Saturday, May 25, 2013
Confusing the Children
The Boy Scouts are silly. Homosexual children. The Boy Scouts of America has decided to allow gay children to join, thereby showing children that not only will we accept you for "who you are", but we encourage you and will facilitate your choices. Homosexual children. How ridiculous does that sound? By displaying their "tolerance" they are telling kids its ok. That it's ok to be homosexual. Well let me tell you, it is not ok to be gay. Are they so afraid of the backlash from homosexuality advocates that they are willing to compromise their values for it? I don't want to sound so angry, but the truth is there isn't going to be any tolerance and grace from adolescents. Imagine if you will, a group of 5 boys in a tent camping in the woods. One of the boys decides this is a good time to announce his particular lifestyle choice. Do you really think that what is going to follow is a nice insightful discussion on the differences between heterosexual and homosexual children? Uh uh. I remember being twelve and I can tell you that is not what's happening jack. At twelve years old these children don't understand bigotry, tolerance, and hate. They don't know that they are ignorant to so many things in life. Sadly, it doesn't change much the older you get unless you have a propensity for learning and growing and open-mindedness is one of your stronger characteristics. No, more likely what is going to happen is a constant and ferocious berage of insults and beratement. Something he will have to live with and grow with because if he stays the same course he will need to get used to that kind of treatment. As a society, we are not so tolerant as we'd like to think we are. We are carnal, instinctive people. And if we know that someone is different than us, our first instinct isn't to ask them questions about why they are the way they are, but to go on the offensive. Seems almost cruel doesn't it? Luring a child into a group by telling them they are accepted, then pitting them with others who are not like them. It sounds like a ruthless science experiment. Lets put this different thing in a group of things that are all alike and see what happens. My main point here is that the Boy Scouts are now telling our youths that it is ok to be gay and I have said and will say again, it is not. I don't condemn it, but I don't condone it. It's wrong and it's sending a bad message.