THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — We should have known we were going to be played with. After all, just last Summer the Boy Scouts of America reaffirmed their policy of keeping gay people out of the organization. A sudden about face now can easily go back the other way. I one of the first things I learned in the scouts — the command “ABOUT FACE” — say it and the entire troop is facing the other direction. Say it again any they’re back where they started.
The scouts were to take up the gay members issue (and I’m assuming, this includes transgender members as well, right?) this week, but instead released a statement: “due to the complexity of this issue, the organization needs time for a more deliberate review of its membership policy . . .”
Making out like rocket scientists isn’t fooling anyone — the choices don’t come more black and white than this. Either you discriminate or you don’t. I don’t like being toyed around with — it’s bad enough being excluded in the first place. This behavior likely damages the scouts further — even if they quit the discrimination business now, the level of trust has declined further and no one will believe them when they say “AT EASE!”
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