Protecting Children is the Goal

boy_scouts_genericThere is something hyper-hypocritical about those who rant about the sexual abuses of bad priests in the Catholic Church and the predatory teachers in the LAUSD, but who now rush to criticize the Boy Scouts of America’s common sense standards to protect Scouts and preserve the association’s proud heritage.

The BSA’s unstated concern is how to protect adolescent boys (and younger) from abuse by sexual predators. Their policies reflect a well-founded, public perception that men who have a sexual attraction to other males should not be allowed access to young boys in private settings, such as Scouting’s overnight camping trips.

Boy Scouts of America and the concerned parents of Scouts are not discriminating against homosexuals because they are “haters” but because they are “lovers”—of their sons, who they want to live as “morally straight” Scouts and to grow up to live long, natural, healthy lives.

About Along The Way with Gary Curtis

Gary Curtis served for 27 years, as part of the pastoral staff of The Church on The Way, the First Foursquare Church of Van Nuys, California. In October 2015, Gary retired from leadership of the church’s not-for-profit media outreach, Life On The Way Communications, Inc. He continues to blog at Gary and his wife, Alisa, live in southern California. They have two married daughters and five grandchildren.
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