Sleeping in Tents with Young Boys

A letter released in October by Focus on the Family Action titled “Letter from 2012 in Obama’s America” was printed in the current (January 2009) issue of Harper’s Magazine. There is much in the letter with which every sensible and good person should be angered, but I’ll focus on one little excerpt. Why is it, I wonder, that Christians can be so cruel, easily persuaded by propaganda and motivated by fear? I digress.

The Boy Scouts chose to disband rather than be forced to obey a Supreme Court decision that they would have to hire homosexual Scoutmasters and allow them to sleep in tents with young boys.

I loathe the Boy Scouts of America. The organization is a bastion of intolerance and bigotry. If I had earned my Eagle Scout I’d have returned it long ago. It would bring me great pleasure to see them disband. Again, I digress.

Do Christians suppose homosexuals are more likely to engage in acts of pedophilia than heterosexuals? Perhaps, the thinking goes, if one is sexually deviant there are, for that person, no moral boundaries. The logic is absurd! It’s almost as stupid as suggesting gay and lesbian couples are less fit to be parents than heterosexual parents.

Do mentally and sexually healthy heterosexual men degrade to abusive illegal misconduct when alone with young girls? No, they do not. Why, then, would homosexual men do so in the presence of young boys?

Homophobia needs to stop! It’s 2008, not 1928. We should have moved past this by now.

5 Comment

  1. This makes me angry. The bigotry and stupidity of these moralizers is absolutely despicable.

  2. Whine, whine, whine…I guess in your America there are no morals, no absolutes, no laws, no beliefs other than yours… You people are so funny. You whine, scream, and complaint about the Boy Scouts being bigots and intolerant, and, yet, your judgement of them makes you bigots and moralizers and intolerant. Talk about being intolerant…you are doing exactly what you are accusing the Boy Scouts of doing.

    Just because the members of the BSA set standards for their organization (standards that were set 100 years ago and haven’t changed) does not mean that they are bigots and intorerant. I am a Christian. I am tolerant of the Jewish and Muslim religions even though I don’t believe what they believe and won’t let them be ministers in my Church. This doesn’t make me a bigot. I encourage my Jewish and Muslim friends to embrace and practice their religion. I don’t try to force them to be like me…like you are doing with the BSA.

    “If I had earned my Eagle Scout I’d have returned it long ago.” Based upon your comments, I doubt that you have the character or disipline to ever have become an Eagle Scout. Just stay a part of the liberal elite and keep judging everything that doesn’t fit what you think.

  3. @Chip – Whining? Sorry, I don’t see it. The post was about homosexuals and pedophilia.

    standards that were set 100 years ago and haven’t changed

    Do you suppose if a standard is old that it is good?

    I don’t try to force them to be like me…like you are doing with the BSA.

    Huh? I’m not trying to do anything with the BSA. The post had almost nothing to do with the BSA.

    Based upon your comments, I doubt that you have the character or disipline to ever have become an Eagle Scout.

    Anything specific in my comments or are you simply engaging in an emotional rant because your opinions are devoid of rational basis?

    You whine, scream, and complaint about the Boy Scouts being bigots and intolerant, and, yet, your judgment of them makes you bigots and moralizers and intolerant.

    That’s retarded. If I oppose slavery does that make me a slave-owner? I don’t have to tolerate hate, cruelty and discrimination, do I? Your logic is absurd.

  4. Brent- I agree with your opinion, and see nothing bigoted about what you said. You are arguing on the side of tolerance and acceptance, and if that’s an elitist view in someone’s mind, I’d have to call them crazy.

  5. I absolutely agree with you… In fact studies show that straight men are more likely to molest children then gay men… Maybe they should ban straight guys from being troop leaders…. BTW…. prop h8te sucks!!!

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