts, career-oriented
programs in partnership with community organizations. Cub Scouting is open to
boys ages 7 to 10½ years, Boy Scouting for boys ages 10½ to 18 and Venturing
for young men and women ages 14 through 21. It also offers Learning for Live
that provides in-school and career education. Units are led entirely by
The BSA holds a
Congressional charter under Title 36 of the United States Code making it among
a very small number of other patriotic and national organizations that are
similarly chartered. Among them are the Girl Scouts of America, the American
Legion, and the American Red Cross.
As attacks mounted
against the BSA, the Supreme Court in 2000 ruled in Boy Scouts of America v. Dale that it and all other private
organizations are constitutionally
protected under the First Amendment of freedom of association to set membership
standards. In 2004, the BSA issued a statement that “Boy Scouts of America
believes that homosexual conduct is inconsistent with the obligations of the
Scout Oath and Scout law to be morally straight and clean in thought, word and
The attacks on the
Boy Scouts of America represent the many efforts by progressives to undermine
the essential values of the nation and a review of Communist goals reveals the success
in part that they are having. Many Americans believe the nation is threatened
by moral decline and there is ample evidence to support that belief.
It is my hope that on
May 23rd, the BSA board of directors will reject the inclusion of
homosexuals as members and volunteer scout leaders. If it does not, many
parents will not permit their young male children to join, nor should they.
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