Oct 22, 2012

"Morally Straight," Badly Defined

Randy Bish, 10/21/12:
No one is saying so in public, of course, but we all know that one reason the BSA is still keeping gay men from serving is because of these sex scandals -- they assume, like so many other misled and stupid people, that there's some connection there.

Perhaps someone should point out that there's a vastly stronger link between the shaming secrecy of molestation and their old "don't ask, don't tell" response. Perhaps someone should continue on to say that honesty and responsibility are core Boy Scout virtues, and that out gay men can and do embody those virtues as well or better than anyone else.

(None of that has anything to do with Bish's cartoon, really. Apologies for the soapbox.)

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