posted on May, 26 2013 @ 10:42 AM
Having followed this issue for a long time, including being at ground zero when this started, the following can be stated:
This decision was the wrong one. Before you flame or boo me, please read the reasoning for such. Too many times we give in cause it is believed to
be the correct action. No one thinks that just maybe that the correct action is not to persue a course that would fundamentally change an
organization. The primary complaint is that a group, that has always been an organization, with has heavy religious overtones, has excluded those
that do not fit into that world or belief. And time and time again, the courts have upheld that it is a private organization, with the full right to
decide who it will and will not let in.
After all of these years, and all of the amount of money spent on trying to change an age old organization, the one question that has always been
present on my mind and yet no one who wanted this changed were willing to answer, or did such with disgust, is why could not they create a scouting
organization for those that the BSA excludes. Would it have been such a bad thing, to have 2 scouting organizations, after all there has been such
before, with a scouting organization for the boys and one for the girls. Would competition be such a bad thing, and let the public decide by funding
the organization that it finds to be idea for teaching their children?
This was a bad decision, with ramifications that will affect the organization for years to come. Support that it had, will soon dry up, people will
leave and take their children out of the organization.
So after all of this fight, forcing an age old organization to change its traditions and mold in the name of social justice, is it worth it? Probably