There’s been a lot of talk about the Boy Scouts of America and United Way lately. I guess United Way is disturbed by the standards BSA has, and will no longer support an organization they label as discriminatory. Hey, that’s their prerogative, but as someone who donated to United Way, I’d just like to offer a thought or two.
It’s OK to disagree; a person who thinks they can please all the people all the time is a fool. So even though you might disagree with some points of Boy Scout policy, they’re still an organization that teaches about: “On my honor”, “Duty to God and Country”, emergency preparedness, outdoor skills, dangers of substance and physical abuse, doing a good turn daily, first aid and a host of other good things. I think we should all give our strongest support to organizations like that. Why penalize them so severely on one political hot point when so much good can come from the program?
As a society, please, let’s not shoot ourselves in the foot. As for myself, I’ve halted all contributions to United Way, and transferred them to the Boy Scouts of America to help. Oh, and by the way, I don’t think children’s programs or schools are the place for a sexual debate. Let’s let our children grow up first. It seems the people causing these storms don’t really care about the children, they just want a pulpit from which to express their cause or creed.
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