How to handle the Boy Scout issue?
Since we're already discussing the Chick-fil-A stand on gay marriage, thought I'd ask this here. The Boy Scouts of America have recently re-stated their position that they do not accept leaders, volunteers, or members who are openly gay. (They also say they don't "proactively" ask -- sort of a version of "dont ask, don't tell.") I have two kids in scouts, and I've always been uncomfortable with this policy, but now that they've restated it so firmly, I'm revisiting.
My first thought is to pull both kids, and explain to them that we don't believe in belonging to groups that discriminate, or decide that you're not good enough to belong based on who you love, unless you hide it. However, I'm seeing in a number of news stories that some members and leaders who oppose the policy (including gay and lesbian members/leaders) taking the position that change comes from within, and you have more chance to make a difference from inside the organization than out.
What do the wooters think?