I was out years ago. I loved that organization growing up and it gave me a lot of great memories and growth opportunities when my father was not always around in his efforts to support our family.
BUT, to have some pedo, boy-loving freak (hopefully from some other non-LDS troop, let alone one who slipped thru the cracks......) in the same place where my kid is sleeping?? NO THANKS....
To have anything that once purported to be a female who then is masquerading around as a male - around my kids (in any form). NO THANKS!! And if this crapola made it into the public schools, I would pull my kids out, live in a tent and be homeless so I could homeschool them.
Please do NOT lecture me about charity - because I have a counter-argument about raw perversity. These types need psychological help - not the surgical knife..... I care not what any official position is..... They also need to reside in the fringes of society where they belong - not paraded around in front of everybody as some kind of "hero". As I used to rant about my "not-so-great-example" MIL, "Kids need a solid example of how to be - not more confusion about their basic value set.".
I have no problem with weakness - including many of my own. My kids call me out on my language - and they are justified in doing so. My response to them is not some form of self-justification, but a condemnation of my own words/actions and a commitment to try and do better in an area where I clearly am not showing positive role modeling and leadership.
So, I have no problem with people who struggle with sexual identity because mom had too much soy when Johnny was in the womb and he got pruned when he popped out.... I have EVERY problem with them trying to twist what is good, right and holy into a perverse freak show. There is no precedent for a good outcome for this course the media and wHollyweird and the liberal freaks are taking us down. The only past precedent for this garbage was copious amounts of water. This time, it will be fire. And I welcome it - even if I end up getting singed..... Better dead than red (of embarrassment for the society I am forced to be part of.....).
This stuff needs to be marginalized - NOT main-streamed. BUTT, most politicians are part of that age-old society that "knew every man his brother" and the AIDS thing has reduced their numbers (not enough) significantly - so they are on the prowl for more confused recruits.....
Palm in face on those who are pushing this agenda. Not for me - nor mine.
If ever extended a call to again work with the BSA in any capacity, I will actually decline. "Too much BS in the BSA for my tastes......" With all due deference to President Monson who loved the BSA - it's shelf life is WAY past due..... I have a feeling we will see huge changes in this area under the new leadership. And it cannot happen soon enough.
I am sick of this stuff being foisted on me and mine.
Here is what got me spun up:
The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is changing its name for the first time in its 108-year history.
The scouting organization, originally designed for boys ages 11-17, will be called “Scouts: BSA” starting in February, The Associated Press reported.
The move to a gender-neutral name arrives on the heels of the organization’s decision to accept female members next year.
Girls already started enrolling as Cub Scouts this year and more than 3,000 have reportedly joined so far.
BSA Chief Scout Executive Mike Surbaugh said the association considered many other “incredibly fun” names before settling on a decision, according to the AP.
“We wanted to land on something that evokes the past but also conveys the inclusive nature of the program going forward,” Surbaugh said.
“We’re trying to find the right way to say we’re here for both young men and young women.