It seems the past years there are fewer and fewer things in life that are ‘firsts’ any more and even fewer things that all-out surprise me.
This story would most definitely be one of them.
Ricky is an Eagle Scout. He was one of the Eagle Scouts who seriously considered returning his designation because of the Scouts very vocal anti-gay stance these past years.
I did my best to convince him otherwise, and I think part of what may have made him change his mind was that when he began his time with the Scouts, he had no idea he was gay. It was only much later in life he figured out that part.
The lessons of commitment, integrity, honor and respect are valuable to every young man and woman; whether or not they turn out to be gay.
Of course there’s going to cries of outrage from the pedophilia crowd, and the homos trying to convert little boys crowd, and the general hate mongers with a Bible in their hand. And probably even the ‘what next? are we going to allow people to marry their goat!’ crowd.
Today’s Gay Agenda: Nice job Scouts. I’m glad to see the message of character and integrity has not been lost on your senior leadership.