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BSA Gives in to Leftrifigal Force

The news is out that the Boy Scouts of America, to this point one of the few outfits in these United States of Left to maintain a sensible and principled position on gays and young people, is considering dropping its prohibition against gay scouts and gay scout leaders. Terrific. “Be prepared” may soon have an entire new dimension.  

How long before, at the camp-fire of a future BSA outing, we will we hear, “Don’t bother Steve and Bill in their tent. They’re working on their safe sex merit badge”? And how long before a randy, straight Boy Scout, rumbling with the first urgings of puberty, asks to be billeted with the Girl Scouts over the weekend? And if BSA officials decide to enlist gays, how can they say no to this enterprising lad?

BSA has been under tremendous pressure over the past few years to get with it and throw gay and straight scouts and scoutmasters together, and not worry about the results. The organization has apparently finally given in to leftrifugal force, which, in our post-everything Western world, drives everything that is not welded to the ground to the left.

Larry Thornberry
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Larry Thornberry is a writer in Tampa.
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