Discriminates against Scouts

I believe the board of directors of the United Way of Snohomish County exercises the worst kind of hypocrisy. They propose not to contribute money to any organization that discriminates against homosexual males, yet they discriminate against the Boy Scouts.

The Boy Scouts of America have for many years provided boys with a positive avenue for their energies. The Scouts survive on a solid base of values we would all do well to emulate. Some might call these values archaic. Are they archaic, or is it that they just aren’t politically correct? Perhaps the United Way would be less offended if scoutmasters were enjoying a good cigar and the intimate company of female acquaintances during troop campouts. The Boy Scouts extol a strong set of moral values. It is the job of scout leaders to teach our sons and to protect them. All homosexual men are certainly not child-molesting monsters. However a blanket policy of prohibiting the presence of homosexual male adults from access to young boys is an affirmative step toward protecting our sons. Apparently the United Way does not share the same moral values the Boy Scouts and I share.

Perhaps we could all take a lesson from the Boy Scout Oath:

“On my honor I will do my best,to do my duty to God and my country, and to obey the scout law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

I choose to donate my money to charitable organizations I believe in. I believe in the Boy Scouts of America.


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