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  •  P.S. -- Importantly, while I got annoyed (2+ / 0-)
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    Eyesbright, irishwitch

    with these old people telling me I shouldn't play sports, it did not damage me: I had parents and friends and coaches and all the OTHER old people who thought we were cute saying, "Yes, you should play sports.  It's great that you play sports."

    Meanwhile, kids in the Boy Scouts are part of an organization that may teach important lessons, but also demands that kids (and adults) meet their exclusionary idea of what a Scout can be: no gays, no atheists.

    Society at large is still virulently homophobic, and many churches still preach a gospel of hate, not only for gays, but for anyone who questions their teachings.

    It's possible these kids have no one in their lives saying it's ok to be who they are.

    And the diarist would be one small voice saying it is.

    That's laudable.

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    by cai on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 05:17:54 PM PST

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