This week the Boy Scouts earned an additional merit badge by lifting their ban on gay scouts.
There’s various discussions going on as to what exactly this means, since so many youth don’t figure out their sexuality until their late teens or twenties. Some from my generation didn’t figure it out until their 30′s.
The recent decision reinforces a theory I’ve had for years in regard to homosexuality: for the most part, conservative society is only concerned about adult men having sex together.
Over 20 years ago, the Girl Scouts across the board lifted their ban on gays. I haven’t researched stats on the Girl Scouts, but I suspect after 20 years if the organization was to collapse because of this, it would have happened by now.
But it never will. Society doesn’t get worked up by lesbians.
In fact, I think uptight straight guys find the idea of two women together kind of hot anyway. So in spite of the Larry Craig types who step away from giving a speech against gay rights to get little nookie in the men’s room, I don’t really don’t ever expect to hear many preachers or politicians complaining about gay women.
A few weeks ago the scouts tested the waters on dropping the ban on gay leaders. It seems conservative society is still obsessed with adult men having sex, and they quickly course corrected.
This week, a part of my theory seems to have been proven correct. This generation just doesn’t think homosexuality is an issue. For the most part, they seem to roll their eyes and wonder what the fuss is about, and why are these old people so obsessed with gay sex.
Thank you for doing the right thing Boy Scouts. The work you do fostering commitment, character, integrity, patriotism, community, responsibility; the list goes on, is a benefit to all boys.
Boys like Ricky who grow up to be an Eagle Scout and then figure out they’re gay.
Today’s Gay Agenda: Send a check to the local chapter of the Boy Scouts with a note of thanks.
disclaimer: I mean no disrespect my lesbian sisters. Just sharing an observation.