Most sane people realize that the Boy Scouts’ decision to allow openly gay members is relatively inconsequential.
For an anti-gay hate group like American Family Association, it’s Armageddon. We comprise about 5% of the population and I suspect that most of the gay kids who are into Scouting are already Scouts. AFA’s problem is that these people don’t believe in sexual orientation.
Their problem is not so much that there will be gay Scouts as the fact that the Boy Scouts acknowledge that there are gay kids.
They presuppose that the gay is about sexual behavior. They might agree that some people “sometimes experience same-sex attractions” but they will insist that it is the result of some childhood trauma. They will also insist that “same-sex attraction” can be cured.
Not that there exists a whit of science to support these beliefs, they just approach things ass backwards. According to them, the Bible says that gay sex is an abomination. Therefore, there cannot possibly be any such thing as a gay person otherwise their God is not infallible and their Bible isn’t inerrant and that simply cannot be. These are the same people who have to believe that people rode on saddled dinosaurs.
In a post encouraging people to encourage their churches to drop their BSA charter they break out the slippery slope crackpottery:
Like you, we were extremely disappointed when we learned the BSA did the unimaginable and chose to allow openly homosexual boys to become Boy Scouts. The Scout motto is to be “morally straight.” This is neither moral or straight. Adult leaders are the ones who voted here. They let the boys down bigtime.
But the implications of this decision go much deeper. Because the BSA has opened the doors to “sexual preference,” it is simply a matter of time before those with a variety of unnatural behaviors apply for membership.
Already, the push is being made to allow homosexual leaders. Within 24 hours of the decision, activist groups were demanding the BSA expand its gay policy. They will be relentless until the BSA caves again. You can expect this will happen very soon.