I am a cub scouts mom and a new person to the realm of being a scout. I was never into scouting as a child. Girl Scout cookie sales just didn’t appeal to me.
Boy Scouts though has always sounded cool. Camping, canoeing, going on adventures!
If only I had been born a boy. I would have loved it and participated for endless years.
But I wasn’t.
So I couldn’t.
NOW though – I have boys! Two of my very own to do these adventures with all the time!
Let me tell you what a blessing being a scout has been! We’ve been camping, made lots of wonderful friends, and participate in some awesome charity work.
Do you want to know what has never come up – not once!?
I don’t care whose going home to whom and come to think of it I don’t think anyone else does either. Like most things in life we are there to broaden our children’s’ horizons, not to change ours.
I read this article (well parts of it), and I can’t help but be intolerant of some of the disgraceful bias presented by religious leaders of my own Christian Sect!
As an Ally I tend to think more progressive and hope for human rights for all. I am regularly befuddled by prejudice in people that I know and love.
I am a Christian and there is only one hard and fast rule “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you” (John 15:12)
Then again the Golden Rule is always appropriate.
“So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.” (Matthew 7:12)
Basically I think the Almighty would agree with my view-point in tolerance and humility before chastising a populace based on a personal preference or birth fact without regard for their humanity.
We are all humans. We are all part of the human experience.
Why is this even an issue? Why are people so bent on intolerance that they can’t see past their prejudice and sectism?
I hope the Scouts do drop their ban. I hope that Scout parents nationwide understand that teaching your child about bias and hate is against everything that the Scouts stand for.