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SCOUTS: Nothing complex about issue

Letter by Chuck Burton, Steilacoom on Feb. 11, 2013 at 1:16 pm with No Comments »
February 11, 2013 3:00 pm

In a society not so inured to hypocrisy, we would all be able to laugh at Boy Scouts of America spokesman Deron Smith’s nonsensical statement about the complexity of rescinding the ban against gay scouts (TNT, 2-7).

There is nothing the least complex about the issue. Why can’t officials just say what they mean?

The BSA is caught in a trap of its own making. For far too long, the organization has kowtowed to a highly vocal minority of fundamentalists who wield power in this country way out of proportion to their numbers. Those of us who try to live in a reality-based world can only hope for a gradual passing of these relics, joining the ranks of the dinosaurs with whom they co-existed 6,000 years ago.

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