Monday, February 4, 2013

Vote to Eliminate Ban on Gays in Boy Scouts Is on Agenda at Board Meeting

The New York Times reported--IRVING, Tex. — A proposed shift by the Boy Scouts of America   to drop its national ban on gay leaders and scouts, and allow local scout units to decide for themselves, was the center of attention as the organization’s national board gathered here on Monday for a three-day meeting and a vote on the issue.

But the undercurrents of the debate — a drop in participation in the Scouts over the last decade and a deep division between conservative and liberal church groups over the proposal — are raising the stakes even higher for the vote as a kind of proxy on the question of how scouting stays relevant in a changing social climate, Scout volunteers involved in the discussions said….

Food for thoughts:  As more and more children are identifying with their sexual orientation at a younger age, (which could have something to do with the growth hormones consumed from our food) I support lifting any and all bans that suppress a child’s identity. Children need to be taught who they really are, not kept in the closet!

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