Victims of intolerance

As a society, America has become a nation with the most equality in political, educational and economic opportunity. We have pioneered the ideas of the equality, religious tolerance, freedom of the press, freedom of speech and a system of government that inspired other nations’ constitutions. Yet, in this world of freedom and tolerance, Americans have become highly intolerant of intolerance. Extremists have flourished by claiming discrimination by private organizations that they believe promote inequality. Often, the extremists force the destruction of that organization or the voluntary self-destruction of an organization. Why? The extremists use the legal system and slippery language to win. If they don’t win, what do they do? They simply use that same slippery language to promote the economic destruction of that private organization. Now who is really promoting inequality and intolerance?

The Boy Scouts of America is a vital part of the American ideals, promoting not discrimination but equality, political involvement, service, conservation of the environment, cultural awareness, physical fitness and the ability to think for one’s self, as well as what the organization believes is moral.

Morality in its definition is not disputed in private schools, religions and many public institutions. For instance, does any adult question the reasonableness of the dress code and violence-intolerance of public schools? Of course not.

Now I ask you the obvious question. Why are we, as a society, attacking an organization that is a vital to American society and has done much to promote ideals that every American holds dear?

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