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Boy Scouts need to be accepting

Posted: February 24, 2013 2:00 a.m.
Updated: February 24, 2013 2:00 a.m.

The Boy Scouts of America need to allow gays into their organization because that is the moral imperative, if you will, toward "a more perfect union."

Americans, indeed, should have the moral and legal right to love members of their own sex — without suffering discrimination — and the Boy Scouts are no exception to that rule.

For the average gay person, being gay is not a choice. Rather, most gays are born gay. Thus, we ought not deny them their entry into the Boy Scouts for something which is a biological fact of life.

Gays are not criminals — we no longer put them into prison cells. Instead, we realize that to deny gays into the Boy Scouts is to try and deny biology.

Without a doubt, the Boy Scouts of America — the Boy Scouts themselves as well as the Scout masters — need to follow the dictates of our nation’s history, that which says equality for all.

Yes, gays need to be accepted into the Boy Scouts because the morality of the day makes such a distinction. We — as a united nation — need also to make it law that any and all discrimination against gays be forbidden.

Besides, I submit that in any real sense there have always been gays in the Boy Scouts of America, they just have not come out of the closet.

Indeed, the Boys Scouts and Scout masters should not be allowed the practice of excluding gays from among their ranks. Our country should show the rest of the world that such discrimination will no longer exist here.



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