Friday, June 7, 2013

Homophobia is learned and so is stupidity.

Via Vice Magazine;
The incident: The Boy Scouts decided to start letting gay kids be scouts. 
The appropriate response: Nothing. 
The actual response: Aaron Butler, a Scout Leader in Roseau, Minnesota, quit his position as a scout leader and forced his son to leave the Scouts, too.
Aaron and his son Evan both left the Scouts last week. In an interview with NBC News about it, Aaron said that he hadn't explained to his son why they were leaving, but admitted that it was due to the Boy Scouts of America's recent decision to stop discriminating against homosexual children: "They say it—'On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep [myself] physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.' If the BSA cannot honor their own law, then how can I stay with an organization that just does not care anymore?”
Aaron said that his son Evan was disappointed that they "had to leave" the Scouts, saying: “He cried for about ten minutes because I told him that the Boy Scouts were not honoring their own law."
Eight-year-old Evan also spoke to NBC, and said he felt "pretty bad" about it, as he was going to miss the camp-outs, archery, and slingshot activities. When asked if he understood why his parents had made him quit, he responded: “It was between honoring God, and not honoring God. And [not] honoring God got more votes.”
Aaron also expressed regret, saying: “It was something that we all enjoyed, we loved every week of it.”

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