After more than three-fifths of delegates to the Boy Scouts of America’s National Council voted Thursday to lift the organization’s ban on openly gay youth — a move that preserved the ban on LGBT adult leaders and volunteers — groups ranging from GLAAD to the LDS Church embraced the change. But several of the most anti-LGBT extremists expressed outrage, hate, and vitriol at even this half-measure:
Saddened the BSA bends to the whims of political correctness. governor.state.tx.us/news/press-rel…
— Rick Perry (@GovernorPerry) May 23, 2013
— Jim Bridenstine (@RepJBridenstine) May 23, 2013
I honestly have no problem with the Scouts deciding that way, but I honestly cannot see me now enrolling my son in the scouts as a result.
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) May 23, 2013
BSA now stands for Boy Sodomizers of America, because that’s what will happen. Mark my words.
— Bryan Fischer (@BryanJFischer) May 24, 2013
Boy Scouts’ Decision Another Casualty of Moral Compromise ow.ly/llppP
— Tony Perkins (@tperkins) May 24, 2013
Boy Scouts of America: Born February 8, 1910. Died, May 23, 2013 #RIP
— Matt Barber (@jmattbarber) May 24, 2013
I’d rather start my own group rather than bitch and moan about what a private group does and launch a suit to force them to comply.
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) May 23, 2013
Today’s vote teaches our kids that you should not stand up for what is right instead – stand up for what is popular onmyhonor.net/whats-next/
— OnMyHonor.Net (@OnMyHonorBSA) May 23, 2013
“Which other of our these values is not actually ‘timeless’?” -question 8-yr-old me would ask my Scout leader.
— Eric Teetsel (@EricTeetsel) May 24, 2013
— Peter LaBarbera (@PeterLaBarbera) May 23, 2013
The Scout law embraces the values of being “helpful, friendly, courteous, and kind.” It is a shame that those who claim Scouting has abandoned its moral code so blatantly violate its most important provisions.