Heads Up: Wishful thinking
Staying on the right and just path, here’s a head up to a post by Sean Aqui at Donkelphant about the Boy Scouts.
Be careful what you ask for, because you might not like what you get.
Six years ago, the Supreme Court ruled — correctly — that a private organization like the Boy Scouts could not be forced to accept gays as either Scouts or leaders.
Since then, however, the Boy Scouts have learned a lesson about the other side of freedom of association: the rest of society can choose whether it wishes to associate with you. [emphasis in original]
This is a very interesting post. He manages to put a very personal face on what is a very sad issue.
I remember my mother basically foaming at the mouth whenever Scouting was mentioned. She considered the organisation to be just left of the Hilter Youth, an institution with similar roots by the way. I never found my mothers opinion to be justified. Scouts are what the local chapter and members make it. I knew enough of the local scouts to know they weren’t planning a right wing revolution or the immediate invasion of the Soviet Union. And I had to learn how to tie all those stupid knots by my self. Hummpf.
Anyway – sometimes, what is just turns out to also be right. But sometimes it’s just wishful thinking.
Hat Tip: Justin Gardner/The Moderate Voice