I would like to respond to a Sept. 14 letter titled “Boy Scouts have
right to deny gays.”
The letter writer has decided to stop sending his money to United
Way because they have withdrawn their funding to the Boys Scouts
It is against United Way’s policies to support
any organization that discriminates in any way.
The Scouting Association of Great Britain _ the parent of the Boy
Scouts of America _ has no such policy. It was abolished a few years ago. They
believe everyone, regardless of religion, race or sexual orientation should
be granted equal opportunity to join.
The Boy Scouts discriminate against gay people on a moral
ground. This suggests that they believe straight people are more moral than
What if the Boy Scouts decided that they didn’t want
African-Americans, or Asian-Americans or Jewish people to join?
The only thing that really should matter is how good a human being
You can’t legislate that, no matter how you try.