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  •  Then how do you suggest (1+ / 0-)
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    JamieG from Md

    getting the BSA's attention? Money talks. And if you met the current Chief Scout Executive (I have), you'd know how ideologically rigid the national leadership is.

    Yes, Scouting can be valuable, if you're a heterosexual (or closeted), believing (or dishonest about non-believing) youth. It was valuable for me. But there are other ways to develop leadership and socialization skills. I can't buy into the argument that we have to financially support the BSA because otherwise youth would have no way to develop their leadership skills. Baloney.

    Homosexuality is found in over 450 species. Homophobia is found in only one. Which one seems unnatural now?

    by Chrislove on Mon Apr 23, 2012 at 09:07:35 AM PDT

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    •  Well.... we have to agree to disagree... (0+ / 0-)

      My experience suggests no one in scouting cares if you are heterosexual or a hermaphrodite, a believer or a non-believer.  

      We have just had very, very different experiences.

      And frankly outside of sports I think there are very few opportunities for youth to learn leadership and socialization skills.  

      And I don't think it antithetical to support local scouting while protesting the national policies.

      But hey, I live in San Francisco...things are different here.

      •  Hermaphrodite? (1+ / 0-)
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        JamieG from Md

        I'm assuming that was a typo?

        And your experience sounds good, but it in no way indicates that "no one in Scouting cares." My own experience blows a giant hole in that theory. The national organization cares. Again, Google it. There are plenty of cases that back me up. I will not "agree to disagree," which would give legitimacy to your unsupported view.

        And again I ask (this is not a rhetorical question), how do you suggest we "protest" the national policies? By writing a letter?

        Homosexuality is found in over 450 species. Homophobia is found in only one. Which one seems unnatural now?

        by Chrislove on Mon Apr 23, 2012 at 10:57:47 AM PDT

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