Opinion

Boy Scouts have right to deny gays

An open letter to the United Way:


So you have decided to cut funding to the Boy Scouts of America


because of their gay policy. Please be advised that I have decided to cut


your funding. I am giving 100 percent of my former donation to your


organization directly to the Boy Scouts. I encourage all those who believe in


and support Scouting to do the same.


With all the problems our youth face today, such as drugs, gangs,


broken homes and a host of other problems, they need positive, moral


organizations to help them make it to adulthood. We need Scouting more


than ever. To hurt this program and the kids who depend on it over an issue


such as gay members shows how little your organization really cares about kids.


The Boy Scouts are a private organization and have the right to


expect that their members share their ideals and goals. I assume now the


politically correct crowd will also support other people wishing to join


organizations with views that conflict with theirs. I assume you will


support KKK members wishing to join black organizations, neo-nazis wishing


to join Jewish organizations, loggers and miners wishing to join


environmental organizations, NRA members wishing to join anti-gun groups and mink


farmers wishing to join animal-rights groups.



Gerod Wattier


Carnation

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