Reader comment on: The New York Times Discovers the Boy Scouts
Submitted by Keppler (United States), Aug 1, 2010 01:14
I had no idea that the circulation of the Times had anything to do with the membership of the BSA. Nice attempt at diversion, though. I was especially amused by your setting us straight about the Scouts' policy on gay membership, a position that sounds remarkably like the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy of the armed services, a policy nearing repeal. As I recall from my days as a Scout, Scout law is pretty clear about the need to be honest and truthful. Being less than open about ones sexuality would seem to fly in the face such moral tenets. So, whether the Scouts "bar" gay people, as the Times claims, or bars "openly gay" people, as you claim, the result is essentially the same: gay people are not welcome.
Disclosure: I, too, was an Eagle Scout, although I returned my Eagle Scout badge soon after the Supreme Court upheld the Scouts' right to freely engage in bigotry.
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