Apparently, the Boy Scouts’ recent decision to remain only partially anti-gay makes them not anti-gay enough for anti-gay activist John Stemberger, so he started his own scouting organization for boys who don’t “openly flaunt sexuality.”We're gonna go out and start our own Boy Scouts! One with blackjack, and—wait, different thing. All right, so what's the new group about?
The splinter group, OnMyHonor.Net, said the new organization will offer an outdoors-oriented character-development program for boys similar to that of the Boy Scouts, while also focusing on “sexual purity” and adhering to “a standard statement of Christian values.” […]So this guy is forming a new group so he can take young boys out into the wilderness and they can all talk about sex and not having it. Yeah, I'm sure that one will have plenty of takers. But you'll be happy to know that this group formed to protest the Boy Scouts ending discrimination against gay kids won't itself discriminate against gay kids, which seems to defeat the entire supposed premise of having this splinter group at all but what do I know:
The rival group will be modeled on the American Heritage Girls, a Christian youth organization for girls, OnMyHonor.net said, and its name will be announced at a national convention set for September 6 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Gay youths will be allowed [to] join, but members can’t “openly flaunt sexuality,” said John Stemberger, founder of OnMyHonor.Net. “There is not going to be any acting out, nor is there going to be a witch-hunt,” said Stemberger. “We wouldn’t expect any flaunting, innuendo, gestures or speech,” he said, citing as examples advocating for gay rights or waving rainbow flags.Hear that, kids? Going into the woods and waving rainbow flags around is right out. Also, no innuendo. I remember being a Cub Scout and boy howdy, did the innuendo fly. And the gestures! So none of that, then.
I love America. I'd put our crackpots up against the crackpots of any other nation on earth. What's going to happen next, I abso-toot-ly promise you, is that a group of people in this splinter group are themselves going to splinter over this group's announcement that gay youths will be allowed in the splinter group, thus forming a new splinter group where gay kids will also be allowed but this time you won't be able to wave any flags, period. Lather, rinse, repeat.