The executive committee of the Boy Scouts of America recently proposed revising its membership policy that would be a sort of compromise that might please everyone on the issue of homosexuals. Unfortunately, as is the case with most compromises nobody seems pleased.
The Boy Scouts are an admirable organization with a commitment to helping boys become men. It’s been amazingly successful. And it’s that success that’s made it a target. The Scouts are now facing legal challenges, media bullying, and some good ol’ fashioned name calling from opponents of the ban on actively gay scout leaders.