Under pressure over its longstanding ban on gays, the Boys Scouts of America is proposing to lift the ban for youth members but continue to exclude gays as adult leaders.That will be a plus (I hope) for the gay boy scouts who are allowed in, though one wonders how they'll be treated by the bigoted staff and whether they'll be awarded badges like the
And when these gay scouts grow up and decide to share what they've learned by becoming adult scout leaders, I assume they'll be shown the door -- in a loving, godly way, of course.
The Boy Scouts of America, like the Vatican, is determined to remain confused by sexuality. It's just too hard for them to understand.
BTW, the story hints at the responses the BSA received after sending out their dreadful survey. (I wrote about the survey when they announced that they were sending it out to members.) The questions were designed to elicit a negative response to gay scouts and leaders. However, it seems the BSA was surprised by the opposite response. In other words, everyone accurately sees them as bigots.
This decision only confirms the BSA's bigotry. It's a half-assed gesture that tells the world they've learned nothing during their self-imposed and very public period of introspection.