Boy Scouts of America under attack by the Homosexual lobbySubmitted by Dixie-Paleocon on Wed, 07/18/2012 - 16:03
One of the hallmarks of a free society is the right of peaceful individuals to come together and freely associate. This is the main reason the Puritans left England. Under the Uniformity Act of 1559, it was illegal not to attend official Church of England services, with a fine of one shilling (£0.05; about £12 today) for each missed Sunday and holy day. Under the policy of this time, Puritan leaders Barrowe and Greenwood were executed for sedition in 1593. It was the repressive behavior of the Church of England in harassing, imprisoning, fining, and sometimes beating Puritans for simply peacefully meeting together that led to the Puritans' departure from England and eventual settlement in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
The right of free association whether it involves a religious, political, educational, intellectual, or social body includes the right of those freely assembling together to exclude anyone they do not want to associate with. If this right is denied by government, the right to free association is also denied through government coerced association.
"The Boy Scouts of America recently affirmed their policy of excluding openly homosexual boys and leaders. The official policy reads:
"While the B.S.A. does not proactively inquire about the sexual orientation of employees, volunteers or members, we do not grant membership to individuals who are open or avowed homosexuals or who engage in behavior that would become a distraction to the mission of the B.S.A."
Homosexual advocates have made their disgust with the policy clear, noting that the Girl Scouts and the Boys and Girls Club of America have already amended their policy to allow for openly homosexual membership.
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But when girls weren’t allowed into the Boy Scouts, do you know what they did? They made a similar organization just for girls. If it is so important for homosexual boys to go camping with their peers, perhaps they should just start the Gay Scouts of America. I’m sure their rolls would be overflowing with applicants. But this doesn’t really work, does it? The point is that homosexuals want to be “left-to-themselves-to-do-in-the-privacy-of-their-own-homes-what-doesn’t-hurt-anyone-else,” …except they can’t seem to extend that courtesy to anyone else."