March 4, 2013 ·
By Michael H. Gora
A Scout is:
Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful,
Friendly, Courteous, Kind,
Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty,
Brave, Clean, Reverent.
By natural law, created by God, there is percentage of new boy babies born in the United States each year who will be homosexual.
Their natural and god-given homosexuality should under no circumstances in the United States of America be considered untrustworthy, or dis-loyal, or un-helpful, or un-friendly, or dis-courteous, or un-kind, or dis-obedient, or un-cheerful, or not-thrifty, or un-brave, or un-clean, or un-reverent.
Their natural condition should not be the basis for any discrimination, for any reason, by any organization or religion or any government or part of government in the United States.
The time has come for all people or all races, faiths, and gender to throw away the chains of prejudice that have bound us away from one another because of our ancestors, ancient or recent were afraid of the “others”, whoever they might be at any time in our occasionally benighted history.
As a Boy Scout in my youth, Troop 37 of York, Pennsylvania, I earned my Eagle Rank without a thought of any of my friends who might have been turned away for any racial or gender issue.
As an adult, observing the organization’s narrow minded, last bastion attitude, I passed over opportunities to contribute or otherwise support the Scouts, although I had learned so much by my scouting experience.
I was happy to see that the organizations was about to change its ways. But then I read that its leaders had forgotten many of the tenants in “Scout Law” by trumpeting to us all that their retreat from prejudice was but a Kabuki dance. Those in scouting who wanted to remain prejudiced and unenlightened would be allowed to retain their discrimination in the proposed “new” order.
Having put one toe in the Rubicon I suggest to the national leadership of the Boy Scouts of America pull out the stops, admit that the time had long since come to ban any and all discrimination among all boys and men associated with Scouting.
Michael H. Gora has been certified by the Board of Education and Specialization of The Florida Bar as a specialist in family and matrimonial law and is a partner in the law firm of Shapiro Blasi Wasserman & Gora PA in Boca Raton. He may be reached at 561-477-7800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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