Should The Boy Scouts Allow Gay Leaders?

News & Politics, gay, Boy Scouts, Lesbian    

by Fred Lucas


The gist

Boy Scouts of America President Robert Gates said on Thursday the g...
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Boy Scouts of America President Robert Gates said on Thursday the group's ban on adult gay leaders needs to end, taking a step toward dismantling a policy that has caused deep rifts in the 105-year-old organization. Read the rest of the article here: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/05/21/us-usa-boyscouts-idUSKBN0O627620150521
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Winner: Yes

57% of the group voted correctly.

Yes


57%
No


40%
Don't Care


3%

Comments

  • 55.97%

    Top Comment: Teddy M voted for Yes over 3 years ago.

    I don't have children and I never was in the Boy Scouts. I don't have any experience to base my opinion on. I do have gay friends, and I would be horrified to see them as leaders of anything. But I can say that of some of my straight friends. I guess, in a round about way, I'm just saying people are people and shouldn't be judged on the basis of sexual preference.


  • 55.13%

    Top Comment: Fred Lucas voted for No over 3 years ago.

    If it was a cake decorating or dance class, then ok. But this is the Boy Scouts where boys learn about traditional values. Can a gay person teach these values? Yes. But does he also promote a different set of values by virtue of his sexual orientation? That's what I'm wondering. I don't even know if that's a legitimate question. But the fact that I have to think about it...


  • 54.01%

    Top Comment: Titus Fitz voted for No over 3 years ago.

    I'm normally liberal on a lot of things, but we're talking about young boys here who are easily influenced. I have nothing against gays. I have a gay friends. But I personally would prefer a straight boy scout leader.


  • 75.0%

    Theo McDohl about 3 years ago.

    Seriously, this is the only article/poll that I can't scroll down/up on


  • 47.06%

    Gracie Moore voted for No about 3 years ago.

    Gay boy scout leaders around little boys. What could go wrong? THINK


  • 40.91%

    Hayden Montes voted for Yes about 3 years ago.

    Hell yes. Free country


  • 60.0%

    Floyd Cavendish voted for Yes about 3 years ago.

    The BSA would lose alot of great leaders This controversy has been pretty intense lately. I feel that if every leader who has been hiding the fact that they were gay, the BSA would probably lose a quarter of their leadership. It is more prevalent than people think. The majority are there to educate the boys on valuable life skills that could help them to be the future of our country. There are very valuable leaders, gay or not, that contribute positively to the scouting movement. The thought that gay leaders would bring pedophilia to the table is ludicrous. Yes, some gays could be pedophiles, but pedophiles are not all gay. The BSA needs to focus on weeding out the pedophiles and less on worrying about the gay leadership. Gay people can live by the scout oath and law just as effectively as straight people. Private lives should be kept private and people just need to continue being the great leaders that they are. Thank you!


  • 84.48%

    Piper Gray voted for No about 3 years ago.

    Gays can be attracted to young teen-age boys. So why put a constant temptation in front of gay scout leaders? and the role model for a man is to be a man. In the Bible, God teaches why a man and woman are created and what their natural role is. If gays do not believe in this, they should form their own Gay Scouts organization instead of trying to change what the Boy Scouts stand for. Girls aren't allowed to join Boy Scouts either, and girls are allowed to have their own exclusive club.


  • 71.43%

    Lee Pai Long voted for Yes about 3 years ago.

    Yes Gay people are just like everyone else. The idea that gay people are somehow different or worse than the general population is absurd. A skilled gay person would be just as good at being a troop leader for the Boy Scouts as anyone else. The Boy Scouts should let anyone who is qualified be a troop leader.


  • 55.13%

    Fred Lucas voted for No over 3 years ago.

    If it was a cake decorating or dance class, then ok. But this is the Boy Scouts where boys learn about traditional values. Can a gay person teach these values? Yes. But does he also promote a different set of values by virtue of his sexual orientation? That's what I'm wondering. I don't even know if that's a legitimate question. But the fact that I have to think about it...


  • 54.01%

    Titus Fitz voted for No over 3 years ago.

    I'm normally liberal on a lot of things, but we're talking about young boys here who are easily influenced. I have nothing against gays. I have a gay friends. But I personally would prefer a straight boy scout leader.


  • 55.97%

    Teddy M voted for Yes over 3 years ago.

    I don't have children and I never was in the Boy Scouts. I don't have any experience to base my opinion on. I do have gay friends, and I would be horrified to see them as leaders of anything. But I can say that of some of my straight friends. I guess, in a round about way, I'm just saying people are people and shouldn't be judged on the basis of sexual preference.


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