From Sepp of www.Uncommon Sqalor.blogspot.com
I read an article yesterday...obviously written by a hard core liberal...who called the Boy scouts a "hate group". Thinking back, we hatemongers of troop 79 must have really been a bane to society. Courteous, kind, obedient, cheerfull, thrifty, brave, clean and, reverent...yeah, I can see where those values would piss off liberals since those values are the carbon negative of what liberalism is all about anymore. Maybe if we were all about drugs, porn, athiesm, laziness, excuses and, homosexuality we wouldn't seem so hateful.
I see this as pretty much a validation of the liberal credo where "everything that is good is bad and bad is good". I guess that any organization that has morality in its credo and family values would be deemed an imediate threat to the left.
I learned outdoor skills, community involvement, ecological responsibility, American Indian folklore, American folklore, respect for other cultures and, adults. This may shock even the most hard-core liberal out there...we learned diversity! Firsthand too! We met other scouts from all over the world who, although different from us culturaly and ethnicly, shared the same positive goals and attitudes...God forbid!When I look at rabies symptoms in animals, I can see the exact same symptoms in liberalism in some people.
posted by -Sepp at 12:18 AM on Apr 3, 2007
I appreciated this post because the scouts have been under attack for their stance on homosexuals in scouting--as well as their pledge of loyalty to God and country and requirement that scouts say it.
I don't think there are really gay scouts --or gay boys --before they actually get involved with gay acts--and even then, they may not be convinced this means they are gay. There ARE boys with poor self-image as males who crave attention from men they admire,sometimes lacking a close bond with or affirmation as males from their own fathers. If they are drawn into gay activities by an admired homosexual --which could be sexually stimulating--they MAy conclude they are gay.
There also may be boys with a feminine self-image --with effeminent mannerisms, because of over-identification with their mothers who may have treated them like girlfriends --in the absence of an involved father figure. This can be unconscious on the child's part --but peer rejection and ridicule enters in to confirm a gay self-image for such kids.
It's painful enough going through adolescence and it's not easy to feel "normal" and most don't --at the jr. high stage. Dobson called it the "canyon of inferiority"
Such kids don't need to ponder if they might be gay because they aren't fitting in. At such vulnerable ages, kids don't need a homosexual scoutmaster or even a predatory peer in their tent --anymore than the girls need a guy scoutmaster or any guy in THEIR tent. We usually wouldn't allow the latter; we shouldn't allow the former ---even if in both cases the scoutmaster or person of opposite sexual attraction is thought to be of good character.