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  •  I certainly appreciate all the scouts did for you, (8+ / 0-)

    and your feeling about explaining to your son why you would not encourage him, but in the end will let him make his own decision. But I don't understand why you would lie and say you are gay if you aren't. It seems to me just as important to be an out straight supporter of gay people. It's a good reason in and of itself.

    •  I think they'll know it's a lie. (3+ / 0-)

      My wife and I still can't keep our hands off one another (okay, well, maybe she can, but that's not the parent that they're going to be worried about).

      I might not even actually go to the trouble of fibbing but just ask them point-blank if they would accept my help if I were gay.  In the part of the country where I am there aren't so many openly gay people.  In fact, we're considering making gay marriage unconstitutional next month.  It would do some of these people well to meet someone who doesn't think it's something to be ashamed of, even if that person isn't actually gay.

      Either way, they'll know why I'm not on board.  Even though, to be honest, almost nothing would make me happier than going on a camping trip with my boy the way my father used to do with me.  I guess we'll just have to do it outside the Boy Scouts for the time being.

      Ceterum censeo Factionem Republicanam esse delendam.

      by journeyman on Sun Apr 22, 2012 at 09:23:29 PM PDT

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