Boy Scouts should be guiding light

05/13/2014 10:05 AM

05/13/2014 10:13 AM

Re "Gay compromise makes Boy Scouts a house divided" (Page A1, May 9) In many cases a compromise is a way to solve issues, but in the case of the Boy Scouts, it's creating far more problems.

The Boy Scouts have adopted its own version of "don't ask, don't tell," and like the Army, is facing many issues with this policy. As addressed by Pascal Tessier, the Scouts teach important life lessons to youth, helping them to become fully functional and contributing members of society. To exclude a group of people because of their sexuality is absolutely ridiculous. The Boy Scouts are being given the chance to guide the youth of this particular group, with their morals and values to live by. Yet, they settle on a compromise.

The compromise is not working for the Boy Scouts, so maybe it's time to change. Follow the example of the Girl Scouts, and accept gay youth, teens and adults.

-- Madeline Mahan, Sacramento

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