Just like teachers, church clergy and people of other authority. The situations are individual and can't be generalized.
I have no problems with gay people, it's not my thing but what you want to do is your business. So lets try this again:
If you are attracted to men, or are a female you don't go camping with young boys unless they are yours, or their parent is there.
If you are attracted to women, or you are a male don't go camping with young girls unless they are yours, or their parent is there.
If you are attracted to both you don't get to go camping with children unless they are yours, or their parent is there.
If you are attracted to children you don't get to go camping with children, and should be in prison.
So whatever scenario you wish to run past me, just use the above rules and you'll have your answer.
Last edited by JDShellnutt; January 30th, 2013 at 09:53 PM.
Obama says Boy Scouts should allow gay members, women should be allowed in combat roles
02-03-2013 05:36 PM CST |By NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press
WASHINGTON (Associated Press) --
President Barack Obama said Sunday that gays should be allowed in the Boy Scouts and women should be allowed in military combat roles, weighing in on two storied American institutions facing proposals to end long-held exclusions.
The president's comments in a pre-Super Bowl interview on CBS come ahead of this week's meeting of the Boy Scouts' national executive board. A proposal to open up the Scouts' membership to gays is expected to be discussed and possibly voted on at the gathering in Texas.
The Boy Scouts emphatically reaffirmed the no-gays policy just seven months ago, but announced last week they were considering changing the stance. Instead of mandatory exclusion of gays, the different religious and civic groups that sponsor Scout units would be able to decide for themselves how to address the issue _ either maintaining the exclusion or opening up their membership.
The White House said in a statement last August that Obama opposed the gay ban. Obama, like presidents for the last century, serves as honorary president of the group. The president's comment Sunday was his first since the group announced it was considering a policy change.
"My attitude is that gays and lesbians should have access and opportunity the same way everybody else does in every institution and walk of life," Obama said. "The Scouts are a great institution that are promoting young people and exposing them to opportunities and leadership that will serve people for the rest of their lives. And I think nobody should be barred from that."
Vote to Eliminate Ban on Gays in Boy Scouts Is on Agenda at Board Meeting
Girls joining the boy scouts now?“The proposed change is a good thing for scouting and a good thing for young men and women,” the committee’s chairman, A. J. Kreimer, said in an interview.
National Jewish chair on scouting?
There is no way I'd go on an overnight trip with my daughters and some of their friends in a situation like being discussed here without my wife . . . even then I'd try to get out of it.
Sounds as if the Scouts are putting this on hold for a bit. No word yet from the first gay Scoutmaster in Chief.
Mom saved damn near anything...from my old Handbook...1966......brainwashed and writing in code...
1963? I'm feeling younger all the time!
I screwed up...it is actually 1966...gotta edit that...I would have been 12...
Your harsh words make me sad.