And passionate arguments on both sides.
60% of the supporters are churches.
61% of the National council voted to accept gay scouts but NOT gay scout leaders.
That's an interesting codicil - it "tacitly" profiles gay leaders as potentially dangerous.
So has Scouting gone soft? Or have the Churches that support Scouting gone soft on gays?
Scouting is big for those between the ages of 5 and 11.
Then it tapers off in popularity. It is rare to see scouts aged 15 to 18 anymore. I would have to assume that its this age group 15 to 18 years of age that we are concerned about. They are knowledgeable at that age of what being gay is, and means - yet they are the vast MINORITY of scouts.
Are we worried that perhaps some of them will actually "come out" at that age? Is it that we don't "want to know" if our sons are gay? Is that the real reason for the uproar?
It is a conundrum for sure. A church is supposed to be forgiving - even for blatant sinners - yet we harbor lasting hatred and disgust for homosexuals.
This was a very curious vote........
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