John Stemberger

John Stemberger is the mediocre Florida lawyer(of equally mediocre intellect) who attempted to spearhead continued discrimination on the part of the Boy Scouts of America. Stemberger not only lost the vote but he got his ass kicked.

It is abundantly clear that Mr. Stemberger has no interest in self-reflection or even analysis. According to a statement released this evening on his website:

The saddest part of today’s decision is what the organization is teaching our children and young people in the program.

The BSA is teaching our kids that when your values become unpopular, just change them.

The BSA is teaching our kids that when your convictions are challenged, just cave to peer pressure.

The BSA is teaching our kids that public opinion polls are more important than principles.

Today, the BSA is teaching our kids that you should not stand up for what is right instead you should stand up for what is popular.

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to “prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.”

No Mr. Stemberger, that is not at all the take-away. What the BSA is teaching children is that inclusiveness is one of the most important of all American values. The Scouts did not “cave to peer pressure.” What the vast majority of these folks did was to consider the values that they wanted to instill in their children. Furthermore, they are teaching kids to be kind and caring and they are teaching them to fix their mistakes.

Stemberger’s view of America seems to be predicated on the notion that we are a theocracy. Well, we are not a theocracy and that is something that he is just have to get used to. Meanwhile he is teaching his own children to discriminate. He is also consigning them to mediocre careers. What happens when the man or woman running the company that they work for is like me? What happens when they make idiotic statements, based on the nonsense that they hear at home, at an interview? How will Stemberger’s kids ever function as part of diverse workforce?

You can read the rest of Mr. Stemberger’s diatribe here.

Meanwhile, Stemberger’s kids are going to need deprogramming.

Enhanced by Zemanta

By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.