The Boy Scouts need to get a grip, just as does the American military. This institutionalized fear and marginalization of gay people only serves to weaken the organizations.
The Scouts have lost the Explorer program with the LA police department. Let's hope this is only the beginning of such losses until the Boy Scouts get a clue and change some policy.
There is a fair amount of good that can be found in Scouting, but not enough to tolerate regulated descrimination.
As for the military, the leaders appear to want to live and function in ignorance. Gay people may serve in the military as long as they do not bring up the subject. This is pure silliness.
I have little sympathy for either. They deserve what they receive for the pain they inflict. Perhaps one day both the Scouts and the branches of the military can mature and take their rightful places in American society.
And does it worry anyone but me that it's so easy to discuss the Scouts and the American military in essentially the same breath?
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