Opinion

Boy Scouts following moral code

Let me try to make this as simple as possible. "Morals," in the


Webster's II New Riverside Dictionary, are defined as, "conduct, especially


sexual conduct, with regards to standards of right or wrong." My religion says


that homosexuality is wrong. I believe that homosexuality is wrong. Therefore,


in my opinion, homosexuals are not upholding the morals that I have


every right to believe in.


The Boy Scouts of America has been organized and has thrived for


90 years with ideals based on a moral code that agrees with my beliefs


and religion. I do not try to join any gay rights movements or organizations


and try to force them to change their beliefs to match mine. If you don't


subscribe to the moral beliefs of my religion, don't join it. However, you


have no rights at all to try to force me, or my religion, to change the moral


standards we have set up.


If you don't subscribe to the moral beliefs of the Boy Scouts of


America, don't join it. You may form your own group, and I wish you the best of


luck, but you are infringing on my beliefs and rights when you try to force


your beliefs on me, my religion or the Boy Scouts of America.



Dee Williamson


North Bend

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