The Boy Scouts of America is temporizing on its vow to be more
open and accepting, including "gays". I can understand that sexual
orientation might be important to those in their late teens, and
adults. Most Boy Scouts, however, are young children and have
no business being concerned about sexual matters, gay OR
straight. Aren't they supposed to be learning skills for
maneuvering around in the Great Outdoors? There is entirely
too much talk about sex and the scouts.
An impassioned aside:
Why is it anyone's business what someone's sexual preference is?
Allowing gays their full rights, including marriage, affects no one
but the couple and their immediate families. The financial angle,
absent here, is therefore a non-issue. There are no gay gangs
out in mobs gone wild recruiting more to their ranks. So, hey,
to those who don't like the idea/practice of same sex partners
--don't do it. Just mind your own darned business.
There are other disgusting ways our children are being sexualized,
to their detriment. I've seen clothing catalogs with 7-8 year old
girls in obviously sexy poses, butt and face forward, looking
enticingly at the viewer over their shoulders. I'm a latina, and
have often been dismayed at the attire all too many very young
Hispanic girls wear.
This all comes down to adults. Stop sexualizing our children,
straight, gay or otherwise. Don't you have anything better to do?