posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 01:56 PM
My last post in this thread will be about CHOICE. Choice is what America is. Not allowing a gay person into a private organization is legal and
upholds our rights as people. That is choice. Directly harming another individual is NOT a choice. So until these private organizations directly hurt
or harm a gay person then they're within the law and I do not see why anybody is arguing about it.
This link lists some alternatives to the Boy Scouts of America private organization:
And if you want to argue that not allowing gays into BSA is hurting or harming the gays who tried to gain admission then you'll be busy for a long
time because there're a lot of people who don't gain admission to various private groups for various reasons. I've already given a couple examples in
this thread. The first was the NBA. There're so many african americans and most of hte players are tall. Isn't that discriminatory? Lets force them to
sign more short players and more caucasions and asians. The other example I gave was MENSA. It only admits members who have a specific benchmark IQ.
Is that not discriminatory? So shouldn't we force MENSA to allow people entrance into their organization irregardless of their IQ? Another example I
can think of is how chinese restaurants try to hire mostly asian employees to be the waiters and cashiers and so on. Shouldn't we force them to hire
more non-asians to be less discriminatory? And I'm certain I could list many more examples.
Again, the BSA is a private organization. NOBODY is forcing anyone to join them. Yes, they're a large (private) organization, but that's because
christianity is a large religion. Gays, by comparison, are a minority. Demanding that the BSA allow them admittance is compromising our constitutional
rights to create private enterprises and/or religions. Just because christianity is popular and this is why the BSA is so large does not mean it has
to now abandon its rights as written in the constitution.
I already gave a link of potential alternatives to BSA. Use your rights as free citizens to express yourself and stop trying to jam your beliefs or
attitudes or behaviors down others' throats.
Lastly, I have a gay brother. I love him very much. I do not disrespect him. I believe that homosexuality is natural and not a choice in most cases.
But I believe people have rights in this country, so long as they're not directly harming others. I do not think BSA is hurting homosexuals simply by
not signing them up. The BSA certainly is looking old and out of fashion, but it's not preventing free expression since there're alternatives and
nothing stops them from forming. If anything I get the sense that people are using this occasion as an excuse to attack christianity and its beliefs,
and more broadly, freedom and as a conduit to enforce their opinions onto others.
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